Is Home Depot a Credit Killer?

Is Home Depot a Credit Killer?

We all know the value of a high credit score, and if you don’t, you likely haven’t been paying attention to yours. One man was very worried about his credit score. So worried, in fact, that he is suing Home Depot for “ruining” his score with a late payment notice. The High Price of Paying Late A customer in Oregon has taken the extreme measure of suing Home Depot for $250,000. One quarter of a million dollars is the value the unnamed man has put on his own credit score, which he claims Home Depot negatively affected without cause. The story laid out in...
Why We All Need Negative Reviews

Why We All Need Negative Reviews

Five stars. Two thumbs up. 100 percent. As consumers, we rely on product reviews to steer us in the right purchasing decision. It’s easy to see why we, the buyers, might need positive reviews. After all, if you have a great experience at a particular restaurant, your positive review encourages others to visit the restaurant. Hungry patrons and restaurant owners alike are thrilled about every positive review. The same can be said for movies, video games, books, service and virtually any other experience. But what about the experiences that aren’t very good? Do we need negative reviews just as much as positive...
Breaking the Budget with Rental Cars

Breaking the Budget with Rental Cars

Budget Rent A Car - "Bait and Switch" Budget Rent A Car - Budget applied fuel surcharge even though I filled car before return. Budget Rent A Car - Forced to buy optional insurance Rental cars fall into the range of necessary evils when traveling. It’s bad enough to make it through the security checkpoints and flight delays, but to have to stand in line after your arrival and wait for the drama of renting a car seems like some sort of injustice. And that’s when the rental agency does everything right. But what about when everything seems to be truly an injustice! Misleading Advertising Often you book your rental car before you leave for your trip – waiting until...
Sometimes You Must Fight For Your Entertainment Rights

Sometimes You Must Fight For Your Entertainment Rights

DISH NETWORK - DISH charged me innaccurate fee & Cap One helped them get funds illegally Dish network making money out of early termination fee DISH NETWORK - Dissatisfied Customer There are many television cable and satellite providers, but none are perfect. Usually this works in your favor as you can pit one company against each other and jump from one to the other in order to get the best deal possible. But sometimes a simple phone call isn’t enough. There are times that entertainment options get so sticky you have to truly fight your way to a real solution. Read the Fine Print To get the most bang for your entertainment buck, you’re going to have to read just about everything...
Heirloom Quality Prices for Rotten Furniture

Heirloom Quality Prices for Rotten Furniture

Havertys Furniture - Havertys prices finally revealed part1 Havertys Furniture - Bad Delivery, Bad quality Havertys Furniture - Cheap Quality Bed Furniture is expensive. But what is most interesting about furniture is just how much the price range can vary on a particular furniture item. Take, for example, a chair. You can buy a wooden chair from a big box store for less than $100. Then, you can walk next door into a high-end furniture store and pay more than $500. Granted, this isn’t the same exact chair you’re buying, but what is the difference? What makes a difference of $400? The short answer is quality. When you buy furniture from a premium...
Life or Death: Insulin Delivery

Life or Death: Insulin Delivery

Insulet`s Failure - Omnipod Debacle Omnipod - Omni Pod - terrible customer service (not a company that cares about their customer`s health) For a Type-1 diabetic, insulin is not a choice or just a medication to remember. It is truly life or death. Many diabetics rely on insulin pumps to deliver the amount of medicine they need in a timely manner – this allows them to better control their dosage and keep their body systems running smoothly without any interruption. To make this process even simpler, companies create insulin pumps and pods that can be ordered through the mail making the process routine, simple and...
When Your Credit Score Hangs in the Balance

When Your Credit Score Hangs in the Balance

Experian screw people`s life Experian - Cancelling Account If there was ever a doubt that your credit score exists primarily to manipulate you and your finances, you can put that doubt to rest. The credit bureaus that keep and create your credit score are like all businesses and they exist for a single purpose – to make money. Recently, a would-be renter found this out the hard way. Checking your credit score is a practice we are all encouraged to adopt. After all, how else are you supposed to know when someone has stolen your credit or has opened accounts in your name? More...
The Friendly Disgruntled Worker

The Friendly Disgruntled Worker

Time Warner Cable - Admits problem, denies repairs There is a lot to be said for befriending a disgruntled worker. Imagine the frustration for one family who had purchased a new HDTV. The brought the television home and had it professionally installed. Then they called up the cable company to have the HDTV service set up for the television. The first worker came out and worked with the cables for a bit. He grunted, swore, switched wires and tried a few things before declaring that this was the best they could do and cable was set up. He promptly left the customer’s home. When the family settled down to...
Well, It Is Not the Post Office

Well, It Is Not the Post Office

UPS - UPS driver stole my package “Through rain, sleet or hail – the mail must go through!” That may be what they said back in the days of stagecoaches and mail cars, but these days packages are often send through special mail services rather than the post office, and it’s much more convenient for everyone – or should be. Customers pay premium prices to arrange this delivery service, so it’s twice as painful when the mail doesn’t go through. There’s no rain, sleet or hail on these guys – you would think that would make it a bit easier to do their jobs well. Unfortunately, some things...
The Old Sewing Bait and Switch

The Old Sewing Bait and Switch

Joann Fabrics - Bait and switch Joann Fabrics - Bait and switch Joann Fabrics - sewing room on wheels Joann Fabrics - False Advertising Joann Fabrics - 3 piece sewing room on wheels Everyone knows that car dealers play a few dirty tricks from time to time. They advertise a terrific deal and when you get to the lot they try to sell you one with much better features for more. Most of us are resigned to deal with that sort of advertising. But when a fabric stores tries the tactics of a used car lot, it doesn’t turn out very well for the store – or the customers. A fabric and craft store was holding a big anniversary sale. The...
More Hassle Returns

More Hassle Returns

SEARS RIDICULOUS RETURN POLICY--NEVER SHOPPING THERE AGAIN !! There is not much more frustrating that gaining weight. One thing that does top gaining the weight is having to admit to your weight gain publically. And to add further insult to injury, you just might gain weight, admit it multiple times publically and then be hassled for your efforts. Take the recent experiences of a West Virginia woman. She was surprised with a very generous gift of clothing from a great aunt – about $600 worth of new clothing to help her get started in a new career! It was exciting, of course, but at the same time, the woman...
When Television Simply Goes Bad

When Television Simply Goes Bad

Direct TV - Horrible Customer Services Direct TV - Poor customer service policies Direct TV - I had to cancel before ever being activated... Television may be the American pastime, but it’s not always as easy to watch your favorite shows as you might like. Take for example some recent customers who were working hard to get their favorite channels for a  reasonable monthly fee. These customers dropped their traditional cable company to make a switch they thought was for the best – but it certainly wasn’t. A would-be television watcher up in Connecticut called up the local provider to have service installed. She was excited about the possibilities of a lower monthly bill for her favorite...
When Gardening’s Not So Simple

When Gardening’s Not So Simple

Pocket Hose - Hose Truble Pocket Hose - Got hosed by pocket hose Pocket Hose - Pocket Hose Burst “The pathway to heaven is through a garden gate” – You might read that on a bit of garden décor, and it makes you realize just how much we want our gardens to relax us. Just think of the swaying flowers, the breeze through the leaves of the tree, and you out in the sunshine doing a bit of watering to keep everything looking as beautiful as possible. There are some people right now who are cringing as they think about watering their flowers. They probably love to poke around in the garden,...
The Simple Joys of Owning a Lemon: When New Cars Go Bad

The Simple Joys of Owning a Lemon: When New Cars Go Bad

Kia Motors - Frustrated mom Kia Motors - kia amanti 2004 There is a term commonly used in the automobile industry – a lemon. What’s a lemon? Why it’s a car that continually has problems. No matter how many times you seem to take it in to be fixed, it just keeps on breaking, breaking down, coming apart and generally causing you misery. It would seem that in our current world of high technology and efficient manufacturing that lemons would be a thing of the past. Sadly nothing could be further from the truth. There are a tremendous number of complaints and frustrations with new cars. When...
How to Remove a Complaint from Pissed Consumer

How to Remove a Complaint from Pissed Consumer

Everyone makes a mistake occasionally and the only thing worse than making the mistake is not being able to fix it in a timely manner. Pissed Consumer exists to allow our users a chance to share their stories, experiences and opinions about companies, but often we realize that things were posted in error or a mistake was made. At that point it may be necessary to remove a complaint from the website. Removing Your Own Posted Complaint If you are a Pissed Consumer user, you may have posted an experience previously, only to realize that you’ve made an error. If that is the case, you...
WILL THE REAL LES PAUL PLEASE STAND UP

WILL THE REAL LES PAUL PLEASE STAND UP

By Vladimir Nardin, PissedConsumer.com  A good guitar shouldn't cost a fortune. Right? That's what most consumers believe, and the market has responded in some unscrupulous ways. Brands like Apollo, Aspen and Rockinbetter make no bones about it -- they're not the same as the higher-priced brand-name guitar whose design and sound they're trying to emulate. Other guitars aren't at all what they appear to be. Everything down to the slapped-on insignia looks like the genuine article, but after a few minutes of strumming a subpar instrument you'll be left singing the blues. An article in the December 2009 issue of Premier Guitar magazine explored this topic at length: "Then the conversation turned...
PissedConsumer.com First Consumer Review Site to Allow Consumers to Add Reviews to PissedConsumer.com Home Page

PissedConsumer.com First Consumer Review Site to Allow Consumers to Add Reviews to PissedConsumer.com Home Page

The most Sophisticated and Integrated Consumer Review Site on the Internet, PissedConsumer.com, Offers Home Page Review Posting New York, NY – Market research firm Opinion Corp’s consumer complaint site PissedConsumer.com announces today that it is the first consumer review site to allow consumers to move their reviews to the home page of PissedConsumer.com for a subscription fee of $5.99/month, making an industry first. After posting a review, consumers have an option to pay a fee of $5.99 a month to have their review featured on the first page of PissedConsumer.com for as long as the subscription is valid. With more than 5 million...
Where to ‘Dry Out’ after St. Patrick’s Day

Where to ‘Dry Out’ after St. Patrick’s Day

Alcohol rehab centers are big business.  Fortune magazine recently reported that Bain Capital purchased CRC Health Group in February 2006 for $723 million and proceeded to snatch up 20 new facilities over the following two years, then resumed its buying in 2011 with the purchases of some smaller treatment centers. CRC's flagship facility in Tucson, Arizona charges upwards of $30,000 for a 30-day stay with a mile-long list of clients from Hollywood and pro sports, among them Julie Andrews, Ringo Starr, Tiger Woods, and Michael Douglas. Where does one go to dry out after a holiday (or maybe a St. Patrick’s...
FIVE TIPS TO MAKE SHOPPING HASSLE FREE

FIVE TIPS TO MAKE SHOPPING HASSLE FREE

-PissedConsumer.com Shares Five Shopping Tips to Avoid the Crowds- NEW YORK, NY- December 6, 2012 -- Everyone is looking to cross off names on their holiday gift list this season, causing long lines and massive headaches. Pissed Consumer, the most popular product review and complaint website shares 5 tips to make your holiday shopping a done deal in record time. 1. SHOP ONLINE - For anything that needs be shipped, this is the least time-consuming option. 2. SHOP EARLY- Go shopping the first thing in the morning, right when the stores open. There will be far less people and you will find the items with...
FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY A GIFT CARD

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY A GIFT CARD

- PissedConsumer.com Shares the Top Gift Cards Issues for Givers and Receivers This Holiday Season - NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 27, 2012 - Gift cards may be the easiest option for gift giving this holiday season, but they are not the safest and carry complicated penalties. Stores are secretly making a profit off of your thoughtful gifts and causing many problems for consumers. Before you buy those gift cards, educate yourself on some of the issues. Pissed Consumer, the most popular product review and complaint website, shares 5 tips that every gift card purchaser should know. 1. THE DOLLAR AMOUNT IS A...