Large Retail Stores Facing Employee Shortages this Holiday Season

Large Retail Stores Facing Employee Shortages this Holiday Season

It’s a nice problem for the economy to have, perhaps, but it’s not nearly as appealing for the stores that are facing serious shortages of workers. As the holiday season rapidly approaches, Target, Wal-Mart and TJ Maxx have all boosted wages and made noises about not being able to get enough workers employed. Raising Wages Working in a retail job at Target or Wal-Mart isn’t necessarily prestigious, but it does bring in a paycheck. Fortunately for workers, those paychecks are going up just a bit. Wal-Mart has adjusted its starting wage to $9 per hour and Target quickly followed. TJ Maxx, another...
Wilted Flowers for Mother’s Day

Wilted Flowers for Mother’s Day

From You Flowers - Failure to give me what I ordered Flower Delivery Express - Flower Fraud and Scam Proflowers - Review about Mothers Day Flowers in Hays, Kansas Run from Proflowers Mother’s Day is one of the best (and easiest) holidays of all. To celebrate the day you simply need to find your mother something special to tell her that you love her. With our many different floral delivery options, you can actually send flowers from anywhere in the world to your mother for her to enjoy on her day. The ease of delivery makes the process simple, and every mother appreciate a nice thought on a special day. But what if the flowers you’ve ordered aren’t...
What You Pay for With Ultra – Low Prices

What You Pay for With Ultra – Low Prices

America Cameras - Extremely bad customer service! America Cameras - Be careful about buying from AmericaCameras.com America Cameras - SCAM!!! DO NOT do business with these thieves!!! Some places offer low-priced merchandise and they don’t try to hide behind brand names. You want to spend just a couple of dollars on a toy? It will be made as cheaply as possible with cheap materials, but that may be just what you needed at the time and don’t mind paying just a bit for just a bit of quality. Other places, however, offer brand name merchandise for quite a bit less than every other retailer. How can a website offer you a television for $200 less than everyone...
The Secret to Childhood Consignment Shops

The Secret to Childhood Consignment Shops

Once Upon A Child - Sickening reviews!! Once Upon A Child - Review about Clothes Selling from Findlay, Ohio Once Upon A Child - Pick and irrational when deciding what to buy! Once Upon A Child - Review about Kids Clothing from Norwalk, Connecticut Children, especially babies, outgrow clothing and toys in a record amount of time. It’s hard to justify spending hundreds of dollars on a new baby wardrobe every few months, so it makes financial sense to try and sell back those gently used clothes to regain some of the original expense. As many people have discovered, however, selling children’s clothing and toys through a consignment shop or second hand shop isn’t always as...
Ordering Online? Check for These 3 Things

Ordering Online? Check for These 3 Things

Mynamenecklace - Review about Name Necklace from Toronto, Ontario Mynamenecklace - No communication at all, waste of money Mynamenecklace - Very Very late delivery and not what I ordered Mynamenecklace - Review about Monogram Necklace from Amelia, Louisiana We do a huge amount of shopping online. There are so many customized products available through websites and global connections it would be a shame to avoid the opportunities that the internet has brought to retail. But sadly just because it online shopping is available, it isn’t always a good idea. There are always a few possibilities for problems when you place an order online, but checking for a few tell-tale signs of issues can help you steer...
Expensive Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Expensive Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Cabinets To Go - Warning, warning stay away from Cabinet to go Cabinets To Go: Dishonest and Totally Unprofessional Cabinets To Go - Cheap Chinese cabinets, they are never in stock and WAY overpriced The kitchen is the heart of the home. A place to gather. A place to cook. A place to eat together as a family sharing tales of the day. But how do you build a kitchen without cabinets? Not very well. Unfortunately thousands of customers have learned a difficult lesson about buying cabinets. These customers opted for cabinets from a discount vendor and many are still waiting for parts of their order – in some cases a full year later! Flashy and Bright Advertisements It’s not just cars that are sold through flashy advertising....
Sleeping (Poorly) on Air

Sleeping (Poorly) on Air

Sleep Number Bed - Deep impression in mattress top Sleep Number Bed - BURNING PAIN - Do Not Buy!! Sleep Number Bed - BAD!!!!!!!!! You should be spending about one-third of your life sleeping. That’s a long time to be uncomfortable on your mattress, so it’s important to get the right bed the first time to ensure the right comfort level and a good night’s sleep. Fortunately there is quite a bit of science that goes into developing mattresses perfectly suited to all of us. Unfortunately, sometimes that mattress isn’t worth the scientific claims the salesman spouted ad nauseam. The Miracle of Sleep The human body needs sleep to rejuvenate, heal and recharge from...
Buying the “Best” Pillows

Buying the “Best” Pillows

Mypillow - Not at all satisfied with these hard lumpy pillows Mypillow - The National Sleep Foundation who supposedly recommends the My Pillow is a fraud Mypillow - Put the charge in dispute with your credit card company! Mypillow - Worst ever! You don’t often go pillow shopping, but when you do, it’s easy to get confused by all of the various offerings. After all, you’re shopping for a bag of fluff that you’ll slip in a pillowcase and put under your head. There are only a few options out there to choose from – how hard, how soft, what kind of fluff you want and how big the pillow is. Yet even with the relatively simple options involved in...
Some of the most complained companies

Some of the most complained companies

Everyone runs into bad service now and again. We buy something and it breaks or we try to reason with a customer service representative and get absolutely nothing for our efforts except a headache. On the flipside, most companies expect to see some complaints from time to time, but most companies are very conscientious about keeping complaints to a minimum and pleasing the customers. In fact, more customers than ever are including contact information in their complaints so that stores can fix problems or address concerns directly. How successful this is varies by company, of course. But sometimes despite their best efforts...
Buy Wisely During White Sales

Buy Wisely During White Sales

The holidays may be over, but the shopping is just getting started! January is the month for white sales, giving you a chance to get some great new linens for the house at the lowest prices of the year. Of course, like so many things, a good deal is only a good deal if you know what to look for in a sale item. When it comes to sheets, towels and other linens, there are a few key elements to decide on as you go. Of course, with sheets and towels – the better your choices, the more comfortable you’ll be in the long run. Materials There...
5 Things to Buy in January

5 Things to Buy in January

Most of us don’t have a lot of spare cash left after holiday spending, but for those who have been patiently waiting, January is a great time to buy many expensive items that may still be on your list. Of course, not every deal is a great deal – be sure to research your purchases carefully to ensure you’re getting your money’s worth and avoiding known problems. Televisions It’s a bit ironic really, but the huge number of televisions on sale for Christmas aren’t really that great a deal. Many of them are manufactured just for Christmas sales and are a bit...
No Gift This Christmas?

No Gift This Christmas?

False Delivery Dates On Sears Website Justflowers - ***, shabby and wrong item in order. Was a huge mistake!!! Sometimes we do everything right, but things still go terribly wrong. How is it that we order the gift with time to spare but it still doesn’t arrive? Or perhaps the item that was in stock when you ordered is suddenly back ordered by the time it’s ready to be shipped? Or worse yet, the gift that does arrive isn’t anything like what you bought and paid for. Sometimes Christmas presents aren’t quite as merry as we’d like them to be. And sometimes there isn’t a...
After the Magic of the Holidays: 3 Bad Gifts that Keep on Giving

After the Magic of the Holidays: 3 Bad Gifts that Keep on Giving

Phones are not guaranteed to have clean IMEI/ESN! Beware of buying from Gazelle Tidebuy - Don't trust company or sham positive reviews. They don't stand behind their bait and switch products Mac Cosmetics - Took my daughter to Mac to use her Christmas gift card.... Christmas morning is a thrill for everyone. Child race to see what Santa brought and adults enjoy the family fun and festive mood, along with a gift or two. But that holiday magic can be short lived if you wind up with a bad present. Granted some presents you can simply donate to others who may enjoy them, but there are always a few that seem great, but wind up a hot mess. No Gift Cards Here One mother bought her daughter...
Common Christmas Struggles

Common Christmas Struggles

Bah Humbug American Airlines Kmart - Review about Christmas Gifts from Naperville, Illinois Picture Me Portrait Studio - Pics not on website to purchase Balsam Hill fails to follow their warranty agreement The holidays are supposed to be a great time of year, but we all know just how quickly a great holiday memory can become a disaster. Unfortunately there are more than a few things that can go wrong over the Christmas season, and you can rest assured you’re not alone with these holiday headaches. Delayed Christmas Arrival Winter can be a challenging time to fly anywhere. Bad weather can delay flights, but what do you do when your big holiday flight...
3 Ways to Make It Possible to Actually Enjoy the Holidays this Year

3 Ways to Make It Possible to Actually Enjoy the Holidays this Year

Ask most of us and we’ll tell you we love the holidays – even if we can’t actually remember that in the midst of frantic classroom parties and rushed gift purchases. Too often the ideal view of warm slippers and wine by the fireplace in the light of the Christmas tree is shoved aside by frantic dashes to school concerts, required work parties and late nights of wrapping so that something – anything – is ready for Christmas morning. But this year can be different. You may not be able to skip the mandatory work bashes, but you can streamline things a...
What Living Social Has to Learn

What Living Social Has to Learn

Luxor Linens - Deal NOT honoured FRAUDULENT Luxor Linens - Never received my sheets Luxor Linens - Just another pissed off customer!!! Based on recent reviews, Living Social is learning a hard lesson. But it does appear to be learning that lesson, at least. A recent flurry of reviews on the Pissed Consumer site are giving bad marks to both Living Social and a company called Luxor Linens. It seems many of the customers consider the linen company to be a scam, and since Living Social promoted the products, they are being pulled into the bad press with just as much enthusiasm as the actual culprit. Living Social Gets Dirty Customers are complaining that a...
3 Ways to Test a New Online Store

3 Ways to Test a New Online Store

Aliexpress - Dishonest seller Chinese style fashion clothing Store No.424602 xuanze wang Aliexpress - Dishonest Company Aliexpress - scam! There are so many good websites online that offer great deals on items of every type. Unfortunately there are just as many shady websites that are out there to take your credit card information and money. They are decidedly less interested in actually delivering what it was you ordered. Fortunately there are a few simple ways to test the validity of a new website. It may not work every single time, but you can definitely get a good feel for what a website is about with some simple checks. Check Online for Reviews If you’ve never ordered...
Shady Deals with Mattress “Deals”

Shady Deals with Mattress “Deals”

Buyer beware: Mattress firm will sell used bed as "floor model" Mattress Firm of Las Cruces use shady sales practices mattress firm misrepresentation! Buying the right mattress can be huge when it comes to enjoying your rest and waking up refreshed. A good mattress can last you well over a decade, especially with careful maintenance, so it’s no wonder that so many mattresses cost an arm and a leg. If you don’t have thousands of dollars laying around to spend on a new mattress, you’ve probably seen many of the deals advertised by discount mattress chains. These deals are definitely tempting! Why spend thousands when you can buy a new mattress for hundreds?...
4 Tips for Buying a New Watch

4 Tips for Buying a New Watch

World Of Watches - Beware, they do not honor sale prices World Of Watches - WATER RESISTANCE IS ALL WET World of Watches lie Watches have become a bit less about function, and a bit more about fashion. After all, most of us check the time on our phones these days than on anything else. But when you’re buying a new watch, you want to get something you like as well as something you know will last. The trick is finding the right watch with the right price. Price Does Not Equal Quality Too often we assume that price equals quality. This is not necessarily the case. Sometimes watches can be extremely expensive but still...
A Case of Furniture Gone Wrong

A Case of Furniture Gone Wrong

West Elm - Failure to deliver West Elm - Chairs fell apart West Elm - 6 months and still missing parts of my order Everyone loves new furniture. The pretty colors, the clean fabrics – it all adds up to a nice new statement in your home. Or it should. Sometimes furniture orders go wrong, and there seems to be nothing you –or the store – can do about it. The Phantom Order You visit the store with the pretty furniture. You find a style you like and you place your order. You walk out of the store confident that the next few weeks will be all it takes for your new sofa or chairs to arrive. After...