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Fox Sports - World Series In-Game Ads A Terrible Idea

Could not believe that Fox would put ads inside the world series broadcast to greedily increase their revenues while destroying the tempo and thrill of the games. That was a very poor idea that was distracting and unnecessary. I would not buy anything in those ads as a result so as to discourage Fox from pulling a selfish stunt like that which is so un-customer friendly. Recommend you too do not buy anything from those advertisers and not watch Fox sports to express your displeasure. Also, what's up with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman love affair on air? Joe stands awfully close to Troy. Joe needs to back off and Troy needs to back up. I like both of them as broadcasters, however.
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#1697596 Review #1697596 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Fox Sports Commercial
Cons
  • Drop a-roid and david ortiz cheaters
  • Only true hof on panel is frank thomas
  • Ads while game is in progress disrespectful
Reason of review
Problem with delivery
Preferred solution
Fox needs to stop showing ads while the game is on - disrespectful to viewers and comes across as greedy
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CBS TV - Carol's Second Act - The First Must Have Been Canceled, So Should This One

Surprised that CBS is reaching out so far as to put Patricia Heaton in a lead role. She is a supporting actress and no better. The new show is terrible and I would not watch it again. Needs better talent. Heaton should retire. Everyone might love Raymond but this does not extend beyond the star himself. The coattail effect does not work with Heaton or this show, ick!
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#1697590 Review #1697590 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Cbs Tv Carols Second Act Tv Show
Pros
  • Nice try but no go
Cons
  • Unacceptable to average viewer
  • Heaton a supporting actress definitely not star
  • Program is dull
Reason of review
Bad quality
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Hotels Com - Do Not Use This Company - Cheats You

I earned a free night but because they have me under two separate email addresses, not sure how that happened, they refuse to combine the accounts and give me a free night. So I am telling everyone - and that's a lot of travelers! - not to use this company because they are scam artists. They wanted me to sign in to fix this issue, and then blocked me from entering my account after I called to complain. Let's see if they block the attorney general's office and others. They might win the battle but lose the war, so much future business lost! I think they are criminals and need to fix this issue on their end fast!
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Did the same to me with their hotels.com. Avoid!

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#1613776 Review #1613776 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Buffalo, New York
Cons
  • Plays games with your money and cheats you
  • Fraudulent ads
  • Operates like a scam company
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$75
Preferred solution
Full refund
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Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority - System Needs Complete Overhaul From Top To Bottom

I am a frequent user of the local public transportation system in Buffalo, New York. There are numerous problems with the system to the point that the organization itself is actively soliciting feedback about its own deficiencies. Yet, when you go on their website there is no place to write this general complaint, and there are no email addresses listed for the management personnel. So, I am writing this for the public to see and know that this transportation system needs to be overhauled and selected people there replaced. Other passengers have voiced similar concerns. Here they are: 1. System is inefficient. Need to change buses to continue down the same street in one case. Not well thought out. Inconveniences customers. Needs to be rethought and redone. 2. Poor communication. No signage when there are outages, latenesses, etc. Need signs posted at the stops alerting passengers. Comes across as lazy and incompetent when not done. I find the main office downtown this way as well, including personnel often not at the desk when needed, early hours that they close, not available by phone or in person on weekends when most needed, and especially I have been given wrong information several times for basic information that the staff should know. If these people are not major league ready - and a few are not - then don't put them on the field handling customer situations. This is par for the course in Buffalo in general which is why this city has a deserved poor reputation, among many other reasons. If the city cannot find competent people in its own borders, then reach out to other cities to attract the needed talent. I was relocated here because the talent was not available, and regret coming to Buffalo. I am now seeking to leave because it is pathetic. 3. The trains and buses need to run later hours. Once again, Buffalo fails to recognize its own scale and scope. It is the second largest city in New York state yet acts like a small town. There needs to be more express buses to key destinations, more frequent buses for several of the lines, and especially better connections to the north towns (upscale areas) although I heard that the residents there do not want the downscale city residents coming there so that's why there is no direct connection and few connections there in general. 4. The one train they have goes basically nowhere, down only one street, back and forth all day but does not go the most of the key areas. The system needs to be expanded. They are talking about what to do with the crumbling skyway bridge that connects Buffalo to the south towns. A much better use of the billion dollars is to re-do the transit system per the above, and get intelligent, competent people to run it. Scrap it the way it is now, get consultants in and do it right. That's what happened with the skyway, bad idea that they now need to fix. That ugly eyesore should not have been done that way in the first place. 5. Need much more police presence and protection on the train and buses. Many people get away without paying the fare on the train. Teenagers and low-lifes put their dirty feet across two or three seats, and litter. Instead of this being a quality experience, it is dreadful and often stinks. In many cities the public transit system is a source of efficiency, effectiveness, pride and a badge of honor. In Buffalo it is a poorly thought out afterthought that is wasteful, inefficient, ineffective, incompetent and dangerous at times. Buffalo needs to get its act together if it is ever to be a respected city. The high crime, poor education, corruption, *** sports teams, weather, and now bad transit system are among the many reasons even the immigrants who were put here leave after the minimum amount of time needed to stay once admitted. The only good thing I can say is that if the right leadership came here they could potentially fix the city's deficiencies and failures. Buffalo is not a totally lost cause, just very lost and has no identity. I repeat: you are the second largest city in New York state, act like it, show intelligence and competency, and if you can't or won't then get people in here who can and will. What I have stated here is mild compared to what others have stated about this place (including craphole). I hope Buffalo gets fixed, and soon! The good people here deserve much better.
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#1596654 Review #1596654 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Buffalo, New York
Service
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Bus Service
Cons
  • Inefficient and ineffective
  • Failure to provide a quality ride
  • Dirty and dangerous buses and train
Reason of review
Poor customer service
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Dr Bobs Dental Care - Dr. Bob's Was Rude, Insensitive, And Money-Grabbing

Went for a semi-annual check-up to Dr. Bob's Dentistry in Buffalo, NY. They wanted to take X-Rays. I stated that they should have the X-Rays from my previous provider on file, like I asked them to obtain from six months ago when I first visited there.. They didn't do it, wouldn't do it now, and insisted I need X-Rays now or they can't work on me. I stated that I don't like taking X-Rays and asked if they could just give me a cleaning instead. Again I was told no, that they need to see "what's going on with your teeth" and "we could be held liable if we give you a cleaning without the X-Rays." I'm not so sure about that, but even if so they're overall attitude really sucked. I checked online and it's not even true. Also, there are no such things as "safe X-Rays" and "they can cause cumulative damage over time". A lead apron is also not totally protective. I said I would try taking the X-Rays but if I *** or am uncomfortable they should stop. That was the agreement with the hygienist until the X-Ray technician came in with a bad attitude. She basically said she will not do anything differently such as try to take the slides out of my mouth more quickly if I'm gagging, and didn't like that I said if she couldn't do it then I would if I was uncomfortable. After all, it's my body, my mouth, and my oral hygiene, which is very good. She had a problem with this, I had a problem with her insensitive attitude, told her I'm uncomfortable with this place - where they treat you like a number, not a person - and walked out never to return without any work being done. They totally wasted my time. I'm logging this complaint as a warning to others, and also with my insurance company and possibly the BBB (as in Beware of Bob's Business). Uncle Bob's needs to respect its customers wishes, not try to fit everyone into its template which I found faulty, and definitely not attempt to do an insurance money-grab when there is no need to. I recommend not going to a place named Uncle Bob's but instead to a more reputable sounding place that has better business practices. I learned a lesson and will go only to professional places from now on.
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#1307534 Review #1307534 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Buffalo, New York
Service
Dr Bobs Dental Care Dental Service
Cons
  • Customer unfriendly
  • Incompetence
  • Not caring for customers specific needs
Reason of review
Bad quality
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Mars' Skittles Super Bowl Ad Was A Direct Ripoff

Used the "Sheldon-Penny" comedy routing on the "Big Bang Theory" whereby Sheldon knocks repeatedly on Penny's door and calls her name many times in a row. Also, the throwing things against a window to get people's attention is so overused and unoriginal, too. Can't big company like this get better and more original advertising? Were they sold a bill of goods? I expected more from this ad which must have cost a "pretty penny". Just because it did does not mean that the ad should be a direct ripoff of a skit used repeatedly in a popular television program. If this was intentional, then the company and ad agency should be ashamed of itself. If not, then they should have known better. Unoriginal, boring, and trite - what a waste of money!
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#1003636 Review #1003636 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Mars Commercial
Reason of review
Badvertising
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Had a bad experience when I interacted with their office. Would not use them or recommend them. Their ads are horrible and it is obvious that they are staged, not natural. I think these guys were given some bad advice on how to promote their services. That weird music...
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#1298768

These guys are awful. The ads are amateurish, they should just get their faces off of everything.

I look the other way wherever I see them. Enough is enough, are they on some sort of ego trip?

I don't like people that into themselves, comes from insecurity and a need to be loved. Stop the *** ads, the work must be terrible too.

Not doing business with people like that!

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#999994 Review #999994 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Cellino And Barnes Commercial
Reason of review
Irritating ads and bad customer service
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Now owned by Bayer (really!) and as such you would think that they would 'care' about their customers. The only thing they care about is their profits, so much so that they want to save a penny or two by no longer putting an expiration date on the suntan lotion. They...
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#1865394

I will not buy any more sunscreen without an expiration date; all should show a date and I should not have to call to find out when it expires.

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#838693 Review #838693 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
New York, New York
Cons
  • Focus on profits not customers health
  • Poor decision to exclude expiration date on products
  • Focus on profits not customers
Reason of review
Poor customer service
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Update by user Apr 23, 2016

Stop those annoying ads, please. Customers who did not respond in the first 1,000 times your ad appeared are probably not interested.

I find the ads highly annoying, poorly done, and way overly done (too, too many). I turn them off immediately whenever I see them or...

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#1720248

These guys are in love with themselves but nobody likes them. What egotists! They also are unattractive.

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#832658 Review #832658 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Cellino And Barnes Commercial
Cons
  • Egotistical
  • Poorly done
  • Self-serving ads
Reason of review
Bad quality
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Choice Hotels International - Choice Hotels Did A Hit & Run With My Rewards

Was supposed to receive enough points to get a free night's hotel, but due to the company's mistake I came up just short and was unable to book for the time & place I needed. The company added points to my account to make up for this differential, but too late for when I needed them to make this trip's hotel night. So they offered me a gift card for my inconvenience. I was asked to wait a month for this, and did. When I called to follow-up I was told there is no record of this, and when I further followed up with supervisors, etc. to pull that phone call so they could hear the offer, I was bounced around the system between Guest Relations, Customer Relations, Member Services, etc. - all of whom passed the buck so they wouldn't have to pay the buck! This totally destroyed my high opinion of Choice Hotels, and now I think of it as a shabbily-run operation where the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. This also reflects poorly on the credit card issuer, Visa, who selected this program for its customers. Very poor all the way around. Beware of this company and its offers - when they want your money, they come across all sweet & nice, but when it's time to pay up, "oh, sorry for the errors" and then they give you the runaround and hope you go away so they don't have to pay. Not with this customer. I'm disgusted by this whole thing. Next stop could be the BBB and other consumer protection agencies. What kind of sham and scam is this!
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#664378 Review #664378 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Being given the runaround to avoid my reward
  • Being given the runaround to avoid paying what was owed
Reason of review
Non-payment of reward
Loss
$50
Preferred solution
Deliver product or service ordered