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Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds: Best Of The Cat Picture Drive


“Consumerist needs your help in order to alleviate our cat picture shortage!” we said.
“I’m broke,” a few readers replied. “But I have cat pictures!”
“Send ’em over,” we said. And thus the great Cat Picture Drive of 2010 was…

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Top Posts Of The Week And Open Thread


Lady Enters Security With $24,000 Rolex, Leaves Without, Suit Alleges
The 8 Worst Meals (And 1 Dessert) In America For 2010
Verizon Bill Collector Threatens To Blow Up Man’s House
Burger King To Offer Actual BBQ Ribs
Got $1.15 Million?…

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Aetna Will Never Forget You – Or Your Old Policy Number


D. has a warning for people who are attending college after a stint in the grown-up workforce. She tells Consumerist that if you had health insurance through Aetna at your job, and your university provides student insurance through Aetna, this…

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Suicides At Foxconn Prompt Cartoons, Raises, No-Suicide Pledge


Is Foxconn, the huge electronics company that manufactures for global brands such as HP, Dell, and Apple (yes, they make the iPad and iPhone) a towering fortress of secrecy where employees cower in fear, ten people to a dorm room,…

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Suicides At Foxconn Prompt Cartoons, Raises, No-Suicide Pledge


Is Foxconn, the huge electronics company that manufactures for global brands such as HP, Dell, and Apple (yes, they make the iPad and iPhone) a towering fortress of secrecy where employees cower in fear, ten people to a dorm room,…

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Target Just Can’t Stop The Crazy Prices






Sure, we’ve explained the apparent insanity of Target’s prices, but the crazy just keeps on coming. Here are a few examples from our stuffed-full Target is Crazy mailbag.
Floyd found this instructive example of why it’s always better to buy…

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TV Networks Object To Diaper Commercial That Uses Word “Pooping”


Diaper commercials, much like commercials for menstrual products, have always sort of glossed over the actual function of the products. No more. A new Huggies ad for denim-patterned diapers (really) features a voice-over that says “I poo in blue,” and…

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Nutella Loves Loyal Customer Back, Sends Merchandise Variety Pack


Kevin discovered something totally awesome about Nutella. Maybe they were being generous, maybe he sent them such a stack of seals that they couldn’t help but reward him. Or maybe this was all a massive Nutella Store mixup. Whatever the…

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UPS Calls You For Directions To Your House, UPS Store


Sounds like it’s not just Megabus drivers who need to invest in a GPS. Alphonzo tells Consumerist that his local UPS drivers are evidently unable to locate his house. It sounds like some of his local drivers have no sense…

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Should I Assume All HDTVs Self-Destruct And Just Buy Something Crappy?


Brendan has a question for the Consumerist hive mind. He wants to buy a large-ish HDTV, but isn’t sure that his usual method of buying technology–buy the cheapest thing he can get his hands on, and count on it not…

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Top Posts Of The Week And Open Thread


5 Ways Grocery Stores Rip You Off
Rapping Your McDonald’s Order Is Not A Crime
Perhaps The Weirdest Craigslist Room Rental Ad Ever
Newer Air Bags Could Be Doing More Harm To Belted Drivers Than Good

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Hampton Inn Wants You To Use Imaginary Boxspring Measurements


Older stairwells were apparently not designed to handle the massive boxsprings that come with today’s double beds. When Sarah ordered a mattress set from Hampton Inn, she didn’t realize this, and ran up against a no-return policy and an inexplicable…

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What Should I Do With My Stacks Of Chinese Currency?


Greg has a question for the world travelers and expats who are part of the Consumerist hive mind. He writes that he has about $2,000 worth of Chinese yuan, in cash, from his first year as a teacher in China.…

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Domino’s Franchise Urges You To Campaign For Return Of Parmesan Peppercorn Sauce



I haven’t ordered from Domino’s since approximately 1988, so I wouldn’t know, but they apparently have a wonderful breadstick dipping sauce. Or, they used to. It’s been discontinued. Scott tells Consumerist that he was dismayed to learn this after placing…

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Ex-Panera Bread CEO Opens Commie Not-For-Profit Eatery


What is a meal at Panera Bread worth to you? A former Panera location in a prosperous St. Louis suburb has reopened as “St. Louis Bread Company Cares,” a restaurant where customers can select a meal, then pay what they…

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1-800-Contacts Comes Through For Your Eyes In An Emergency


1-800-Contacts is the rare company where an actual human picks up the phone when you call–no maze of phone menus. Peter tells Consumerist that he had a fantastic experience where a customer service rep went above and beyond in the…

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Your Cash Is No Good At The Apple Store


If you’re saving up to buy an iPad, don’t do it by sticking your spare cash into an envelope. (Or a sock, for that matter.) As a woman in Palo Alto, Calif. learned, the same “credit or debit cards only”…

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Your Cash Is No Good At The Apple Store


If you’re saving up to buy an iPad, don’t do it by sticking your spare cash into an envelope. (Or a sock, for that matter.) As a woman in Palo Alto, Calif. learned, the same “credit or debit cards only”…

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Comcast Says You’ll Need An Antenna If You Want Network TV In High Def


Holden, a longtime Comcast customer, recently replaced his decade-old cable box with two shiny new ones. Comcast, unable to let a happy customer be, sent equipment that won’t allow his household to watch high-definition channels without paying for an extra…

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Comcast Says You’ll Need An Antenna If You Want Network TV In High Def


Holden, a longtime Comcast customer, recently replaced his decade-old cable box with two shiny new ones. Comcast, unable to let a happy customer be, sent equipment that won’t allow his household to watch high-definition channels without paying for an extra…

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