Let's Raise $10,000 In Two Weeks

Let's Raise $10,000 In Two Weeks

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  • Dell's Tech Support Will Stop At Nothing To Help Break Your Computer

    Dell's Tech Support Will Stop At Nothing To Help Break Your Computer

    Janna’s Dell laptop broke, but it was still under warranty. She tells Consumerist that she contacted their technical support by web chat, imagining that it would be simple and easy to get a computer under warranty repaired. Her journey through Dell’s tech support began with the chat rep encouraging her to grab a screwdriver and take her computer apart herself, and somehow got even more discouraging from there. When she finally got Dell to take the laptop in for repairs, Dell somehow helpfully cracked her LCD. [More]

    Use Spanish To Slice Through CSR Phone Hell

    Use Spanish To Slice Through CSR Phone Hell

    Christopher says there are advantages to pressing “2.” According to him, United States-based call centers give Spanish speakers fewer hoops to jump through before they get answers. He writes: [More]

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    NFL Not Going To Budge On Blackouts — Will Post Games Online

    NFL Not Going To Budge On Blackouts — Will Post Games Online

    The NFL’s blackout rule — which prevents games from being broadcast in home markets if there is no sellout — is coming under fire lately as some teams (ok, let’s face it, we’re talking about Jacksonville) might not have a single home sellout all season.

    Dell Support Tech Accidentally Gives Away Free Advice

    Dell Support Tech Accidentally Gives Away Free Advice

    Our reader humphrmi recently managed to avoid shelling out unnecessary bucks for paid technical support from Dell. His secret? Listening very carefully to the support rep, who inadvertently gave away the info he was trying to get humphrmi to pay for. Which is good, since that information was only one sentence long.

    UPS Damages $1,700 Worth Of Shipped Items, Admits They Messed Up, Still Won't Pay

    UPS Damages $1,700 Worth Of Shipped Items, Admits They Messed Up, Still Won't Pay

    Awesomely-named reader DrSpaceMonkey tells us he shipped some stuff to himself during a move, discovered it was damaged, and now can’t collect on his insurance.

    Dell Offers You $310,000 – What Credit Crunch?

    Travis is well aware that there’s a credit crunch on. That’s why he was surprised when, according to a mailing he received, Dell decided to increase his credit line. Not by a little, either. They increased it from $2,500 to $310,000. Wha? How does that happen? He’s just a regular consumer. Does anyone who isn’t an IT professional need a $310,000 Dell credit line?

    Worst Company In America: Dell VS Chrysler

    Worst Company In America: Dell VS Chrysler

    Dell hell? Or another car company being propped up by the government? Which is worse?

    Chrysler Buys Ads Thanking You For Tax Money, You Get Pissed, Chrysler Censors You

    Chrysler Buys Ads Thanking You For Tax Money, You Get Pissed, Chrysler Censors You

    Here’s a sad little saga. After convincing our government that it was responsible enough and commercially viable enough to deserve a multi-billion-dollar bailout, Chrysler spent some of the money taking out full page ads in The Wall Street Journal and USAToday, thanking America for its money. They also posted these ads proudly on their blog. The reaction from actual Americans was, um, harsh.

    EECB Saves Reader From Dell Hell

    EECB Saves Reader From Dell Hell

    While we never like to hear the awful stories that come through our doors, it’s a relief to know we can help. Listen to Reader B.J’s harrowing Dell tale, and the EECB that saved the day.

    Dell Downgraded From "Evil" To "Bumbling"

    Dell Downgraded From "Evil" To "Bumbling"

    “They’ve been downgraded from evil to bumbling.” – Me in FORTUNE about Dell’s online thrusts that attempt to repair their image and listen to their customers more. What do you think? Do you feel any better about them than you did two years ago, or are do their customers still writhe in the eternal flames of “Dell Hell?” Would you add Dell to your Facebook?

    A Complete List Of Starbucks Locations That Will Be Closing

    A Complete List Of Starbucks Locations That Will Be Closing

    Starbucks has released the complete list of stores that will be closing. You can browse the full list, organized alphabetically by state, inside.

    All The Secret Paypal/Ebay Email Addresses And Phone Numbers You Could Ever Want

    All The Secret Paypal/Ebay Email Addresses And Phone Numbers You Could Ever Want

    Here are over 450 pieces of internal email addresses and phone numbers to reach a real live human at Paypal/eBay. Anyone who has ever experienced Paypal unfairly freezing their funds, Paypal siding with someone who scammed them and losing money because of it, Paypal seizing funds from their bank account or credit card without permission, or just the simple impenetrable, rude, and useless customer service can surely appreciate this list. There’s contact info for executive relations, high executives, practically every department, and more, both US and international. The information comes courtesy of Screw-Paypal.com, a site started by a man who says Paypal wrongfully denied access to his funds for four years. I guess that’s how long it takes to track down every single piece of Paypal contact info. He got his money back eventually, and you can too, with the email addresses and phone numbers inside…

    What's The First Thing That Pops Into Your Head When You Think Of Dell? Or Sprint?

    What's The First Thing That Pops Into Your Head When You Think Of Dell? Or Sprint?

    Companies spend a lot of money on marketing, but ultimately, a brand is what people think it is. Meet Brandtags.net — a site where you can tag brands with one word or phrase that best represents how you feel when you see their logo. It seems that Dell has its work cut out for it–some of the top tags people are using for that brand include:

    Round 31: Chase vs United Healthcare

    Round 31: Chase vs United Healthcare

    This is Round 31 in our Worst Company in America contest, Chase vs United Healthcare. Vote which sucks more, inside…