EBgames Taking Permanent Pre-Orders For Canceled Game

EBgames Taking Permanent Pre-Orders For Canceled Game

If you want to grab a copy of the non-existent game “Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising,” your best bet is to pre-order from EBgames, because it’s been put on “indefinite hold”—aka canceled—by the publisher and we’re not sure how else you’d get a copy. Obviously EBgames does, because they’re still taking orders as of 3:18pm EST, October 16th.

http://consumerist.com/2007/10/10/submit-your-email-to/

Submit your email to one of the CPSC’s many subscription lists to make sure you never miss a recall notice. [CPSC]

AOL Weather Alerts Only Happy When It Rains

AOL Weather Alerts Only Happy When It Rains

We like to Technorati up companies that are on Gawker overlord Nick Denton’s Nixonesque ‘Enemy Hit List’ from time to time and see if anything’s slipped through the cracks. A juicy stream-of-conscious rant about AOL on some MySpace idiot’s blog can really shoot rainbows through those Slow Tuesday doldrums.

SoHo Store Still a Scam

SoHo Store Still a Scam

Guess what? Remember how we wrote about how that online “SoHo store” which sold Mac products at crazy discounts? How we said they were probably a scam? Well, according to a complaint we just got, they are. Brian claims to have lost $6704 in dealing with them. We wonder what Brian was trying to buy.

BREAKING: Wells Fargo Loses Laptop With Customers Private Data

BREAKING: Wells Fargo Loses Laptop With Customers Private Data

Lee received a letter today from Wells Fargo notifying him that they lost a laptop containing his and other customer’s private data.

UPDATE: Soho Store a Scam?

Last Friday, we wrote about the online “Soho Store” offering some obscene discounts on iPods (10 60gb video iPods for $2699!, an over $1000 discount off MSRP). We just thought it was too good a deal to be true.

Soho Store a Scam?

Soho Store a Scam?

Ten 60 gb iPods for $2699? Why that’s over a grand in savings from the retail price. How do they do it? Well, we have no conclusive proof but we’re pretty sure the “Soho Store” website is a total fraud.

Telepickpocketing Phisers Fry Consumers

Telepickpocketing Phisers Fry Consumers

LIke a malignant pile of pustulent bacteria, scammers are constantly evolving.

Ben and Jerry’s Free Ice Cream Day, Sort Of

Ben and Jerry’s Free Ice Cream Day, Sort Of

The free ice cream at Ben and Jerry’s today until 8pm, celebrating 28 years of having your ideology and eating it too, is only as free as they want to be. Doug writes:

Tip Us Or We’ll Spill This Milk!

Tip Us Or We’ll Spill This Milk!

Don’t forget, we love tips. Tales of customer service from beyond the pale of horror, secret pictures of executives flagellating complaining customers in poorly lit alleyways, nifty hacks on getting everything for nothing, we love it.

Comments are Messed Up

Comments are Messed Up

Technical difficulties, please stand by….

I’m a Blogger But What I Really Want to Do is Direct

I’m a Blogger But What I Really Want to Do is Direct

We just got fancy YouTube Director privileges. This gives us the ability to upload videos any length up to 100MB. Sweet.

Zombie Debt Collectors on Rampage

Zombie Debt Collectors on Rampage

Zombie debt collectors‘ are buying your old mistakes.

Winner: Neologify Your Consumerisms

Winner: Neologify Your Consumerisms

Last week we held a contest, in parallel with Valleywag, for the best consumer neologism. Here are the results.

Travel Alert: Bahamas Kill!

Travel Alert: Bahamas Kill!

TRAVELERS, BEWARE! There is a travel advisory in effect for all the Bahaman islands. Unconfirmed reports detail sectarian violence against tourists. The State Department advises rescheduling plans to visit. Any and all Americans on the islands should report to their nearest ivory helicopter, immediately. Don’t be fooled by the guys on the beach offering to get you “high,” the effect is merely psychological and will not assist your departure, although it may blunt how your perception of your impending doom. Here is the document upon which the State Department based its advisory:

Depth and Breadth of ATM Scam Continues to Astound

Would you like to see something scary?

Sorry The Consumerist is Gaytarded

Sorry The Consumerist is Gaytarded

Have you noticed how The Consumerist has been loading slower and slower and slower? We certainly have.

Alert! Citibank Scandal Update: It’s Not Just Citibank…

Alert! Citibank Scandal Update: It’s Not Just Citibank…

Here’s what’s up with the Citibank card scandal. There’s an ATM crime wave. Not just Citibank customers but anyone could be at risk.