Bank Of America Wants Customer To Travel 1,500 Miles To Close His Mother's Account

Bank Of America Wants Customer To Travel 1,500 Miles To Close His Mother's Account

It hasn’t even been a month since our last dead Bank of America customer story, but here the bank is at it again, refusing to let a woman’s son close her checking account no matter what he does. Although she lived and banked in Tennessee and he lives in Pennsylvania, the latest nonsense has the bank demanding that he visit Texas in person to get a document notarized. [More]

http://consumerist.com/2009/07/06/hershey-is-closing-its-online/

Hershey is closing its online store (www.hersheygifts.com) at the end of the month, saying they can’t keep it running in this economy. If you like their “chocolate” products, everything on the site is on sale for 25% off. [LA Times] (Thanks to Robert!)

Return To Sender: BMG Music Has Been Discontinued

Return To Sender: BMG Music Has Been Discontinued

If you’re a BMG Music Service member you won’t be for much longer — the service is being discontinued as of June 30th, 2009.

http://consumerist.com/2009/02/16/tshirt-hell-isnt-going-out/

Tshirt Hell isn’t going out of business, it was just a joke. [T-Shirt Hell] (Thanks to Michael!)

After 8 Years, T-Shirt Hell Closes Its Doors Thanks to Hate Mail

After 8 Years, T-Shirt Hell Closes Its Doors Thanks to Hate Mail

UPDATE: It was just a stunt, they’re still in business.

And Lo, a Pale Horse; Circuit City Website Down

And Lo, a Pale Horse; Circuit City Website Down

Look unto ye, electronic consumers, and gaze upon your ruined world. The abyss swallows yet another false god, with CircuitCity.com stumbling, “Updating”, and finally closing all within the last twenty-four hours. Visit the website yourself for proof, as well as a full explanation of what is going on with all those wonderful product service plans you purchased.

GRAPH: The Decline And Fall Of Circuit City

GRAPH: The Decline And Fall Of Circuit City

Liquidation is a time for reflection, we guess, so we put together a nice little time line of Circuit City’s precipitous decline over the past 2 years. We begin our journey in March of 2007, when Circuit City announced that it was firing everyone who knew what 1080p meant so that they could hire cheaper labor…

Target's Pharmacy Will Not Answer Questions One Minute After Closing?

Target's Pharmacy Will Not Answer Questions One Minute After Closing?

If you’re picking up your prescriptions close to closing time at Target’s pharmacy, you might want to make sure you don’t have any questions after closing time. Reader Kathy says she realized that she had a question about her son’s prescription immediately after picking up the prescription, but when she turned around to ask it — she was too late.

KB Toys Manager Says Use KB Gift Cards Before Their Final Closing Day

KB Toys Manager Says Use KB Gift Cards Before Their Final Closing Day

A tipster claiming to be a KB Toys manager says that consumers should use their gift cards before the final day of the liquidation.

The Window Company Sit In Is Over

The sit-in has ended in Chicago, as Bank of America, union leaders and Republic Windows & Doors have reached an agreement that will give each employee eight weeks’ salary, all accrued vacation pay and two months’ paid health care. [AP]

Timeline: How Circuit City Came Undone

Timeline: How Circuit City Came Undone

Bankruptcy is a time for reflection, we guess, so we put together a nice little time line of Circuit City’s precipitous decline over the past 2 years. We begin our journey in March of 2007, when Circuit City announced that it was firing everyone who knew what 1080p meant so that they could hire cheaper labor…