Soccer Team Gives "Refund" After Epic 4-0 Beatdown

Soccer Team Gives "Refund" After Epic 4-0 Beatdown

The Seattle Sounders got beat 4-0 by the LA Galaxy, prompting one of the players to suggest that fans deserve a refund and apology from the team. It seem the ownership agrees. Sort of. They’re offering a one game credit to season ticket holders as compensation for the crappy play. It’s not a refund exactly, but its almost one. [More]

JetBlue Gives You $400 In Credits You Didn't Ask For

JetBlue Gives You $400 In Credits You Didn't Ask For

Reader Ryan is happy. He is happy because JetBlue just randomly emailed him to give him $400 in credits he didn’t ask for. [More]

Sprint Yanks $100 Credit Offer On Palm Pre, Says Oops

Sprint Yanks $100 Credit Offer On Palm Pre, Says Oops

Earlier today, Sprint made news by effectively cutting the price of a Palm Pre to $99 for new Sprint customers, after a $100 credit. Now Sprint is saying it was a publishing error and not a valid offer.

Amazon Offers $30 Credits To Orwell Kindle Swindle Victims

Amazon Offers $30 Credits To Orwell Kindle Swindle Victims

A post on Amazon’s Kindle support forum yesterday says the company is sending out emails with offers of $30 to customers who had their George Orwell purchases erased from their devices earlier this summer.

HSBC Cancels Traveler's Credit Card, Pays For Their Mistake

HSBC Cancels Traveler's Credit Card, Pays For Their Mistake

Bank of America isn’t the only bank that enjoys canceling their traveling customer’s credit cards. HSBC canceled my card while I was living in New Zealand, and as part of their “continuing efforts to fight fraud,” sent an active replacement card to my address 9,000 miles away.

Trade In Your Clunker, Get $4,500. Maybe.

Trade In Your Clunker, Get $4,500. Maybe.

The government is offering a $4,500 credit to anyone willing to trade in their old clunker for a new fuel efficient car, but there’s a catch. Well, several catches…

Threadless Replaces Stolen Shirt With Style And Grace

Threadless Replaces Stolen Shirt With Style And Grace

Matthew isn’t sure who got his order from Threadless.com, but it wasn’t him. UPS claims they delivered the package to Matthew’s apartment, but the reception desk would’ve been closed during the supposed delivery time, and Matthew doesn’t have his package. Rather than wait for UPS to complete its investigation, Threadless dug up an extra print of their sold-out design and sent it to Matthew, along with a little something extra…

Time Warner Gives You $1,271, Won't Take It Back

Time Warner Gives You $1,271, Won't Take It Back

Melissa isn’t sure why she has a $1,271.25 credit from Time Warner Cable, but there it sits in her account, baiting her to order a slew of pricey extras. Melissa asked Time Warner to reverse the credit, figuring the random payout had to be a mistake. “We can’t fix it,” they told her. “It’s an error on our part. Enjoy!”

What The Stimulus Bill Has For Everyday Americans

What The Stimulus Bill Has For Everyday Americans

In case you haven’t had a chance to read the 1000+ page stimulus bill that was passed on Friday, Ron Lieber at the New York Times has highlighted some of the provisions that will directly affect the average American.

Man Finally Gets His $130 Back From Circuit City

Man Finally Gets His $130 Back From Circuit City

In an update and conclusion, reader Sean let us know he finally got satisfaction regarding his story that we posted, “Circuit City Credits Wrong Card For $130 Return, Sends You Away With Nothing.”

Circuit City Credits Wrong Card For $130 Return, Sends You Away With Nothing

Circuit City Credits Wrong Card For $130 Return, Sends You Away With Nothing

UPDATE: Man Finally Gets His $130 Back From Circuit City

Flipswap Cell Phone Buyback Doesn't Work As Advertised

Flipswap Cell Phone Buyback Doesn't Work As Advertised

A Consumerist reader tried to trade in some old cellphones via Flipswap, and it did not go well. Actually, it pretty much didn’t go at all—he may as well have dropped them off at a Goodwill.

Help, A Colony Of Ants Attacked My Enterprise Rental Car And Ruined My Vacation!

Help, A Colony Of Ants Attacked My Enterprise Rental Car And Ruined My Vacation!

Steven was enjoying his drive down the California coast in his Enterprise rental car when he noticed a few ants marching across his dashboard. Before long, he “saw a large ant colony coming out of the inside of the car door.”

It Shouldn't Take Three Years To Book A Carnival Cruise

It Shouldn't Take Three Years To Book A Carnival Cruise

Leslie and her husband haven’t been able to cruise with Carnival since Hurricane Katrina rained all over their original itinerary back in 2005. Carnival promised they would be able to cruise on a “space available” basis, except Carnival won’t confirm if space is available until three days before departure, making it nearly impossible for Leslie and her husband to buy affordable plane tickets or arrange care for their sixteen-month-old daughter.

You Love Netflix And Have Flooded Our Inbox With Compliments

You Love Netflix And Have Flooded Our Inbox With Compliments

Netflix was having some serious shipping and website problems Monday, and today our inbox is flooded with happy customers asking us to congratulate Netflix. Why?

6 Tax Credits That You Shouldn't Overlook

6 Tax Credits That You Shouldn't Overlook

Here are 6 tax credits that can help you with the cost of education, child care, and improving your home.

Some Verizon Phones Adjusted For Daylight Saving Time This Morning, Call For Credit

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Google Is Sorry, Will Offer Full Refunds To Video Customers

Google Is Sorry, Will Offer Full Refunds To Video Customers

Google has admitted to making a mistake with its poorly conceived (and received) plan to offer Google check out credits to customers who had purchased videos on its recently discontinued video download service.