Houses For $1: "My 14-Year-Old Son Could Buy a Block of Detroit Property"

Houses For $1: "My 14-Year-Old Son Could Buy a Block of Detroit Property"

Things are looking pretty bleak in parts of Detroit these days. In fact, you can get a house for $1. Yes, that’s right. A house.

Spirit Airlines' Customer Service Number Leads To Phone Sex Line

Spirit Airlines' Customer Service Number Leads To Phone Sex Line

When you fly an ultra low budget airliner, you expect ultra low service, but even under that business model, it seems reasonable to assume that calling customer service won’t take you to a phone sex line. Reader Barbara would agree. She writes:

This E-Zip Comfort Electric Bike Cannot Be Purchased Anywhere

This E-Zip Comfort Electric Bike Cannot Be Purchased Anywhere

An affordable electric bike that can go 18 mph for over 20 miles, but isn’t sold online or in stores? Detroit, you clever fox, you’ve done it again!

Foreclosure Filed On 1 In 29 Households In Detroit In 2007

Foreclosure Filed On 1 In 29 Households In Detroit In 2007

The foreclosure numbers for the first half of 2007 are in and Stockton, California leads the pack with 1 out of every 27 homes foreclosed on in 2007. Second is Detroit, with 1 in 29 and coming in third, Las Vegas with 1 in 31.

Woman Sues Spirit Airlines In Small Claims Court And Wins

Woman Sues Spirit Airlines In Small Claims Court And Wins

Jane Waun sued Spirit Airlines in the small claims division of 54B District Court in East Lansing, Mich., as a last resort this spring after trying unsuccessfully to resolve her beef with the airline directly.

Couple Bilks Target For $10,000 With Fake Coupons And Social Engineering

Bad consumer. Bad bad bad. — BEN POPKEN

Comcast Statement About 2nd Sleepy Technician

Comcast Statement About 2nd Sleepy Technician

Straight outta Compton:

Pix Of 2nd Comcast Tech Asleep On Customer’s Bed

Pix Of 2nd Comcast Tech Asleep On Customer’s Bed

Detroit Pays Attention To Bloggers

Despite the rant we posted yesterday from Lori Green of GM, it appears that Detroit car manufacturers are slowly beginning to take actual measure of criticism directed at them. The Tennessean has an article up detailing how Detroit automobile companies are learning that they ignore bloggers’ criticisms at their peril.

Coen Pone: Gawker’s Jessica Reports from Detroit’s Somerset Collection

Jessica says: I always get a guilty pang of pleasure when I return home for the holidays, if only because it means I can do my shopping in the luxury of a temperature-controlled mall and haul my purchases in an oh-so-convenient car (moving to New York has made my suburban roots seem like a charming novelty, rather than the root of 20-something years of muffled rage). So, like many a dutiful American, I spent the day after Baby Jesus’ birthday at the Rodeo Drive of metro Detroit, the Somerset Collection. The “Collection” is behemoth high-end mall that spans both sides of the street, connected by moving walkways to cart you from J.Crew to Tiffany to Burberry to the Gap. Obviously, the place is total hell on December 26.