“Maybe I’m being picky,” tipster David writes. “But it says what it says.” [More]
Andrew rented a car from Enterprise, which told him online it would charge $37.71 for a one-day rental. When he showed up at the branch, Enterprise said he’d have to pay more than three times that amount because he wouldn’t be allowed to drop his car off until two days later. [More]
This American flag found for sale at Dollar Tree has either fallen through a crack in space and time from a future when the United States has annexed Canada, or the Chinese company that produced it screwed up. Dollar Tree, for its part, claims that the flag is a “patriotic banner” and not supposed to be a regulation American flag. Right. [More]
While planning a trip to Canada, Mike called the company to scope out his potential AT&T data charges. He got ahold of a CSR who must have missed those years in elementary school when they taught you about decimal points, because he quoted a nonsensical rate. [More]
Netbook sales growth has slowed down! Apple has sold a million iPads! Quick, someone make a chart and prove that there’s a causal relationship between the two facts.
That’s essentially what Morgan Stanley did this week, and many media outlets picked it up as gospel. But there’s no real evidence that the iPad has had any significant effect on netbook demand.
From separate Best Buy stores, in different parts of the country, David and Adama sent us these two pictures of deeply confusing, Target-worthy sales. Would you like to buy a Blu-Ray of “The Fugitive” for only $14.99? Or you could go a few inches away, where it’s $14.99. If you need something to play it on, you can get a Blu-Ray plater for 50% off its original price if you buy a TV. That original price is either $129.99 or $149.99 depending on where you look. [More]
“I guess technically, $.01 is ‘over $0,’” writes reader Don in Arizona who found this sign, “and in 1850, saving $.01 was probably a smoking hot deal but today, not so much….” [More]
Brooke says she stopped Pizza Hut from short-changing her on soda on a late night pizza run. Her plight demonstrates that it’s handy to keep your algebra skills sharp. [More]
Anonymous Math Geek sent us this ad for the Stratosphere, a Las Vegas casino. The wizards are using tricky geometry to convince you that the casino gives you more bang for your Benjamin. AMG writes: [More]