Limited New iPhones At ATT Stores, Latecomers Pay Extra To Have Phones Shipped

Limited New iPhones At ATT Stores, Latecomers Pay Extra To Have Phones Shipped

Only the first lucky clutch of people in line today at AT&T stores will walk out with a new iPhone 3G in-hand. There were only 30 phones available in total at the the biggest AT&T store in Waterbury CT, at the Brass Mill Center, according to a store employee. Reporting from the line, reader Kevin says that everyone else was given an option to buy a slip of paper for $226.79 (see a scan of it posted inside), have the phone shipped from the warehouse to you, then you come back to the store to activate the phone. Customers will have to pay for the shipping charges for this favor.

Home Depot's Extraordinary Service Leads To Free $800 Appliance Upgrade

Home Depot's Extraordinary Service Leads To Free $800 Appliance Upgrade

Michael launched an Executive Email Carpet Bomb after Home Depot twice failed to deliver an undamaged washer and dryer. Home Depot’s CEO Frank Blake quickly thanked Michael for his even-handed letter, and promised that the local store manager would make him a happy customer…

University Of Kansas' New File Sharing Rule: One Strike And You're Out

The University of Kansas has a harsh message for its students: illegally download copyrighted material and you’ll spend the rest of your college days checking Facebook in the computer lab. The university previously operated under a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy. From Kansas University ResNet:

This Walmart Fried Chicken Could Use A Few More Feathers

This Walmart Fried Chicken Could Use A Few More Feathers

Reader Sean is the most recent reader to purchase food at a major “big box” store, find it unacceptable, and send us a picture.

Bank Midwest Let Someone Pilfer Our Safe Deposit Box For $92,000

Bank Midwest Let Someone Pilfer Our Safe Deposit Box For $92,000

Ken and Nina say that that $92,000 was stolen from their safe deposit box after Bank Midwest allowed someone else to access it.

Rice Containing Human Genes Approved By The USDA

Rice Containing Human Genes Approved By The USDA

For the first time, the USDA has granted preliminary approval for large-scale planting of an engineered food crop that contains human genes.

AAMCO's "Repairs" Imperil Motorist

AAMCO's "Repairs" Imperil Motorist

Justin took his Taurus into AAMCO for transmission repairs, only to endure a month of repairs that left his car in no better shape, and it ended up endangering his life.