Store Found Not Responsible For Wild Goose Attacking Customer

Store Found Not Responsible For Wild Goose Attacking Customer

There are legitimate lawsuits and then there’s this:

News Team To Home Depot: Fix Your Customer's Problems

News Team To Home Depot: Fix Your Customer's Problems

WBAL news in Balitmore did the usual investigation into Home Depot’s notoriously crappy contractors and were hit with a tsunami of similar complaints after the story aired.

Best Buy Says Laptop Batteries Cost $500 To Replace

Sean writes:

I am “The Computer Guy” in my family and my mother needed a laptop for work. My wife and I went to Best Buy in Bel Air, MD with her to pick out one that would fit her budget and allowed her to work from home. I found a Compaq for a little more than $700 on sale without rebates. I signaled for an employee and told her the laptop we wanted. The employee got the laptop and went on about needing the service plan. I let her drone on because I wanted to see if it covered accidental breakage (it doesn’t). During the speech she talked about the battery, how it’s like a cell phone battery, and that they would replace it once a year for the length of the contract. She then mentioned that the battery would cost my Mother $500 if she had to buy it separately…

Verizon Doesn't Care If It Eats Up All Your Vacation Days Waiting For Installations

Verizon Doesn't Care If It Eats Up All Your Vacation Days Waiting For Installations

To whom it may concern:

Walmart Tries To Steal Shopper's Baby

Walmart Tries To Steal Shopper's Baby

A Walmart security guard demanded a woman hand over her baby at checkout, thinking it might have been a baby that was reported missing in the store, according to a Myspace post by the mother, Stacy Arrington of Parkville, MD (pictured):

Over 300 Complaints: Maryland Public Service Commission Goes After Verizon

Over 300 Complaints: Maryland Public Service Commission Goes After Verizon

Verizon has violated Maryland state regulations by missing more than 20% of its scheduled appointments in 5 of the first 6 months of 2007, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Packing Fudge: Woman Arrested For Stealing $70 Worth Of Fudge

Packing Fudge: Woman Arrested For Stealing $70 Worth Of Fudge

A Maryland woman with a purse completely “packed” with fudge was arrested last week in the Maryland House Hotel where she was found, covered in chocolate and crying hysterically, on on a lobby sofa. The sofa was also stained with chocolate.

Blue Hippo Takes Your Payments, Doesn't Send Your Merchandise

Blue Hippo Takes Your Payments, Doesn't Send Your Merchandise

Blue Hippo is one of those “no credit check” computer-buying companies. The basic idea is that you start making payments to Blue Hippo in order to “establish your credit history,” then, after 9 weeks, they send you a computer. You continue to make payments on the computer for a year, after which it is yours.

City Council Threatens To Fine Comcast $200 A Day For Not Picking Up The Phone

City Council Threatens To Fine Comcast $200 A Day For Not Picking Up The Phone

Another city is irked at their cable provider for not living up to the requirements of their franchise agreement. The city of College Park, MD (population 24,657) has proposed a letter threatening Comcast with fines of $200 a day if Comcast doesn’t improve the time it takes to answer the phone. “It’s stupid to try to call them,” said Jack Perry, a city council member who claims he once waited 35 minutes for Comcast to answer his call. “Nobody answers the phone.”

Darcars Chevrolet Sells Used Truck As “New”

Darcars Chevrolet Sells Used Truck As “New”

Kooks Freeze Nuts Off Outside Best Buy Last Night

BEL AIR, MARYLAND – While you were starting on your pumpkin pie, these 20 or so diehards, captured by reader Danny, camped outside Best Buy, trading cold, time and pneumonia for exciting deals.

Why No Lawyer Will Take Javin’s Case Against Fox Chase Apartments

Why No Lawyer Will Take Javin’s Case Against Fox Chase Apartments

Reader (and lawyer) Sam Glover says:

Apartment Complex Evicts With Fake Excuses So It Can Raise Rent 40%

Apartment Complex Evicts With Fake Excuses So It Can Raise Rent 40%

Javin got unjustly kicked out his apartment in Waldorf, MD.

Truth in Used Car Advertising

Well, at least they tell it like it is. [NSFW]

American Airlines Bloodies Baggage?

American Airlines Bloodies Baggage?

A Maryland woman claims her luggage was ‘covered in blood’ when she retrieved it from the carousel.