5 Highlights From California Judge’s False Advertising Ruling Against Overstock.com

5 Highlights From California Judge’s False Advertising Ruling Against Overstock.com

You might remember how earlier this year, a court in California ruled that Overstock.com violates California’s unfair competition and false advertising laws. Simply put: a lot of the “original” prices that they list for items they sell are lies. [More]

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Family Orders Toy Table From Overstock.com, Gets Free Rat Instead

A family near Houston claims that they ordered a toy wooden table from Overstock.com, and received a box with what appears to be a mummified rat in it instead.  They contacted a local TV news station…presumably only after they were done screaming. [More]

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Luggage Tag Already Filled Out With Contact Info Of Customer Who Didn’t Actually Buy The Bag

Things get returned to retailers and sent back out to other customers. It happens. What isn’t supposed to happen is that one customer gets the item with all of the personal information of the person who returned it. That’s what happened to reader Justin when he bought some luggage for his wife from o.co, the retailer formerly known as Overstock.com, that had a tag filled out with the information of a stranger. [More]

Overstock.com Sued For Allegedly Overstating Discounts

Overstock.com Sued For Allegedly Overstating Discounts

Apparently, the “O” in Overstock.com stands for “Overstating discounts and misleading customers,” at least according to the district attorneys in seven California counties. They’ve filed suit against the online retailer, alleging it made untrue statements about its pricing. [More]

Overstock Accepts Returned Sony Reader But Charges $93.41
For Missing USB Cable

Overstock Accepts Returned Sony Reader But Charges $93.41 For Missing USB Cable

If you ever wondered why Sony eBook readers cost so much, it’s apparently because of the included mini USB cable—at least according to Overstock.com. When reader Matt forgot to include the cable when returning his $147 Sony Reader Touch Edition, Overstock smacked him with a $93.41 charge. [More]

This Overstock.com Banner Ad Is Only A Cruel Joke

This Overstock.com Banner Ad Is Only A Cruel Joke

Sometimes banner ads online promise a great price, but do not reflect actual reality. That’s the sad lesson that reader Ricky writes that he learned recently after clicking on a banner ad for Overstock.com. See, the banner advertised products for sale at Overstock.com and bore the company’s logo, but the company did not produce the ad, and the prices are not real. [More]

Overstock Thinks Disney Fans Are Pervs

Overstock Thinks Disney Fans Are Pervs

Aijin was shopping for Disney Princess gear on Overstock.com, then fielded an indecent proposal from the website, suggesting Disney Princess fans would go on to purchase Girls Gone Wild videos. [More]

Hug Me Pillow Relieves The Loneliness Until Morning

Hug Me Pillow Relieves The Loneliness Until Morning

You don’t have to be sad anymore, single person. Overstock has you covered. Just don’t turn over in the middle of the night, especially if you have night terrors.

Overstock.com CEO: Wikipedia Has Become An Instrument Of Mass Mind-Control

Overstock.com CEO: Wikipedia Has Become An Instrument Of Mass Mind-Control

Reader Adam forwarded us this bizarre email from Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com.

Overstock.com Took My $450, Sent An $18 Part Instead Of An XBOX

Overstock.com Took My $450, Sent An $18 Part Instead Of An XBOX

Here is an account of the horror I went through with Overstock.com. I post this in hopes of helping others avoid their company, and their atrocious customer service. I apologize for the length/grammar, but I’m kind of writing this in a hurry.

Judge Dismisses Class Action Lawsuit Against Overstock.com Due To Mandatory Binding Arbitration Clause

Judge Dismisses Class Action Lawsuit Against Overstock.com Due To Mandatory Binding Arbitration Clause

Did you know that every time you purchase something from Overstock.com you agree to a mandatory binding arbitration clause and have no legal recourse against the company? Even if they illegally disclose too much of your information on your receipt?

Facebook Alters Shopping Stalker

The New York Times says that Facebook will be making a slight change to “Beacon” the feature that tracks users purchases throughout the web and broadcasts them to their friends.

Late yesterday the company made an important change, saying that it would not send messages about users’ Internet activities without getting explicit approval each time.

Overstock Sends You Sexy Leather Pants Instead Of A Rug

Overstock Sends You Sexy Leather Pants Instead Of A Rug

Internet catch-all retailers like Overstock.com are prefect for hilarious shipping mishaps. Order a rug, get a sexy pair of pants.

Amazon.Com Wins Best Customer Service

Online megastore Amazon.com won top honors in a national customer service survey released last Thursday. Here’s the top ten list, according to a National Retail Federation/American Express study.

Skype, Dark Lord of the Sith, Conspires Against StreamCast

Skype, Dark Lord of the Sith, Conspires Against StreamCast

Someone over at StreamCast Networks is channeling the ogresque spirit of Patrick Byrne: they’ve sued eBay, Skype and 21 other companies for engineering an insidious, overarching conspiracy to cost StreamCast billions of dollars. Luckily, they did not describe the conspiracy as originating from the Dark Lord of the Sith, but you generally don’t say such a thing in a legal briefing.

Lunatic Overstock CEO Ebullient Over SEC Subpoena

Lunatic Overstock CEO Ebullient Over SEC Subpoena

We reported last week that the SEC has subpoenaed Overstock.com. And we all already know that Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne is out of his flipping mind. Put those two facts together? This amazing press release straight from Overstock.com, titled (we swear to god!) “Overstock.com Celebrates Receipt of SEC Subpoena.”

SEC Sticks Subpoena to Overstock

SEC Sticks Subpoena to Overstock

Overstock.com is an embattled victim under attack by its rivals and a cabal of journalists and shortsellers working to destroy its good name.

Companies Replace Indians With Zombie CSRs

Companies Replace Indians With Zombie CSRs

Always quick to turn a global apocalypse into a profit margin, many call centers outsourced to Bombay are increasingly returning to the States and being staffed with zombie CSRs.