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]

Shoppers Using Bitcoin Spent $126,000 On First Day Overstock.com Accepts It

Shoppers Using Bitcoin Spent $126,000 On First Day Overstock.com Accepts It

In what might be a sign that bitcoin isn’t just a mystical, ethereal currency to be hoarded like a magic pot of gold but never spent, Overstock.com says it did $126,000 in sales on the first day it started accepting it. Which means people spent it to buy everyday items instead of big purchases like a Tesla Model S. [More]

Overstock.com Faces $6.8 Million Penalty for Fraudulent Pricing Practices

Overstock.com Faces $6.8 Million Penalty for Fraudulent Pricing Practices

You know that guy in the Overstock.com commercial who buys an engagement ring for a steal? He may want to double-check how great that deal really was after a California judge ruled the company’s price comparison techniques are a bit shady. [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]

Amazon And Overstock.com Face Off In Book-Discounting Battle. You Can Probably Guess Who’s Winning

Amazon And Overstock.com Face Off In Book-Discounting Battle. You Can Probably Guess Who’s Winning

Though no blood has been shed — yet — things could get ugly as two of the Internet’s deepest discounters try to undercut each other, with Overstock.com (or O.co, if you’re a marketing moron) announcing it would beat Amazon’s pricing on books, only to have Amazon strike back with price drops of its own. [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]

Gap & Netflix Customers Weren't Happy With Them This Holiday Season

Gap & Netflix Customers Weren't Happy With Them This Holiday Season

Tis the season to get mad at companies for not living up to our standards! Netflix, Overstock.com and Gap were just a few of the holiday disappointments this year in the realm of online shopping, according to a new survey of consumers. [More]

Google Slaps Overstock.com On The Wrists For Tinkering With Search Results

Google Slaps Overstock.com On The Wrists For Tinkering With Search Results

The search engine police at Google have penalized Overstock.com after finding that the online retailer was artificially boosting its prominence on search results by effectively paying for links on .edu sites. [More]

Hyundai Edges Out Target & Best Buy To Win Worst Holiday Ad Title

Hyundai Edges Out Target & Best Buy To Win Worst Holiday Ad Title

Of all the ads nominated by Consumerist readers for the title of Worst Holiday Ad of 2010, the Hyundai spots featuring Pomplamoose have been the most vociferously defended in the comments. Alas, it looks like the spots still had enough detractors to push Hyundai into the winner’s circle. [More]

Vote Now For The Worst Holiday Ad Of 2010

Vote Now For The Worst Holiday Ad Of 2010

Last week, we asked you to vent your frustrations by nominating the most annoying, repetitive holiday-themed commercials of the year, and we heard you loud and clear. [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 And Amazon Comically Overpackage Readers' Orders: Newegg, Not So Much

Overstock And Amazon Comically Overpackage Readers' Orders: Newegg, Not So Much

It’s time for another installment of the Adventures of the Stupid Shipping Gang! We’ve packaged three reader stories in one post to make sure they stay extra-secure. In this edition: Amazon overestimates the fragility of Pyrex, Newegg underestimates the fragility of computer parts, and Overstock sends someone an awful lot of crumpled-up paper. [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]

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Today’s overstock.com deal of the day is a Franklin 18-gauge Steel Casket. Yours for only $1,249.99, regularly $3,375.99. [Overstock.com]

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.

SEC Tells Agents to “Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself”

SEC Tells Agents to “Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself”

s enforcement division for subpoenaing two journalists, declaring their behavior renegade.

Overstock.com’s CEO Patrick Byrne ‘Perhaps’ is an Ogre

Overstock.com’s CEO Patrick Byrne ‘Perhaps’ is an Ogre

We know Overstock.com sometimes has crappy customer service, as we amusingly revealed.

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