Panasonic Solves Gadget Problem Sent Through Generic Email Address!

Panasonic Solves Gadget Problem Sent Through Generic Email Address!

Emailing a company about a product problem via their front-facing email address usually has about as much effect as wishing your way out of debt (just don’t tell the producers of The Secret). But Steve emailed Panasonic and instead of getting nothing or a generic response back, he actually ended up sending a series of emails back and forth with a product engineer who solved his consumer conundrum. Amazing! Here’s his story.

TVs Will Be Cheap, But Will Anyone Buy Them?

TVs Will Be Cheap, But Will Anyone Buy Them?

Everyone seems to agree– this year will be the year of the cheap big-screen tv. The only question remains… will anyone buy them?

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Morning Deals

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6,000 Panasonic Laptops Recalled

6,000 Panasonic Laptops Recalled

Out of concern that the batteries might combust, Panasonic announced a recall of Japanese models of CF-W4G Let’s Note W4 laptop sold between April and May 2005.

Ask The Consumerists: When Is Hi-Def, Not?

Ask The Consumerists: When Is Hi-Def, Not?

Like many others, Andy’s not getting that amazing hi-def signal on his hi-def TV. His 42 inch, plasma, 2 grand plus, hi-def TV.

The News; Myspace Eats Lead

The News; Myspace Eats Lead

• Just make sure your kids eat the lunch, not the box. [ABC] “FDA Warns Lunch Box Makers About Lead”