Pennsylvania Training Its State Liquor Store Employees To Be Nicer

Pennsylvania Training Its State Liquor Store Employees To Be Nicer

If you buy your devil juice from Pennsylvania, you might notice a difference in the way you’re treated starting later this month. Pennsylvania is spending $173,000 to train employees of its state-owned liquor and wine stores to be more polite, reports PhillyBurbs.com: “The board wants to make sure clerks are saying ‘hello,’ ‘thank you’ and ‘come again’ to customers coming in for wine and liquor.”

Top 10 Most And Least Affordable Cities

Top 10 Most And Least Affordable Cities

The National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo have put together an index of the most and least affordable metro areas. The index was created by calculating what percentage of a city’s residents making the median income can afford a house in that city.

Pre-Loaded Benefit Cards Nickle And Dime Unemployed

Pre-Loaded Benefit Cards Nickle And Dime Unemployed

Pennysylvania’s unemployed are getting nickled-and-dimed by pre-loaded unemployment benefit debit cards that come come pre-loaded with hidden fees.

Prod Unemployment Office To Action With Your Local State Rep

Prod Unemployment Office To Action With Your Local State Rep

Aaron has gotten a busy signal from the Pennsylvania unemployment office call center for a month. He started filing his claim online, which was fine, until he started getting automated emails saying there were problems with the online system, and instructed him to call the toll-free call center number. That’s right, the one that’s a constant busy signal. So, he got in touch with his local state representative, and got results!

Shopper Takes Walmart To Court Over $2 And Wins $100

Shopper Takes Walmart To Court Over $2 And Wins $100

The Pennsylvania woman who makes a hobby out of taking retailers to court over pricing errors has struck again. This time Walmart was ordered to pay Mary Bach $100 for repeatedly failing to correct a $2 error.

"Everything Here Is $1.00… Except This.. And This… And This…"

"Everything Here Is $1.00… Except This.. And This… And This…"

Reader Summer B. says that dollar stores are raising their prices. She visited a dollar store in PA where everything was a dollar… except this… and this… oh, and this…

Best Buy Apologizes For Charging You Too Much Tax On Your DTV Converter Box

Best Buy Apologizes For Charging You Too Much Tax On Your DTV Converter Box

The way coupons are taxed is different in every state— and believe us — it gets really complicated. The general rule, in most (but not all) states is that consumers are taxed on the full amount of the transactionincluding any reimbursement that the store gets.

Lawsuit: The Bank Told Me To Spend That Mysterious $280,276.76 They Put In My Account

Lawsuit: The Bank Told Me To Spend That Mysterious $280,276.76 They Put In My Account

http://consumerist.com/2008/05/01/pennsylvania-a-land-ruled-by/

Pennsylvania, a land ruled by the draconian “Liquor Control Board,” may allow wine vending machines with “fingerprints and biometric readings” for age verification to be placed in grocery stores so that people can finally buy wine at the supermarket. What the hell is wrong with Pennsylvania?[Dr. Vino ]

Arbol Cafe Responds To Tipping Controversy

Two weeks ago, we made note of a word war going…

Walmart Won't Let You And Your Friend Each Buy A Wii Because You're "Together"

Walmart Won't Let You And Your Friend Each Buy A Wii Because You're "Together"

Reader Dave said he was shopping with his friend (male) at Walmart, searching for the coveted Nintendo Wii. He was happy to find that Walmart had 7 or 8 of the consoles in stock — enough for both he and his friend to purchase one. Walmart, however, had other ideas. Dave says that Walmart wouldn’t let he and his friend each purchase a Wii because they were “together.” First they’re rationing rice and now men are forced to share their video games? What’s going on in America, folks?

Don't Believe That Guy Who Works At Lowe's Who Can "Get Everything 1/2 Off"

Don't Believe That Guy Who Works At Lowe's Who Can "Get Everything 1/2 Off"

Here’s the story of a guy who had to learn the hard way that “your friend who works at Lowe’s and says he can get you everything 1/2 off” is a liar and a criminal.

Gorton's Recalls Fish After Consumer Finds Pills Inside

Gorton's Recalls Fish After Consumer Finds Pills Inside

Gorton’s said it ordered the recall as a precaution while a laboratory conducts tests to determine the nature of the pills. Those tests should be complete early next week.

Highmark "Healthcare Gift Card" Usable To Buy Cigs, Junk Food

Highmark "Healthcare Gift Card" Usable To Buy Cigs, Junk Food

A health insurance company is touting what some might think sounds like a great idea, a gift card that can “cover out-of-pocket expenses related to personal health and wellness.” Perfect for sick friends and ailing relatives, right? Well a Pittsburgh paper got one of the Highmark-branded cards and was able to buy from Rite Aid: cigarettes, chewing tobacco, Doritos, fudge brownies, Butterfingers, Hot Pockets, Mountain Dew, and a plastic World Wrestling Entertainment World Championship belt.

Walmart Is Still Selling Recalled Lead-Tainted Bibs

Walmart Is Still Selling Recalled Lead-Tainted Bibs

Walmart is still selling lead-tainted Baby Connection bibs that were recalled last May. Reader Jeff made the discovery after his wife accidentally purchased two packs of recalled bibs for their 4-month-old daughter while vacationing in the Poconos.

Delete Your Porns: Court Says You Have No Right To Privacy When Your Computer Is Repaired

Delete Your Porns: Court Says You Have No Right To Privacy When Your Computer Is Repaired

Evidence uncovered by retail store technicians (i.e. kiddie porn), is legally admissible as evidence in court because, “If a person is aware of, or freely grants to a third party, potential access to his computer contents, he has knowingly exposed the contents of his computer to the public and has lost any reasonable expectation of privacy in those contents…,” the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled December 5th. The case hinged on the question of whether kiddie porn a Circuit City tech found could be admitted as evidence, overturning a lower court’s decision. The Superior Court of PA also referred to codecs, computer video compression and decompression software, as “code X.”

"Artificial Hormone Free" Milk Labels Soon To Be Illegal In Pennsylvania

"Artificial Hormone Free" Milk Labels Soon To Be Illegal In Pennsylvania

Consumer Reports says that “without warning or public discussion” 19 dairies in Pennsylvania were notified that their labels were “false or misleading and need to be changed.” What did the labels say?

Police Blotter On Demand? Comcast Helps Catch Bank Robbers Thanks To Bored People

Police Blotter On Demand? Comcast Helps Catch Bank Robbers Thanks To Bored People

Comcast has issued a press release claiming that they’re helping to solve crimes with something called “Police Blotter On Demand” a trial program launched in the Philadelphia area.