March Recall Roundup – Don’t Put A Cork In It

March Recall Roundup – Don’t Put A Cork In It

In this month’s Recall Roundup, cork toys crumble but aren’t edible, heaters overheat, and Grumpy Cat has a lot to be unhappy about. [More]

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QVC Has “Concerns” About Paula Deen After She Admits Using Racist Language

UPDATE: It would appear that another of Paula Deen’s business connections is none-too-pleased with her n-word controversy, as Smithfield Foods has just announced it’s cutting all ties with the Southern chef. [More]

QVC is now charging less, but it's a worse deal.

A ‘List Price’ Isn’t Real Just Because Some Company Says It Is

Yes, it’s pretty much consumer common sense that the “list” prices that companies use to convince us how great their bargains are can be more or less nonsense. Anyone can make their own list, then put prices on it. Just in case you need a refresher, though, here are two great reader-submitted examples of discount prices that aren’t all that discounted. [More]

QVC Bundles Some Accessories With iPad 2, Doubles The Price

QVC Bundles Some Accessories With iPad 2, Doubles The Price

If you want an iPad and the latest cutting-edge technology isn’t important to you, you could save some money by purchasing the now obsolete but still pretty awesome iPad 2. The 16 GB, wi-fi model is $399 at Best Buy, and you can get the same model direct from Apple, refurbished, for $349. Or you can tune in to QVC, the channel where your grandmother gets all of her jewelry, and buy that very same iPad bundled with some accessories for only $799. [More]

159,000 Air Pump Bottle Openers Sold On QVC Recalled For Breaking Bottles

159,000 Air Pump Bottle Openers Sold On QVC Recalled For Breaking Bottles

Getting the cork out of a wine bottle can often be a risky proposition, especially if you’re wearing white. But for some owners of the skybar Air Pump Wine Opener, it could be a downright bloody disaster. [More]

QVC 'Sale' Offers Video Game For Double MSRP

QVC 'Sale' Offers Video Game For Double MSRP

If you like the video game Need for Speed: Shift so much that you’ll pay twice what anyone else will sell it to you for, take Jerry’s advice and hit up QVC, which is selling the game for $60 when it costs $30 just about everywhere else, including Amazon. [More]

Reader Angered By QVC $150 Markup Wii

Reader Angered By QVC $150 Markup Wii

A reader saw the $150 marked-up Wii on QVC and became so incensed that he immediately left an impassioned voicemail on our voicemail tipline (347-422-6695). I love this thing: [More]

QVC Tricks Thousands Into Overpaying For Wii and Accessories

QVC Tricks Thousands Into Overpaying For Wii and Accessories

Reader Joe/Mordecai spotted an awful QVC deal on a Wii, a crappy game and some accessories.

Deadly, Defective Stuff Recalled

Deadly, Defective Stuff Recalled

Here’s the latest roundup of consumer products recalled because they might hurt or kill you!

Comcast: In Case Of Emergency, Remain Calm, Watch QVC

Comcast: In Case Of Emergency, Remain Calm, Watch QVC

When Comcast activates the emergency alert system, Jim’s cable box snaps into action and tunes itself to QVC. The locked cable box refuses to tune to any other channel, so Jim is left wondering what emergency information he’s missing while staring at the latest deals on cubic zirconia bracelets.

Credit Card Defaults Hit QVC

Credit Card Defaults Hit QVC

QVC, the home shopping network, has announced that they will be laying off 910 workers over the next 14 months. A reader who would like to remain anonymous, described the layoff process in an email to Consumerist.

Another Tomato Attack! "Topsy Turvy" Tomato Stand Recalled After 155 Injuries

Another Tomato Attack! "Topsy Turvy" Tomato Stand Recalled After 155 Injuries

QVC has recalled the “Topsy Turvy Tomato Tree” after 155 consumers reported injuries including lacerations, broken toes and bruises. The CPSC says there have been 347 reports of the planters collapsing! First the salmonella outbreak, then a “outbreak of raw tomatoes” at BW3… and now this?

Woman Exploited Bug On QVC Website To Steal Over $400k In Merchandise

Woman Exploited Bug On QVC Website To Steal Over $400k In Merchandise

A North Carolina woman named Quantina Moore-Perry pleaded guilty to wire fraud last week for stealing $412,000 worth of merchandise from television retailer QVC in 2005. She discovered and exploited a bug in QVC’s online ordering system, where she would still receive the merchandise without being charged if she canceled the order immediately after placing it. She would then sell the items on eBay.

The Cutthroat World Of QVC Host Auditions

The Cutthroat World Of QVC Host Auditions

“Most people show up thinking it’s easy,” said Jack Comstock, the vice president for television sales at QVC. In his 14 years at the network, he has hired 18 of its 23 hosts. “But it’s difficult to find someone that can really talk to the camera as if it was their friend.”

QVC Ladder of Shame

Here’s a classic (i.e., 9 months ago) video demonstrating the ease and reach of the Telesteps 12 1/2 Aluminum Telescoping Ladder. Not recommended for consumers maladroit at landing on their feet…

QVC Drinking Glasses Explode for No Reason

QVC Drinking Glasses Explode for No Reason

QVC is recalling 2,200 sets of glasses because the “inner walls of the double-walled glasses can break during use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.”

Dude, Get A Dell… For Porn

Man, those QVC announcers are just unflappable, aren’t they.