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The Not-For-Sale DVD Players And The Invisible Raincheck

Yesterday, we asked you for your tales of big-box stores with items on the sales floor that weren’t actually for sale. A decade ago, Jan scored a consumer victory against Best Buy with the help of her state attorney general. Big Blue and Yellow had a case full of portable DVD players that they wouldn’t sell her, claiming that they were on hold for customers with rain checks. Guess who had a rain check? Jan. [More]

Blueberry Rain Check Leads To Epic Battle, Police Intervention, Changes At Walmart

Blueberry Rain Check Leads To Epic Battle, Police Intervention, Changes At Walmart

Walmart offers rain checks. Not everyone is aware of this, including people who work at and manage Walmart stores. The mega-retailer has few advertised specials that would require rain checks, you see. That’s how a disabled Florida senior citizen ended up having the police called in and being banned for life from Walmart after he tried to get a rain check for a pint of blueberries. [More]

Fry's Says It Will Give HDTVs To Stiffed Black Friday Customers

Fry's Says It Will Give HDTVs To Stiffed Black Friday Customers

Jeff, who tried to buy a Samsung HDTV from Fry’s on Black Friday but was turned away after already paying for it, has written back to us with an update: [More]

Office Depot Comes Through On Promised Gift Card

Office Depot Comes Through On Promised Gift Card

Last week, Jake wrote to us wondering why Office Depot hadn’t mailed the gift card they promised back in November. Someone from the company contacted Jake, and they all made up, and hugs, and happy Monday morning there’s a gift card in the mail heading Jake’s way now.

http://consumerist.com/2007/12/15/shoppers-who-pay-the/

“Shoppers who pay the full price of about $249 for an out-of-stock Wii on December 20 and 21 at retailer GameStop Corp will get a certificate promising a Wii ‘sometime in January,’” sez Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime. Only at GameStop, urg. [Reuters]