Gloria Trembicky: The Movie!

Hipsters Speak: Stupid Rent!

basically i’m considering blowing off my rent for the last two months on my lease and saving the money on a new, nicer place. i’m just trying to cover the stupid broker fee that i would otherwise not be able to come up with in time.

Trembicky.com: The Bad Landlord Story Site

Trembicky.com: The Bad Landlord Story Site

There’s not yet many stories on Trembicky.com, a site that chronicles “bad landlords we have known,” but we see a kindred spirit. You might remember the name ‘Trembicky’ from the story “‘Gloria Trembicky is a Bad Landlord.’” Inspired by the success of that complaint, Trembicky.com takes its name from the landlord who first terrorized the site’s creators.

Renters Speak: The Cockroaches of Central Park

Despite the great response we got from our request for bad rental experiences, we can’t get enough horror stories about awful living situations—especially ones in New York.

Renters Speak: Lead Paint Chips and Sweatpants Lawyers

From ‘Saralegal,’ the girl with the best lawyer-to-be nickname ever:

Here is my tragic tale of woe from an apartment in Baltimore, MD.

‘Gloria Trembicky is a Bad Landlord’

‘Gloria Trembicky is a Bad Landlord’

This is a little New Yorkish, but we’re in the process of searching for a new apartment in Brooklyn and to stumble along a well-written story about a frightening hag of a landlady fills up our spine with cold water like it were an old radiator. ‘Gloria Trembicky is a Bad Landlord’ is the chronicle of one couple’s awful experience with a Park Slope apartment with little heat, occasional droughts of both hot and cold water, and a husband/fixit-monkey who was too cheap or stupid to realize that reusing bent screws might be a problem.

Consumers Speak: London Flat Rental Flippancy

Monday afternoon, we also received an email saying “So sorry, there’s a problem with the flat and it has been double booked, so you are out.” To say that I was livid was an understatement. And to have been notified in such a fashion was the height of unprofessionalism.

Failing Enterprise: Rent-A-Car Corral

Failing Enterprise: Rent-A-Car Corral

Renting cars is a monumental pain in the rear. (We have our own saga that we will probably be discussing in the near future.) We don’t have a particular preference for rental agencies, as they all seem bound by a byzantine set of regulations and limitations that are designed to extract every dollar while at the same time limiting your ability to actually rent a vehicle.

Gamefly’s Post-Sale Coupon Cruft

Gamefly’s Post-Sale Coupon Cruft

Reader Greg B. writes:

Wanted to point out a bad experience I had yesterday with the Gamefly deal; [A sale we had linked to - Ed.] not the deal itself but a link they post after it which harvests all of your personal info from Gamefly (including credit card details I think) by simply submitting any e-mail address. You do get a 10 buck coupon but ugh man, I promise you my mailbox is going to be friggen’ overflowing with junk next month – this site was all sorts of sketch.

Blockbuster: Some Stores Charging Late Fees Again

Blockbuster: Some Stores Charging Late Fees Again

Looks like the ‘No Late Fees’ policy isn’t working out for all Blockbusters, as franchised stores in Arkansas are doing away with the program. While not all Blockbusters chose to participate in the program in the first place, if you live in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, or Tennessee, be sure to ask your local store if they are still doing the ‘No Late Fees’ program.