Sling Media's $50 Discount Worthless, Might Even End Up Costing You More

Sling Media's $50 Discount Worthless, Might Even End Up Costing You More

When Sling Media finally released their iPhone app last week, they conveniently turned off access to older Slingbox devices in order to force customers to buy newer models. As a gesture—only a gesture, nothing more—of their gratitude toward existing customers who supported them by already buying Slingboxes, they offered a $50 credit toward the purchase of a newer model.

American Express Cancels Your Card Right Before You Were Supposed To Get Your $500 Rebate

American Express Cancels Your Card Right Before You Were Supposed To Get Your $500 Rebate

Andrea, an American Express member for over 20 years, is upset because AmEx canceled her cash-back card two weeks before her $500 rebate check was supposed to arrive, and declared the rebate forfeit.

White House To Citi: Don't Even Think About Buying Luxury Jets With Taxpayer Money

White House To Citi: Don't Even Think About Buying Luxury Jets With Taxpayer Money

Yesterday, we wrote that Citigroup had decided to spend $50 million of its bailout money on a French luxury jet to ferry execs around town. The White House was not pleased about this.

Bailed Out Citigroup Stimulates French Economy By Purchasing $50 Million Corporate Jet

Bailed Out Citigroup Stimulates French Economy By Purchasing $50 Million Corporate Jet

With $45 billion in taxpayer funds burning a hole in its pocket, Citigroup is purchasing a $50 million Dassault Falcon 7X, according to the New York Post. Apparently none of the existing jets that ferried execs to Washington to ask for bailout funds was ironic enough.

Lots Of "European" Luxury Goods Aren't Made In Europe

Lots Of "European" Luxury Goods Aren't Made In Europe

Look, we’ve got nothing against China, a manufacturing phenomenon that produces quality, lead-free products every day of the year—but when a luxury item like, say, a Prada travel bag is stamped “made in China” even as a Prada spokesman insists it’s handmade in Italy, it seems more than a little dishonest.

GameStop's Golden Price Tags Mean Higher Value, Not "Used"

GameStop's Golden Price Tags Mean Higher Value, Not "Used"

The great thing about a used game is someone else has already worked out all the bugs and made it better—at least, that’s what we assume this GameStop wants us to believe, since they’ve got the used version priced $5 more than the brand new one. That’s why the sticker is golden, see, to show that it’s more valuable.

Rent-A-Center More Like Ripoff Center

Rent-A-Center More Like Ripoff Center

JLP over at AllFinancialMatters checked into renting furniture to own with Rent-A-Center. For a sofa and loveseat with a retail price of $1,048, a renter would pay $26.99 per week for 104 weeks, adding up to a whopping $2,806.96!

Circuit City's Firedog Charges $169 For 'Home Theater Installation', Doesn't Hook Up HDMI Cable

Circuit City's Firedog Charges $169 For 'Home Theater Installation', Doesn't Hook Up HDMI Cable

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