Man Buys Used Minivan From Thrifty Packed With $500K In Cocaine

Man Buys Used Minivan From Thrifty Packed With $500K In Cocaine

When you buy a used car — especially one that used to be a rental vehicle — you shouldn’t be shocked to find that the previous owner may have done a bit of work that wasn’t fully disclosed. But there’s a difference between a bit of Bondo and a half million dollars of cocaine stashed in the door panels. [More]

Are San Francisco Restaurants Actually Pushing To Make 25% The Standard Tip?

Are San Francisco Restaurants Actually Pushing To Make 25% The Standard Tip?

Earlier this week, a writer for the San Jose Mercury News posted a story claiming that wait staff and high-end restaurants in San Francisco are behind a move to make 25% tips standard across the city. But is this actually true or just hype? [More]

Walmart Tests Out Its Own Version Of Fresh Direct

Walmart Tests Out Its Own Version Of Fresh Direct

Walmart is testing out “Walmart to Go,” an online grocery delivery service similar to Fresh Direct. As the nation’s hugest grocer, Walmart brings some big guns to the table, the most important of which is the price gun. [More]

San Jose Area: Catch Ben On KGO Newstalk Radio 810 AM At 6:25 Tonight

If you live in the San Jose, CA, Silicon Valley area, you can catch me live on the Michael Finney show on KGO Newstalk Radio, 810 AM, at 6:25 PT tonight. l’ll be talking about some of the crazy ideas and cool stories you shared in response to our “What Sickest Thing You’ve Ever Done To Save Money?” post. Fun! [More]

After Internet Humiliation, Landlord Stops Harassing Reader

After Internet Humiliation, Landlord Stops Harassing Reader

Doug was mad because Woodmont Real Estate was coming after him for rent he felt he didn’t owe. So he made a webpage complaining about the collection agents they sicced on him, along with a litany of the apartment complex’s shortcomings (hot dogs in the hot tub, windows that won’t open, etc).

One Pearl Place Is A Shithole

One Pearl Place Is A Shithole

Doug has set up a fun website to put his former apartment complex, One Pearl Place, in the stockades. Hot dogs in the hot tub, thin walls, windows that won’t open, broken glass left on stairways, and a little thing about them trying to get him to pay $400 extra dollars.

Paypal Bombed

Paypal Bombed

Last night, an explosion rocked Paypal’s network operations center, blasting windows and leaving a haze in its wake.

Thieves Target Craigslist Posters

Thieves Target Craigslist Posters

A rash of robberies in the Bay Area reveals a disturbing trend of computer literate thugs targeting Craigslist users for muggings. According to police reports, several Craigslist users were robbed at gunpoint by people they thought they were meeting to sell goods to.