Tennessee Pushes Back Against Late Fees By Credit Card Companies

Tennessee Pushes Back Against Late Fees By Credit Card Companies

Although it has yet to pass into law, the Tennessee Senate Commerce Committee has approved a bill that requires creditors to count the postmark date of a payment as the payment date, not the day they say they receive it.

Walmart Greeter Attacked By Cop During Receipt Check Suing For $21 Million

Walmart Greeter Attacked By Cop During Receipt Check Suing For $21 Million

Remember the Walmart greeter that got attacked by a cop during a receipt check? Well, he’s suing for $21 million, says Chattanooga’s News Channel 9.

Two More Weeks Of Gas Shortages In The South?

Two More Weeks Of Gas Shortages In The South?

The New York Times has quoted an expert from Rice University who thinks that the gas shortages in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee could continue for two more weeks.

85% Of Gas Stations In Nashville, TN Are Without Gas Right Now

85% Of Gas Stations In Nashville, TN Are Without Gas Right Now

East Tennessee and Middle Tennessee both primarily receive fuel supplies through spurs of the Colonial pipeline, which carries refined gasoline from the Texas Gulf Coast to the Northeast. [Hurricane] Ike damaged and knocked out power to many of those refineries, cutting the amount of gasoline fed into the pipeline.

15 Victims Of The Grocery Shrink Ray

15 Victims Of The Grocery Shrink Ray

The Grocery Shrink Ray continues its miniature spree across the supermarket aisles of America. Here’s 14 more victims that have surfaced in the past week, as spotted by our watchful bands of deputized Consumerist reader-investigators…

Paying Your Verizon Bill With Cash? That'll Be $3.99 Extra

Paying Your Verizon Bill With Cash? That'll Be $3.99 Extra

Employees at the Verizon store in Millington, Tennessee told reader Josh it would cost an extra $3.99 to pay his bill with cash. According to the employees, the charge was to offset the cost of “new money software.”

Walmart: Santa Brings A MP3 Player Full Of Porn To A 10-Year-Old Girl

Walmart: Santa Brings A MP3 Player Full Of Porn To A 10-Year-Old Girl

Daryl Hill of Cookeville, TN purchased an MP3 player from Walmart for his 10-year-old daughter. He handed the player over to his daughter thinking it was new, when in fact the previous owner had filled the player with pornography.

Home Depot Fires Another Employee For Stopping A Thief

Home Depot Fires Another Employee For Stopping A Thief

Attention Home Depot Employees: They really will fire you if you attempt to stop a crime in progress. That’s what happened to 24-year-old Dustin Chester. He worked at a Home Depot in Murfreesboro, Tennessee until he caught and restrained a thief who he caught prying open a soda machine with a crowbar. Now he’s unemployed.

Tweeter To Close, Liquidate 49 Stores

Tweeter To Close, Liquidate 49 Stores

Tweeter is closing 49 locations, joining the ranks of stores capitulating to competition from Best Buy and Walmart. The restructuring will leave the consumer electronics retailer without a presence in California, Tennessee, Alabama, or New York. According to CEO Joe McGuire, surviving Tweeter locations will sport Consumer Electronics Playgrounds offering high-end home theaters.

“Since our Playground stores are clearly resonating with consumers and articulate our vision so well, we will continue to execute this concept in our remaining 97 traditional stores by taking what we have learned from our current Playground stores and rolling it into our existing fleet.”

Stores on the chopping block will immediately offer liquidation sales. The complete list of closures, inside.

American Airlines Lets Al Gore Skip The Security Checkpoint

American Airlines Lets Al Gore Skip The Security Checkpoint

Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority spokesperson Lynne Lowrance said an American Airlines employee took Gore and two other passengers from the airline’s ticketing counter through a door in the baggage claim area where only “badged employees” can enter. The door led to a tunnel and then to a ramp that accessed an American Airline’s gate beyond the airport’s security checkpoint.

UPDATE: Drove My Chevy to the Levy But The Dealer Left Me Dry

UPDATE: Drove My Chevy to the Levy But The Dealer Left Me Dry

An investigation into the Bill Heard used car dealership reveals a history of complaints over customer intimidation and harassment.

Drove My Chevy to the Levy But The Dealer Left Me Dry

Drove My Chevy to the Levy But The Dealer Left Me Dry

Unlike Mark’s Prius story, there’s no confusion in this truck twister from Tennessee. Except, how did the dealership think they would get away with it?