Walmart says you might want to think about sending someone money if sending someone money is the reason you are sending someone money.

Walmart Lists “Sending Someone Money” As A Reason You Shouldn’t Wire Money To Someone

A lot of international fraud scams involve having to wire money to the scammers, and they’ve become so commonplace that operators of wire services like Western Union train employees to keep an eye out for red flags indicating a possible scam might be occurring. But we think this warning sign from Walmart and MoneyGram might be a little too over-cautious. [More]

(Alan Rappa)

Remember To Send Us Your Black Friday Photos And Horror Stories

Given the sheer number of people who will be out and about this weekend, it’s inevitable that some of you will have experiences ranging from the ridiculous to the horrifying to the horrifyingly ridiculous. But don’t just keep them to yourself, share them with Consumerist. [More]

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IKEA, Where 50% Off Is Really Just An Approximation

Consumerist reader Brad was looking at IKEA’s Black Friday mailer that went out this week and noticed that something just was just a bit off about the math on this deal on soft toys. [More]

Thanks to Ed for the tip!

Fun With Fonts: How Subway Tries To Distract You From Realizing How Little Olive Oil Is In This Packet

While it may look like something slapped together in an Intro to InDesign class, this vegetable oil packet from Subway makes for a good demonstration on how to obscure information you need to include but don’t really want people seeing. [More]

Can't Pay For That HoneyBaked Ham Now? Put It On Layaway

Can't Pay For That HoneyBaked Ham Now? Put It On Layaway

Apparently it’s not just Walmart that’s trying to seduce customers by offering layaway as an option this holiday season. [More]

Planet Fitness has a policy that relegates cellphone use to the gym lobby.

Math Is Hard On Planet Fitness

Usually, when you lock someone into a mid- or long-term contract, you offer them some sort of discount. And if you don’t, that’s probably not something you want to tout with a big outdoor sidewalk ad. [More]

Friday Tipster Round-Up: Holiday Creep Edition

Friday Tipster Round-Up: Holiday Creep Edition

Sifting through this week’s submissions, it looks like users of the free Consumerist Tipster App had the holidays on their brains. Of course, it appears they didn’t have much choice as stores have already begun packing the aisles with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items. [More]

Friday Tipster Round-Up: Display Blowout Edition

Friday Tipster Round-Up: Display Blowout Edition

Thousands of readers have already downloaded our free Consumerist Tipster App. Here are just a handful of the photos they’ve sent in. Remember that you can always see even more Tipster photos on our Facebook page. [More]

Friday Tipster Round-Up: Bought To You By The Dept. Of Redundancy Dept.

Friday Tipster Round-Up: Bought To You By The Dept. Of Redundancy Dept.

Thousands of readers have already downloaded our free Consumerist Tipster App. Here are just a handful of the photos they’ve sent in. Remember that you can always see even more Tipster photos on our Facebook page. [More]

Friday Tipster Round-Up: Inappropriately Bolded Edition

Friday Tipster Round-Up: Inappropriately Bolded Edition

Thousands of readers have already downloaded our free Consumerist Tipster App. Here are just a handful of the photos they’ve sent in. Remember that you can always see even more Tipster photos on our Facebook page. [More]

The Consumerist Tipster App: Open 7 Days A Week… And Sunday

The Consumerist Tipster App: Open 7 Days A Week… And Sunday

Thousands of readers have already downloaded our free Consumerist Tipster App. Here are just a handful of the photos they’ve sent in. Remember that you can always see even more Tipster photos on our Facebook page. [More]

Even The Computers At Borders Have Given Up

Even The Computers At Borders Have Given Up

As Borders stores around the country are being salvaged for scraps before being melted down into a homogenous molten goo, it appears that even the retailer’s in-house computers have decided its time to retire. [More]

Friday Tipster Round-Up: Paper Jack Cheese Edition

Friday Tipster Round-Up: Paper Jack Cheese Edition

Thousands of readers have already downloaded our free Consumerist Tipster App. Here are just a handful of the photos they’ve sent in. Remember that you can always see even more Tipster photos on our Facebook page.

My UPS Driver Is Either An Unfrozen Caveman Or Animal From The Muppets

My UPS Driver Is Either An Unfrozen Caveman Or Animal From The Muppets

Consumerist reader Morgan doesn’t quite know how to feel about the words her UPS driver chose to describe her. [More]

This FedEx Notice Wants To Play A Guessing Game With You

This FedEx Notice Wants To Play A Guessing Game With You

While some FedEx drivers plainly tell you that they threw your packages in the garbage, others take a more enigmatic approach to telling you where your parcel is located, or even if it’s for you. [More]

Home Depot Fires Four Corrupt Managers After Receiving Anonymous Tip

Home Depot Fires Four Corrupt Managers After Receiving Anonymous Tip

Don’t doubt the power of the unidentified tipster: Home Depot recently sacked four corrupt purchasing managers accused by a whistleblower of taking bribes. In exchange for the payoffs, the managers arranged for Home Depot to stock tiles and other flooring products from Asia. From the AP: