Creative Labs has found a great new way to minimize the risk that a customer will actually benefit from a rebate offer. In Rick’s case, they sent him the rebate in the form of a $10 debit card that was supposed to be good until July 2009, but when he went to a Best Buy to use it last month, it was denied. The reason? He’d been charged a $3 “maintenance fee” every month since January.
A reader sent in this scan of a comment card found with a pair of Diesel shoes. “I wonder what the purpose of this is?” the reader mused. I wonder, too. Unrestrained whimsy? Prank? Rogue employee who is now either confined to a psychiatric facility or has a book contract?
Holy mother of sponsor deals! Yesterday and today only, if you visit ComcastTix.com and spend $48 on a Taco Bell Family 4-Pack for the Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music” event at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton “We Don’t Have A Corporate Sponsor Yet But Give Us Time” New Jersey, you’ll receive 4 free tacos from Taco Bell! Oh, but “additional fees may apply.”
We guess the sort of person who wants a luxury SUV isn’t too concerned about the idea of gas approaching $3.50 a gallon in the coming months, because sales have only dropped 0.9% over the past year, reports BusinessWeek. “‘For a high-dollar car, people with that level of discretionary income can absorb gas fluctuations,’ says Brinley of AutoData.” But it’s not just the filthy rich who have SUV-fever: sales of small SUVs have increased by 22.7%.
A little while back, The Walt Disney Co. — in an extraordinary act of compassion — threatened to sue a couple of grieving British parents who wanted to put Winnie the Pooh on their stillborn child’s gravestone.