Last week was a big week for reader tips: we posted over 27 of the damn things. God bless you, our gentle readers, for the hundreds of dollars worth of posts we were paid for yet didn’t have to compose. We will think fondly of you when mopping up the tamali and caviar spilling forth from the innards of our champagne-boiled lobsters.
But no joke: we really got some great emails from you guys last week, from subjects as diverse as Huffy Basketballs to obnoxious charities to Lesbian Brides infuriated at Amazon. We also started seeing a responsible consumerist trend that I personally hope will continue: complaints about companies accompanied by copies of the letter that our readers sent to customer service and/or the Better Business Bureau. These sorts of letters helps guide other consumerists past the mouth-foaming stage of unholy rage and to the point of trying to resolve customer service complaints on a larger, more responsible level.
Anyway, you know what we usually say here: this site is your mouthpiece. Sending us an email about a company is not only a great way to vent, but it raises awareness of your issue in the minds of thousands of other shoppers. If you need advice, we can usually help; if we can’t, our commenters damn well can. And even if you hate The Consumerist, it’s never going to get any better unless you drop us a line and let us know what you’d like to see. So mail us — there’s no email so pithy that we will out-and-out ignore it.
Make the jump for last week’s Readers stories.
Delta’s Carpet Doesn’t Match Its Drapes, Settles For a Brazillian
TV Shipping in the Valley of the Amazons
Customer Says “Flowers by ANOT!”
Bride Rages When Macy Won’t Let Her Keep Her Surname
Tivity Software Bilks OSX Humping High School Teacher
Best Buy Fulfills Its Name
Does The Consumerist Douche?
Fink On Your Employer: Gap Inc.
Pictures of Eyeball Fungus
Waiter, There’s a Lack of Disclosure in My Soup
Amazon Wedding Wishlist: A Lesbian Speaks
Telcos: We’re Down With P
Insurance Upsell Smells Off
Come See The Softer Side of Sears’ Incompetence
Ask The Consumerists: Know A Good Bank?
How Many Tales of iPod Can We Tell? Best Buy Adds One More…
Why Marketers Are Douchebags
Enterprise-Rent-A-Car Eyed For Placement on Teeny Cement Blocks
Apple Doesn’t Want $2,000 From Euroweenie
Paypal’s PR Agency Promises to Help Resolve Consumerist Reader Complaint
Power Stopped Over One Cent
Take Me Off Your Damn List, UNICEF!
Customer That U-Haul Hates Sics BBB On Their Ass
Sears Ignites Searing Blaze in Customer’s Skull
Huffy Gets Basketball Right
You Can’t Take A Picture Of This Starbucks!
Reader Actually Likes Bank of America