Consumerist Tshirt Finalists

Of all the many many fantastic slogans that you guys sent it, these stuck out as the strongest. Before we throw up the poll, just want to make sure they’re cool with and we’re not missing anything. If you feel something awesome is missing, make your case in the comments or send us word on the tips line. Tomorrow, we vote.

• I Might be a Mystery Shopper
• Buyer. Beware.
• Consumerist Whore
• Companies should be afraid of their customers.
• I eat retail drones for breakfast
• I’m thinking of writing a strongly worded letter
• Caveat Venditor

Inside, all the slogans and ideas submitted so far (for reals this time).



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  1. Mr. Gunn says:

    What happened to “Brand Killer”?

  2. JMC says:

    Why “I might be a Mystery Shopper”?

    Just having it read “Mystery Shopper” is way funnier.

  3. JackieTreehorn says:

    I have to agree with JMC there.

    If it’s not ironic, how can it be funny?

  4. Slack says:

    Seriously, Brand Killer.

    I was going to vote for it.

  5. ExVee says:

    I think I like “This Conversation May Be Recorded For Quality Assurance.”

    Or, “Beware of Consumer” done in the style of “Beware of Dog” signs.

  6. Smoking Pope says:

    “First Price Rite Photo, then AOL. You want some of this?” –

  7. matto says:

    for the love of god, why did you make that a huge image?!?!?

  8. homerjay says:

    Thanks ExVee, that first one’s mine! Its meant for when you’re standing there at a register or talking to a retail lemming.

  9. denki says:

    Mystery Shopper rocks the house.
    Consumerist Whore has been done already by other people trying to make a quick buck on t-shirts, just search the internetes.

  10. Jesse in Japan says:

    I vote for “I’m thinking of writing a strongly worded letter” (and no, I didn’t submit it). It’s the only one that’s really remotely clever. Maybe the message is a bit passive-aggressive, though.

  11. I like Mystery Shopper myself. Maybe we should change it.

    “for the love of god, why did you make that a huge image?!?!?”

    MT has a problem with that much text being displayed. We’ve gotten some ranty emails from tipsters occasionally where we just haven’t been able to get the whole thing posted without doing a lot of editing.

  12. Kat says:

    I think Caveat Vendor looks better than Caveat Venditor.

  13. thesilentnight says:

    The image was a godawful idea. “Brand Killer” should be in the running without question.

  14. Mr. Gunn says:

    OK, I saw the edit to the old post. I see Ben’s point about not wanting to present the site as being a bloodthirsty killer of all brands, but only of the bad one. Bad Brand Killer just doesn’t pop, though. Neither does potential brand killer. I think just saying Brand Killer implies that the site can be a brand killer, though it may not necessarily be.

    So I still think Brand Killer should be in the running, and I think I’d win, too.

  15. Mr. Gunn says:

    I mean it would win. It wasn’t my idea.