Help Us Name The 10 Most Hated Business Practices You Encounter While Shopping

We need your help again. We’re looking for the 10 most hated business practices that everyday consumers run into when they’re shopping. From a misleading door-buster ad to frustrations with your credit card company, gift cards, return policies, and impossible to decipher rebates — we want to know which practices are the worst of the worst. What would you like to see changed? What hidden gotchas are waiting for you at your local shopping center?

Please email us your nominations at with “Shopping Gotchas” in the subject or leave your suggestion in the comments. We’ll use the best suggestions in a special project.

Thank you!


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