Back in 2005, a Korean company introduced a tiny cube-shaped MP3 player that had more features than the then-dominant iPod Shuffle. The adorable MobiBLU included a voice recorder and an FM tuner, and was a Walmart exclusive item in the United States that came with free Walmart music store downloads. While those songs self-destructed back in 2008, the devices haven’t gone anywhere. You can find them on Walmart’s shelves, often at full price. [More]
Courtney was on a mission. It’s her job to find things for people at low prices, and then buy them in large quantities. For example, one day she learned that beauty chain Ulta had Big Chi Digital Hair Irons, which usually cost $169.99, on clearance for $49.99. Score! One of her clients wanted these, and there were twenty-seven of them in stock. Now, “Clearance” should mean that the store is trying to clear out stock, and should be happy if someone comes along and scoops up everything on the shelf. Right? Not at Ulta. They’d rather not sell items at all than sell them to Courtney by the cartful. [More]
The attendant threw on a reflective vest, locked the booth, went up to the platform with me, jumped down onto the tracks and grabbed the Walkman. It still worked perfectly.
, chronicling the connection between crime and fast food since, uh, last month:
I bought this ugly Tweety Bird popsicle for my kid from the ice cream truck. The manufacturer didn’t even try to center the gumball eyes.
To improve transparency, the new owners said Sallie Mae will have a new eight-person board, comprising four representatives of J.C. Flowers and two each from Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase.
“I’m homeless. It’s warm in here. I am Starbucks.”
A day before the so called “National Gas Boycott,” the national average gas price has jumped to $3.11, tying the record set in September 2005 shortly after Hurricane Katrina damaged oil refineries in the Gulf Coast area.
Kool-Aid pickles violate tradition, maybe even propriety. Depending on your palate and perspective, they are either the worst thing to happen to pickles since plastic brining barrels or a brave new taste sensation to be celebrated.
On the fast food blog you linked to, now there are many who are calling the whole thing a hoax – even people claiming to be former McDonald’s employees. The person calling me “worse than Hitler” is my personal fave.
Lee County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a robbery suspect who held a man up at gunpoint last week in a Burger King parking lot, then ditched the gun in a toilet tank in another restaurant, authorities said.
Vonage Holdings Corp. asked a federal appeals court to send its patent case against Verizon Communications Inc. back to a lower court, citing a Supreme Court ruling this week that could make it harder for companies to protect patents deemed too obvious.
Using some Rit dye, you can customize your Wiimote’s straps.