Ever bought an infomercial product that just completely sucked? Didn’t work at all? Maybe it injured you like the fictional “Cornballer” from Arrested Development? If so, we’d love to hear about it. No, we’re not lawyers looking to represent you. As we’ve mentioned previously, Consumerist is working with ABCNews on a project about infomercials.
Consumerist is working with ABC News on a project about infomercials, and we’re looking for anyone who feels that they’re “addicted” to buying infomercial products. We realize Consumerist readers are a cynical bunch, but perhaps you have a friend who fits this description?
Hey, Consumerist readers, we got an opportunity to ask United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood 3-5 reader submitted questions in connection with “Distracted Driving Shatters Lives: Helping Parents and Educators Reach Teens,” a Consumers Union event taking place at our headquarters Monday, March 7, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET. Please ask about any transportation-related issue that interests you!
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?