Snapfish Promises To Upgrade Some Christmas Card Orders, Customers Not Placated

Snapfish Promises To Upgrade Some Christmas Card Orders, Customers Not Placated

In response to customers who are angry that they haven’t yet received their orders for photo Christmas cards and other time-sensitive items, photo-printing company Snapfish announced that they’ll be sending out some orders––specifically, photo cards printed on stationery paper–– with expedited shipping. Everyone else? You’ll have to wait in the customer service chat queue to be hung up on. [More]

Problems At Snapfish Lead To Pre-Christmas Photo Scramble, Angry Customers

Problems At Snapfish Lead To Pre-Christmas Photo Scramble, Angry Customers

Five years ago, shortly before Christmas 2010, a reader complained to us that the photo-printing service Snapfish over-promised on their Christmas shipping deadlines, running late on her calendars and failing to get them to her before the holiday. This year, they seem to be doing the same on a massive scale, missing their advertised shipping dates due to “unprecedented volume.” [More]

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McDonald’s CEO Not Worried About Breakfast Competition From “Sandwich” Or “Taco Shops”

You know what they say about if the breakfast kitchen is too hot you should get out, something like that? Well, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson sounds like he’s not even breaking a sweat when it comes to any competition from Taco Bell or Subway breakfast offerings. [More]

NY AG Makes Toyota Come To Your House And Get The Damn Car

NY AG Makes Toyota Come To Your House And Get The Damn Car

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced today that his office had negotiated improved “accommodations” for owners of recalled Toyotas. In short, Toyota agreed to come to your house and get the car if you’re too freaked out to drive it.

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Honda Dealer Mocks Toyota, Touts Cars' Non-Deathtrap Status

Honda Dealer Mocks Toyota, Touts Cars' Non-Deathtrap Status

Well, this is classy. The photo at left purports to be of a Honda dealer in Dallas taking advantage of Toyota’s own private carpocalypse. That is, the serious gas pedal issue that has led to the recall of 2.3 million vehicles and halted production and sales of Toyotas. Hondas, as we all know, are free of mechanical defects.

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Edmunds.com Estimates Real Cash For Clunkers Cost, Gets White House Smackdown

Edmunds.com Estimates Real Cash For Clunkers Cost, Gets White House Smackdown

Edmunds.com crunched some numbers, and came to the conclusion that the federal Cash for Clunkers program was not a terribly effective use of taxpayer money. They argue that the bulk of rebates went to consumers who were going to buy cars anyway. The White House, however, begs to differ. So how did the Obama administration respond? With a snarky blog post.

AT&T Whines To FCC That Google Voice Violates Net Neutrality

AT&T Whines To FCC That Google Voice Violates Net Neutrality

On Friday, AT&T filed a letter with the FCC accusing Google Voice of violating network neutrality principles. Google Voice doesn’t work with certain numbers that AT&T, as an old-fashioned landline and mobile provider, does.

Rumble In The Strip Mall: Best Buy Calls Out Walmart

Rumble In The Strip Mall: Best Buy Calls Out Walmart

Sure, Best Buy emerged victorious over Circuit City in the Battle of the Big-Box Electronics Stores, but they still have to compete with general discounters like Walmart. Which is why in a new ad campaign, Best Buy calls out Walmart specifically, attacking their employees’ presumed lack of product knowledge compared to Best Buy employees.