Let’s be honest for a moment — even if you’re working today, chances are that you mentally checked out before you even stepped into the office. It’s okay; you can probably afford to daydream a bit today while you clockwatch and stare at your boss’s empty office wondering why they always get to take the day off but you have to take one for the team. So here’s a way to kill a few minutes by testing your recall of some of the stories we’ve covered in the last year. [More]
You can’t depend on retailers to tell you whether you’re really getting a good deal or not. Is $89 the cheapest that you can find an Apple TV for? Is a $199 Dyson vacuum cleaner too good to pass up? You can make sure that your deal-finding senses are finely tuned and ready for Black Friday with an interactive deal quiz over at CNN. Some deals are exceptional, and others compare unfavorably to other recent sales, sometimes at the same retailer. [CNN]
Seth tells Consumerist that when he tried to open an additional savings account with Bank of America, recently, the Ã¼berbank put up some privacy roadblocks that he found intrusive and problematic. He’s already a customer, but the bank insisted on verifying his identity when he applied for a new savings account online. One of the questions was about his sister’s financial transactions, not his, which made him uncomfortable.
James tells Consumerist that he tried Angie’s List, and wasn’t thrilled with the experience. He was surprised and displeased, however, when a representative from the service reached out, called him, and asked him some questions about the professionals he had searched for. Would you have reacted the same way?