I just got back from a long-overdue visit to the local vision-correction emporium, where I learned that for all these years, I’ve been fumbling through life only able to see 480 lines of resolution through my contact lenses. But now there are HD contact lenses. Bausch & Lomb’s PureVision2 HD lenses have been out for some time now, and I’m just learning about this upgrade to reality now.
While on an almond hunt at Walgreen’s, Willard encountered this side-by-side display of Blue Diamond Almonds. Both contain 24 ounces and cost $6.99, but one bag claims to have “50 percent more free.”
Sometimes you feel like a nut but Chex Mix don’t. Lynda was annoyed to tear into this bag of Honey Nut Chex Mix to discover not a single nut was in the bag.
A Dish Network rep convinced Tripp to add Cinemax for a penny on a trial period. When the trial ran out, Tripp canceled and said the company stuck him with a cancellation fee it never told him about.
MSNBC’s HD Guru blog skewers the shifty HDMI cable industry, which is based on ridiculous, unsupported claims of higher data speed, frame rates and refresh rates in exchange for exorbitant prices.
Sean has done some sleuthing and believes he has exposed a supposed GameStop exclusive game add-on is a fraud. The game-selling chain offered a “Boost Pack” for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty to those who picked the game up at a midnight launch earlier this week, but Sean says the pack’s codes are unnecessary placebos that don’t give code-holders any more access than those without the Boost Pack.
Have you ever dreamed of winning a year’s supply of Honey Nut Cheerios? No? Well, in case you did, you might have imagined a warehouse full of the honeybee-kissed circles of tedium. And you might have imagined incorrectly, because according to General Mills, just 12 boxes of the stuff should get you through a year.
Ashley says she succumbed to a high-pressure upsell in car stereo equipment at Best Buy based on a free installation pitch, only to decide she wanted to return the stuff. When she completed the return she found out the installation wasn’t free, but discounted to accommodate a nonrefundable installation fee.
Dave says he was lured in by the promise of a low rate when he switched from Cablevision to Verizon FIOS, but the bills have been much higher than expected and when he called to complain he was told the promotion he signed up for didn’t fit anything Verizon offers.
Anon says Best Buy’s $40 a year program going called Ask An Agent is a raw deal. The program lets customers bring in PCs for an annual checkup, and also gives takers 10 percent off of Geek Squad services. Anon says Best Buy checks out all computers for free, no doubt to offer them some spectacular optimization services.
Verizon likes to boast that its coverage is ubiquitous, but it’s gone way overboard when it makes claims that it covers more than 220 countries, as it did in this ad the company sent to Justin, who writes:
Glenn bought a Suncast compost barrel that was labeled “Made in the USA” on the box. So it’s only natural that when he opened up the box he found another box that revealed the included hardware was made in China.