In the last 24 hours or so, AirBNB has learned a few important lessons about passive-aggressive advertising and about how much people love public schools and libraries. Shortly before voters in San Francisco decide whether to severely restrict residents’ ability to rent out their property on a short-term basis, the company put out an ad campaign to remind the city of how much tax revenue those stays generate. The backlash was swift and angry. [More]
The holiday that gives thanks for a new home away from the ye olde Europe has made it full circle, and has apparently entrenched itself right back where the Pilgrims started from: British stores are now stocking Thanksgiving products, as Americans abroad have spread the holiday’s popularity across the pond. Because everyone can enjoy a nice turkey nap. [More]
So it turns out Red Roof Inn really was listening to feedback all those years ago back in 2011 (all those = more than one) when I made note of Red Roof Inn’s mission to implement changes customers actually wanted. Although it took President Andrew Alexander a bit of time to respond to a request I made so long ago, he’s gone ahead and done so. [More]
Caitlyn was just trying to return her Sprint iPhone 4S, and somehow she ended up with no phone and $400 lighter in the wallet, while Sprint thanked her for her “donation.” Is that what the kids are calling “taking a phone and not refunding your money” these days?
Most Consumerist readers would guess that it’s unlikely that the people at Best Buy will be inviting us over for dinner anytime soon. So it’s a nice surprise to see the company actually thanking us for a story.