Posts filed under ‘News and politics’

Shop with Your Eyes Open for Sales at Best Buy

I’ve had a few adventures at our local Best Buy where an item shown on sale at a good price on the web is more expensive at the physical store. Recently this happened with a leather case I bought for a Zune Player. I argued at the cash register and at the service desk and got no where as the web site they brought up had different prices. I had to go home, print out the web site and go back to the store with a print out and wait for someone with the authority to check the real web site. I got my refund.

The State of Connecticut is helping consumers everywhere by pushing this one hard.



March 2, 2007 at 2:40 pm Leave a comment

CompUSA really Closing 128 Stores

The number goes up. Consumer choices go down. The consumerist has revised the story originally published. Stores were supposedly told yesterday.

February 28, 2007 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

Top 5 Reasons Not to Trust C|Net Reviews

I just saw C|Nets "Top 5 Reasons not to Buy Vista".

This seems to be yet another clueless drone talking head with really no credibility.


So, why don’t I trust C|Net reviews?

1. They are unabashedly anti-Microsoft

2. Their reviewers have no technical skills

3. They want to increase hits and their content is editorially slanted to achieve this

4. They are unabashedly anti-Microsoft

5. Do you really want to base your purchases on someone who only gives good reviews to advertisers products?

February 19, 2007 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment


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