Consumerism

Here lie the posts I’ve written about consumerism.  Money can’t buy happiness, but it can rent it.

AT&T is unreliable and its customer service to terrible

AT&T is unreliable and their customer service to terrible - Bent Corner

I’ve been having intermittent problems with AT&T Wireless. I’m having difficulties using their “Fastest in Hagerstown wireless network.” Because I drive for both Uber and Lyft, this problem is more than a small annoyance. It stops me from earning money. Either I cannot accept ride requests or I cannot end a passenger’s ride because my …

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DirecTv says installer will be here between twelve and four, fails to show up

Up until a month ago, we were DirecTv subscribers. We switched back to Antietam Cable, the local cable TV provider for the Hagerstown area. The price was a bit cheaper, but that wasn’t the driving force behind the desire to switch. I wanted to switch because of the NFL Redzone. With DirecTv, to get the NFL …

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Take a cruise with Carnival and learn how to poop into a plastic bag

The Carnival Triumph, the 893-foot passenger cruise ship owned and operated by the Carnival Corporation, is without power and is being towed slowly back to port by tugboats. There was a fire in the engine room on the third day of a planned four-day cruise in the Gulf of Mexico that left the ship without …

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Beware of upcoming credit card surcharges

Beginning Sunday, retailers accepting credit cards in the United States can charge customers a surcharge for the “privilege” of using a credit card. This surcharge is a result of a class-action suit brought against credit card companies in 2005. The new surcharge can be as high as four percent of the purchase. Historically, credit card …

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Turns out clothes sold by Unionmade aren’t made by union workers

Unionmade, a San Francisco-based clothier that sells upscale, trendy crap to hipsters with too much money, was sent a cease-and-desist letter by AFL-CIO, the country’s leading organized labor group. In the letter, they state that the company’s name is misleading and causes people to believe that its $225 cotton hoodies are in fact made by …

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