October 23, 2018

Tag - Consumers

Goodbye Christmas

Let’s stop using the birth of Christ as an excuse to expand the economy. Increasingly today, nobody cares about December 25th. Rather, it has become just a day for retailers to restock shelves with goods that they have in inventory in hopes of...

Things that Baffle: Part I

To “baffle” means to to defeat by confusing or puzzling. Do any of the following baffle you? Do American taxpayers understand their tax system? We get refunds because we’ve overpaid our taxes! By doing so, we’ve just made a...

Read the Fine Print

Most of the solicitations that we receive in the mail are not worth the paper that they are printed on. Department stores exclude most major purchases from their 15% or 20% coupons as a matter of course along with hundreds of exclusions if you take...

Today’s Consumer Better Be Sharp

Never before has there been more deceptive and clever advertising and products that are not what they used to be. If you are not a vigilante, you stand the chance of either over spending, getting a product that you do not want, or to be outright...

Fun with Telemarketers- Part II

We’ve all experienced them: dinner hour phone calls from people trying to sell us things, inform us of new products, or otherwise try our patience with sales pitches for services or products we don’t really need or want. Our privacy is...

Fun with Telemarketers- Part I

We’ve all experienced them: dinner hour phone calls from people trying to sell us things, inform us of new products, or otherwise try our patience with sales pitches for services or products we don’t really need or want. Our privacy is...