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Corporate America Sucks and so does its products, Which one's suck the worst and why, I'll go firs

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posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 02:57 PM
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What are the worst products you have bought in your life and why?

1. 2005 Pontiac Gto - Bought it new, after 3,000 miles it kept going into "safety mode" in which the car wasn't allowed past 2,000 rpm's.

Pontiac Didn't take it back for 3 months.

2. Dell Dimension Computer(and a close tie going to their customer service department in India)

Computer hasn't worked since the day I bought it and they still refuse to address the problems


[edit on 11/4/06 by JAK]




posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 02:59 PM
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Your first mistake was buying a Pontiac.
Your second mistake was buying a Dell.




posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by Creedo
Your first mistake was buying a Pontiac.
Your second mistake was buying a Dell.




True and True, but the Goat could move, when she worked!(is a pontiac that is created in the land of oz still a pontiac, its the same thing as a holden)
* The only way ANY dealer will give you a new car for a lemon is to contact the bbb. Never talk to the dealer after it's a lemon, waste of time and brains.

I want to hear more about other peoples horror stories of buying crappy products. What was the worst product you invested in Creedo?



posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 03:33 PM
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Im on a Dell Dimension too and it sucks the big one. As soon as my tax refund comes back; it's toast.

When dealing with a car co., the BBB is usually a waste of time.
Call your state Attorney General with your complaint. Call your AG with ANY complaint. What you got in the AGs office is a bunch of young lawyers with a chip on their shoulders, looking for anything to make a reputation for themselves so they can escape the bureaucratic nightmare and go into private practice or some big firm where they can make some REAL money.

I bought a Fender stratocaster that always sounded real funky with cracklin pots and a hum from hell. The store and Fender treated me like [profanity]. Sorry, I sold it to some other poor chump.

Corporate America has forsaken service to the bottom line.
We used to make Steel in this country; now we make Happy meals.

Some want to blame everything on Unions instead of the real reason; greed in the form of stock options, enormous severance bonus and outlandish salaries for upper management.

I'm not a socialist; Im a small business man myself and I feel the effect of corporate greed every day in MY bottom line.














[edit on 11-4-2006 by whaaa]



posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 06:04 PM
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"Corporate America has forsaken service to the bottom line.
We used to make Steel in this country; now we make Happy meals.

Some want to blame everything on Unions instead of the real reason; greed in the form of stock options, enormous severance bonus and outlandish salaries for upper management. "

Great quote, too bad there isn't a party for the small business anymore.

Who else has crappy stuff and where did they get it!



posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 06:13 PM
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As far as corporations go, I would have to say that my personal all time crooked scumbag money grubbing corporation would have to be Ameriquest Mortgage. To them bottom line is eveything - people are nothing. I worked for that slave driving company for almost two years and I can say first hand that it is nothing more than an organized crime synducate. They taught us sales reps in detail how to lie, decieve and cheat hard working people out of the equity in their homes. They teach strong arm tactics and high pressure attacks straight out of the movie Boiler Room, specifically designed to confuse, frighten and back door people into signing their names and their homes on a crooked dotted line. Ameriquest currently has over 300 individual class action lawsuits pending against them in the U.S. in over 40 different states. They are a sub prime predatory lender and they actively seek out minority applicants, elderly uneducated people and those who are in desperate financial straits (verge of bankruptcy, needing money for operations etc) and they bait and switch them at the close. They promise one interest rate on a fixed loan only at the last second before the closing suddenly something changes and now your 30 year fixed rate at 6.5% just became 9.8% on an adjustable 2/28 ARM. What they do is tell you to go ahead and use the money that you would have paid your mortgage with that month to go out and buy yourself something nice or spend it elsewhere, promising the whole time that the loan is approved. Little does the borrower know that the loan doesn't even get final approval until AFTER it is signed! Thats why they give a 7 day recision period as opposed to most lenders who offer a 3 day, they need the extra time to complete the underwriting on the loan you have already signed but in reality isn't even approved. Document forgery and income forgery are a daily occurance. The appraisers are all on their prefered list and they will over inflate your value on the home so that the loan can go through, usually leaving you way upside down on the house when you try and sell it or refinance again. This company has led to so much financial ruin and so many foreclosures it aint even funny. They treat their employees like scum but the truth is a lot of people are getting rich milking borrowers (my area manager was a 25 year old punk, and he was making anywhere from $50K-$200K a month). They like to hire guys, usually 25-30 years old who have little or no experience in the industry. Then they teach you how to be a thieving criminal and the sad part is that because these young guys have never worked in the mortgage business they don't even know that what they are doing to people is wrong. Ameriquest will hire and fire like no other company. My branch was completely wiped out twice in a two month period with the exception of me and two other top producers. I quit and never looked back after almost two years of the nonsense because I couldn't stand ripping people off to make a living. I was one of the few who didn't lie or scam people to get paid, I was good at selling which is why I was kept around. Now I work for a small broker and I can actually help put people into a better situation and still make lots of cash.

A word of advice from me to you - if you are ever looking to refinance your home and you get a call from an Ameriquest rep...do yourself a big favor and hang up the phone. They have ruined a lot of lives.



posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 06:21 PM
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Good for You Black Ops, thats the kinda stuff I want to hear. Thanks for adding to the list and giving me some good insight into Ameriquest. I won't work with them in the future.



posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 10:50 PM
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Wow... yea Ameriquest is what I was gonna say as being the worst I've invested in. They had the mortgage to my last house. They are such a rip off!



posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 11:08 PM
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maybe the owners of Ameriquest are reptilian?



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 09:47 AM
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FreeCreditReport.com not because I have had a bad experience with their product but because their commercials are so damn annoying. First, of all that jingle, that just exudes low-class, and second that blond guy who is way too happy about ripping someone off.
Too bad Chuck Norris can't roundhouse that goofy smile right off of his face!

If anyone knows about this site being a rip-off Id love to hear about it!



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 10:11 AM
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I love pontiacs. My first car was a pontiac sunbird and it was great!

Anyways, I have had an issue with personal cd players lately. Everytime I buy one it stops working in less than two months.



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 10:24 AM
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Getting back to Dell,

I work at a company with primarily Dell machines. We have some IBMs but they're on their way out due to lack of support.

Their Optiplex series is crap.

We had 40 or so Optiplex GX270 and GX280s. Dell, being the cheap bastards that they are fitted all of their Optiplex motherboards with faulty capacitors that would burst, and cause random types of malfunctions on the machines. I couldn't diagnose the specific problem because they kept jumping around. One machine would randomly shut down, leaving nothing in the event log. Another machine would shut down after a user had logged off, which had me going for a while as well. Another machine would freeze, again leaving no sign in the event viewer.

After weeks of trying to solve what I thought were different problems, I opened one of the machines to swap a power supply, and noticed a cap leaking brown goo. For all of those who aren't computer savy, that's not supposed to happen. I did some research, and found that this was the problem, and the solution was to replace the MOBOs. I called in a Dell certified tech. I could have done it, but the machines were still under warrenty, and I wasn't going to spend a another few weeks fixing Dells blunders.

Dell Sux

(typed on a Dell Latitude D610)



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 12:48 PM
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You also cannot put any other brand of RAM into a Dell machine except Dell RAM. It has to be their overpriced crappy RAM for it to work.

I just build my own boxes... save money and get a better system.



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by Creedo
You also cannot put any other brand of RAM into a Dell machine except Dell RAM. It has to be their overpriced crappy RAM for it to work.


Nope, not true. I swap different brands of RAM around in Dells constantly. RAM is becoming a commodity and as long as it is the correct type, any brand will work.

NC



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 01:10 PM
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The RAM just has to fit the RAM slot. THere are enough types of RAM to make it pretty confusing if you're not used to it.

Dell Sux



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 04:21 PM
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I just wish there was one indian that worked for Dell that I could understand. It's a burden being American. I am from the bay area in california and I can not understand these people to save my life, I'm sure the labor is probably cheap though.



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 01:15 PM
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Michael Dell employs 1/3 of all indians why can't I find one that I can understand?

Michael Dell's Face.



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