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06:48 PM on 08/08/2012
I thought you just bought a gun and settled it that way
02:59 PM on 08/11/2012
Florida Style
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06:04 PM on 08/08/2012
About 25 years ago, my sister found herself in one of these situations and came up with a pretty good idea that would still work today. She bought a used car and literally two blocks from the car lot, the car died at a stoplight. The dealer offered to do some "patch work" and also offered to take back the clunker as long as she agreed to forfeit the $2000. down payment she had just made. So, after fluently refusing his offer, she came to my house and had some wine and a mini-breakdown -- a couple of hours or so -- and then we got busy making picket signs. We covered both sides with a collage of lemons, on top of which we wrote, in big letters with black markers, the NAME OF THE CAR LOT followed by these words: "... SOLD ME A LEMON." Then she spent two days walking up and down the sidewalk in front of that same dealership, which just happened to be located at one of the busiest intersections in the city. Cars would pass and honk and she'd wave and hold that sign even higher. At the end of the second day the dealer took back the car, no strings attached, and fully refunded her down-payment. He also asked her to promise never to buy another vehicle from his lot, LOL! -- and she gladly complied.
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05:29 PM on 08/08/2012
Find out the name of the CEO or high-level executive as well as his/her email address. Email this person while simultaneously filing a BBB complaint and then make a nuisance of yourself. After 60 days of serious probs with my cable/internet provider, I was able to get credit for three months of interrupted services as well as replacement of our 50" HDTV which was damaged by their cable box. I also received a check for $100 to cover the minutes used on my cell phone.
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Lynnbrown45
Life is what happens, while your planning
05:25 PM on 08/08/2012
Car Dealership was The BEST !!!! Damn I wish we could all do that when these places scam us !!
02:59 PM on 08/11/2012
We CAN!
03:40 PM on 08/08/2012
Poor customer service from HuffPo: I've reviewed numerous comments that the slide shoes do not work on the iPad version, but never a fix, explanation, etc...
What gives?
Anyhow, I hope most of you enjoyed the slideshow. I couldn't veiw it. By the time I get to actual computer, I probably won't care anymore. I'm glad it is not an important story. *sigh*
05:11 PM on 08/08/2012
AGREED!!! Come on Huffpo I haven't been able to look at slideshows for over a month
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sipiony2
Go outside!
05:33 PM on 08/08/2012
get a droid
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ILoveGreatDanes
If you can read this,my cloaking device is broken.
01:55 PM on 08/08/2012
I had a neurologist who had a very rude staff and was quite nonresponsive to her patients. When I asked for refills on my seizure medicines or call backs, it would take days to receive them. I waited two hours past my appointment time every time in her waiting room. She canceled my appointments and rescheduled them on three separate occasions, and also moved offices twice. She wouldn't give me a discount for having no insurance (and that's why I couldn't switch providers for a while, either). So I went on every doctor review website on the internet I could find and gave her a negative review. Mine was only one of many negative reviews. Since then, her practice has gone under. I have never heard of that happening to a doctor.
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Justthefacts425
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01:20 PM on 08/08/2012
I had HORRIBLE customer service from a Dunkin Donuts in Marietta, GA. The guy screwed up my order in the drive thru and charged me. When I brought to his attention he got pissed. After his little rant I asked for my card back (didn't know at the time he had charged it) and told him to cancel my order. I also told him, very politely that he could be a little nicer. Then he continued and told me "DONT COME BACK". If I had the time I would have gone inside and given him one of my better cursing outs. BUT I was the wrong one to piss of cause I told ALL of my Cop buddies and I will now be putting it on my car to further promote my dissatisfaction with there customer service. (Thanks for the idea)
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pslcitizen
I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
07:38 PM on 08/09/2012
I don't get mad, I get even. Contact the corporate office. I typically do it by email. It works most of the time. Nicely tell them the problem & that your really disappointed. That you don't feel like your patronage is appreciated. I recently got $35 worth of free chicken vouchers from KFC. Wendys was messing up my orders so much that the lady at the window wanted to know if I worked for Wendys because I had so many vouchers for free food. Most companies want you to come back & will make it right. This guy shouldn't be allowed to treat customers the way he did. Dunkin Donuts Corp. should be notifiied of how he's ruining their good name. But I like your idea of letting all your friends know. I don't hold grudges though & if they want to 'make up', then I will be glad to accept.
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Justthefacts425
I am the Po Po
06:37 AM on 08/10/2012
I did contact them and raised all kinds of sand, but was informed that each store is individually owned and they would pass it on to the Distric Manager.  Never heard another word.
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Stevie Hottman
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10:16 AM on 08/08/2012
I love the video of the car dealership customer going ape****! I especially love how the employee walked up to the vehicle to knock on the window as if to say, "Excuse me, sir or ma'am? Do you realize you're driving inside? Are you okay? You seem upset, how can I help you? How about you...whoa okay this is not an accident. I should probably just leisurely walk over here. Oops, almost got hit. Oops, almost got hit again. I'm sure if I casually stand around I'll be just fine..."
I've worked in customer service before. I will tell you that, based on experience, that we don't enjoy having to follow protocol and rules all the time. I broke so many policies just to make customers happy without consulting a manager first. Of course, those were extreme cases where the error was completely the company's fault - and not just waiving company policy or reducing prices just because it would make the customer shut up
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EasyReider
I've only had a few ales.
09:02 AM on 08/08/2012
Had the pleasure of watching (airline name redacted) throwing....nay, flinging with wild abandon and probably glee, not one or two but all eighteen of the guitars the band I was working for was traveling with. It's a nausea-inducing sight. My advice: insure 'em to the hilt and do not watch the cargo being loaded. When you give up your guitars to the airline, they're in the hands of (insert your deity of choice here). And gorillas. Gorillas under serious pressure.
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08:52 AM on 08/08/2012
I did the same thing back in the early '90's when my Hyundai Elantra was in the shop more than is was on the road. I had a series of signs in my back window, one of which said, "I bought this piece of $#!% at Fairfax Hyundai!" I had it towed to a Toyota dealership and traded it on a Toyota after the thiming chain broke, leaving me stranded in the middle of a snowstorm. The signs were still in the back window, causing the salesmen to get a good laugh. It may have ended up costing me more, but it saved my sanity.
08:26 AM on 08/08/2012
Yeah, every morning driving to work, I used to see a Ford pickup with a lemon painted on the tailgate, with a local dealer's name on it.

That's a pretty effective means of advertising.
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pepper1311
07:51 AM on 08/08/2012
1-they are car salesmn, 2-they are car salesman..3-print real merchants names, not slander, but say what happened. OH, when buying car go in ten minutes before closing, be prepared to buy and know your price. Auto transactin are a ton of paper work, most states want it correct. Read "confessions of a car salesman" Edmunds had it several years ago.
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Scott Hooten
10:58 AM on 08/08/2012
Pay cash you will never regret it. Cash talks everything else walks at a dealer they want real money more than the car. If you try to finance there they won't feel they have lost a sale because you didn't really have the money. They are trying to sell to a bank who does in that case. If you have money then they do have a sale to lose and will suddenly do things you never would of thought to get your money.
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pepper1311
12:11 PM on 08/08/2012
we always pay cash, those do not get screwed every time.
12:31 PM on 08/08/2012
Hmmmmm......sorry but I have to disagree! Dealers want profits regardless of where they come from. Given that there is a profit (sometimes generous) in the financing of the vehicle, they are more than happy to sell to someone not paying cash. It is a well informed, high credit rating and stubborn customer they would rather lose since those tend to pay less, get the best finance rates and are willing to fight it out for teh best terms.
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MissFrijole
My bite is worse than my bark.
02:31 PM on 08/08/2012
My husband and I went "ten minutes before closing" and they told us to come back the following Monday (this was a Saturday and they are closed Sundays.) They lost our business that way, which is a shame because they had some nice cars.
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Mandi Kay Merlenbach
Not afraid to show my name!
03:03 PM on 08/08/2012
That's considerably rude of you since buying a car takes a lot of paper work and you would be there long after that ten minutes. People have families they would like to go home to at CLOSING time. Same can be said for jerks who go out to eat and get there right at closing time. Those people have to keep the kitchen open for you, they have to wait to start their cleaning until you pay your bill. That can mean another one to two hours of them staying at work.

It's common decency not to go into a store right before they close unless you know what you are getting and it will take only a few minutes.
06:45 AM on 08/08/2012
Sad to say but the best frame of mind to buy a car is when you don't need one.
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OCCUPYHERALD
Live, Love, Laugh,share, grow.
06:58 AM on 08/08/2012
Best time to Buy a casket is when----------------------------?

Best time to fool around on your wife_______________?

Best time to get a cure for cancer-------------------------------?

Trick question, no good time 4 cancer!
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HellBank
Curve: The loveliest distance between two points.
07:11 AM on 08/08/2012
Very very true.
06:41 AM on 08/08/2012
They left out the one that worked for me. After being treated like an idiot at an auto dealership over a repair and being denied a conversation with the service manager I took to Craig's List to rant. My rant was flagged immediately but I kept putting it up and finally the service manager called me to ask if I was the one putting up my complaint on CL. He agreed to look into my complaint and indeed took care of me when he realized they made a big costly mistake.
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ILoveGreatDanes
If you can read this,my cloaking device is broken.
01:57 PM on 08/08/2012
Sweet :)
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alumcreek
sorry to see humanity repeating errors ad nauseam
06:23 AM on 08/08/2012
The right to abuse and exploit customers is something the rich of this nation bought from legislatures. This is a byproduct of the SCOTUS decision that money equals speech. Candidates need lots of money to block the sound of their opponents so they accept legislation written by a rich entity that protects it from any responsibility for whatever evil it visits on this nation's citizenry.

The longer we allow this form of bribery, the deeper the hole we will be in. Stop allowing it.