Black Tuesday

Hello loyal readers of The Constant Complainer.  Yes, I’m still alive, although it’s been a few months since I last posted.  Please accept my apologies for being away.  I’m rested, ready to get back on track and hope to be around again on a more regular basis.

What, do you ask, was so monumental that it [...]

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Cell Phone Shots – Volume XI

Today I’m featuring two very different cell phone pictures.  But both are equally frustrating to me.

I’m not specifically picking on Wal-Mart in this post, but they’re just the example I’m using.  Why do some retail stores have 25 check-out aisles, but none of them are ever open?  This is the case at my local Wal-Mart.  [...]

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Tis What Season? – Guest Post

Here at The Constant Complainer, in addition to my own posts, readers can submit Guest Posts on topics they’d like to complain about.  Leo Nevoli submitted the below-Guest Post.  His complaint is how the Christmas holiday season seems to start earlier every year.  I thought this was a great post idea.  So without further adieu, [...]

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The Wal-Mart Experience

In the past, whenever we’ve discussed Wal-Mart on this blog, it’s always been entertaining.  Some people like Wal-Mart and some people don’t.  But one thing always remains true - the opinions on both sides are strong.

This post actually involves my wife.  Yes, that’s right; Mrs. Constant Complainer!  Keep in mind, she’s not a blogger and [...]

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A Strange Message to Send

It isn’t too often that I will go on a rant about a specific product.  But in this case, I’ll make an exception.

First, let me ask you a question.  How much would you pay for a doll?  And we’re talking about a nicer doll, maybe for your daughter, wife, grandmother or another collector in your [...]

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Attack of the Landscaper

Anyone who has ever read this blog knows that I am a fierce consumer advocate.  I’m fair, but won’t hesitate to stand up for my consumer rights and/or expectations over the phone or at any store, restaurant or event.

With that being said, I’ve always given the spotlight on this site to strange issues I’ve encountered [...]

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Consumer Power – Part I

The other day at lunch, a colleague was telling me how her husband is a fierce consumer advocate.  She said that he has fair expectations, but won’t hesitate to stand up to a company if he needs to.  That was music to my ears, as I’ve spent years grandstanding and arguing that consumers should stand [...]

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Attention Shoppers: Lack of Professionalism in Aisle 3 – Guest Post

Here at The Constant Complainer, in addition to my own posts, readers can submit Guest Posts on topics they would like to complain about.  William Gatherer submitted the below-Guest Post.  His complaint is the customer service habits of retailers he frequents.  I love customer service complaints and I think all of us can relate to [...]

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Is There a Resident Expert in the House?

Do you remember the days when you could walk into a retail establishment and be greeted by an employee who was knowledgeable of the product they were selling?

I’m not that old - so I’m referring to the late-90’s, before the job market really started to change.  You know; the days when you could ask a [...]

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Coupon Madness

This evening my daughter and I stopped at Babies “R” Us because we needed to pick up a gift for my nephew.  We did our shopping and went to checkout.  It was about 7:30 p.m.  Of course, as is my usual luck, there was only one lane open.

Anyway, I was second in line.  I noticed [...]

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