Monday, October 12, 2009

Survival 101 Links: The Consumerist

By Flea - Be A Survivor

I wanted to share a website with you that I read religiously, it is a consumer advocate website called The Consumerist.

Their parent company is Consumer Reports and they are an outlet for consumers to complain and get advice on dealing with companies you feel have done you wrong.

I followed a lot of their advice when I was dealing with my home owner's insurance company recently and it helped IMMENSELY.

Here is a tidbit from their "About Us" Page:

"The Consumerist empowers consumers by informing and entertaining them about the top consumer issues of the day. We are a leading online resource for consumer-driven advice about dealing with everything from non-existent customer service to onerous cell-phone contracts to ever-shrinking (and ever-more-expensive) grocery products. The Consumerist is published by Consumer Media LLC, a not-for-profit subsidiary of Consumers Union, and takes no outside advertising.

The Consumerist highlights the persistent, shameless gaffes of modern consumerism - and the latest scams, rip-offs, hot deals and freebies. We also encourage our readers to tell us about their everyday experiences with absurdities of consumer culture - and suggest ways for them to fight back. Time magazine described us as "…The blog where shoppers can bite back and sometimes even leave deep teeth marks … there's lot of stupid capitalism on display: the man who spent what seemed like a century on the phone trying to cancel an AOL account … warranty repairs that never seem to be covered by the warranty … health insurance coverage denied on a whim. The Consumerist is a place to bite back, or at least cheer the underdog baring his teeth."

The Consumerist is the 38th most popular blog in the world, as measured by Technorati, a site that tracks blogs and other social media."

I read The Consumerist everyday and you should too.

...that is all.

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1 comment:

  1. Many consumers would be astonished at how much money they waste by not looking for better deals, haggling, etc. Great post, thanks!