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Canon Customer Care Kudos

February 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Usually, I’m too busy complaining about one thing or another to find something positive to say. But this post is a positive post. This post is all about brand loyalty. Brand loyalty is defined as a consumer’s commitment to repurchase a specific brand of products or services, demonstrated by repeated purchasing or word-of-mouth advocacy. Based […]

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Tags: Business · Complaint Department · My Thoughts · Skippy Stuff

Adventures in Cellular Handset Insurance Claims

April 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Insurance of any form is rarely a compelling value proposition for consumers. Take, for example, life insurance. Life insurance is the one product that people buy that they hope to never have to use. From the insurer’s perspective, it’s a safe bet: you don’t want to die, and you’ll do whatever you need to in […]

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Tags: Complaint Department · My Thoughts · Telephones

The Subprime Mortgage Market, Bear Sterns, Federal Reserve, and Jim Cramer Meltdown Simultaneously

August 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The recent subprime mortgage meltdown and subsequent meltdown of a Bear Stearns hedge fund that invested heavily in subprime mortgage securities has caused quite a bit of heartache in global capital markets, leaving all three major broad market indexes in the U.S. down for the month of July. Usually, the markets close up on […]

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Tags: Business · Government & Politics · My Thoughts

Graham: Social Security cards should be revamped

August 11th, 2007 · 5 Comments

South Carolina’s Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said Tuesday, August 7, 2007, he will introduce legislation to replace all paper Social Security cards with plastic biometric cards that “can’t be duplicated”, so employers can be certain of the legal status of their workers. Because of course, businesses that hire illegals would be absolutely shocked to […]

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Tags: Government & Politics · My Thoughts gets iPhone Hype Fever, iPurchased an Album on iTunes

July 3rd, 2007 · 2 Comments

iPhone Fever Ferments iTunes Feelings
Came home a moment ago. Been thinking about all the hype about iPhones I’ve heard this week. Loaded up Firefox, checked my email. There was some laundry in queue after the email, but for some reason I interrupted that to put on music. Remembering that the Internet radio broadcast protest happened […]

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