The Campaign For DA

3.05.2015

Snow Morning Reading


A Dallas Morning News columnist recounts his experience when a a product he purchases doesn't include a component part that is supposed to be included.

I thought this was interesting and a bit odd.  First, Sony is to blame, not Target. Secondly, I'd just buy the missing component part. Sure, there has to be a price that would be unacceptable to me, but I'm not spending two to three hours jacking with that problem unless I absolutely have to.

(And why did he throw in there his speculation of the salary of the Target employee? Especially from a guy who works in maybe the lowest paid industry in the nation.)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought this was interesting and a bit odd. First, Sony is to blame, not Target. Secondly, I'd just buy the missing component part. Sure, there has to be a price that would be unacceptable to me

So after you reach that unacceptable threshold; do you take it back?

Anonymous said...

If he just bought it, Target has a problem and needs to pull the item. He won't be the only one coming back for exchange/refund.

DF Nash Hardware

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Why?

Because he has a little "Bully Pulpit" of his own and he gets pleasure from it.

Not because anything good or constructive will come out of his rant.

Baylor Too said...

Because he's too lazy to do any real journalism, so he publishes amusing anecdote from his own experience.

Baylor Too said...

Barry, you complain about not hearing anything more about this or that news story; for example, that police shooting up in St. Jo. Why do you think that is that you never hear anything? It is because reporters are lazy. The police chief up there knows that if he says "no comment" long enough for the print or broadcast deadline to pass, then the reporters will go away and won't follow up.

Anonymous said...

http://www.newsweek.com/clifford-stoll-why-web-wont-be-nirvana-185306

Maybe he should write a response to this article.

Andrew Kuppinger said...

They wasted newpaper space for this story. O Dallas.

Anonymous said...

He loses a lot of credibility by repeatedly calling it "blue ray" and not Blu-Ray.

Anonymous said...

Let me tell you about Target. 2 Xmases ago I bought 3 sound systems for presents. I was told they were in back. They brought them up and I purchased them. We had 3 xmas parties aand at the first when the system was opened it was only partially there and it had been used. So later I opened the other 2 and found one used and missing parts and one new. The day before Xmas I returned to the Target store. They couldn't explain but finally reinbursed my money. This was right after their problems with credit card fiasco. I asked for fuel money for having to drive from out ofn town. They refused to do anything. I've never been back to Target and never will.

Bear said...

I will only shop locally and with small businesses. These mega corporations do not care about anything except getting you to give them your money.

They are like the government, you have no other choice but to use them.

I say we do have a choice. Now if only I could find an alternative to the Federal mafia.

And I do not own a small business. Just shop from them. I may pay a few dollars more, but they care about me and want my return business.