A bought a laptop at Circuit City a few months ago – I wouldn’t normally buy anything there, but they had a great deal. Of course, they now found some way to send me all sorts of junk mail. I assume they stole my billing address from the credit card – it’s lovely how many companies have all my information just sitting there to be stolen.
Yesterday, I received a gift card for 10% off any purchase over $50. I almost thought it was a nice gesture, until I read the fine print:
Offer excludes computers, music, movies, games, Game Hardware, Sharper Image, Infinity, Velodyne, Bose, Polk, Apple, Kicker, MTX Thunder, LG, Select Plasma TVs, Select LCD TVs, KEF, Outlet, and Circuit City Gift Card purchases.
Now, I’m not sure if you’ve ever been in a Circuit City, but I’m pretty sure that list covers every item they sell. There is no respect left for the people – neither from the government nor from corporations.