Archive for August, 2010

Aug 31 2010

Fiat 500, Benvenuto!

The Wall Street Journal has a story out today that Chrysler Group (owned by Italy’s Fiat) has unveiled its strategy to bring the globally popular Fiat 500 subcompact to the US in January 2011. The company hopes to sell about 50,000 of the cute little 500′s next year. That should not be a problem. Chrysler/Fiat [...]

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Aug 28 2010

Appreciating Marmite!

Yes, Marmite! It’s that strange, particularly English food stuff (well, I hope it’s food) that you either love…or truly hate. I actually love it! I remember reading about he cult of Marmite years ago. Strangely enough, I only just tried it, and now I am a believer. What is Marmite. It is a yeast extract [...]

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Aug 21 2010

Who's Fooled by GM's "Consumers Digest" Rating?

Plenty of consumers are, which is why I think GM relying so heavily on the “Consumers Digest” ‘Best Buy’ rating is so disingenuous and misleading. If you have seen any of the GM spots recently — especially the new ads from Chevrolet — you’ll notice that the surging American car company is basing a lot [...]

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Aug 18 2010

The Continuing Shame of 'Free' Credit Report Sites

There are not many things that get my dander up as much as the irresponsibility, dis-ingenuousness and downright lying of FreeScore.com and its disreputable brother FreeCreditReport.com. This is not the first time I have blogged about these companies that purport to provide you your credit score “free” online, but then charge you $14.95 per month [...]

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Aug 06 2010

New Sprint Ad: "Damning With Faint Praise"!

There is a new Sprint commercial running these days that features the CEO extolling the virtues of his company’s relatively low cost package. I think it’s $69 a month for everything: voice, text and data. OK, that is not a bad pitch if the other brands are charging extra for the data. But, the spot [...]

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