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(The Consumerist)   Will EA remain reigning champ with its botched release of SimCity? Will Bank of America finally be able to seize the trophy? Will people remember that Carnival literally crapped on its customers? It's your annual Worst Company in America contest   (consumerist.com) divider line 25
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2013-03-20 12:34:37 PM
5 votes:

ThatGuyGreg: Meanwhile, the worst of the worst are nowhere near this list.


4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-03-20 01:18:10 PM
3 votes:

TheShavingofOccam123: If you lived in my neighborhood, you'd understand about thinking your package is outside, just waiting to be stolen.


If it ever does go missing you should go down Second Avenue towards St. Mark's Place where all those people sell used books and other junk on the street.

/It will be on a blanket next to a broken toaster oven.
2013-03-20 02:04:53 PM
2 votes:
Although I doubt they'll win #1, I at least want AT&T to get to the semifinals.  This is mainly due to me asking one of their customer service reps via chat what the average latency is in my area (just curious about switching over from Time Warner, who also sucks balls).  The answer I got was "it's fiber optics, there is no such latency".

So there you have it folks, AT&T is now offering faster than light data transfer.  You get the information before it's even been sent to you!  Wow!  Einstein ain't got nothin on AT&T!
2013-03-20 01:03:05 PM
2 votes:

wildcardjack: As someone who gets a lot of services through FedEx and UPS I gotta say neither belongs on the board. They're both six sigma grade companies and rarely present problems.

Ontrac and Lasership tend to be the ones that worry me. But it's not my choice which one carries my product, it's always about time and money as calculated by the elves.


We now know Santa's Fark handle!

Didn't know you were outsourcing your deliveries, Santa, but I guess it's more efficient than the reindeer thing.

Also, I wanna bicycle.
2013-03-20 12:57:05 PM
2 votes:
I read the headline with this in mind.....

tvseriesfinale.com
2013-03-20 12:52:34 PM
2 votes:
Though not a company, I think the suck trophy should go to the United States Congress.
2013-03-20 12:36:24 PM
2 votes:

ThatGuyGreg: Meanwhile, the worst of the worst are nowhere near this list.


It's The Consumerist.  Even when they talk about things that suck, their own suck overrides everything else.
2013-03-20 12:17:40 PM
2 votes:
A lot of companies dropped the ball hard this year. Some of 'em even dropped it, set it on fire, peed it out, and then kicked it into a storm drain.

It'll be interesting to see who winds up with the Golden Dook. All of these punks and more richly deserve it.
2013-03-20 06:35:17 PM
1 votes:

DSF6969: My bracket has AT&T and BOA in the final.  In spite of what all the others have done, nothing compares to the sheer scope of consumer screwing these 2 companies have accomplished.


That pretty much sums it up for me too. Altho I can't biatch about BoA's incompetence too much; they administer a sponsored credit card from a brokerage which later discontinued the sponsorship on it. BoA maintained the card and never changed the rate I got, which is oh, about 5% annual. No way I'm putting that one down to beneficence.
2013-03-20 04:38:42 PM
1 votes:

xria: Electromax: Yeah, I haven't played a SimCity game but the launch sounds like a mess and EA clearly has no clue what their fanbase wants, and is taking the MPAA approach of forcing down throats and expecting that to work. Old dudes in charge I guess.I just don't think that is worth being the worst company in America, when you consider what many companies in America are doing that affect much larger/more unfortunate groups than the American social stratum that plays city-building PC games in the month after they launch. Like botching my SimCity/the things you mentioned are the greatest affront, but the healthcare/agriculture/military complexes are just fine.EA belongs on a "Dumb Asshole" companies list, but not "worst" is a strong word.

Maybe the fact that the results of this contest is being based on an online poll at the Consumerist web site should clue you in to that this is not an billion pound ultra serious investigative report into the inner dealings of every company in the entire US, and is instead just a half joking excuse to get audience participation and let people blow off steam about the companies that directly affect their lives?


Yes, but I don't have a sense of humor!
2013-03-20 02:41:46 PM
1 votes:
I end up doing some consulting work for major ag interests on the multinational level, and if nerds on the Consumerist are ready to vote EA the worst company in America because of a farking video game launch, they really are sheltered and out of touch. I get whispers of some really sinister shiat happening overseas from those companies and I imagine those are far worse.

But oh noes, my $60 video game didn't work right! Get a grip on reality and lose the entitlement. Some companies are, y'know, actually doing evil stuff.
2013-03-20 02:30:51 PM
1 votes:

Aigoo: because why pay $29.99-34.99 for a new release bluray or $49.99-64.99 for a new release season of <insert show> on bluray when I can buy the same exact bluray, usually with extras, on Amazon for $10-35 less? That's why Best Buy can't compete.


If you want it NOW, you pay the price.

BBY is D-U-N done. They can't make any money on the products they sell, because their overhead is so high, despite cutting salary, closing stores, etc. With the rise of online retailers, there's no margin....and they're stuck in leases that they can't get out of, all over the country.
2013-03-20 02:24:49 PM
1 votes:
The list should entail every American company that has crossed the border to infest my beloved Socialist Canada, killing small businesses and large alike by selling crap we don't need that was manufactured by slave labour in the orient and Mexico.
 
  /never set foot inside a walmart, never gonna, now adding farking target to that idealogical list.
2013-03-20 02:22:00 PM
1 votes:
Chase should win it all. Fark Chase with a rusty screwdriver.
2013-03-20 02:08:01 PM
1 votes:
EA will win again, not because they are the worst company; but because hell hath no fury like a video game geek scorned.
2013-03-20 01:45:02 PM
1 votes:
So United gets a bye in the first round.

Can we nominate The Consumerist for inclusion. We have a poll on worst companies that's only open for 3 hours a day but we're not going to tell you anywhere in the article about it what 3 hours those are. A simple "Polls will be open from 9am-noon Eastern time" (or whatever they're open) would go a long way
2013-03-20 01:30:00 PM
1 votes:

Walker: Do the needful: Walker: Well they didn't literally crap on their customers. The customers on the upper decks crapped on the customers on the lower decks.

As it should be.

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i40.tinypic.com
2013-03-20 01:25:30 PM
1 votes:

CleanAndPure: Every experience I've had with Walmart in the last few years has been horrendous.

Avoid it as much as I can now.

Don't know how they stay in business. Target manages to not screw things up... they're often cheaper than Walmart... their stores are better maintained and they don't make you wait forever at a single register with 30 others closed.

No reason to shop at Walmart usually.

I like PayPal. Ups and fedex are good.

Wanted to buy simcity but declined due to always online. Never bit-torrented a game in my life... possible Simcity will be first if someone hacks the online aspect out .


it isn't worth pirating.

/ultimate drm
2013-03-20 01:12:38 PM
1 votes:

Walker: Well they didn't literally crap on their customers. The customers on the upper decks crapped on the customers on the lower decks.


so like trickle down?
2013-03-20 01:11:04 PM
1 votes:

You Must Construct Additional Pylons.: Hobodeluxe: my picks.
anyone sponsoring hate.
ie. Rush Limbaugh show
Chic fil A

Chic-Fil-A never told me the gays were bad nor did they ever discriminate against anyone based on sexual preference.

But continue your boycott you've given them record profits.


Area man mounts valiant defense of fast food restaurant.
2013-03-20 01:07:33 PM
1 votes:
Considering the damage to the US for last 30 years, I nominate Walmart to hold the title indefinitely.
2013-03-20 01:01:11 PM
1 votes:

Do the needful: Walker: Well they didn't literally crap on their customers. The customers on the upper decks crapped on the customers on the lower decks.

As it should be.


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2013-03-20 12:57:35 PM
1 votes:

rikkitikkitavi: Though not a company, I think the suck trophy should go to the United States Congress.


Shakes tiny fist!!
2013-03-20 12:56:10 PM
1 votes:
For the record my vote goes to: The U.S. Government.
2013-03-20 12:51:54 PM
1 votes:

Walker: Well they didn't literally crap on their customers. The customers on the upper decks crapped on the customers on the lower decks.


As it should be.
 
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