Someone in Italy placed the winning bid of $3.8 million on Friday for a one-house Texas town auctioned online.
ADLE International is now trying the cheapest trial beta version of developing it’s own branded on line store Ala http://www.smallbusinessmentors.com. For years, the ADLE brand multiplied through partnership with big on line store sites like Amazon, EBay, Yahoo and Google. For 2008, ADLE plans to launch and re-multiply more on line retail Internet sites.
Yes, this year mark on a new trend on Black Friday. The malls were still are rush in the morning but as the afternoon progress, the numbers were no longer as exciting as the previous years.
Thus, a new landmark that online sales still increased this year in spite of all odds.
So, hurry Cyber Monday might be too late for shopping after all.
You know it only means people are not really going to the malls, well at all, And when they do, they stroll a lot ala window shop. True or Not?
Anyways, analyst thinks it because everyone searches everything for the best deals first. Where else of course to start and end the search – ONLINE!
As one of more funny thing is that it was just Black Friday after Thanksgiving. Then, what is going to be left for Cyber Monday
Don’t know. But if I were you, I would hurry up and check out the best deals online before then.
The numbers on the brick and mortar stores as well as Dept. Stores today were no longer as much as the previous years, Some say a lot has to do with was is going on with the economy. Other blames gas prices, inflation and simply less funds to spend.
Yet amidst all these, “ONLINE” sales has dramatically increased through the years. This year is a very good example that people now are getting comfortable of buying almost everything online.
So, better hurry before the so called CYBER MONDAY as inventory might not be there by Monday.
Let’s see who can Google the specials fast enough.
Tips to Safely Shop Online for Black Friday/Cyber Monday
1. Make sure that when you are about to enter your credit card information that the web URl address changes from http to “https”. Having an “s” after the http means it is a secured website.
2. Look for the Safety Lock, Verisign, or Key clipart on the right lower side of the web site. For the a website to be registered with Verisign, etc.., they have to go through a lot of authentication processes for their business.
3. Does the website have a main corporate or physical address? For all you know, someone might me in the other end of the world just waiting to hack your credit card info.
4. Do they have a customer service email and telephone no. where you can call to follow-up?
5. Look for an About Us or Contact Page to make sure they do exist.
Good luck. From all of us at ADLE, Happy Thanksgiving.
Payday Friday yet Black Friday weekend before Thanksgiving.
Today is the last day to get the super deals out there for your christmas shopping.
As expected, right after Thanksgiving you’ll see the prices go up due to the coming Christmas. It is just the way it is through the years.
I believe that as information dessiminators, we have a obligation to remind people to get the super deals when you can.
So, good luck!
While blogging on how the overdraft fees scenario came back due to the four day holiday weekend in time for Veterans Day; a plantiff was filing a case dated Nov, 9 with the California Eastern Federal District Court
in Sacramento, CA where the case defendant is Washington Mututal Bank’
There are also numerous cases started by other people. I am a little shock because in my sales and marketing background, we only had a few lawsuits as eveything was dealt with a resolution in the end,
1. Always remember that the first resolution is for you to communicate with the company whom you have a problem with.
2. When everything is going no where, go the gov’t agencies that may intercede. In California, concerns on WAMU can be sent thourgh the Office of Thrift Supervision.
So I got some of the info from the Office of Thrift Supervision which might be helpful
Consumer Affairs TEL: (650) 746-7098
P.O. Box 7165 Spanish: (650) 746-7097
San Francisco, CA 94120 FAX: (650) 746-7001
Includes — Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota,
Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Northern Mariana Islands
You may also contact the Office of Thrift Supervision in Washington, D.C. Our toll free Consumer Inquiry
number is 1-800-842-6929. TTY Users should call through Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.
If your complaint involves an institution not regulated by the OTS, consider contacting one of the following agencies
as described below.
State-chartered banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System are supervised by their state banking regulator and their primary federal
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Division of Consumer and Community Affairs
20th and C Streets,NW
Mail Stop 801 (202) 452-3693
Washington, DC 20551 http://www.federalreserve.gov
State-chartered banks, including state savings banks that are not members of the Federal Reserve System are supervised by their state
banking regulator and their primary federal regulator:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Consumer Response Center
2345 Grand Boulevard
Suite 100 (877) 275-3342
Kansas City, MO 64108 http://www.fdic.gov
Finance companies, mortgage companies and a broad range of other companies, are subject to state regulatory authority and their primary
Federal Trade Commission
Consumer Response Center
6th and Pennsylvania Avenue,NW (877) 382-4357
Washington, DC 20580 http://www.ftc.gov
Federally chartered credit unions (credit unions with “federal” in the name) are supervised by:
National Credit Union Administration
1775 Duke Street, Suite 4206 (703) 519-4600
Alexandria,VA 22314-3437 http://www.ncua.gov
State chartered credit unions are supervised by the states that charter them. A state-by-state listing is available on the National Credit Union
National banks (banks with “national” in the name or N.A. after the name) are supervised by:
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Customer Assistance Group (800) 613-6743
1301 McKinney Street, Suite 3450 fax – (713) 336-4301
Houston,TX 77010 http://www.occ.treas.gov
firstname.lastname@example.org – e-mail
There are many resources available to consumers who have a complaint against a financial institution. Knowing
where to start when you are unable to resolve a concern with your institution can be a challenge. The Office of
Thrift Supervision hopes this information is a helpful tool.