I purchased a service to deliver traffic to one of my web sites. I know it reeks of scam, but I was curious. That's beside the point.
The terms of service don't state anything about the timeframe in which that traffic will be delivered. It's come in dribs and drabs (then entire purchase would take years, literally, to be delivered). And their stats do not match mine. Every single day shows them delivering more traffic than my whole site gets.
That said, I have two questions.
1) What is the legal basis for timely delivery of such a service, given that timeliness is not discussed in their terms at all. There ought to be a reasonable assumption of how long they have to perform their service, right?
2) Since legal action is not a reasonable option (it would cost more to get a refund than the refund is worth), what are some ideas for completely legal ways I could put a spotlight on this company's potentially fraudulent but certainly terrible service?
posted by JWright
on Jan 25, 2007 -
waiter income tax question. Its common practice for waiters to "tip out" a certain portion of their money every shift to support persons. This might not seem like much, but for career waiters, this means an extra $2000+
Is this a deductible employee expense in the eyes of John Q. Tax?
posted by donmayo
on Jan 17, 2007 -
Too many phone service providers. Help me reduce down to what I really need. [more inside]
posted by Xurando
on Jan 16, 2007 -
I am planning a group trip to Ecuador/Galapagos islands, and we would like to spend a day doing community service. Any suggestions/recommendations/experiences? [more inside]
posted by orangskye
on Jan 7, 2007 -
Can this laptop be saved? eMachines M2105 bought refurbished from Tiger Direct outlet near Toronto two years ago (90 day warranty). Recently the power cord developed the "jiggle it to make it work" disease. Only it turns out that it wasn't the cord but the jack inside the computer that had the problem. Now the jack is completely loose from whatever it had been attached to and so the computer doesn't go. While online third-party parts dealers seem to have jacks for just about any other eMachines laptop, no-one seems to have this one. And the official eMachines parts supplier says I need to replace the mainboard (which costs about two-thirds of what I paid for the laptop for the part alone). [more inside]
posted by winston
on Jan 5, 2007 -
I'm looking for examples of over the top service from a business. The idea being "I got way more than I paid for."
If you've had an experience that truly impressed you, please share.
posted by davebush
on Dec 1, 2006 -
Is there a competent, reliable hardware service company in the L.A. area that can maintain my computers and office equipment? [more inside]
posted by SMELLSLIKEFUN
on Nov 22, 2006 -
I'm interested in spending a couple of years in another part of the world, either volunteering or teaching. Am I fit to do so? If so, what programs should I look into? [more inside]
posted by treepour
on Nov 9, 2006 -
Rather easy question with a long explanation behind it. What is the website where I can look up what different banks are offering as interest rates? I'm in NYC and considering switching banks because of a potential problem I see developing...More inside.... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid
on Aug 24, 2006 -
Remember when I asked this question
? Well my girlfriend's Jetta just crapped out on her the day after her move to Minneapolis. Can you recommend any good VW dealers/service depots in Minneapolis? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk
on Aug 17, 2006 -
Please help recommend a solid, mid-range laptop for a friend with excellent tech support options and good longevity. [more inside]
posted by hamster
on Aug 15, 2006 -
Do they not kick in if your call starts before 9pm? I am a new Cingular subscriber (yeah, I know, the rollover minutes seduced me), and I was shocked to see a 58 minute call logged to my daytime minutes. The call had begun at 8:53 and I assumed that logically at 9:00 my nighttime minutes would kick in. Naturally, this is not the case and I ate up 1/7th of my total monthly anytime minutes on this one call. Do other wireless carriers keep you on daytime minutes for calls that begin before 9 and extend on past 9? [more inside]
posted by Hammerikaner
on Aug 8, 2006 -
Forced for the summer to access the Internet through dial-up I wonder what the least expensive, least annoying, fastest option. I currently use NetZero which is free (three months which are almost up), fairly fast, but very annoying with video ads and hijacking my preferred browser i.e. making IE my preferred bowser every time I dial-up. I've used AOL in the past but find it very, very annoying. Any recommendations?
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Jun 13, 2006 -
For theatre (and other) projects, I sometimes need music that I can't find on CD. Is there a service that lets you email sheet music to a musician, who then a musician records the song and sends it back to you as an mp3? I'm looking instrumental music -- no vocals. Just a piano/keyboard is generally fine. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Jun 12, 2006 -
Billboards around town offer the service of "Any (lab) test." The companies offering the service vary, but they all include the word "lab" in parentheses. Why the consistent parenthetical? The service wouldn't really make sense without the parentheses, would it?
posted by tegoo
on May 27, 2006 -
I need your help. I'm a licensed acupuncturist and a herbalist. I have been involved in many out reach programs in the past. My goal was to reach out to as many immigrant groups with no to low health insurance coverage and educating them of available resources. The unique experience came working with the Korean community in New York City. This group tends to have such a high stomach cancer rate and about 70% of the patient population I came in contact with tested positive for H. pylori. The standard of treatment for H. pylori is course of antibiotic drugs. I don't know if you guys are aware but if you don't have health insurance to cover for these meds, it cost about $300 out of pocket expense.
So, my thing is this - I wanted to set up a research program using simple herbs that are readily available and in low cost. I know nothing about setting up a research program. What do I need to do and who do I need to talk to? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
posted by haesung
on May 25, 2006 -
Is there a service that provides a coded tag for my key ring that allows anyone to drop found keys into a mailbox so they get forwarded back to me? I had a tag like this, but upon checking, the company no longer exists. D'oh! I need a replacement.
posted by garbo
on Apr 27, 2006 -
I’m looking for organizations/agencies that arrange group international travel. [more inside]
posted by bwilms
on Apr 18, 2006 -
Considering hiring someone else to do credit repair for me. What differentiates a good service from a bad one? Are there traps or pitfalls? What should I expect to pay?
posted by weston
on Mar 24, 2006 -
What is a package shipping method that is convenient to the receiver? If the recipient is not at home, he should be able to call and reschedule delivery for a better time. This is for a gift. [more inside]
posted by gearspring
on Feb 13, 2006 -
ParisFi: Looking for an apartment finder service to find me a high-end place in central Paris this spring (2 weeks). Its a gift for elderly relatives and I don't have time or expertise enough to do it myself and its got to be a special place. [more inside]
posted by johoney
on Feb 9, 2006 -
Any social bookmark archive service that can bookmark, archive and export (in the future) a webpage that is likely to disappear? [more inside]
posted by studentguru
on Feb 3, 2006 -
CellPhoneServiceFilter: My wife wants a cell phone. Whats the best deal right now regarding minutes/price? She wants to do text messaging with her friends and relatives and id say most of her friends use t-mobile. We also want to spend as little as possible.Thanks! [more inside]
posted by flipmiester99
on Jan 31, 2006 -
Recently I've decided that I would like to take a service trip this summer, and would like opinions and ideas on where to go, who to go through, and who might help fundraise such a trip. [more inside]
posted by charmston
on Jan 20, 2006 -
Office 2003 SP2 grief - it cannot install and i want it to quit trying to install for a few days. [more inside]
posted by grafholic
on Jan 11, 2006 -
My laptop is a Compaq that came from ebayland. The fella who sold it to me had 'lightly' used it, and he sent it to me with the drive wiped and XP SP 1 installed. Yet it refuses to install SP 2 or any other update. [+] [more inside]
posted by moonbird
on Dec 5, 2005 -
Does anyone know of a (professional) search engines service where i can submit my (new online-business) ideas and they check (recurrent) if someone else is already up and running?
posted by germanguy
on Nov 21, 2005 -
I need a very simple stock quote web service that I can get at programatically. Everything I've found is either non-real time ("delayed 10 minutes") or not programatically available (i.e. an embedded java webpage that only works in IE.) I'd even screen scrape if they let me. I will obviously pay for this service. I don't need charts or anything fancy beyond real time data for any of the major exchanges (I'm not picky.)
posted by neustile
on Nov 11, 2005 -
Community service: I have an assignment for school to do 3 hours of volunteer work. Anywhere I can find wants a longer commitment than that, and unfortunately, 3 hours is the most free time I can spare this semester. I've checked Volunteermatch. Any ideas? (I'm in Chapel Hill, NC, and don't drive; I have few real skills).
posted by Jeanne
on Nov 4, 2005 -
I need to setup a conference call for one of my freelance projects. Can you help recommend a conference call service that's affordable and reliable, and has record/playback features?
posted by Dukebloo
on Oct 26, 2005 -
Does anyone work for the Canadian Foreign Service, or know of someone who does? I'm considering this as a career option after finishing my Masters, and I would like to know more about what such a career would entail.
posted by reformedjerk
on Sep 13, 2005 -
I have an idea for a product/service. I've drawn out a rough business model and shown it to a few people who all think its a great idea but I'm having a few problems getting things rolling... more inside about funding the project, pitching it to major 'players' in certain industries, investors, etc [more inside]
posted by hummercash
on Sep 6, 2005 -
I want to start a "hate" site dedicated to my crappy dealings with a major corporation. What do I need to be wary of? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky
on Aug 2, 2005 -
Questions for grocery clerks (or people who stand in line at the grocery thinking about people and their purchases). [more inside]
posted by kmel
on Jul 29, 2005 -
I'm a single guy, 30 years old .. finding out that I'm spending too much time cleaning my house .. and I suck at it ;) I really think time spent cleaning would be better spent on work and a side business I have .. Wondering if you all had opinions on a cleaning service like Molly Maid
posted by jason9009
on Jul 25, 2005 -