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Friday, 10 March 2006
Shopping Links
Topic: Broken Retailer Service

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    Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 12:01 AM EST
    Updated: Saturday, 25 March 2006 9:50 PM EST
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    Thursday, 9 March 2006
    Consumers' Shopping Experience Made Easier: Air Things Up, Vent your anger, Share Your Stories
    Topic: Fixwhatsbroken's Mission

    Welcome to Fixwhatsbroken!

    Reviews of things, products and service that don't work!

    What do you do when the costs of repair are even higher than the products themselves? You dump those products and buy a new one. How come companies don't want to fix their own broken products? Have you ever had to deal with a company over its broken, defaultive and/or just bad product design? Have you ever had to make expensive repairs in a brand car or other tool? What has been your experience with companies? Have you ever had to deal with a company's poor customer service? Have you ever had to deal with a home builder/developer's indifference or lack of care after you bought a home? How about a real estate agent who did a shoddy job? If you know a few of them you are pleased with, go ahead and put the word out. We, consumers, need to sift the good from the bad!

    In order to make informed decision, we need to have information about their business practices. Any complaints you may have about web service, online shopping and shipping with the big names such as, Barnes and Noble, eBay, eBay shops etc can be featured in an article here. Fixwhatsbroken is about the consumers' experience, your own experience. Nobody can deny it to you. How about the big click and mortar shops such as Costco, Best Buy, Circuit City, Wall-Mart, Target, Sephora, Gottschalks or G, City hall, Dell, HP, etc? Share your shopping experience at these stores too!

    Here is your chance to dish out and vent your anger or just air things out. If you have dealt with broken digital cameras, cars, iPods, PDAs, computers, laptops, you will want to read about and share your personal stories. If you have called city officials about some service only to find the voicemail, then you have something to share here. If there is a recall on a piece of equipment you have been using, a car's exhaust pipe, your pet's food or anything, then you will be glad to have come to this place.

    Our hope is that companies are going to pay attention to what you want and try to accommodate you. How else will they know whether they are doing a good or poor job if you keep your mouth shut? Company owners and shareholders are in business to make money. If something is not going well in their firm, they want to correct it. So it is in their interest to listen to the consumer's experience. This is what Fixwhatsbroken is all about.

    For sure, you are going to have a lot to say about the state of the healthcare system in this country. You will want to give your two cents about Medi-Cal Part D mess, exorbitant prices of medications and treatment within our modern medicine, price tag of education or getting a college degree etc.


    Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 12:01 AM EST
    Updated: Saturday, 18 March 2006 10:55 AM EST
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    Monday, 20 February 2006
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    Topic: Wardrobe/Fashion Mishap

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    Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 3:53 PM EST
    Updated: Thursday, 9 March 2006 10:56 PM EST
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    Sunday, 19 February 2006
    2007 Toyota Tundra Continues to Show The Toyota Way
    Topic: All Car Issues

    Introduced in 1999, the Toyota Tundra is there to compete with the Big Three. GM, Ford and the others have to pay attention to this Toyota engineering. Toyota executives are taking pride in their output which has attracted consumers from various ethnic groups. Asians, Hispanics, Blacks and Caucasians are the favorite users of the truck. That does not mean that the trucks that Ford, Chevy and Dodge put out do not show these companies’ competitive edge. Toyota executives know what they had to do. They had to go back to the engineering board.

    Enters the new 2007 Toyota Tundra. It is big, bold and has a tremendous presence among all the other trucks on the road. This new truck will be on sale next year. At least then, Toyota will have a truck that goes head on with the Big boys of the automotive industry. With chrome-laden grille, thicker body and doors, the Tundra is ready. For sure, this new version of the Tundra appears more rugged. Now it is time for Toyota executives to start talking about the power of the truck. They are boasting that it will set records and set new benchmarks in the truck industry. It will offer 5.7 liter V-8 engine as well as the current 4.0-liter V-6 and 4.7-liter V-8 engine. It will be able to tow more than 10,000 pounds capacity. For sure, this number sets a new benchmark. The 2007 Tundra will come in three cab configurations. It will be offered in more than 30 different models. That is the way Toyota has been able to customize its customers’ needs on a macro level. Personification is also something the company pays attention to. Now it rests to be seen whether the Tundra cabin is going to be roomy too. Toyota executives have already announced it is going to be roomier than many other trucks cabins. So far, a lot has been based on this truck. According to many Toyota executives, the 2007 Tundra has the potential of making a major positive impact on the company’s business and bottom line.

    2007 Toyota’s Best Truck is based on history, new tech and vision

    It has been said that the new truck has everything a truck driver is looking in a truck: brawn, power, looks, size, Toyota’s quality, reliability. Toyota is ready to take the battle to the other truck builders. It is ready to knock heads with Bill Ford who thinks that it can take on the Toyota Way. At the same time, Toyota is ready to build a new plant in Texas so it can meet the demands of the local market. After all, Texas remains one of the biggest truck markets in the country. So the company will bet on the marketability of trucks built by Texans. Toyota will be able to build up to 200,000 trucks per year. No wonder that Ford must pay attention to Toyota’s incursions. So far, Ford has its own weapons. Dodge can always come out with something that will match and surpass Toyota’s bragging rights. Revealing too much too early may not be a good idea for the Japanese automaker.

    Toyota also has its first Hybrid Camry Trying to stay a few steps ahead of the competition is the name of the game. The new, 6th generation 2007 Toyota Camry is here with us. Toyota made a strategic move by coming out with this hybrid camry. It is banking on name recognition and the long history of the sedan on the American marketplace. The Camry continues to be one of the industry’s best-selling passenger cars. It sells more than 6.5 million units in the United States and more than 10 million globally. It will be equipped with Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system. The 2007 Camry is unchanged from the previous model. Its wheelbase is longer by more than two inches. More legroom in the front and the rear is added. It is an inch wider.

    Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 12:14 PM EST
    Updated: Sunday, 19 February 2006 12:15 PM EST
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    Saturday, 18 February 2006
    Watch the Meds You Are Taking: Medication Recalls
    Topic: Pharmaceuticals


    FDA and GlaxoSmithKline notified healthcare professionals about postmarketing reports of new onset and worsening of diabetic macular edema (a complication having to do with the eye which can cause blindness) for patients receiving AVANDIA (Rosiglitazone). In some cases, the macula edema resolved or improved following discontinuation of the drug. I would recommend that anyone taking AVANDIA check with the doctor that is prescribing this drug. Regardless of what medication is being taken, every diabetic should have a yearly evaluation by an OPTHAMOLOGIST.

    2. Roche Diagnostics and FDA notified healthcare professionals of a worldwide Voluntary Recall of specific ACCU-CHEK AVIVA METERS, used to measure blood sugar levels, because of the potential for an electronic malfunction which can cause the meter to report an erroneous result of shut down and no longer be used. The recall includes U.S. Serial Numbers 52500000000 through 52510999999.

    This recall does not apply to meters with U.S. Serial Numbers 52511000000 and higher or ACCU-CHEK Aviva test strips.

    Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 4:29 PM EST
    Updated: Saturday, 18 February 2006 4:30 PM EST
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    Tuesday, 14 February 2006
    Thinking about others
    Topic: Fixwhatsbroken News

    Joey Cheek won gold in the 500-meter speedskating event in Turin, but he may be remembered for something else. In his victory speech, he turned his attention to the plight of children, men and women in Darfur, Africa and other places on the African continent. The 26-year-old olympian must have been thinking about these things. They may have consumed him. He wants to dedicate his winning money to relieve the situation in Africa. One of his sponsors has already offered to match his donations. That is good news for the suffering people of Africa.

    Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 10:23 PM EST
    Updated: Saturday, 18 February 2006 12:50 PM EST
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    Topic: Fixwhatsbroken News
    Kildow's left ski slid out as she came off a dip. Her problem began on a series of bumps. Her right knee buckled as she fell. She went airborne for about 15 feet and landed hard on her back. Everyone is saying that she is as tough as nail. She will recover and may participate in these games. Austrian Hermann Maier had his own crash in the downhill at Nagano. Those are memorable events. Spills come with the games. They are part of the drama that mother Nature stages. Lindsey Kildow will be in command again.

    Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 10:23 PM EST
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    Car Shopping
    Topic: Car News/Other Industries

    Comparision Shopping: Cell Phones as MP3 Players, Video Content Delivery Media;

    Prom, Quincenera and Bat Mitzvah Presents That Are always Welcome; They are multipurpose Must-haves

    Music-playing phones have been around. But not all phones are created equal. Here is a list of some top phones that are currently on the market. The first music-playing cell phone that comes to mind is the Nokia N91. It will go head on with the video iPod. For sure, Nokia Corporation is attacking its competitors for the next phase of the cell phone revolution. The N91 stores 3,000 sogns and its battery can last up to 12 ? hours. That is not bad at all.

    Motorola Inc is breathing on Nokia's neck with its hot ROKr E2. The ROkr E2 stores 500 songs. Nokia is ahead in this league. Sony Corporation and Telefon AB LM Ericsson will make W810i Walkman Phone which will costs $399.00. Samsung is great competitor to reckon with. It will come out with its A900. Motorola SLVR will be around the corner.

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    Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 10:22 PM EST
    Updated: Saturday, 18 March 2006 10:37 AM EST
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    The Toyota Way vs. Ford Way
    Topic: All Car Issues

    Bill Ford Wants to Fight Toyota and Sees Toyota at its Peak; Will the Toyota Way Prevail?
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    Bill Ford looks forward to taking Toyota on. His goal is to fight Toyota and everybody else. He wants to bring Ford to its pinnacle and glorious days. "I am not ceding anything to Toyota. They're an excellent company and terrific competitor," he admitted. Toyota is poised on ruling the world of the automotive industry. Ford knows the Toyota Way. That is why he is seeking to restructure, re-engineer the company which has to go through change and innovation.

    Let us take a look at the Toyota Way: a. Kaizen. Toyota is about continuous improvements. Employees come to work to get better each day. b. GG or Genchi genbutsu. Toyota's workers are encouraged to go to the source of the problem. c. Challenge. They are not afraid of challenge. The attitude is that problems are not bad. They help improve the bottom line. d. Teamwork. Company's interests come first before those of the individuals. e. Respect. There must be respect for other people, not just as people but also for their skills and knowledge. Toyota considers all employees as kowledge workers who can think creatively.

    Bill Ford agrees that his company will have to start building vehicles that consumers want. Personification and customization will be the way Ford will have to go. Let the customers get the products they want.

    Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 10:20 PM EST
    Updated: Saturday, 18 February 2006 12:55 PM EST
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    McDonald's Sells Gluten-laden French Fries and other Products
    Topic: Broken Foods/Restaurants

    McDonald's Sells Gluten-laden French Fries and other Products

    Now that the company comes clean with its admission that its French Fries contain more than trans fat than previously admitted or led to believe, we, consumers, can trace the roots of our malaise after eating at the popular restaurant. We now know that McDonald's uses wheat and dairy ingredients as flavors in its popular menu. The following is one of my most recent cases involving the company.

    While waiting for my oil change to be completed, I ventured out to the area where the restroom and McDonald's restaurant share walls. I was stopped by a nice clerk who only offered me a bite of a crispy bit of chicken on a stick. That was all I needed to spend two days of ballooned stomach, discomfort and flatulences. I had such a horrible case of allergic reactions. I am sensitive to dairy products.

    Now I know why I hate McDonald's foods. They used to make me sick all the time. For the inconvenience and discomfort, the company is not going to compensate me despite its recent admission. I now know that the company lied because it used to say that its fries were free of gluten and milk or wheat allergens. It used to say that its foods were safe to eat for those with dietary issues related to the consumption of dairy items. I know I used to eat Franken McDonald's gluten-laden foods.

    McDonald's recently added "Contains wheat and milk ingredients" to the french fries listing on its web site. Do I trust anything put out by a food company any longer? For the longest time, I switched to Silk. It used to sit well with my stomach. But lately, I do not seem to tolerate it well. Does it have something that is not announced yet? As a consumer, I just dream about the day when our foods can be free from any additives.

    Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 10:14 PM EST
    Updated: Saturday, 18 February 2006 12:56 PM EST
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