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Monday, March 27, 2014
Malaysia is Copying the Failures of Aruba in the Natalee Holloway Case
Summary: Aruba also closed of a case in the face of bad PR, then had to reopen it because of public sentiment. Today, Americans are poised to boycott a key Malaysian industry.
 

Note to readers:

   I was posting less often when my father became very ill, and I took a break from all postings after his passing. My father always said "the best deal you can give anyone is to do a good job," and that's exactly what I will continue to do. I dedicated my book Boycotting Peace to my parents who both survived the Holocaust, and in their honor I will always fight on.

Fred Taub
December, 2013

 
 
Memorial Day, 2013
 
Boycott Watch Reports
Monday, May 13, 2013
Would you apply for a job at company knowing it defends anti-Semitism?
Summary: Boycott Watch continues its fight against anti-Semitism on Facebook

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
More about how The Outcast Agency protects anti-Semitic postings and groups on Facebook
Summary: We have a moral duty to speak out against anti-Semitism and those who allow it to thrive.

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Facebook to Jews: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Was Wrong -
Summary: Facebook's PR agency says removing Anti-Semitic content will cause "harm to the people who use our service."

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
AP Stylebook Declares Political Partisanship, Inherently Calls for Reporters to Boycott Itself
Summary: Yet another business declares a boycott of itself.

Friday, March 15, 2013
Op-Ed: Pope Francis, Jesuits and the Arab boycott of Israel

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
One Week Later, GoDaddy Ad Fail is Bigger than Ever
Summary: Boycott Watch presents further proof of the GoDaddy ad failure and lies.

Friday, February 7, 2013
GoDaddy Web Traffic Remains Flat Day After They Claimed Success with Failed Super Bowl Ad
Summary: Some reporters have been fooled by the GaDaddy press release, but not Boycott Watch

Thursday, February 7, 2013
World's Worst Super Bowl® TV Commercial Cost GoDaddy.com Big Bucks, Resulted in Undeclared Consumer Boycott / Lost Sales, GoDaddy.com lied the next morning.
Summary: Boycott Watch Busts GoDaddy.com lie about it their failed TV ad

Sunday, January 27, 2013
Microcenter Bait and Switch
Summary: Boycott Watch to file complaints with Federal Trade Commission, Ohio Attorney General and more.
 
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Boycott Watch and your business
Are you being boycotted?

   Boycotts are a consumer tool to affect change, but sometimes the boycott efforts are based on false information. Boycotts calls against your company can be prevented, but are you prepared if it does occur? Boycott Watch is the leading authority on the topic. Contact us before it happens to you.
 
Boycott Watch Reports
 
May 24, 2013
Please tell us how to eat

   From a Del Monte can of corn: "Microwave: Empty contents into microwaveable dish; cover; heat 3-4 minutes. Stir; season to taste; serve." Do they really think people who can read are too stupid to warm corn in a microwave oven?
 

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Honor the coupon

   If a store offers a card where you buy x number of drinks and you get one free, then sells the company but has yet to change the name on the store, don't be pushed around - the consumer still has the right to collect from the offer accepted ion good faith.
 

Friday, May 17, 2013
Are refurbished discounts good?

    The problem with buying a returned product that is not refurbished by the factory is it has not been certified by the manufacturer, and never buy an item listed as 'refurbished by a factory' as that is meaningless. If you buy refurbished goods, it is best to buy directly from the manufacturer, many of which have an 'outlet' link on their website.
 

Friday, May 10, 2013
See a great deal online?

    Before you buy from any online business, make sure they post their address and phone number, preferably with a picture of their actual company. We have seen companies hide their contact information, and that usually makes them a bad choice to buy from.
 

Monnday, May 6, 2013
Stealth inflation:

   Have you noticed the items you buy are not being sold in smaller packages for the same price? Fun Size candy which came in packs of 8 are now sold in packs of 6 for the same retail cost. That is a sudden 25% increase in retail product cost, and it is not just candy bars. The U.S. dollar goes far less than it did a few years ago, effectively cutting your wages.
 

Sunday, May 5, 2013
If you can't get pre-sales information, you won't get help after the sale either.

   If the pre-sales agent on a phone call cannot or will not get you the information you need prior to the sale, odds are your experience with that company will only be worse after the sale. Business put their best people on the sales lines which are sometimes monitored for quality. If you are not satisfied, say it to the agent and don't be afraid to say they lost a sale as a result. Businesses want your money and you are sometimes better off not buying from a company that will not give you product information.
 

Made in the USA? Wal-Mart will tell you:

   If you see your favorite generic pain reliever in Wal-Mart and want to know if it is made in the U.S.A., China or another country, call the phone number on the label and ask them. Wal-Mart staff in the call center will gladly look up the product details and tell you the country of origin based on the lot number. When we called we discovered they were made in the U.S.A.
 

Buying online is not always the best deal:

   'Show-Rooming' is a retail term for products people look at in stores and then the customer buys it online, thus costing the retailer money so you can save elsewhere. Buying from the retail store can save you money in the long run because what you are buying is service. If a product has a problem and you purchase it online, returning it may cost you more in the long run.
 
 
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