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Author: eslteacher1 One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 272  
Subject: How Foolish are customer complaints? Date: 8/27/2006 11:59 PM
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I'm currently focusing on BBT to buy. My thesis is that it may not be as flashy as BAC or C (BAC offered me $120 in cash just to set up a checking and savings account, for example), but that their reputation as a community bank and specific strengths with such things as small-business offerings give them a local, competitive advantage.

How is this thesis?

As per the title of my message, as a relative newbie to stock investing, I wonder ... how seriously should one take individual complaints of customers against the company in question? Or over 70 complaints? In my research of BBT, I turned up this weblink:

http://www.ripoffreport.com/results.asp?submit22=Search+All+The+Latest+Rip-Off+Reports+Now%21&q1=ALL&q2=&q3=&q4=&q5=BB%26T&q6=&q7=

Are these isolated incidents? I mean, a company as bit as BBT is bound to have isolated incidents. By the way, C has 98 and BAC 484 complaints on the same site.

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