No. of Recommendations: 0
<<What "sly dealings" are you talking about? It seems that in the context of your post you were specifically talking about retailers' same as cash promotions. I don't see how it can be "sly dealings" when the terms of the promotion are in the middle of every monthly statemnt that goes out in clear, legible print.>>

DG,

Sorry for the confusion. I was really referring to games in general that are played on unsuspecting consumers. These include:

the car ads that don't tell the whole story--often leading to bait and switch, or at the very least all the don't clearly state all the costs involved in the sale or lease

the credit card offers that don't speak plainly as to the difference between what's offered through the large print, as opposed to the fine print

etc.

I think, overall, I was just venting. ; )

Tony
...but I still am...

Off2Aruba
Print the post  

Announcements

UGC Disclosure Notice Regarding Credit Card Posts
Community board discussions about credit cards are not provided or commissioned by banks who may have advertising relationships with The Motley Fool. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.
TMF Credit Center
The Motley Fool Credit Center arms you with real tools and simple messages, that will help you in every credit situation.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement