July 19th, 2018
In July 2018 a class-action lawsuit was filed against Best Buy alleging that its “0% interest” or “no interest” promotions are really deferred-interest schemes. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that the store represents that consumers are not going to be charged interest for the promotional period when, according to the complaint, consumers are charged interest retroactively from
May 3rd, 2018
The coupon gets you in the door but can you then use it?
February 16th, 2018
In February 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Best Buy for allegedly deceptively promoting “0% interest” or “no interest” financing. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that the store misleadingly promises consumers that they will not have to pay interest for a specific period of time when, according to the complaint, buyers who do not pay off
June 16th, 2016
June 2016: A federal judge dismissed the complaint finding that the complaint made “conclusory allegations” about Best Buy’s fraudulent advertising and did not plead enough facts – including information about the named plaintiff’s purchase and the marketing he relied upon – to meet the heightened pleading standard for fraud-based claims. October 2015: A class-action lawsuit
February 8th, 2016
Reader says printer ink cartridge description led him astray.
June 16th, 2015
The math doesn’t add up for these advertised sales prices.
December 16th, 2014
How the advertising of a free tablet (mis)led two consumers to Best Buy over the holiday weekend.
December 16th, 2014
Free tablet promotion caused consumer confusion by not adequately disclosing terms.
December 17th, 2013
The fine print of Price Match Guarantees.
July 29th, 2013
If an electronics store sends you an email advertising a $2200 television as being on-sale for $999, should you actually be able to buy the television at the $999 price? TINA.org twitter follower @JohnJohnson777 thought so, after Best Buy sent him an email advertising a Sony TV at a steep discount. But John found that
December 4th, 2012
In June 2012, a California class action was filed against Best Buy and Toshiba claiming that they deceptively market the battery life of Toshiba laptop and notebook computers. (Herron v. Best Buy Co., Inc. and Toshiba America Information System, Inc., Case No. 34-2012-126518, CA Superior Court, County of Sacramento) &nbs
May 8th, 2012
Watch out for any site that uses a slightly altered version of a major vendor’s URL to try to seem more legitimate. The link in this shady-looking text message leads to a site that has already been taken down. Best-buy-offer.com is not the same thing as bestbuy.com. &nbs
January 23rd, 2012
Over $10 billion a year is spent on advertising cars and trucks, which results in an endless stream of television, Internet, and print ads promoting the almighty auto. Some of the ads from the automakers are quite entertaining. Check out this one below: But as entertaining as ads like these might be, they provide little,
July 28th, 2017
Real estate investing franchise may deduct a pretty penny from the market value of your home.
November 30th, 2016
Unwrapping BuzzFeed’s holiday gift ideas.
August 1st, 2015
There’s more to these health product rankings than you might think.
July 16th, 2013
Best Yet!, a line of cedar-oil-based products claiming to treat and prevent bed bugs and lice, agreed to enter into a settlement with the FTC over allegedly deceptive advertising claims that overhyped the effectiveness of Best Yet! products. According to the FTC, . . . the defendants falsely claimed that their natural, BEST Yet! bed
January 27th, 2012
The market for pet-related products has soared in the past decade. The American Pet Products Association (APPA) estimates that the industry now generates over $50 billion in sales annually, an increase of nearly 80% in just the past ten years. We love our dogs and cats and, uh, boa constrictors, and are committed to
June 13th, 2019
June 2019: A state court judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. March 2018: A state court judge preliminary approved a proposed settlement agreement of this lawsuit. According to the settlement terms, class members may receive a cash payment ranging from $10 to $35 or an online store credit ranging from $20 to $30.
February 27th, 2019
January 2019: The claims against Best Buy were dismissed for failure to state a claim. 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Samsung Electronics and Best Buy stores regarding the marketing of Samsung Plasma televisions and Geek Squad Protection Plans. The complaint, which was originally filed in February and amended in November, alleges that Best