Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby vietnammer on Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:19 pm

woodgreenspur wrote:Plus they (McDonald's) allegedly donated to a certain organisation back in the 80s.


Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:Wasn't that exposed to be a myth? The initials on the payslip stood for "Individual Retirement Account" which is a standard thing the USA on payslips.


Like the supposed KKK on Marlborough cigarette packs. Also a soap-suds company (Unilever?) was reckoned to have a Satanic symbol on their products.
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby lewisham-mer on Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:19 pm

The Sun
The Mail
The Express
Sky
Asda
Churchill insurance
First Direct Bank



Will always try to avoid companies that pay no corporation tax, that utilise zero hour contracts, or refuse to pay the London Living Wage (as a minimum)
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby cambridge hammer on Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:48 am

Amazon. Twice this week they have delivered parcels " in your black bin" one missed the council tip by a whisper as I didn't see the card till late and the second was confectionery.
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby 1011Iron on Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:17 pm

Peugeot
Renault
Vodafone
Sky

Argos - this is an extended ban on Mrs 1011. Bad enough that she ordered a sofa from them in the first place, but the delivery driver used his 'local knowledge' instead of sat nav to go to the wrong house, turn around and go back to the depot.

After harassing them to deliver again the next day (rather than their suggested two weeks), the next delivery driver phoned to say that his 'local knowledge' had got him lost! Stood in the middle of a bank angrily telling him to put my postcode into his sat nav and drive to the property - the basics of performing his job.

At least everyone in the bank had a good laugh... :oops:
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby devonshire flu on Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:12 pm

EastBrisHammer wrote:Scottish Power...they insisted I have two electricity meters when I clearly didn't. The ****wit on the phone even asked "Are sure there isn't a part of your house that is rented out and they have a separate meter?" I suggested that maybe a meter had been changed and the old one not taken off the list...the reply "that would show up on our records."


I bought a house and set up an account for gas & electric from Scottish Power. They kept sending me letters/emails about the coin meter for electricity that hey thought I had. But I had a normal meter.

So I told them that over the phone, but they insisted that I had to use the coin meter. So I said "Fine. Come and empty the coin meter whenever you're ready." They agreed, and I got free electricity for two years. Their system couldn't send me a bill, and couldn't be changed.

So Scottish Power are so crap I use them all the time.

My never-use list:

BT (paid them a fortune and on time for years, moved, and they wanted £150 deposit in case I was a bad customer)
Uber (slave labour)
Costa (terrible AND expensive coffee)
ASDA (the reason their stuff is cheap is cos it's crap)
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby Rio on Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:55 pm

McDonalds
npower
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby EugeneSpeed on Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:18 pm

Crate Brewery
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby Wembley1966 on Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:28 pm

Safeway
Woolworths
British Home Stores
Comet
Blockbuster

and I've added Hermes to my list so hopefully that's the end of them!
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby ThreeSixes on Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:41 pm

Boots, because of the "here come the girls" adverts
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby alkali on Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:02 pm

Hermes (useless)
Microsoft anything
Ryanair
Vodaphone
Any coffee in cardboard or plastic
Cafe Rouge
Jamie ****ing Oliver
Thameslink
East Midlands trains
Trains
ITV
Cinema confectionary (ludicrously expensive)
Wetherspoons (smelly and scabby)
Great Britain (too many tw*ts)
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby Samba on Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:44 pm

ALL £ shops (99p etc).
I think they are appalling for this reason:
I know that some people are poor; I know that not everyone can afford to shop in 'normal' shops.
But, £ shops sell many things in smaller pack sizes, so poor people are actually paying MORE than if they'd saved their money & gone to an ordinary supermarket.
Criminally immoral. Making a profit off of the poor.
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:25 pm

Samba wrote:ALL £ shops (99p etc).
I think they are appalling for this reason:
I know that some people are poor; I know that not everyone can afford to shop in 'normal' shops.
But, £ shops sell many things in smaller pack sizes, so poor people are actually paying MORE than if they'd saved their money & gone to an ordinary supermarket.
Criminally immoral. Making a profit off of the poor.
:thdn:


What if they only needed a small bottle of drain cleaner?
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby tonkaman on Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:39 pm

Admiral - for outright lying to me during an insurance claim.
TalkTalk for being incompetent *****
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby smuts on Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:29 pm

Uber.
Talk Talk
BT
Santander
Hermes - Sent some of my terminally ill father-in-laws stuff off via them what I sold on ebay to help fund his care....the recipient sent me a photo of it when it arrived at his workplace, the box literally looked like it had been run over by the van and everything inside was smashed to bits and the ***** tried to avoid paying out.
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby Samba on Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:56 pm

Samba wrote:ALL £ shops (99p etc).
I think they are appalling for this reason:
I know that some people are poor; I know that not everyone can afford to shop in 'normal' shops.
But, £ shops sell many things in smaller pack sizes, so poor people are actually paying MORE than if they'd saved their money & gone to an ordinary supermarket.
Criminally immoral. Making a profit off of the poor.
:thdn:

DasNutNock wrote:What if they only needed a small bottle of drain cleaner?

Ain't got a problem with that Das, if they're not getting ripped off or too ripped off.
Perhaps I put this in the wrong thread as I will go in these shops, if there's something in there that I can't get anywhere else or if it's cheaper than anywhere else.
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby CMNinja on Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:30 am

A couple of mentions of Hermes and I was trying to work out what terrible silk scarf experiences you've had - just twigged it's the delivery twats who I will always avoid if possible.

There are few I won't use for ethical reasons but I also know that if I logically follow that thread I would have to change my entire life. Still, I'm happy that I've never given Apple any money, nor Uber, and Gap can do one. HSBC won't get anything from me either. Lush can **** off too but that's not an ethical choice, I just hate Lush.
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby rigoberts song on Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:42 am

Vodafone ripped me off big time and refused to sort out the blatant billing mistakes they made.
EE sold me a 2 year contract and admitted there's hardly any coverage out here in rural Oxfordshire
Arriva insurance wouldn't pay out to my best mates young family
When he committed suicide.
Any company who sponsor our premiership rivals.
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby delbert on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:06 am

Vodafone. Rip off merchants.
Apple. (i)ncompatible & expensive.
Subway. Just a pretentious Greggs.
Greggs. Just a poor man's Percy Ingle.
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:55 am

rigoberts song wrote:Arriva insurance wouldn't pay out to my best mates young family
When he committed suicide..


That's extremely sad, but not uncommon among insurance policies, no?
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Re: Companies You Won't Use (if you can help it)

Postby Patito on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:59 am

Uber - in addition to the reasons already mentioned, their drivers are just plain ****.
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