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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    As I'm sure others have indicated, my strictest boycott is against the fast food industry. I won't eat it if people buy it and offer it to me with outstretched hand. For what reason? For what reason wouldn't I?

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    I'll basically avoid any local store that insists on a minimum spending fee before I can use my card. Not content with fleecing customers, they demand extra for the privilege of paying at all? That they 'can't compete with larger businesses who buy in bulk' is not my problem. I won't abet their greed. Also, HMV. What they charged for CDs and DVDs was criminal. I laughed when they went into receivership.
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    That's a great point, and I completely agree.

    More than businesses that I boycott, I have a list of businesses I prefer and will patronize to any extent possible:

    In-N-Out
    Costco
    Trader Joe's
    USAA
    Enterprise
    Pauls Barbershop (super local place in MA)
    The bakery down the street (not naming for privacy reasons)
    Canon
    Apple
    Eddie Bauer
    J. Peterman
    Lamberts Cafe
    Jet Blue
    Clif Bar
    Ghirardelli
    I just thought I'd see Starbucks on that list, I don't know why.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Yes, I do. I boycott the advertising industry - I love to press that 'mute' button on TV ads.

    Other than than that, this year I bought a car stereo and it was crappy (in terms of engineering, although it is JVC ) but they didn't want to replace it with another model despite all my complaints, so I decided I won't set a foot in that chain any more.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Yeah, religions.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    All of them. All good socialists should.
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Do you boycott particular businesses? If so, which ones and why?

    I general do not boycott over social issues. For example, many friends of mine boycott Chick-fil-A over their religious stances. I do not (though I don't think their food is orgasmic like many others seem to think). I figure that if I look hard enough that I can fine something in every business that offends me, then I'd be left with no place to go.

    I general DO boycott over repeated instances of shoddy customer service and/or crappy policies. If you treat ME like crap, I'm going to stop going there. For example, I liked the merchandise and prices at Burlington Coat Factory, but hated their return policies. I rarely return anything, but still want the option when necessary, and don't like the feeling of that I'm somehow being unfair. You either stand behind your merchandise, or you don't. Hence, I stopped shopping there.
    I boycott apple because they lock down their products to the point where they are essentially saying that you as a customer are just renting their product. When people try to modify the hardware that they bought apple sues them. To me that is the epitome of a sinister business.
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I boycott apple because they lock down their products to the point where they are essentially saying that you as a customer are just renting their product. When people try to modify the hardware that they bought apple sues them. To me that is the epitome of a sinister business.
    Ah, yeah, Apple... They are even worse than M$.
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    You stated, and I quote: "If I like the place, I shop there, if I don't, I don't."

    That is a boycott, now if that's not what you meant, fair enough. I suppose it gets pretty semantical after that, but it's hard to come out saying "If I like the place, I shop there, if I don't, I don't." and then say that you never said that.
    I never said anything about anything, certainly not service. There are places I have no interest in or need to shop in. I'm not boycotting them.

    And if you had simply said this in the beginning we wouldn't be having this conversation.
    You assumed that I meant something other than what I said. What I said is quite clearly what I meant. What you assumed was not.
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    Yeah. I don't consider refusing to frequent a restaurant or a store because of bad service or treatment a "boycott." I consider it a "message,"
    It's not a message if they don't know about it. How are they supposed to tell the difference between someone who doesn't frequent their establishment because they don't like something about it and someone who doesn't do it because they'd rather eat somewhere else?
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