Sheep ready to line up for Black Fri­day

North Bay Nugget - - OPINION -

to the edi­tor: i just read again this morn­ing that CBC mar­ket­place found credit card war­ranties to be mis­lead­ing.

it re­ally angers me that we are bom­barded by scams from le­git­i­mate com­pa­nies we be­lieve we can trust.

banks, cell­phone com­pa­nies, prod­uct war­ranties from ev­ery­where are cash­ing in on our vul­ner­a­bil­ity.

if we ac­cept that peo­ple can just out­right lie to our face then we are all in trou­ble. (don­ald) trump uses this tac­tic ev­ery day and it has some­how soft­ened our outer shell that we use to guard with in­tegrity and hon­our.

in­tegrity is to­tally gone from all the fab­ric of our so­ci­ety that touches greedy cap­i­tal­ism, and our gov­ern­ments have to do a bet­ter job to pro­tect us. it seems that govern­ment only waits for a me­dia re­port be­fore it acts.

Sales­peo­ple who sell elec­tron­ics can work through a com­mis­sion and they know peo­ple will line up like sheep and pay ex­tra for things they don’t need or for a ser­vice that doesn’t de­liver what the sales­per­son pro­motes.

the sheep will soon line up for black Fri­day, which is some­how ex­tended to four weeks now and then it will be­come a Christ­mas blowout sale. and don’t for­get pre-black Fri­day sales, which is an­other sort of amer­i­cana that has ex­tended its reach across the planet.

i would like to see com­mis­sions dis­solved from the sales world as it forces good peo­ple to do bad things. When i need to pur­chase an elec­tronic de­vice, i ar­gue with the sales staff. but, in re­al­ity, it isn’t their fault; the sys­tem is bro­ken and we have al­lowed big cor­po­ra­tions to break down all the in­tegrity and hon­our in our so­ci­ety.

Con­sumers don’t have time to read all the fine print and they are not all lawyers who can ques­tion ev­ery­thing about a prod­uct or ser­vice that they are buy­ing. We are sim­ply con­sumers and we de­pend on watch­dog or­ga­ni­za­tions to make us feel safe about our pur­chase.

Norm Dokis North Bay

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