Consumers Deserve The Truth!

During the past year, I have written several columns about deceptive advertising. It’s time to address the issue again. How many times have you been lured into a store by an advertisement for an item at an unbelievable price? Once you get to the store, if the...

Learn To Be Your Own Consumer Advocate!

A young woman loses her job and calls her credit card company to ask for help. In the eight years she has used the credit card, she has never missed a payment. Her credit record is impeccable. She explains the situation to the credit card agent and asks for a...

Give Consumers Quality Products!

Hope my readers can stand one more column about shoddy workmanship. I’ve written one after another because nothing is made well anymore!The other day, my normally even keeled husband blew his lid because…Here we are in this beautiful brand new townhome...

Enough With The Shoddy Workmanship

On August 25th, 2008, I wrote a column about shoddy workmanship …..It’s time for another!I recently moved into a brand new townhome…My first new home ever! My excitement was short lived when I realized how poorly all the appliances were made compared...

The Naked Truth…Read on…

I’m sure the title of this column attracted a few new readers and may have confused some of my regulars who know that Debi Drecksler is a G-rated columnist who even an 86 year Grandmother can read without blushing.Yes…the title was intended to catch your...

Elizabeth Arden..This Time You’ve Gone Too Far

Months ago , I wrote a column about my frustration with skin care companies. (Read Enough Already)Elizabeth Arden has really pushed my buttons. On the back of the April, 2009 issue of More magazine, there is a full page glossy ad for a product called Prevage body...

Where’s The Beef?

My son The Attorney called me yesterday… He was aggravated because for the second time in weeks, he ordered sandwiches at a fast food establishment and needed a magnifying glass to find the meat.I am not surprised that the fast food industry has jumped on the...

What A Nice Dining Experience

There are not a lot of late night eateries in our mountain town so IHOP stays very busy. I have to compliment them on doing a great job. Every time I have been there, the place is clean (including the bathrooms), the service is excellent and the food is really...

Whose Prices Are They Beating??

I’m sure most of you have heard those television and radio commercials that advertise …You can save hundreds of dollars by buying our car insurance. We beat all the competition!Here’s the question….Almost every insurance company in this country...

Careful When Purchasing Gift Cards And Warranties

Consumers are being warned to be careful which stores they purchase gift cards from because many big name companies are on the verge of closing. I don’t remember ever being so concerned about that before especially with the BIG companies….some of them have...