Sunday, June 22, 2008

Cavalcade of Capitalists: Circuit City Tries to Force Customer to Pay $40.00 Extra for a Digital Converter Box

Say what you will about the merits of the government forcing people to switch from analogue to digital TV broadcast reception, but it looks like at least one retail electronics chain is striving not only to get their cut on the sale of converter boxes, but also to skim more off customers in the form of credit card agreements, whether a customer agrees to an agreement or not. The instance of Circuit City employee calling the police when a customer refused to sign the credit card agreement in order to use a government voucher was heavy-handed and over-the-top.

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