Due Diligence Required in the Good Old USA!
Due Diligence Required in the Good Old USA!

I grew up in easier times.  Believable times, but today, wow!  You risk your life taking a New wonder drug, and unless you check with the FDA about the drug to see if anyone has been met with an early death for taking this alleged cure,  you may be in store for a rude awakening.

Recently I bought my grandson a bundle of toys from Toys R’Us, and more recently I was dismayed with CNN’s revelation that to save a penny a gallon on paint, the Chinese manufacturer had refinished the toys in a cheap Chinese paint which could cause my grandson, god forbid, lead poisoning.  How do you protect yourself against that?

It is almost impossible these days to take advantage of an offer that is advertised on television.  The price they quote you is sans shipping and handling, which could amount to almost what the product costs.  My wife is a most suspicious soul, and today’s commerce has turned her into a rabid consumer advocate. 

These have been going on for a while, as I stop to think of it.  As a young lad, I announced to my parents that I was going to join the Navy.  When they asked me why, I showed them the advertisement in the National Geographic that stated, “Join the Navy, See the World!” My father almost immediately blurted out, “Sure, through a porthole!”  I took his advice and joined the army, Yech! North Korea!

But there are several outposts that protect you from disappointment.  One of them is Neiman Marcus, a most honorable firm, and the other of course is Capetown Diamond.  We have long been a safe haven for the jewelry buyer.  No great deal with small print to negate, and plenty of recourse if you feel you have been legitimately hornswoggled.

Rip-Off Alert:  Most recent rip-offs are “Head-On.” How can a grand company like Walgreen’s get involved with that farce? I am sure you have seen the commercial where they say their product name only about 100 times.  

You are welcomed to submit other examples if you wish. 

Best Regards,

Carl Marcus