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Goodlife Fitness

Goodlife Fitness

Before I get into my bad tales about Goodlife, I bring to your attention their bad taste when it comes to collecting payment for membership fees. When you sign up with Goodlife, their preferred method of payment is automatic withdrawals from your bank account every month. The reason they do this is to make it difficult to get your money back if you cancel
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Toro

Toro

We live in Toronto and have a modest sized front yard and a large back yard. I don’t particularly like cutting the lawn and I had an electric lawnmower for many years. When I don’t cut the lawn regularly it gets thick, especially during the spring rainy season. I found that my electric lawnmower didn’t have enough power to handle our lawn so I decided to switch to a gas-
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Auto Industr

The Big Three

I grew up in Windsor, Ontario which is a blue collar city. (I moved to Toronto in 1980 to pursue my white collar aspirations.) The 60’s and 70’s were the heyday for the city and The Big 3 (Chrysler, Ford & GM) employed thousands of workers. The auto unions had enormous power and their members received excellent wages and benefits. The Auto Pact between Canada
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Rust-O-Lium Stoneffects

Rust-O-Lium Stoneffects

This tale is about our front porch woes over a 15 year period. Our front porch has a solid cement base that is 4 feet wide, 20 feet long and 6 inches deep. There’s a ten inch step up to the front door that is awkward and not very safe, especially when stepping out of the house. The porch base is in excellent condition but the challenge has always been make the surface look
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Extended Warranty

Extended Warranties

For a few years I taught a marketing class at Seneca College in Toronto. The course covered many aspects of consumerism and the role marketing plays in our everyday lives. One lesson in particular addressed manufacturing and retailing. During the discussion I would always ask the students “Who does a warranty protect?” Inevitably the students would say it protects
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Donway Ford

Donway Ford

From 1995 to 2007 my wife and I leased 7 vehicles from Donway Ford (Probe, Windstar x 2, Contour, Freestar, Focus x 2). My brother worked at Ford in Windsor and that qualified us for family plan pricing which was not available to the general public at that time. I always liked the family plan because the final sale price was predetermined with no haggling and playing games with sales
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05/24/2019