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Dekora

Dekora

When we moved into our home in 1997 we knew the driveway and garage floor would need replacing. The asphalt was already sinking in the garage and the driveway was patched in a couple of spots and didn’t look all that great. After a couple of years we replaced the asphalt floor in the garage with a cement floor. However, the driveway would have to wait. Many years passed
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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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Bell

Bell Corporate Culture

This is my third blog on Bell and you might think I have some sort of vendetta against the company. They are difficult to ignore because they have given me so much negative material to work with. I've experienced them on the outside like many of you, but I also have some first hand experience on the inside. Much of my disdain for Bell can be attributed to their corporate culture
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Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile

This tale is a mix of good and bad but in the end it was good. One incident in particular rubbed me the wrong way but Virgin Mobile made a smart move to keep me as a customer. As a result of my Rogers experience I switched to Virgin Mobile in 2006. Before switching I did some research to find an alternative that wasn’t Bell or Rogers. (Telus was not an option because they
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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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Leon's Furniture

  In our early years of buying furniture my wife and I frequently shopped at Leon’s. I always liked their “Don’t Pay a Cent Event” because we could receive the furniture we wanted now and pay for it later. It wasn’t the best approach because when it came time to paying the bill later, we never seemed to have extra money lying around anyway. After being in our current house
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05/24/2019