Charging from the sofa: when convenience turns to debt
What could be easier than shopping from home? You’re relaxing with the TV, the hosts are chatting about items that look great, seem necessary, and appear to be unbeatable deals – but you better hurry because they have limited quantities! For some, the ability to call in an order from the comfort of their own living room is more financially dangerous than visiting any mall or store. Here are the stories of just a few people for whom home shopping turned into outrageous debt, and what the companies are doing to help their customers stay in line.
I’m looking for real people who overcharged when shopping on any of the home shopping stations. I’ll need their experiences – what was so compelling/easy about it, how much they spent, what the bought, etc.
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