Never have I seen such a bigger ripoff in my entire life. Is this even legal?
I work from home, and as such I see a lot of daytime tv that is geared to people with no jobs / low income. I see a commercial every day for something called blue hippo. www.bluehippo.com
Their pitch (paraphrased): We know that computers are super expensive and hard to afford, but its important that you and your kids get them. Thats why we offer you the ability to pay monthly on "top of the line" new computer systems.
The deal: You give them $99 as a downpayment, and for 1 year you make weekly (thats 52) payments of $39.99. After 13 weeks of payments, they will ship the computer to you.
So lets do the math. Before you get your computer you have to give them:
99 + (39.99 * 13) = $618.87
In total you pay 99 + (39.99 * 52) = $2178.48
I just bought a very nice system (through help with folks on this forum) and it only cost me $830.
NOW heres the best part. What do you get for $2178.48????
The only details are as following:
ROFL LOL WTF?# Intel 3.06GHz Processor
# 256MB Memory
# 80GB Hard Drive
# CD-ROM & Burner
# 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor
Before its shipped out the door they already make a huge ass profit. I can't believe this is legal. I floored me.
But seriously, if anyone ever ever would purchase through them... they honestly deserve to be in there dire straits of a fiscal situation they are in.