What are you boycotting till the day you die?

[deleted] :
brooooooooo, I literally know what you’re taking about. First time on Reddit that I’ve read about somewhere I’ve been. Should of just pooped on the hill going to the dorms
shughes330 :
Stubhub— the way they handled the pandemic with changing their policies in peak pandemic so people could only recover credit or resell their tickets instead of receiving cash for cancelled events was ridiculous. I was forced to hold my Coachella ticket for 2 years, then they decided to refund everyone this year when they realized they would make more money since the ticket prices will surge when the event is back in 2023. Fuck stubhub.
Oh stubhub is so bad. I had the app, so I put a 2 ticket package in my cart but when I went to check out it had changed to one ticket. It was the same price. So they charged me $80 for one ticket when it was the same price for 2 tickets. Why did the number of tickets change once I added them to the cart? BS So I called and complained and of course “there’s nothing they can do about it, they can’t cancel the transaction” so I filed a fraud claim at my bank and got it back. Eff stub hub
AdoptedMexican :
Shaw Academy. Sleezy little fucks. Their lies in advertising, and nearly impossible to cancel a subscription with them. Tried doing a course that was "a free 4 week course". The course was free for the first 4 weeks but the way they sold it was that the course itself was 4 weeks and free. They say you can finish a course as fast or long as you want, but I think it caps out at 3 lessons a week making you stay in the program for a few months, paying monthly. Trying to cancel is a nightmare. Sifting through pages and pages of "are you sure you want to cancel", "here's a 5% discount", "fill this form out, now this one, and now this one". All to get to a phone number that is only valid to call for a couple hours a day. When you finally get to call.. it's an automated message. 10 minutes of a robot telling me it cares about me and wants me to stay. Only to FINALLY press 2 to cancel my subscription. Fuck. Shaw Academy. Edit: spelling
Yes! And the one click purchases, I accidentally clicked to find more information and ended up spending $80 on a “tool kit” I didn’t want. And then when you finally finish the course you have to pay another $90 if you actually want the diploma!
TribalMog :
EBay. Escaped an abusive relationship, and was changing all my passwords to random combinations. Set it to log out all devices and force the password to be re-entered. It wasn't actually doing that. (I tried from multiple devices so it wasn't a keylogger or anything my abusive ex was doing. I also confirmed if I logged in on other devices, reset password and clicked to log out all devices it was not logging other devices out). Abusive ex was bidding/winning auctions. I called ebay to report the issue. They said it isn't that my account has been hacked/fraud because I know who is doing it. They would do NOTHING. Said I would just have to take the bad feedback and be blacklisted and that I should pick better partners. Didn't matter that they had a major security flaw. All I could do was remove the payment methods from my account so he couldn't pay for his auctions. I will never use them again.
I had a non-delivery happen on my last order. I contacted the seller who said it wasn’t their fault. I contacted eBay and they wouldn’t help me either. I kept contacting and finally called UPS. They said I just needed to give eBay some code from them that showed they screwed up the delivery. When I contacted ebay about it the last time they were like “oh yeah, that works, here’s your refund.” Why couldn’t they have told me that at the beginning?!?
Darth_Corleone :
Expedia and all the sites they own/control. Which is a LOT of them. Expedia screwed me over in a bad way, and then their Customer Service people insulted me when I tried to call attention to the serious issues. Ultimately, they offered me a gift card as a Take It or Leave It solution to the entire issue. I left it, and went on a crusade to slam them on Twitter. I did it for a long time but got bored. The Issue - their website let someone use my email address to buy plane tickets. The person didn't need my PW, and I believe they just made a typo that resulted in them using my email address in a Required Field. When I got an email confirmation about "my" airline tickets, I called to say it was wrong. Expedia canceled the tickets (?!?) and called it settled. When the actual customer arrived at the airport and their tickets were canceled, they called Expedia. The rep from Expedia told them I canceled their ticket, and then gave this angry person **my full name** and **my cell phone #** so that he and I could sort it out between the two of us. The guy was pissed and made vague threats, so I contacted Expedia Customer Service to get this addressed. When I refused their offer of a $50 Expedia gift card, they told me I could suck a soft dick or a throbbing hard cock, my choice. I declined to do either, and we parted ways forever. The End.
What the fuck?! Surely it's an illegal breach of privacy for them to give out your number like that?
TradePrinceGobbo :
Nestle. I may inadvertently grab one of it's products, but when I see the name, i always put it back.
I keep a list of their brands on my phone because most of their stuff doesn't say Nestle. The ones that apply most to me are Gerber and Purina, but I also have to periodically remind myself that they own stuff like Hot Pockets and most bottled water brands too. I only buy bottled water on road trips, but I always check the Nestle list before I do. Same goes for Frito-Lay now too. No more fritos, cheetos, doritos, tostitos, lays, or ruffles.
SH00TERxx :
Anything that even has a hint of MLM. Stop exploiting your personal relationships out of greed. Edit: MLM stands for Multi-level Marketing / pyramid schemes
Moms Losing Money Edit: Thank you, Reddit. It's been a long while since I've had a 1000+ comment. I don't want to sound ungrateful but it's kind of odd. I post a well-thought out comment lending some real insight or information to the discussion aaaaand nada. Not a single upvote. I post s silly response aaaand it blows up.
msmame :
Susan G. Koman Foundation - they employ alphabet soup & lawyer speak to defraud millions. NOTE: THEY DO NOT FUND RESEARCH NOR DO THEY HELP PATIENTS! THEY ARE AN ADVERTISING COMPANY. THEY ADVERTISE CANCER AWARENESS (because someone may be unaware of cancer \s) MADD - same as Koman, they promote anti-drunk driving awareness.
This is why I tell people to donate to research companies rather than awareness scams.
2exp77232917-1 :
Harvey Norman. They have terrible customer service and they took a whole lot of Australian government money that they didn’t deserve and are refusing to give it back.
Once upon a time when internet shopping was new and novel, a lot of people didn’t trust it because they were afraid of providing their credit card details to the World Wide Web. It was a time when you were told don’t tell anyone online your name and where you live. However, slowly people started to adopt to buying things online as they saw the convenience of being able to make purchases and get those items delivered. More websites began getting into the online shopping space and internet shopping started to gain momentum. People realised they could buy things online and even with the currency conversion and shipping fees, it still worked out cheaper than buying in a traditional brick and mortar store. That’s how much we were getting ripped off in Australia. The main drawback was back then there were long shipping times. Gerry Harvey, the multi billionaire, started to whinge and complain that online shopping was hurting his business. He had it good for decades ripping off the Aussie consumer, and with the advent of internet shopping, he could see his profits start to decline. He said it’s bullshit consumers have a choice to purchase online and that there could be warranty issues or fake products or whatever crap that spewed out of his mouth. Every Christmas period he would go on television and complain if sales had decreased from the previous holiday season or if there was only a slight increase in sales. If sales were good that year, he would be happy and say spending is up. At the time goods and services tax was exempt for online purchases from oversee as if the total was below 1k. One day Gerry Harvey the rat bastard decides to lobby the Australian government to reduce that threshold to $300 and says Australian businesses can’t compete with overseas retailers. Somehow buying an item online, paying currency conversion fees and international shipping still ends up cheaper, yet Australian consumers aren’t being ripped off. There’s much public backlash to the fuckwit Gerry Harvey’s proposal. Politicians scrap the idea. Gerry complains and whinges and whines. Years later he lobbies the government again. However, this time not to reduce the threshold to $300, but he wants all purchases from overseas to be liable for the gst. Somehow, this passes. Not sure how many bribes he had to make in order to have that happen, but there you go. This is the same dickhead that told everyone to spend their $900 gfc stimulus money on plasma screens in his stores. Every time that you make a purchase online from overseas and it’s more expensive by 10%, you can thank your multi billionaire friend, Gerry Harvey. How much more money does the greedy piece if shit want? I will never buy anything from a Harvey Norman store ever again. I know people that pay more for an item to avoid buying from there. I probably wouldn’t piss on Gerry Harvey if he was on fire.
adogsgotcharacter :
Wish I had the option to use anyone else Edit: people I know starlink is a thing. Paying twice as much per month with a huge setup fee for internet that has even more frequent outages is not exactly a good decision. Not to mention it's not even an option since I live in a huge apartment building
needtobetterself31 :
FedEx - as much as I can help it. I obviously can't boycott them if it's the only delivery option on an e-commerce website, or if someone/company happens to ship me something via FedEx. But I have literally chosen to pay more on an e-commerce website, to specifically not use FedEx as a shipping service. Reason: When I bought my Pixel 3, the first day it was supposed to arrive, I worked from home that day to sign for my package. They never arrived, and on the tracking, wrote that I wasn't home to receive the package. I was furious, so I spent the next two days working from home, and even did my work in the kitchen, so that I could physically see if any delivery driver actually walks up to my door. 3 straight fucking days in a row, not a single person comes up. Ring doorbell even doesn't show them walking up, but they have THE MOTHER FUCKING AUDACITY to claim I wasn't home 3 straight days in a row. I ended up having to pick it up at their facility. Just because they LIED 3 times in a row, even after a phone call each day the first two days, the customer service person even told me I probably missed them when I went to the restroom or something -\_- Can't even own up to the fucking fact that everybody in their company are a bunch of fucking liars. So for that reason alone, I pay more for shipping as long as it's not FedEx. I've specifically driven a further distance to get something printed at Staples or Office Depot just so I don't step foot into a FedEx store. Boycotting FedEx until the day I die.
This is too late for you but maybe it can help someone else. FedEx did the exact same thing to me but I was able to get my package within a few hours. I work from home and I was expecting my new iPhone, which was rush shipped for early morning delivery. I put a note for the driver on my door that said I was home and to knock. I kept refreshing the tracking info until finally it said a delivery was attempted but I was not home. I called their customer service line and sat on hold for about 45 minutes before reaching a series of people who kept passing me off to someone else. Finally, I ended up with a very nice woman who was honest as fuck with me. Told me she was looking at his location and he scanned the package miles and miles away from my house. She called someone at the local dispatch who was able to get in touch with the driver and have him drive across the city to get my package to me. I left the note on my door just to fuck with him and yes, he was pissed.
c0nduit :
I was boycotting Blockbuster for charging me late fees because they lost the tape I returned in their evening return slot. Fuck those guys they ain’t getting my business!
You showed them! They only have one store left!
ess_oh_ess :
I used to live in an apartment next door to a pizza place. Pizza was decent so I went there at least once a week. There was a woman who worked there who usually wasn't the most friendly, but I never really had any issue. I wasn't the chatty type, but I was a regular so I'm pretty sure all the employees recognized me. One time though I walk in and it's her and another employee working there. The woman is in back so I order my usual two slices with the other employee who puts them in the oven, and stand by the counter watching TV to wait. A minute later the woman comes in on the phone and asks me "did you order?" and I said "yeah I just got the two slices". For some reason she assumed the other employee hadn't done anything so she puts two more slices in the oven. I wasn't really paying attention so I didn't think anything of it. A minute later the other employee walks back in, takes the two slices she put in for me and boxes them up. That's when the woman realizes what happened (I still didn't realize) and completely loses her shit at _me_. She starts screaming "Why didn't you say your slices were already in?!? Now I just wasted these!" and dramatically dumps them in the trash, "what's wrong with you?!?". The whole place just goes dead silent and everyone is staring at me. I'm just standing there bewildered and trying to make sense of what just happened, so I just blurt out "sorry" and walk out. As the shock wore off and I replayed the events in my head, realizing I didn't really do anything wrong or at worst was just an honest misunderstanding, I got pretty upset that I got yelled at like a child, especially after being a regular for years. At that moment I decided I'm never stepping foot in that pizza place again...and I didn't. I lived next to it for another 3 years and not once went in or even ordered from it.
Lol she was embarrassed she fucked up so she screamed at the customer! Any normal place she’s gone, customer goes home with pizza coupons
sea_cricket :
Bank of America. Fucked me over for $10 back in 1993 on a mistake they made. Never getting my motherfucking business again. ETA: What a nice surprise to commiserate with you all on our shared vitriol for BofA and their ilk. It was maddening to read some of your stories, and a few were just heartbreaking. I am uplifted by the stubborn streak running through this thread and appreciate the hilarious instances of malicious compliance. Many thanks for the awards—such a nice treat. Happy Friday to you all. Except you BofA, you can eat a bag of syphilitic dicks.
When I was really young, like 12 or 13, the very first bank account I ever had was at a local bank. I saved for ages and had maybe $50 averaging in the account. Local bank gets bought by a larger bank. Still no issue with my balance fluctuating on the low end. Finally we end with Bank of America acquiring the bank. I basically lost all my account to fees. My father was incensed and we went in and argued our case for a while. The account was brought over from two banks ago, none had fees and they hadn’t told us, etc. No go.. so I haven’t touched them since.
coredenale :
Pretty much anything in one of those unskippable YouTube ads.

hells_cowbells :
State Farm. Thanks to some whistleblowers, they got busted committing fraud against their customers and the federal government after Hurricane Katrina. They told their claims adjusters to classify damage as flood damage, rather than wind damage, so that they could reject the claim and tell customers to file a federal flood insurance claim.
Katrina survivor here. Had a 250k policy. Had to sue them due to non payment to only end up with 20k. I hate the insurance industry with a passion
ClearBlue_Grace :
Multi-level-marketing schemes. They’re shit companies that attract shitty, and sometimes desperate people, and train them on how to profit off of their friends and families. They destroy lives and I refuse to support them. Edit: btw Reddit is the reason I found out how predatory mlms are. The anti-mlm community, especially here on Reddit, has done a great job informing people who might otherwise be vulnerable to these schemes on what they really are.
My grandma has been a part of an MLM for my dad's entire life. Once her grandkids were adults she started pushing it on us to buy or even sell. Its her religion. Every problem in the world, from cancer to mosquitos in your yard, can apparently be solved by a product her company sells. I have tried multiple times to have a decent relationship with her as an adult but she always seems to fuck it up by bringing in her MLM. I have to block her from seeing/commenting on some social media posts because she somehow finds a way to bring that shit up. It's so sad. I know she loves me, and she believes in this garbage company so much that she thinks she is helping me, but instead it's turned her into a person I can hardly stand.
IGuessIamYouThen :
Lifetime Fitness. It really pains me to write this, because I really love their gyms. I had a membership at Lifetime on and off through college. I went to a very large university with great amenities, so I didn’t need the membership during the school year. I tried to cancel at the end of one summer. I was at the gym one day and I asked about cancellation. I was told to come back at a certain time frame the following Wednesday to cancel. I complied. When I showed up the “person doing the cancellations wasn’t there.” I was told to return the following Wednesday. Surprise, surprise, the person wasn’t there again. I told them I was going to stop the payment through the credit card company. They responded by telling me that they’d take me to collections then. I ended up escalating through their corporate offices to get the membership cancelled. They managed to get 2 extra months of fees out of me. After that year of college, I shifted over to LA Fitness, and maintained that membership for about 10 years. When I moved away from LA Fitness, I joined the YMCA, where I’ve been for the last 5-6 years. I will always have a gym membership, but I am committed to not joining a Lifetime Fitness again until am reimbursed. It’s really a loss for both of us. Edit: Thanks for the awards everybody! I can’t believe the attention this has received. It seems that many of you have found yourselves in similar situations. I encourage you to check out your local YMCA. YMCAs are unique in that their membership cost structure is designed to subsidize memberships for individuals and families that otherwise could not afford one. They also tend to be active in the community, hosting events like the Special Olympics. Thanks for all the comments, I’ll read through them this evening!
New York Sports Club said they would pause all accounts, then proceeded to charge me during the pandemic despite locations being MANDATED closed by the governor. They didn’t reply to any of my calls or emails (they’re facing a lawsuit over this now). Had to dispute the charge with my bank which refunded me the amount charged in full thank goodness. But I vow that NYSC won’t see a DIME from me again!!
googlyevileye :
I have been boycotting Carnival cruise line ever since I found out they are dumping plastic into the Bahamas. They even admitted to it and received a 20 million dollar fine.
Wtf? That is insane
mind_of_dTdS :
Sirius XM radio. If you’ve ever dealt with the customer service when trying to cancel your subscription, you’ll understand why
They went from $12.99 a month to $1.99 a month for 6 months in a single phone call.
donotgoogleme :
Yelp. They are horrible to small businesses and require them to pay a fortune for ads to bury any negative reviews. If the business doesn't spend on ads, they bury the positive reviews. Yelp also seems to attract the worst critics. Edit: Thank you for all the upvotes and awards! Now I know what it feels like to be a rockstar on Reddit! I noticed that someone is going through the whole thread and downvoting all the comments against Yelp. Must be a Yelp employee.
Same. I had a "disgruntled employee" post a review 4 months after I fired him and made it sound like a real review. This was actually really upsetting for me because the whole reason I fired him was because in one 15 minute instance he called a customer a bitch, threatened to break another coworker's arm, then tried to get into a fist fight, so I had to physically retrain him and literally dragged him by the collar outside the restaurant in the middle of service, locked the door, and then I called the cops. He harassed me for three days sending up to 400 texts a day insulting me, calling me names, threatening to tell his "high powered friends" and his "lawyer" about how he was "unjustly fired". I cried for weeks about it because I was legitimately scared. I was 25 and this guy was 43. AND THEN he posted on Yelp, and not only did my bosses not care about it (they just dismissed it as "don't let it get under your skin" like, sir, I was scared for my life but whatever), Yelp just refused to take it down. It's still up to this day, 5 years later. Fuck Yelp forever. Edited to add: Since this post is blowing up, I would love to say that the best thing you can do to counter balance these horrible reviews is to give 5 star reviews to all of your favorite places regularly. 4 star reviews actually hurt more than they help. So go take some time today to leave 5 star reviews (ideally on Google) on all of your favorite places, and tell your friends to do the same. It's free and it really helps local businesses!! Thank you!
Volleyball1213 :
Pet smart, my aunt works there and said she is surprised that every animal in there has not died yet.
Tbh, stores vary greatly. Some are great and some are terrible. It just depends on the place. There is a really nice Petsmart near me that used to be pretty good, and earlier this year, they started to get better products and a larger variety of items, as well as better care for their animals. There's also another Petsmart that's really small and half the store is covered in boxes and discarded items- nobody bothers to clean anything up and it's a pretty awful place.
rpapafox :
Caskets, headstones, and burial plots.
"When I'm dead, just throw me in the trash".
CrabPplCrabPpl :
Facebook Edit: thanks for the love

dust-eater :
Micro transactions in games that are only there to speed up a ridiculously slow progression model.
This is my husband's addiction and I literally can't do anything to stop it. He plays every single version of Candy Crush Saga there is. Bubble Witch, Soda Pop, something about adopting dogs, all of them. He's at an astronomical level in them and he feels that he can't stop now because then he'll "fall behind" in a game where they can literally add and reuse levels at the drop of a hat. He'll spend a few bucks "here or there" for extra lives or moves when he can't complete a level. He says that it's only a dollar or two and that it is cheaper than buying a normal game but he doesn't see that over the past years he's spent hundreds of not thousands on games that he doesn't really even enjoy that are made to literally do just this from him. And at the end of the day there's literally nothing to show for it; he doesn't own anything.
smokinwolf66 :
EA SPORTS bc they ruined my favorite video games genre Edit: thank you all for the upvotes, glad im not the only one who stopped buying their games, i haven't given em a dime since 2017 and not planning on doing so any time soon
I miss the old FIFA. FIFA 10-17 was just something different and had greatness which hasn’t been touched since.
kadenw17 :
Nestle, pure evil company.
On my screen, there is literally a Nespresso ad right below OP’s post before the comments. What the actual fuck
thelearner18 :
Late to the party so almost no one will see this but- CarShield. I once bought a used car sight unseen (rare model, whole other story) and had it shipped to my state. Since it was a pretty big investment on a used car known to have high maintenance costs, I called CarShield to see what they would charge for a warranty. I ended up being okay with the cost and coverage so I accepted and signed up on the phone, took about 30 minutes all in. The car showed up later that week and was a disaster. Clearly had been damaged since the pictures were taken, engine knock, etc. I had used a 3rd party site and was able to ship the cat back for a full refund. I thought that would be the hard part, but then I tried to cancel my CarShield policy.... I spent over 4 hours on the phone. First, I had multiple people argue with me and say that I should keep the policy because I had "introductory pricing" that I couldn't get again. Keep the policy, on a car I didn't even purchase. Then when that tactic failed, I would simply get hung up on and transferred to some other rep. I'd repeat my demand to cancel my policy, listen to them tell me to keep it, and get placed back on hold. Finally I found someone kind (?) Enough to actually let me cancel my policy. Never. Again.

etherealcaitiff :
K-Cups. I think the Kuerig is a good product, but the disposable k-cups are so wasteful. I have a Kuerig, but I use a reusable pod that you can put ground coffee into. edit: [This is the reusable pod I use](https://www.walmart.com/ip/Perfect-Pod-Single-Serve-Coffee-Filter-Cup-Reusable-Coffee-Pod-Compatible-with-Keurig-K-Cup-Coffee-Makers/846568726) There are probably better options out there, but I bought this one a few years ago from walmart and it's held up.

chevy1500 :
Walmart . I worked there and hate it with a passion
Ever since an ALDI opened up near by, me and my wife rarely *ever* have to go to Walmart now! *SO* much cheaper!
Glove-Ancient :
I wish I could boycott / avoid those stupid Huel adverts with that grinning idiot in the hat "heeeww thenks hewwwll ive more eenreeeregyyy thewn mi twenttieees" - so whack!
Sasquach Soaps. Such annoying ads trying to testosterone-shame me into buying your "all-natural" BS, or show me a pretty girl in a swimsuit telling me how good it smells.
Azuhr28 :
Nestle. r/fucknestle

Shiz331 :
Facebook, EA Games and Nestle

Qlinkenstein :
Denny's. I got a side salad with my meal that had a huge sticker on a chunk of lettuce that I discovered when it was in my mouth. Spat it out and called the waitress over to show her and asked for the manager. The manager comes over to my table and says "What's your problem?" 'Uh, I found this sticker in my salad and it hurt when I bit down on it.' "That was in your mouth? Gross! What do you want me to do about it?" 'I don't think I should pay for it at a minimum.' She snatched the salad away from me and I never saw her again. The waitress brought my check and lo and behold there was a salad on it that I had only tried to eat one sticker cover bite. I protested and she said, "The manager thinks you put that sticker on it to get a free meal." FUCK YOU DENNY'S!!!
Big sip of coffee - roach in my mouth Same thing - manager came over and then proceeded to tell me that they don’t have roaches