Archive for January, 2009

Why Techbargains.com sucks

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

I’ve been following techbargains for years, it seems. I honestly can’t remember when I first started, maybe it was 2000?

It used to be a place with lots of good deals and no “sponsored” deals. As of late there is just so much crap on there that is NOT a deal. The owners are clearly in bed with quite a few vendors. Dell is the most blatant example but there are others. Then there are the deals the owners think are “interesting” A gas engine for a bicycle? How can you even post that with a straight face.Then there are the repeats. It’s not a deal if it is the same price over and over. I can use pricegrabber to find prices too.

You just can’t call yourself a deal website with this kind of crap going on. Sorry.

RIP: Doritos Fiery Habanero

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
No more good stuff

No more good stuff

UPDATE: They are back! Same chip, different bag.

I’m not a huge fan of Doritos.  But one amazing snack the Frito-Lay company did make was the Fiery Habanero Dorito.  These were amazingly spicy for a commercial food.  What I really enjoyed was how the heat kept building up.  After not being able to  find them anymore, I sent a mail to Frito-Lay.  Below is the sad response:

Response from Frito-Lay     RE: Doritos, Reference #010401126A

Hi Daniel,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us.  We?re sorry to report that  Doritos Fiery Habanero were discontinued because of slow sales.  While there are no plans to reintroduce this product, please know your comments will be shared with our sales and marketing teams for any future consideration.

When you take into account the tremendous variety of consumer preferences, not every product does equally well, and occasionally one is discontinued.  The decision to discontinue a product is always a difficult call and is made only after considerable market research has shown that sales and interest in the product is too low to keep it on the store shelves.

Thanks again for sharing your comments with us.  We hope that one of our future snacks will satisfy your taste buds.

Best regards,

Tina
Frito-Lay Consumer Affairs
010401126A