Business Takeovers Piss Me Off
Can anyone think of an example where a business taking over another business ended up being positive? I'm sure there must be one, but none come to mind off the top of my head. Seems every time a business buys another one, through sale or because of bankruptcy, the customer suffers.
Rite- Aid buying out Payless Drugs was a downer. I suppose we should be glad Rite- Aid took over the old Food Mart building in Henderson Center, Eureka, but it's not anywhere near as good of a store as Payless used to be.
The latest for me is having Green Tree Services take over my mortgage account due to GMAC going through bankruptcy proceedings. Not that I haven't had problems in the past with GMAC, but at least I could make my mortgage payment online without additional charges. Checking the Green Tree web site, they charge $12.00 to make a payment online.
Unless, of course, you sign up for that damned Auto- Pay where they automatically take the money from your bank account on a certain day every month. We don't like to do that because we can't say for sure we'll have enough money to pay that bill on a given day. Thus, I like to go online to pay it when convenient.
If Green Tree doesn't send something so I can pay it by mail pretty soon I'll have to call them. Maybe I can charge it over the phone. Still, the old system with GMAC worked fine. It looks like it's gonna suck with Green Tree.
There ought to be a law!