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Mattress Discounters are Scammers and CitiFinancial Retail Services

May 14, 2008

When I got to San Francisco I decided I needed a mattress since the blow up bed was giving me back problems. I went to Mattress Discounters in San Francisco to check out their selection. The lady seemed to give me a good deal, but made me get a line of credit to pay off the bed. I had enough money but the lady talked me out of it. She said that was the only way she could give me a discount.

Now let me be clear at that point I did not understand how affiliate marketing and the like work. But what this lady at Mattress Discounters pulled was ridiculous now that I know what really went down. She basically made me sign up for the worst credit card to pay off the bed. She positioned it as financing for the bed, but really it was just a straight up credit card offer which had a balance on from the bed.

In the affiliate world you can make almost $150 dollars a sign up for credit cards. So the discount she gave me didn’t even cover the amount of money she probably made on the back end for signing me up for the stupid CitiFinancial Retail Services card. Granted it was 0% for 9 months but the crap they pulled after infuriated me.

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