Published: May 06, 2015 1 min read
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It would be great if some of the everyday annoyances consumers encounter while shopping, traveling, and going to the movies would simply disappear. Unfortunately, in all likelihood that just ain't gonna happen. But it may help a little to at least understand exactly why the powers that be seem to intentionally be inconveniencing, confusing, and ripping us off at every turn. Here are the reasons behind 7 common shopper complaints.