Lowes Tries To Silence Sucks Site For Complaints About Lowes

from the did-someone-call-Streisand's-name? dept

We've covered a variety of cases involving so-called "sucks sites," where someone registers as a domain name the name of a company and appends sucks to the end in order to create a complaint site. Companies have often complained that these sites are trademark violations, but that usually doesn't pass the moron in a hurry test. The latest such case involves home improvement store Lowes. A guy who bought a fence from them was upset that the installers botched the job. Lowes refused to take responsibility, so he set up a site at Lowes-Sucks.com and promptly received a cease and desist from the company claiming trademark violation. While early on, a few companies were able to get sucks sites shut down, it's become a lot rarer, as judges tend to recognize that criticism is perfectly legitimate -- and no one is likely to confuse a sucks site as being endorsed by the company. In the meantime, of course, in sending out such a cease and desist, Lowes has just drawn a lot more attention to the fact that they won't take responsibility for the botched fence install. Wouldn't it have just been better for business to fix the damn fence?

Filed Under: streisand effect, sucks site
Companies: lowes

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    minidee, 23 Jun 2009 @ 9:58am

    Lowes REALLY does suck

    I work at Lowes and for the past four years I have been treated like less than a human.If you aren't drinking with or sleeping with the managers on the weekends you are pretty much overlooked. They boast about training but I have had to do most of it on my own time including after hours or on lunch breaks. And the training they want you to do is mostly online questionaires with outdated information and useless dribble about customer service being number one. Right now I am at the end of my rope because a manager wanted me to apply for a position and promised me the sun, moon, and stars if I would take it...and like an idiot who has been lied to sooo many times by this "so-called" company I did. Three months later I haven't had, and haven't been offered any training because the manager who begged me into this mess got shipped out to another store and all the other managers are playing stupid to the promises made to me. Lowes lies to their employees, plays dirty with their customers and has no integrity what so ever, just read what the manager wrote, stating he picks on people because of their color,and if he brings the HR donuts she will listen to whatever he says. THIS IS TRUE! It is not how hard of a worker you are, its how brown your nose is, and that is happening at every Lowes in every town to some extent. It is sad that you go to work, trying to do a good job, pay your bills, take care of your family but if someone doesn't like you or are jealous of you all they gotta do is buy a box of donuts and your in the unemployment line with hungry kids and a past due mortgage because Lowes has a million managers who don't know squat looking for some poor shmuck to blame their lack of ethics and integrity on.

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