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The BOYCOTT thread - who are you boycotting and why?

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The BOYCOTT thread - who are you boycotting and why?

I had a bad experience redeeming a voucher on the weekend and I have now decided to boycott the restaurant for good. And since I promoted them before I feel like I need to state it publicly that I am boycotting them.

The place is Cruda Cafe in St. Lawrence Market. They have sold a bunch of vouchers on different websites. I have been there 10 + times and introduced friends to it. The owner was never really super friendly but they had some other staff there that was nice. The previous time before this last time I went they tried to charge me $2 for a takeout container even though I was eating in. Once I made it clear I was eating at the tables across their booth they waived the $2. Well, I went again on Saturday and they insisted there was a $2 charge for a plate/container for all voucher holders. They weren't charging normal customers this charge but just voucher holders. I feel that this price doesn't reflect the actual cost of the container and it was just a method to make more money off voucher holders. Again, a business shouldn't sell a voucher if they feel they can't make enough money off of it, or it isnt' a good marketing technique. I was reading reviews on Yelp and other voucher customers have said the same thing so their idea is definitely back firing on them. They also just added it into the price and didn't make it clear that the $2 was for containers. The balance seemed high then I realized what she had done. I also got over charged for an item by 50 cents but noticed that too and the lady tried to tell me they put the item in the wrong container even though the name of the item/price was written on the container.

So in summary
My Boycott: Cruda Cafe - lower level of St. Lawrence Market
Reason : shady way of dealing with voucher holders
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Nov 28th, 2011 10:04 am
I had a bad experience redeeming a voucher on the weekend and I have now decided to boycott the restaurant for good. And since I promoted them before I feel like I need to state it publicly that I am boycotting them.

The place is Cruda Cafe in St. Lawrence Market. They have sold a bunch of vouchers on different websites. I have been there 10 + times and introduced friends to it. The owner was never really super friendly but they had some other staff there that was nice. The previous time before this last time I went they tried to charge me $2 for a takeout container even though I was eating in. Once I made it clear I was eating at the tables across their booth they waived the $2. Well, I went again on Saturday and they insisted there was a $2 charge for a plate/container for all voucher holders. They weren't charging normal customers this charge but just voucher holders. I feel that this price doesn't reflect the actual cost of the container and it was just a method to make more money off voucher holders. Again, a business shouldn't sell a voucher if they feel they can't make enough money off of it, or it isnt' a good marketing technique. I was reading reviews on Yelp and other voucher customers have said the same thing so their idea is definitely back firing on them. They also just added it into the price and didn't make it clear that the $2 was for containers. The balance seemed high then I realized what she had done. I also got over charged for an item by 50 cents but noticed that too and the lady tried to tell me they put the item in the wrong container even though the name of the item/price was written on the container.

So in summary
My Boycott: Cruda Cafe - lower level of St. Lawrence Market
Reason : shady way of dealing with voucher holders
My Boycott: Nestle Canada
Reason: They proudly support the NFL but not the CFL. I think a Canadian company should look at sponsoring Canadian football, not American football. I sent them an e-mail suggesting that very thing and the reply was non-sensical and obviously from some kind of foreign call center.
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Nov 28th, 2011 10:48 am
My Boycott: Nestle Canada
Reason: They proudly support the NFL but not the CFL. I think a Canadian company should look at sponsoring Canadian football, not American football. I sent them an e-mail suggesting that very thing and the reply was non-sensical and obviously from some kind of foreign call center.


Don't you think that Tim Hortons would object to Nestle (=Nescafe) being a sponsor?

Isn't Pepsi (Aquafina water) still a CFL sponsor? Do you think they would want a competitor (Nestle water) on their turf?
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By the way, OP: you need to complain to the vendor from whom you acquired the vouchers: if the store is adding unstated terms, you should tell the group deal company and demand that they refund your money, or have "words" with the store so they stop this extra-fees practice.
Enthusiast1 wrote:
Nov 28th, 2011 10:48 am
My Boycott: Nestle Canada
Reason: They proudly support the NFL but not the CFL. I think a Canadian company should look at sponsoring Canadian football, not American football. I sent them an e-mail suggesting that very thing and the reply was non-sensical and obviously from some kind of foreign call center.

Where did you get the idea that Nestlé is a Canadian company?

Nestlé is not a Canadian company. They are a Swiss company. :facepalm:

They're evil, so you have plenty of other decent reasons to boycott them even if the baby-formula thing is old news... THEY WERE KILLING BABIES! LITERALLY KILLING BABIES.
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lorax1284 wrote:
Nov 28th, 2011 12:56 pm
By the way, OP: you need to complain to the vendor from whom you acquired the vouchers: if the store is adding unstated terms, you should tell the group deal company and demand that they refund your money, or have "words" with the store so they stop this extra-fees practice.



Where did you get the idea that Nestlé is a Canadian company?

Nestlé is not a Canadian company. They are a Swiss company. :facepalm:

They're evil, so you have plenty of other decent reasons to boycott them even if the baby-formula thing is old news... THEY WERE KILLING BABIES! LITERALLY KILLING BABIES.
Nestle canada is registered in canada. They are the canadian divison of Nestle.


Nestle CANADA is a canadian company. Nestle is not a canadian company.
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ghostryder wrote:
Nov 28th, 2011 12:44 pm
Don't you think that Tim Hortons would object to Nestle (=Nescafe) being a sponsor?

Isn't Pepsi (Aquafina water) still a CFL sponsor? Do you think they would want a competitor (Nestle water) on their turf?

Both GMC and Nissan advertise/support the CFL. I think it would be fine.
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Enthusiast1 wrote:
Nov 28th, 2011 10:48 am
My Boycott: Nestle Canada
Reason: They proudly support the NFL but not the CFL. I think a Canadian company should look at sponsoring Canadian football, not American football. I sent them an e-mail suggesting that very thing and the reply was non-sensical and obviously from some kind of foreign call center.

Companies don't just decide to sponsor something. Sponsorship of a team or league is complicated and existing sponsors typically have clauses in their sponsorship agreements preventing competitors from also sponsoring teams/leagues.

Does Nestle Canada sponsor the NFL or does the US division of Nestle sponsor the NFL?
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Enthusiast1 wrote:
Nov 28th, 2011 10:48 am
My Boycott: Nestle Canada
Reason: They proudly support the NFL but not the CFL. I think a Canadian company should look at sponsoring Canadian football, not American football. I sent them an e-mail suggesting that very thing and the reply was non-sensical and obviously from some kind of foreign call center.

why would anyone want to sponsor the CFL unless its out of pity

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