Tony Tucker received a $284 Target gift card after he returned an unwanted item to his local store. Then he decided to try to sell the card on Craigslist, but that turned out to be a bad idea. Now he’s empty-handed, and he wants our help. “I tried to sell my Target gift card on Craigslist and a thief stole it!”
Burying the news is a time-honored tradition in American journalism. Just wait until the day before a major holiday to share information someone is reluctant to publicize, like a CEO resignation or a company “restructuring,” and hopefully no one will notice.
So when I saw the press release about an airline “error fare search engine” launching just a few hours before the American Thanksgiving holiday, I suspected someone was trying to deep-six the news. “This search engine for fare errors could be the worst idea ever”