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Shark GI468 Rapido Lightweight Professional Electronic Iron
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Didn't look like a piece of junk.

Cons: My Mother got this iron 3.5 months ago, used it 3 or 4 times a week and it has already failed. While using it a couple of days ago, it went off and cannot be turned on. She carefully cares for things and many of her irons have lasted 5 years or more.

After checking the warranty and repair information for her and reading other reviews, I've determined there is no point in sending it back. You have to pay to ship the iron to them (and they suggest insuring it LOL) AND YOU HAVE TO SEND THEM $9.95 to pay for shipping a replacement piece of junk back to you.

Other Thoughts: Not only would I not buy another of these irons, I would not buy anything from this company. Their warranty policy suggests that they know they sell junk and count on customers not returning that junk when it quickly fails.

Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs More bloated than ever -- do not buy 12/28/2011

This review is from: Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012

Pros: It appears to add and subtract numbers correctly.

Cons: After recently upgrading to the 2011 version, I noticed that I had a QB process using over 120MB of memory even though I was not using QB and there was no sign it was running. Together with the other Intuit QB processes that were automatically started, more than 200MB of memory was in use without even running the program. Surprise, surprise, the program is now so bloated that Intuit automatically loads it so it will appear to start faster UNLESS you turn off this 'feature'.

I discontinued payroll services last year because they have raised their price by 400% in 10 years.

Other Thoughts: I have been using QB since the 1999 version but my advice is if you don't have to use QB, don't start using it or you'll soon come to regret it. Once they get you to start using it, they will squeeze every dollar they can get out of you for essential features and then disable them in 3 years so you have to buy it again.

Intuit Quicken 2011 Premier Win CD Small Package
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Product is useless in 3 years 02/15/2011

This review is from: Intuit Quicken 2011 Premier Win CD Small Package

Pros: Generally adds the numbers up correctly.

Cons: Critical features are disabled in 3 years.
Intuit products in general are resource hogs.
Intuit uses every OS feature Microsoft comes out with whether it is improves the product or not.
Product bombards you with advertising for other Intuit products and services.

Other Thoughts: Many of us use the download feature to update credit card and investment and banking information -- this feature will cease to work in 2014 forcing you to buy a new copy. Essential features for some, like investment management, has been moved to more expensive versions like Premier.

I've been a Quicken user since DOS version 6 or so and am a QuickBooks user since the '90s. More than any other company, I find Intuit to squeeze every last dollar they can out of you after you have purchased their products. I won't be surprised when they release a 'feature' that holds your data hostage until you pay a ransom.


Richard H.'s Profile

Display Name: Richard H.

Date Joined: 06/15/05

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 09/23/07
  • Last Review: 03/18/12
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