10 Brands People Hate and Refuse To Spend Money On

Bakersfield, CA - December 18, 2017: Tesla Super Charging station on Stockdale Hwy and the 5 fwy. Tesla Supercharger stations allow Tesla cars to be fast-charged at the network within an hour.

AUTHOR: Sam Mire

Hate is a strong word, but after reading about the brands that droves of people will not support under any circumstance, it seems that hate is not a strong enough word. 

In this post, we'll be taking a closer look at 10 of these brands that people hate and refuse to spend money on.

1. EA Sports

Male hand holding a Playstation 5 Dual Sense Controller with Madden NFL 22 game blurred in the background. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. November 2021.
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Anyone who has played EA Sports' Madden franchise in the past decade wonders how a game could possibly get worse as each year passes. More incredible graphic technology, more powerful consoles, and yet more glitches?

That doesn't add up, and most gamers stopped giving their money to EA Sports (at least for the Madden franchise) long ago.

2. Tesla

Bakersfield, CA - December 18, 2017: Tesla Super Charging station on Stockdale Hwy and the 5 fwy. Tesla Supercharger stations allow Tesla cars to be fast-charged at the network within an hour.
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Tesla has presented the world with a real chicken-or-the-egg quandary. Were Tesla drivers such pompous battery lickers before they bought the vehicle, or did the overpriced, self-combusting, short-ranged, cult-member-attracting cars make them that way?

3. Air Canada

Frankfurt, Germany - February 13, 2021: Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner airplane at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany.
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According to several flight veterans who are steaming mad at Air Canada, the airline is a bunch of incompetent hosers! Frequent Canadian fliers noted that the state of air travel in their country is in shambles, but Air Canada isn't doing anything to inspire confidence.

Then, all of those commenters apologized because they were Canadian. That was a bit harsh, eh?

4. College Board

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Noted union-buster Teddy Roosevelt would roll over in his grave if he saw the chokehold College Board has on prospective college students. Want to take the SAT? You'll need to pay the College Board. AP Tests? Fork it over, bub.

If you want to go to any college worth the degrees it hands out, prepare to give your firstborn to College Board, and that may not even be a sufficient tribute. Upon inspection, the College Board seems more like the Soprano crime family than a legitimate business.

5. Disney

Orlando, Florida. January 11, 2019 Entrance Arch of Walt Disney Theme Parks at Lake Buena Vista area .
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It's a small world, after all, huh? But what's a small world? The 25,000-acre plot of land that Disney serves as the government of? That's a massive world, actually. 

This unrivaled power gives Disney a monopolistic feel, as does the systematic absorption (and carpet bombing) of beloved franchises like Star Wars.  

Then there is the bankrupting cost of attending a Disney park with more than one child. Most working-class families need a loan to gain entry to the Magic Kingdom. 

6. Greyhound

June 10, 2018 Los Banos / CA / USA - Greyhound bus driving north on I5 interstate towards San Francisco
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Greyhound is one company that could treat customers like (excuse me here) dogs, and 90% of the public would never know. Let's face it; most people wouldn't care, either. So what happens on the Greyhound stays on the Greyhound.

Greyhound stranded one dog-gone-tired-of-it customer at their pickup spot multiple times. I'm no Secretary of Transportation, but picking up the traveler seems like an important part of the whole interstate bus travel thing.

7. Spirit Airlines

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - FEBRUARY 17: Spirit Airlines Airbus A321 taking off on February 17, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Spirit Airlines is an American airline with its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale.
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At this point, speaking ill of Spirit Airlines feels like joking about Will Smith. What hasn't been said already? Let's just say if you fly Spirit Airlines, you should be in the spirit of "this too shall pass"—even if "this" is the fistfight going down in the aisle. They have to stop eventually, don't they?

8. Wells Fargo

Pasadena, California - March 13, 2021: The Wells Fargo Bank on South Lake Avenue
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Some of the public has forgotten how hated Wells Fargo is. Well, let's far-go back in time to remember how the bank opened accounts in clients' names (without the clients' knowledge) to collect fees on those accounts.

Last we checked, the bank is supposed to guard the money, not steal it. We'll go far into history before people forget about a bank doing them that dirty.

9. Monsanto

MALMEDY, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2016: Shelves with a variety of Herbicides in a Carrefour Hypermarket. Roundup is a brand-name of an herbicide containing glyphosate, made by Monsanto.
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A cottage industry of Monsanto-themed documentaries has spread awareness of the agricultural giant's sins. Agent Orange. Roundup. Suing small farmers over seed patents leading the industrialization of American agriculture.

Even so, not spending money with Monsanto is way more complicated than it seems. Do you know who owns the seeds that sprout your fruit and veggies?

10. Fanatics

STUTTGART, GERMANY - Aug 15, 2021: Smartphone with website of online sportswear retailer Fanatics Inc on screen in front of logo Focus on top-left of phone display
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Sports fans have noticed that sports apparel brand Fanatics has adopted a near-fanatical approach to purchasing other sports apparel outlets. Unfortunately, this tactic has given Fanatics an increasingly large share of the sports apparel market, leaving many fans disappointed by less-than-impressive products manufactured en masse.

You'll take your built-to-fall-apart New York Yankees hat for $39.99 and like it.

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