July 12, 2005
BlueHippo: A No-Credit Check Computer Rip-Off
Over the July Fourth weekend on cable TV, an outfit trading under the name of BlueHippo Funding was advertising heavily what appears to be a great computer system deal. The pitch is a 2005 Gateway Premier computer for $35.99 per week for twelve months with a no-credit, no-problem hook. However, the BlueHippo TV commercial and its Web site clearly are aimed at sucking-in people who do not have credit and/or who cannot afford a computer. Moreover, the BlueHippo, 2005 Gateway Premier offering is a rip-off.