- February 23rd, 2013
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(DALLAS, TX) Recently a high profile Dallas-Ft. Worth heating and air conditioning system went out of business. What made this company unique was their reputation in the marketplace for promising deep discounts. Competitors of the company questioned their ability to actually deliver advertised discounts. In the wake of the company’s demise are thousands of consumers who are left with worthless maintenance contracts. The Consumer Team radio program will be referencing this situation in a special segment to be aired Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 5-7PM (Central) on KRLD Radio, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas.
Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team and President/CEO of McQ Media Inc, said the segments will help consumers on a number of levels. Thomson stated, “Our first concern is for the consumers who lost money on service contracts or air conditioning systems. We want to help those people. We will also address what constitutes a good deal on a heating and air conditioning system. Beyond that, we will address the notion of big promises being made in advertising. As the old bromide goes, ‘If something seems to go to be true it usually is.'”
Joining Thomson on The Consumer Team will be John Downs and Mark Wissler of Dallas Plumbing Company. John Downs serves at president of Dallas Plumbing Company. Mark Wissler is the company’s service manager. Commenting on Dallas Plumbing, Thomson said, “In researching this story we spoke to a number of professionals in home improvement, plumbing and air conditioning. We asked the team from Dallas Plumbing to join us because of their tenure in the marketplace and the universal respect that consumers have for this company. Dallas Plumbing was founded in 1903. They’ve served generations of consumers in North Texas. They are experts at plumbing, heating and air conditioning. And they’re in a very credible position to give guidance on how consumers can get a fair deal on a heating and air conditioning system.”
Thomson praised Dallas Plumbing for their willingness to help consumers who are holding worthless service contracts. Thomson added, “I’m impressed by a number of things regarding Dallas Plumbing. They represent the values that we believe in on The Consumer Team. And, on the program they’ll be making an offer to people who have been burned by the company that went out of business.”
The Consumer Team is broadcast from 5-7PM Saturdays on 1080 KRLD in Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas. KRLD is the leading news station in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market. The Consumer Team features consumer tips, information and research designed to help listeners in the DFW Metroplex and beyond make better consumer and shopping decisions. Pete Thomson has been working in the area of consumer advocacy for over 10 years. He founded The Consumer Team with a mission to help Dallas and Ft. Worth consumers save time, money and grief in the consumer lives. Thomson is also president/CEO of McQ Media, a Dallas based marketing and advertising firm.