Each year, consumer advocacy magazine Choice gives out its "Shonky Awards" for the most dubious examples of stupid and deceptive behaviour by major brands. Top of the list this year? Qantas' $7.70 per domestic booking credit card charge, which Choice says is way above the industry average of 1%.
I've paid (and cursed) that fee more than a few times: the easiest way to avoid it is to use BPAY instead. Other products singled out include credit protection insurance (of any brand) and a Tiffany food processor that falls apart when shredding cheese. Hit the link for the full list, and share your own examples of shonky products in the comments.
The 2009 Shonky Awards [Choice]