Monday Money

 

The winner of the giveaway is Patti.  Thanks for taking the time to read my blog Patti!!!   You’ve been e-mailed.

 

NOW….

 

*** Alert ***   A bit of a rant to follow….

Sometimes people / companies just take advantage of you!!!

Maybe you remember that a little over a month ago I purchased a workout video program that I can do at home in 25 minutes.

I do like the videos and the work outs, but let me tell you I was this  close to sending the whole thing back last week.

When I placed my order, I did it over the phone.  I didn’t order it on line I actually called and spoke to a real person.  And I remember very specifically declining all the additional things she tried to sell me.

I specifically said to her, “I only want the workout videos, nothing else”

No vitamins, no memberships, nothing additional, just the workout videos.

So, imagine my surprise when I got in the mail last week a 90 day supply of vitamins from this company.  I immediately went and checked my online statement and yep, I was charged $39.92 for vitamins and $40.93 for a membership fee.

WHAT A SCAM!!!!  They kept my card number on file and continued to make unauthorized charges to it without my consent!!!    I’m sorry, but that to me is very bad business practices.

When I called I was told that with a purchase you automatically get enrolled into the membership program and vitamin supplement program.

Imagine at that point my head almost blowing off.  GGGRRRRRR!!!!

Ultimately, I was able to have all the charges removed from my card but only after spending about 20 minutes on hold and learning that the refund will take about 3 days to process.

So I have the added bonus of monitoring my account waiting for the refund.    You know, because I have nothing better to do with my time.

I’m still on the fence about this company having any of my business at all,  and I still may return the original product.  I’ll keep you posted, ’cause I know you want to know 😉

Has anything like this ever happened to you?    How did you handle it?

I wonder how many people don’t realize they have been charged, or don’t take the time to correct the issue?  I’ll bet that’s what the company is counting on, that people wont take the time to complain.         GGGRRRR again.

OK, I’m gonna stop ranting now nut lesson learned.  The thing to take away from this is to always check your statements and make sure you’re not being charged for something you didn’t authorize.  Check your cable and internet bills, all of them and make sure you’re not being overcharged.

It’s our money, they don’t get to take it from us without our consent.  Make those calls if needed.  We can’t step over pennies for dollars.  Pennies add up to dollars.

Y’all Take Care!

Lori

 

 

One thought on “Monday Money

  1. Thanks, Lori! I have done the same thing as you…ranted until I got my money back. Good for you as that was a huge hourly wage you made….

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