Rip Off Warning: Publishers Clearing House, Clears your Wallet too.One day, out of the blue from a sheer case of 'clouded head' I thought it would be an okay thing to do to fill out a Publisher's Clearing House entry form. Just maybe.....I thought, they would come knocking on my door with a big check. What the #*##, was I thinking?
First of all, talk about stalking....
After I filled out the entry form. PBC sent me an email. Then another one...and another ...and another and another and another....Ad infinitum (pun intended).
Countless of emails stating I needed to complete something else, again and again and again. This stalking was worse than the cowboy from Arizona who waited outside of job back in 1992 or the guy who waited at the end of my block with his car lights turned off waiting for me to come home...just in case I wanted to 'talk'.
PBS will stalk you with emails each stating something else you must now do in order for you to be qualified.
Each time you think your qualified, your not.
Each email completed, I thought I was finally 'done', the relationship over....Da-Dum...Da-Dum...Da-Dum-Da-Dum-Da-Dum. ~ ~~ ^ ~ ~ in came the shark again, stating I wasn't finished with the entry process and contained about twenty products they wanted me to review, in order to finalize the form. Publishers Clearing House has taken the art of contest entry into created it into an 'electronic advertising manipulation and trickery of consumer rip-offism to a whole new level. Be careful as you look over the products that any boxes aren't already 'checked off' stating you just happen to want to purchase any of them.
Simply put, it's best to just stay out of the shark tank.
SHIPPING FEE FALSE ADVERTISING.
Finally, I saw something I decided to purchase. Oh, brother, really,.... what is wrong with me???? I fell again. So, I purchased one of their items which advertised as having a $4.75 or $4.95 shipping fee. Okay, I thought, that's a reasonable shipping fee.
The order process was a few pages deep and when completed, I learned on the final page - the shipping was listed at seven something, not four something. It's only a few dollars difference but it's the principle. That's how they cheat, just a few dollars here and there.
Oh, good luck finding the customer service number.
They don't place the number in large type on the main page, they want you to exhaust your time looking for the number to the point you just give up.
They are counting on people saying to themselves, "Oh, it's only a few dollars, I can't find the number - I'll just forget it.
This is predatory selling. Plain and simple.
I decided I would cancel anyway because of the false shipping amount advertised. I didn't care how long it would take to find their number. When I did find the number and called to cancel because I was so upset over the false advertising, they said they couldn't cancel the order because the item already shipped. What bullshit is that?
This company is one big bullshit company. The price they advertised for shipping was a lie then they say the item has already shipped so you can't cancel.
Nothing disgusts me more than a thieving company.
Stealing $3 here and $3 there...
PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE EARNS HUMONGOUS NUMBERS:
Industry: Mail Order Sales: $250M - $500M yearly
I'LL NEVER AGAIN DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY.
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