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.
PBS will stalk you with constant emails, each stating something else had to be completed for your entry to be qualified, each time you are subjected to all their product ads.
Each time you think your finished and qualified, your not.
Each email completed, I thought I was finally 'done' and our qualifying 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 again I had to go through about twenty products they wanted me to review, in order to finalize the form.
Publishers Clearing House has taken the art of contest entry and created it into an 'electronic advertising manipulation and trickery of consumer rip-offism to a whole new level.
Also, be careful as you look over the products to ensure boxes aren't already 'checked off' agreeing to purchase such item.
Simply put, it's best to just stay out of the shark tank.
SHIPPING FEE FALSE ADVERTISING.
Finally, I saw an items 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 I completed the order process, I learned on the final page - the shipping was listed at $7- something, not $4- 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 order page or main page, they want you to exhaust you for the time you will have to invest looking for their number.... to the point you just give up looking for it.
They are counting on people saying to themselves, "Oh, it's only a few dollars, I can't find the number - I'll just order it and not bother asking the rep. about the price difference or cancelling the order altogether.
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? I just placed the order!!!
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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