Walmart.com Online Price Gouging

We were all happy when Walmart lowered it’s free shipping option amount from $50 to $35, and started providing 2-day shipping instead of their slow Post Office option. However suddenly everything is now listed with an In-Store price and a 2-day Shipping price.

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What difference does it make if we purchase in-store or online price should be the same, and the 2 day shipping isn’t free if we are being price gouged for it. Walmart has not just added a few cents to items, something that is .48 cents In-Store is a $1.48 for the 2-Day Shipping option.

Sorry Walmart but it looks like you are charging us for that free 2-day shipping you offer.

From now on Walmart will NOT be our first option, the place that provides the cheapest price is where we will shop, and it looks like that won’t be Walmart!

We contacted Walmart ‘s CEO Doug McMillon about this and the response received from his team was ridiculous. They told us to shop at the store or pick up at the store, which basically means the extra charge is due to the 2-day shipping they claim is free!

The reason most people shop online is because they don’t want to go to the store, and some of us hate going to our local Walmart, because it takes just as long to pick up an order as it does to just go there and do the shopping yourself.

Response By Email (11/10/2017 05:12 PM)

Hello,

Thank you for your email and for taking the time to share your concerns regarding pricing on some items available on Walmart.com. We know that low prices are important to our customers and we’re committed to providing just that. However, in certain instances, our prices on Walmart.com may not be the same as what you see at your local Walmart store because of differences in the costs to serve our customers in the different channels. If Grocery pickup is an option for you, your local Walmart provides this service which offers the same low prices that we have in our stores because the orders are fulfilled at the store. For more information, please visit https://wmt-grocery.custhelp.com/app. Again, we thank you for sharing your concerns and want to assure you that we always work to make sure we are offering a competitive online price. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Sincerely,
Princess B.
Senior Executive Escalations Specialist

 

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Animal Hospital Overcharge

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It’s sad that when it comes to our precious pets needing emergency care or surgery, we are at the mercy of the Animal Hospital prices! It costs more for care for our pets then it should at these facilities.

1. The medication mark up is ridiculous, a medication costing $8 at PetSmart, cost $30 at the Animal Hospital, and you know they purchase it at cost, so why does cost to you so much more? They will also provide and charge you for more medication than your pet may need on some scripts.

2. They always recommend an over night stay for pain management, this cost is around $1,000, or more at most pet hospitals. I declined this service and took my animal home, and was frustrated when I realized I only had to give him his medication once at 6 am to save myself $1,000 for an over night visit.

3. The price for the cage they are kept in is 100 times the cost of the cage and most times they are only in it a few hours at best.

4. They estimate your bill and charge you 75% and then do as little as possible but charge as much as possible, so you still have a balance of 25% or more when you return to pick up your pet.

5. The emergency Veterinarian will give you an estimate on the care required for your pet, but will recommend your own vet does the procedure because the hospital surgeon is expensive, knowing full well most vets aren’t surgeons!

6. The surgeon will then have a different opinion for care and price, and when you question why two different opinions, the Surgeon will tell he is the Surgeon and the other is just an emergency vet!

Most of these Animal Hospitals provide wonderful care. The problem here is the price for that care.

All these things add up to lots of money for pet care, and the reason people have a hard time getting their pet the care and treatment they require. We all love our pets, but who has $1,000’s of dollars to keep them around when they require some sort of care or surgery from an Animal Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s no fun in Farmville anymore.

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This use to be a fun game for most Facebook users who had small farms, but over time the game becomes more of problem the bigger the farm gets. We became so frustrated with it, we had to go on a vacation from it!

  1. The constant Bushel Summary popups while plowing with the combine are just unnecessary and slow game play to a crawl.
  2. The constant “Flash Player has stopped responding” messages have made it time consuming and at times impossible to access the Craft Barn, Gift Box, and many other items on the farm, which slows the game play to a crawl.
  3. The constant popups when harvesting the animal pens makes it almost impossible to get them harvested and slows the game play to a crawl. It would be easier if they were not in the pens and we used the farmhand to harvest, so what’s the point?
  4.  Certain items such as the pen harvester require lots of Farmville cash so that the only way to obtain it is to actually purchase the harvester with real cash!
  5. Once you have expanded all you can for coins, there is no longer a reason to play anymore, because now any expansion will require hundreds of Farmville dollars, which in reality means cash money!

Zynga want’s you to pay for a VIP membership for the game to work great, wait, what? Sure we could pay for this game and these items with cash, but if it works this bad in free mode, why bother?

Well, Zynga I’m going be spending our money on getting far away from Farmville!

 

eharmony will auto renew for you

If you think your going to find your perfect match, or any hot babes at eharmony, think again. Many relationship seekers have complained about signing up for the service, and instantly turning off the auto renew feature, and then being surprised when their account auto renewed anyway when their service expired.

When the subscriber contacts eharmony, they are told eharmony cannot refund the auto renew charge, even if it’s only been several days since the charge was processed through the subscribers bank account. If the subscriber complains enough, eharmony may offer to decrease the service time and provide a small refund, but If they can refund partial why not all?

eharmony is looking to get something for nothing, and that is considered fraudulent practices. They purposely make it hard for their subscribers to cancel their subscriptions, and to take their accounts off auto-renew. eharmony provides no payment notifications, in the hopes that the charges will be overlooked, and if they aren’t, by the time of contact eharmony.com can just tell it’s subscriber it’s to late “No Refunds“.

Instead of finding a relationship, the only thing these subscribers found was an empty bank account. Even eharmony.com‘s free communication weekend is false. Why would you want to communicate with someone over the internet, when you can’t even view their entire profile, because nothing is really free at eharmony!

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American Residential Warranty, your claim is Denied!

American Residential Home Warranty, also know as ARW makes claims in their commercial that their warranty coverage gives the Home Owner peace of mind, but once something happens and you call them with a claim, there is always some reason that your claim is denied. The Home Owner is left to worry, and repair items and parts that ARW claims are not covered under their Warranty policy.

Consumers have complained about not receiving the policy, or list of items covered and not covered. Then when they go to make a claim suddenly this list is available. ARW also is the one to place the work order for the repairs and you must use the company of their choice. You the Home Owner are left to wait and wonder about who’s coming to service your needed repair.

This type of warranty is really not worth it. With the price of the ARW policy, and all the non covered parts and claim denials, it’s only more of a headache for the Home Owner than its worth. Always investigate and research a company and their complaints before purchase, only then will you have peace of mind.

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Flip This Scam

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Look out for this scam coming to your town soon! Armando Montelongo is ripping people off by using his run on Flip This House, to scam fans out of thousands of dollars selling worthless information about flipping houses, with his bait and switch seminars.

Armando Montelongo runs his infomercial everyday, several times a day until the seminar begins, he talks about how he is the #1 real estate investor in the country and mentions his Flip This House episodes. Armando Montelongo claims that you will learn from HIM how to make money flipping houses, then he continues to mention how the seminar is free to attend, but to hurry and call the number at the bottom of the screen because there is limited seating, he also tries to lure you in with offering a free worthless Armando Montelongo DVD and Mp3 Player, which he claims to be worth over $500 just for attending.

What Armando Montelongo fails to mention is he won’t be there, and that this free event is just a sign up for a three day seminar that costs $1400.00, which in reality is all about getting you to sign up for the worthless $30,000.00 bus tour! So don’t expect to meet Armando Montelongo, he’s at home counting all this money from this Bait and Switch Seminar Scam!

See the BBB F rating here

Armando sues his own brother over seminars.