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

 

Consumer Affairs Complaints

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your money goes away with CashnetUSA

CashnetUSA doesn’t give loans, they ask you to provide money on a card, provide them with the card information, and then they take it, and when you call looking for your loan, then they say they need more money on another card to prove that you can payback the so called loan your never going to receive.

The only person loaning money here, is the consumer who gets ripped off by way of Gift Cards. If this was a reliable company, they would not require you to front money for money, nor would they ask you to purchase gift cards. Never give these fools access to your cash, because your money will go away with cashnetUSA.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/finance/cashnet.html

http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/directory/cashnetusa

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.

Beckens every road leads to a scam.

Beckens Moving Company is the worst of the moving industry, they give our solders with moving orders an estimate for their move and return all calls, and then once the customer signs the binding contract, the truck shows up days late, the driver now wants $100’s of dollars for packing materials. Then they try to charge $150 just to pack a Flat Screen TV! These people fought for our country and this company is working to rip them and the Armed Forces off.

Now once Beckens Moving Company gets your stuff you might never get it back, and if you do they will want more money out of you. Even after they provided you with rotten service, they will give no discount and will just have the so called third party driver that you didn’t hire, try to force you to pay whatever he requests to retrieve your belongings.

When you try to contact Beckens, they have stopped taking your calls, and they are no longer located at the address on the contract. When they do answer the phone they are rude, disrespectful, nasty and will tell you they will call you back, but that never happens, and once they do finally deliver your belongings it’s months late from the delivery date and the driver is asking for more money, isn’t that funny.

If you need to move, don’t call these fools, by the time you get your things back you will already have replaced most of it and have paid extra for it. If Beckens Moving Company has picked up your belongings and lost them or are holding them hostage for more money then your binding contract allows, call http://www.moverescue.com/ and fight back. This company has an F rating with the BBB and is not customer friendly!

Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move

The PSC Keeps Bad Company

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“Reasonable Rates” that must be a joke.

The New York State Public Service Commission is more of a Dis-Service Commission. They are not there for the consumer! If you file a complaint you might get a case number, and an automated response with excuses as to why the delivery fee is so high and that they have closed your case, they will never ever side with the consumer against the Utility Company.

Don’t let them fool you the PSC is in the utilities pocket, and therefore they do not want anything to do with you or your complaints! Us as consumers in New York are suffering from deregulation, because the PSC has allowed National Grid to charge these outrageous so called delivery fees on top of the supply fees. How can they justify the utility company charging a flat delivery fee, plus a more expensive rate fee per kWh than the supply rate on top of the flat rate fee which comes out to almost triple the supply fee.

We are paying much more for delivery now than we ever did for supply. Consumers here are burdened with paying outrageous bills for their energy delivery and yet being asked to conserve supply, and when they do conserve energy guess what, National Grid requests another increase in delivery rates, and so we still wind up paying more for energy in New York than anywhere else. We as consumers need to band together and change the way the PSC keeps it’s company with NG!

NYS Public Service Commission in the Pocket of Corporatists

National Grids Late Payment Greed

New York Power to Choose