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Beware!
Posted by K.A.L. on 01/06/2009
BRONX, NEW YORK -- I placed an order for 8 bottles of champagne through CellarBrokers.com and I can honestly say that this was the worst experience of my life. I placed this order a full two weeks before Thanksgiving thinking that my order would arrive in time for Christmas. At first, everything seemed fine - I placed my order and received an e-mail a few hours later stating that my order was being processed and that I could e-mail or call if I had any questions. My credit card was charged and I figured that a confirmation/tracking # was coming within a day or two. Imagine my surprise when I called a week later to check the status of my order, I got an answering machine. I left a message. No response. I went online to speak to a live representative three times. No answer.
A representative was supposedly available to answer questions. I called again and got a busy signal. Tired of the rotten customer service, I e-mailed my bank to cancel the charges on my credit card. Two days later, the bank credited my account. Guess what happened as soon as I was credited? I received an e-mail stating the order was ready to be shipped. Too late for Cellar Brokers. Isn't it strange that when they discovered that they lost a sale, they decided that they were ready to ship. They had their chance and blew it. I am positive that if I didn't press the issue I still wouldn't have heard from them. As soon as my credit card was credited, I went to another online vendor. I ordered on a Thursday morning. I received a confirmation # and tracking # and even received a phone call from a young lady who asked if it was okay for my order to be delivered the following Thursday because she wasn't sure there was enough room on their truck to deliver by Saturday. I could actually hear her speaking to the driver and he said that he could make room for my delivery.
My order arrived at my job that Saturday morning, exactly 48 hours after I placed the order. Now, that's customer service. If Cellar Brokers can't deliver as promised they should have a disclaimer saying, "Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery." Businesses do that all the time when you order something on TV. If you are in a hurry to charge people, you should work just as hard to deliver. Cellar Brokers did finally send my order after almost five weeks, but I sent it back untouched and unopened. As soon as the delivery man came to the door, I refused to sign for it. The way they operate, the order would have been wrong anyway. Do not waste your time on Cellar Brokers unless you don't mind waiting a long time - forever and a day. Maybe Cellar Brokers has good in-store service, but their online service is the worst hands down, no further discussion.
If you have ordered through Cellar Brokers, call your credit card companies and dispute the charges. The credit card companies will credit you and they will be after Cellar Brokers. You will not only get your money back, but you'll help put these people out of business. Here's a crazy idea, why don't all of the people who have a complaint with Cellar Brokers pay them a visit in person. I'm sure that the line would look like Times Square on New Year's Eve.
     
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Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-01-06:
Well, who was the other online vendor?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-06:
Saturday morning wine deliveries at work. That's cool!
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Rip Off
Posted by JimmyH on 12/20/2008
Be aware! made a purchase in October - wine never delivered, my CC wasn't charged then until a week ago charged showed up on my CC bill. they are a scam, talked to my CC company about charge dispute.

the problem is they may keep on charging CC, seems like next step after reversing the charge would be to cancel CC.

Do not purchase from Cellar Brokers!!!
     
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Posted by FireDragon on 2008-12-20:
When did you make this purchase in October or did you wait some time for it to arrive? You say that no charge occured until a week ago - Doesn't make sense - A month and no charge? again this does NOT add up, and they keep charging your CC? Maybe you keep ordering from them. I am marking this as a fraudulent report.

"Be aware! made a purchase in October - wine never delivered, my CC wasn't charged then until a week ago charged showed up on my CC bill. they are a scam, talked to my CC company about charge dispute.
the problem is they may keep on charging CC, seems like next step after reversing the charge would be to cancel CC.

Do not purchase from Cellar Brokers!!!"
Posted by Slimjim on 2008-12-23:
Firedragon, you knock tons of posts and frankly have no idea most of the time what you are babbling about. Obviously this is a reoccurring order club hence why the card keeps getting charged. Paying for wine, not getting it. What's really the mystery Einstein?
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Waiting For Delivery, No Answer And No Reply From The Help Desk
Posted by SilvioAK on 12/19/2008
Cellar Brokers is an absolute scam ! They have poor customer service, well non existent.
I called the 1-800 number for customer service 15 times or so and always got a voice mail thing answering. Left multiple messages with my contact info upon request and never heard back from them. I ordered 12 bottles and was charged right away (the day after submitting my order). 4 weeks later I am still waiting for the wine.

No feedback at all from them and on my account page there are no updates about the order. Don't buy from them, don't buy from them ! They don't deserve to be in the business.
     
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Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2008-12-19:
Dispute the charge or file a charge-back. That should have been plenty of time for them to deliver.

I am just flabbergasted by the huge amount of online ripoff companies there are out there.
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Service And Responsiveness - Looks Like Fraud
Posted by Romab2 on 12/12/2008
They billed in full in September. Mid-December still nothing. No answer to numerous e-mails, not a chance to get trough to live person (if there's one). Looks like fraud to me. Not recommended.
     
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Poor Service
Posted by Psy1 on 12/06/2008
I ordered a case from this company in August. They billed in full in September and then shipped 4 of the 12 bottles in October. I have made numerous calls to try to either get a refund or the balance of the shipment.

They do not return calls and you cannot talk to a person, just an automatic answering machine. Do not purchase from this company!
     
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