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Best Buy In The Gem Market... Period
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA -- Wanted to comment on the complaints... I know that when something is returned, the company has to take the time to inspect the goods. Aside from folks who do not understand and want their refund immediately (it's why we use credit cards people... we can dispute and hold off till all gets settled.. it works.).. Aside from this, there's not a better place in the world to buy a Mogok Burma Ruby. They must have bought a HUGE parcel to pass along the deals.. Other networks don't disclose the origin... Burma is the best. There's an embargo and they are not coming out any longer, so DSN is the place for Burma Rubies, among so many other gorgeous finds!!

Bummer about their customer service phone lines. They are probably laying off like the rest of the world, so it takes a while.
     
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madconsumer on 2009-01-24:
are they certified terrorist free? as with diamodnds, burma rubies have been plagued with severe issues.
madconsumer on 2009-01-24:
here is a link that expalins the 9.28.2008 ban. the iirst section is about rubies, while the later part of the article reflects other gem stomes.

this a well known and respected gemstone publication.

http://www.preciousgemstones.com/gffall08.html
Bellaestrella on 2011-06-23:
NOT TRUE!!!! Just the other night, DSN was attempting to pass off a Mozambique Ruby as a BURMISE!!!! Shame on them!!!! They are SCAMMERS, & should be shut down!!!!!
TAZSROCKS on 2011-06-26:
I FOR ONE TREAT THE CALL REPS WITH RESPECT THEY DESEVE THE RESPECT THERE ONLY DOINING THERE JOB THOSE UF US WHOM WORK NO WHAT ITS LIKE TO TAKE THE HEAT FOR ANOTHER DEPI ALSO I AGREE ART SHOULD GET ON HIS DEPARTMENT TO GET YOURE JEWERLY OUT AT A TIMELY MANNER THEY STATE 15 20 DAYS I HAVE BEEN WAITING SINCE MARCH FOR SOME ITENS AND THIS AMOUNT IS 280000 MAYBE NOT TO MUCH FOR SOME BUT ART TOOK THE MONEY RIGHT OUT OF MY ACCOUNT ALSO THAT'S REALLY ALL I HAVE TO SAY THERE JEWERLY FOR THERE PRICES ARE GREAT THIS FAR ART JUST NEEDS TO WORK ON GETTING IT OUT TO US WOULD YOU GIVE ME YOURE MONEY... TRUST ME... PLEASE WORK ON THIS WAITING SINCE MARCH THAN YOU
bad diamond ring on 2011-11-28:
waitting four months now for burma ring ,if as bad quality as other ring can I get full refund
Anna on 2012-08-08:
Are they out of business. I purchased a heap of jewelry from the time they started till I could no longer get any response from anyone. Shame if they went under, the jewelry was such a bargain.
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Returns and Refunds
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PENNSYLVANIA -- Does anyone out there shop with DSN (Direct Shopping Network. I have been for about a year ever since I came across them on TV one night. They sell very high end jewelry and gemstones. Love their stuff, great prices for the quality you get. I have one problem with them though. It takes 15 to 20 days to receive the mdse. and you have 30 days to return it unless it is an auction item, then there is no return. After an item is returned, it takes them 30 Business days to credit your account. I just don't understand why it takes so long to credit you. I purchasd an item on 1/11/07, it arrived 15 days later, returned it on 2/6 and my account wasn't credited until 3/19. This is just too long to have this kind of money out. Does anyone out there have this problem.
     
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grandma005 on 2007-03-22:
You are really really lucky to get your refund. Don't order anymore items from them.
tnchuck100 on 2007-03-22:
Based on your experiences with J.C.Penny, Ultimate Shopping Network, and now Direct Shopping Network I think you need to go to a store yourself and see what you are purchasing and take it home right then.
diamondgirl on 2007-03-24:
I am very happy with their merchandise, great quality for the price, I guess if I want to continue shopping with them I'll just have to put up with the delivery time and refund time. This jewelry shopping network is the only one that gives you a complete description of the jewelry, gold wt., quality of the diamonds, VVS,VS,SI, they do not sell less than SI diamonds which is very important to me. They also tell you the color, theirs are all D & F color diamonds. Their prices aren't cheap, but only about 1/3 of what you pay in a jewelry store. I enjoy the program very much and have been very happy with all the jewelry. I just wondered if anyone out there has purchased from them. I have satellite that is the only way you can receive the program. I emailed them about how unhappy I am about the length of time to get the refund but haven't heard anything yet. If you ever have a chance to watch DSN you won't believe what they have for the prices. I got a .75pt. solitaire diamond ring SI stone DF in color with .35pts. of accent diamonds VS for 1,200.00. When I took it for an appraisal my jeweler couldn't believe it, they asked me where I got it and I told them. Since I found them, I won't shop for diamonds on any other HS network, most of their diamonds are I and priced much higher. Shop NBC for example, most of their diamonds are I with a color of HI and the prices much higher. You can also watch it on line at www.dsntv.com.
diamondgirl on 2007-03-24:
Oh, I forgot to mention that the gold on the jewelry items are almost all 18K, once in a while they have a 14K item and when they do, the price is really low, they call them affordable items for everyone.
sprklythngs on 2007-03-30:
Beautiful jewelry, UGLY customer service. Still waiting for a refund on white zircon studs purchased 11/05..yup 2005!! Okay they were $47, but still, I encountered the same poor customer service, called multiple times, checked with my post--office, they sent ME Glendale Post-office paperwork to file also, very odd...sent that back to them...still no refund. Watch now with a skeptical attitude.
diamondgirl on 2007-04-02:
sprklythings, I'm surprised they didn't refund your money for the studs, now I have to be careful of DSN too. What did customer service say when you called? At least they are American and you can understand what they are saying. When you called, did they day they received your return? I always get a signature confirmation when I send something back although I don't usually buy the insurance if the item is under $500.00. With a sig. conf. you can track the order online at usps and they will tell you if it was received.
sprklythngs on 2007-04-05:
diamondgirl, customer service at DSN could actually track the package all the way from Glendale CA to my city/state (MN) and also could see that it HAD NOT been delivered!!! So at that point I expected a refund immediately. Yet they've jacked me around all this time. I'm tired of the run around, weird customer service hours & the hassle. Yes, I agree it's refreshing to say the least, to speak to a customer service rep that's American ;)) (BTW have quit doing business with companies that are employeeing over-seas phone help) So yes, I'm still out the $47++ with no earrings to show for it. Hey have you noticed anything strange about DSN lately...looks like possible financial problems to me....lots of gemstone shows "clearing the vault" stuff at rock bottom prices, lack of higher-end jewelry pieces & even sneaking pieces in with lower quality accent diamonds. Hmmmmmmmmm maybe we're not the only skeptics!?
diamondgirl on 2007-04-06:
I am so glad it is only 47.00 you are out, I don't know why they would give up a customer for this kind of money especially if you are on the east coast like I am, I watch from 10:00pm. till I have to finally shut it off and get some sleep. When I called their customer service to see why it is taking so long for my refund I had to hold on for over a half hour, this is ridiculous. I guess this is what a person has to put up with to get these fabulous prices. Maybe you're right about possible financial difficulty, they have been showing items with lower quality diamonds for accents and a lot of clearance items. I haven't been watching too much lately because they are on so darn late in my area that with the nice weather coming I don't like to stay up too late anymore so I can get up early and enjoy the beautiful mornings. Also, it takes DSN over a month to send most items out, you are paying on your credit card before you even see the item, if you have to return it, it takes them another 30 days to credit your account, that is two months. I don't like to order any more jewelry until I pay for the order I received and kept last. They are really stupid for doing it this way, I bet a lot of other people feel the same. They are the only jewelry show on tv that sizes the rings for free and I know that takes time with all the orders every night. I guess I have either got to put up with it and shut up, or quit watching and ordering, HUH?
REDROVER on 2008-02-14:
My Turn...Ugggg, Every Item I have purchased from this shopping channel hast taken at least 30 days to arrive, Most of the items I have received have been very disappointing, the stones are nowhere as clean as the "sample" they show on the screen, I have purchased items from other jewelry channels as well and I can tell you there are two out there that do ship what you see jtv and gemstv. they ship in a matter of days and my refunds arrive within 10 days, they are great. If you call Dsn during their customer service hours you can easily wait 30 minutes or more or never get someone to help. They are quick to get your money when you order and very very slow to ship and slower to return it.
sprklythngs on 2008-03-13:
Okay the $47 refund FINALLY came in 2008 for the studs....complete joke to wait that long....I think they are having problems...lots of 'final sale' nights and down right ugly items....keep an eye on diamond quality. Long waits for shipments and terrible customer service will surely sink this network.
sprklythngs on 2008-03-13:
RedRover, I totally agree with your accessment of jtv & gemstv, I would add ShopNBC to that list too. They consistently send items of equal quality to what is shown on on-air...refunds are handled well too. Watch out for over priced purses on ShopNBC...extremely poor quality on the metal findings...I will NEVER purchase a handbag from them again..NEVER. After 20 days I had gold chipping off a $450 dollar handbag from The Find...customer service asked me ONE question....did you buy the extended warranty. OMG who thinks a fricken $450 would start to look tacky after 20 DAYS?? No comensation...nothing. They suck!!!!!!!!!!! Plus I am a big spender with them....well not anymore.
Amaze on 2008-04-27:
My issue with DSN.TV is pretty grim. I ordered diamond hoop earrings that were over $1300 on March 29, 2008 and have not heard anything from them. No order confirmation! Customer Service does not answer my communication--not by email or by phone. I am so afraid that I out the money. Of course, my checking account was debited immediately the day of the order. I do not know if VISA can help me or if I have any rescources. Amaze
Amaze on 2008-05-14:
Now it's May 15 and I still have not received my earrings from DSN.TV. I've contacted the BBB in Glenndale, but nothing has happened yet. I hope that I can get my credit card company to put some pressure on them.
maven on 2008-07-10:
I started watching DSN and ordered a lot of expensive things and never gave a thought about when they'd ship or when my CC would get charged.

I agree their shipping is SLOW however they remake the rings ,not just resize them and they 'll recast them in whatever color gold you want so I think based on that 15-20 days is not much to wait.
With that said I am curently waiting for all the 5 items I ordered.
The first from 6/19 was attempted delivery today and I wa snot home.I will pick it up at the P.O. tomorrow, They ship registered mail with signature required I am told.
I did cal their CS during their weird hours 4-7 om EST and they gave me tracking numbers on the first 2 packages.
So I believe they are on the up and up.I used a credit card for all the orders so if anything goes worng I'll file a chargeback and dispute the charge.
I am not thrilled with the fact they charge same night as order placed instead of when it ships.
I also wished they had value pays of some sort.
I am on a automatic with them if I dial they can place the order without me doing anything except saying yes.
Makes it way to easy.
I hope the items are as described and pictured.I'll get the first piece tomorrow with 4 more to follow..
I am so addicted :-)
cheryl fisher on 2011-07-05:
I'm sending back the crap they sent, I ordered a red 6ct zircon I received a 1ct red zircon. I ordered a tanzenite I got what looks like a simulante. maybe if they see what was sent they will be embarrassed by it.
SUZY Q on 2012-02-15:
Been with this co 5 years 80% of items were beautiful others sent back no problem.This past year forget it.Still owe me 1 more item ordered 7/5/11.Only one CC co couldn't dispute.Can't reach them any longer.Talked to a service rep in Aug said lost a lot of help in jewelry dept.Do not order anything from DSN period.Must say I got pair of studs ordered 7/15/11 end of Jan 2012!!!The order slip said ship date was 8/10/11 don't know what happened there.
cheryl dontigney on 2013-06-25:
DSN HAD SOME GREAT VALUES AND USED TO SHIP WITHIN 20 DAYS. BIG PROBLEMS BEGAN IN 2008. EM AILS NOT RETURNED. CUSTOMER SERVICE NOT REACHABLE AT ALL. ORDERS NOT SENT. MONEY NOT REFUNDED. WRONG ITEMS SENT. THE LIST GOES ON. NOW YOU CAN'T EVEN WATCH THEM LIVE ON THE WEB. I GUESS THIS IS WHY LAUREN AN D TOMMY LEFT. THEY PROBABLY WERE NOT GETTING PAID. THE BBB CAN'T HELP, THEY ARE NOT A MEMBER. THE COMPANY WAS INCORPORATED IN ENGLAND! THEY HAVE NO CONCERN FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS AT ALL. THE COMPANY REALLY WENT DOWNHILL. WHAT A SHAME. THEY WERE GREAT IN 2006 TO 2007. I ONLY LOST A $60 CREDIT. I EVEN JOKED WITH THE SALES REP AND SAID , MY ORDER WILL B E SHIPPED, WON'T IT? I WAS GIVEN A CONFIRMATION # BUT THEY SAID THE ORDER WAS NEVER PLACED. IT'S HARD TO GET YOUR MONEY REFUNDED WHEN THERE IS NO ONE TO DEAL WITH. I WAS TOLD THERE WERE ONLY 3 PEOPLE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE AND THEY LOST HALF THEIR STAFF IN THE SHIPPING DEPT. I THINK THEY TOOK THE MONEY AND RAN BACK TO ENGLAND!
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Merchandise Ordered, Paid for and NEVER Received
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GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA -- Oct. 1,2011 I ordered a 14 carat Tanzanite ring from Direct Shopping Network. My credit card was debited 10/2/11 but I NEVER received the ring!! I called several times and actually talked to someone twice but nothing was ever done to refund my money!! I went on line and put in all the numbers connected to the item but to no avail. It really is awful when there are companies on TV selling items, taking your money but never sending you the merchandise!!! Such Crooks!!
     
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Obsfucation on 2013-03-22:
Did you use a credit card or a debit card? (You say your credit card was debited) If it really was a credit card, just have the charge reversed. If you used a debit card (which would be a horrible decision for online purchases)you'll have to keep after them to fix the problem, or take legal action. You can't reverse the transaction like you could with a credit card.
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Awful Customer Service. Worst Ever.
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Waited patiently for a ring I bought one evening. Haven't received it. Sent emails and made phone calls. The people who answered the phones were rude and all around stupid. I spent a lot of money with them. They now SUCK! Do not do business with them.
     
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No ring after 6 weeks
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CALIFORNIA -- I will be contacting the attorney generals office in cal, Monday for fraud,.I have stopped payment from my credit card but I'm still pursuing legal action. there are many laws being broken here.
     
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Venice09 on 2010-10-24:
What happened?
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