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Website Error Results in Payment for No Merchandise
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Buyer Beware! I have not ordered anything from HSN in several years but I wanted a particular dress for the holidays and found it on their website. I updated my address and phone number and ordered the dress. When the dress did not arrive as expected I contacted HSN who kept saying it was delivered. After some research, I found that the dress was delivered to my old address even though I had updated it. Apparently due to some glitch in their computer system, my phone number updated but the address did not.

Customer service then refunded my money after confirming that the dress was delivered to the wrong address. I then received a letter several weeks later asking me to go find the package and return it. When I called customer service again, they insisted that the "Accounting" department insisted I either retrieve the package somehow and return it, or pay for the item anyway. They then proceeded to recharge my credit card for the item. As the item was less than $20 I am simply never going to shop there again. But buyer beware - what if this were a $200 item that you never received but they insist you pay for it anyway?

Frankly, this is all their fault - if nothing else they should have someone sign for the package - then they would have someone to contact for a return. It does no good to update my address after the package has been shipped. I find this behavior extremely shady - a company of this size and doing a high volume of business has an "Accounting Department" who insists on charging people for items not received due to their computer error? Now, I remember why I stopped shopping here!

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Customer Service At HSN Doesn't Exist
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HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Yesterday I purchased the special value of the day which was a Magellan GPS system. The following day we received a call from the fraud department because we requested the item be sent to my father (for father's day) at his address. For some reason (discussed below) they refused to do a bill to ship to on my father's day gift. This was weird because I always have my orders sent to my office (since I'm not home to receive UPS packages).

From the very moment I answered the phone ** with the "fraud department" was very angry and treated my husband and I like convicted child molesters. She was belligerent, rude, belittled us and treated us like thieves. It was extremely upsetting.

We have been loyal customers and that meant nothing to her. She told us the only way the order could go through would be to send it to our home address. I asked her which item she was talking about and she shrieked and said "I'm not going to tell you. If you don't know what you ordered I'm not going to tell you." Her demeanor was even more angry and I was caught off guard so I kept trying to explain myself. I tried to explain to her that we had about 15 orders in progress and asked if it was the hair straightener I ordered the day before. She started yelling "WHAT, WHAT DID YOU SAY," then yelled at us some more and said "I am cancelling your order."

She said the only way we would get anything would be to replace the order. I tried to explain to her that the item had sold out and I wouldn't be able to re-order it and asked her to change the shipping address. She said no and just slammed the phone down in my ear. I felt so bad after the call I started crying. I couldn't believe that someone would call my home on a Sunday and treat me like I had done something wrong that they were yelling at me and acting like I was stupid. I was completely humiliated and have been upset all day long.

I tried to compose myself and save father's day and decided to call customer service. I explained what happened and they said "Sorry we can't do anything." I then emailed customer service and they said "Sorry we can't do anything but feel free to order any of the other GPS systems." I can't believe they think I would order anything else from HSN after being treated like a thief and belittled and abused by this woman.

I think that they oversold the GPS system and were regaining inventory by cancelling people's orders for no good reason. If it was an address issue she would have changed the shipping address and we would have all been happy.

They have NO CUSTOMER SERVICE AND DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR CONSUMERS. Maybe IAC is getting too big and don't care about us little people any more. My hard earned money goes to this business and what do I get in return -- yelled and screamed at, treated rude, treated like an idiot and felt comfortable enough to just slam the phone down in my ear.

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HSN Poor Customer Service
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MARYLAND -- I can't begin to express my displeasure with HSN customer service. I have bought from HSN and the "other" TV shopping network many times. HSN seems to care little for the customer. I wrote Mindy Grossman, the CEO in September, and have yet to get any sort of reply. Here is a copy of my letter to her, which explains the situation. (Names and order number blocked out.) I have not bought from HSN since, and will probably never buy from them again.

In the past, I have been very happy with HSN's customer service. As of today, I am extremely disappointed. My mother, **, ordered a gift shipped to me in **. HSN mistakenly shipped two of the same item. The order number is **, item 814895. To be clear, she only ordered one item.

Over a week ago my mother called to rectify the mistake and have the second shipment returned. She was told that I need to arrange pick-up or take the item to a UPS store. I was unhappy with the remedy, as neither she nor I made the mistake. Why should either of us be inconvenienced for a mistake we did not make?

I called Customer Service and was told by a representative that pick-up could be arranged. I also was told by a Supervisor a letter of apology would be sent to my mother. It has been a week, and the only action to date, has been mail to my mother. She received instructions on how to return an item. Since the item is in **, sending instructions to ** seems strange to me. So, today I called Customer Service again. Now I am told the only way to return the item is for me to drop it off at a UPS store.

Even talking to a supervisor is now fruitless. They told my mother that to arrange a pick-up is impossible. In my initial phone call last week, I was told pick-up could be arranged, but today I was told that it impossible. Nothing is impossible if you want to keep your customers. Most companies, when making a mistake, know how to phone UPS to arrange a pick-up. Having a representative tell me it is impossible is insulting.

As it happens, I own my own business. Never would I expect a customer to bear the burden of my company's mistake. In order for my mother to receive a credit for a mistake she did not make, HSN would have me take time away from my work to return this item. As the CEO of a large company, I do not think you would appreciate being told by a company that you have to alter your day to rectify the mistake the other company made. I am thoroughly perturbed with HSN's lack of Customer Service. The mistake is HSN's and rectification should be HSN's responsibility, not mine.

In today's world there are many choices when shopping. I prefer to spend my money with a company that does not transfer the burden of their mistake to me. Because of the lack of customer service, my mother has indicated she will cancel her HSN account, and I will probably do the same. It is obvious that HSN cares little about their customers. As far as the second item, it is still in the original box sitting by my front door awaiting pick-up.

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Lies They Tell You
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They had an LG television as their daily value couple days ago. I ordered in the first 3 minutes of it being on the air. They keep saying "Get yours now. They will sell out so be sure to get on the line to order yours now." Well, they sold more than they had, and even though I've been a good customer for 24 years, and I was one of the first to order this item - they still cancelled my order.

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Andrew Lessman Supplement - Too Cheap to Ship USPS Delivery Confirmation
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FLORIDA -- I recently purchased Andrew Lessman supplement, the supplement was expensive, but it a supplement I need to take. Could not believe that the product was shipped standard postal service. The bottom line it got lost and without a tracking number the post office could not track the parcel. This man is too CHEAP (Andrew Lessman) to pay for delivery confirmation for the overprice vitamins and HSN did not advise it was going to be shipped by regular postal delivery. (I am wondering if the product was even shipped.) Even Drugstore sends their cheap vitamins with delivery confirmation.

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Refund Policy
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Rating: 1/51

VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA -- Purchased 2 pocket hoses on 4/2/13, both failed on 7/4/13. The hoses split open. In addition the first time I used these products the shut off valve cracked on first use. HSN only does refunds the first 30 days and will not honor a refund for a defective product..

Hundreds of these pocket hoses failed and are continuing to fail. See customer reviews on HSN. HSN told me 30 days only, it seems like "we have your money so we don't care." If the product is defective it should not be sold and refunds should be provided.

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HSN vs. QVC
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Rating: 1/51

TAMPA, FLORIDA -- QVC is bending over backwards to do the volume of business that HSN does. But while HSN's prices are far better, along with their customer service, QVC's is no match to HSN. HSN's website is far superior to QVC's website too. And QVC can't figure out why HSN does twice the volume of business that QVC does. It's supposed to be in their initials, Quality, Value, and Customer satisfaction. But the QVC in their name is a lie!

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HSN Paste Gemstones
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FLORIDA -- I purchased gemstone rings from HSN advertised as the authentic stones. When the recession hit I took the HSN rings to local jeweler to sell, the established jeweler told me the gemstones were paste and had no value. Since the rings were over 30 days old I had no recourse in recovering the large amounts I paid the so called gemstones.

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No Refund
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FLORIDA -- Don't try to return anything to HSN without insurance or a tracking number. I just got burned - returned a computer router that cost me $95, found it for $59 at local Wal-Mart. Company won't refund my money, can't find any record of return. It was sent to Compton, CA.

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Deceit and Complete Dishonesty
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FLORIDA -- After years of doing business with HSN.com (or Home Shopping Network) I've closed my account with utmost disgust. They run on a "customer review" system akin to Amazon, supposedly to build your trust to purchase products. It's a complete farce.

I wrote many negative reviews (among positive ones) about substandard items, false advertising, etc., which were erased or not even posted at all. More were erased than not posted! I'd see the few that had somehow squeaked by and were posted.. check on them later and they had been deleted. HSN even would relist products that had dozens of bad reviews as a "new item" so it was complaint free and subsequently would generate new sales to the unwitting customer who "trusted them" to have honest reviews warning them if something were amiss.

Besides dealing with that joke of a review system (and I won't even go into all the "fake" reviews obviously by people affiliated with the product...) I've received more than my share of inferior products and damaged goods.. and I was charged shipping AND return shipping on most if not all to ensure they make money coming and going.

I find them to be dishonest, full of false advertising and deceitful not to mention a joke of a customer service which is there to help the company, not you. (Should be called company service, not customer..) This is over 2 years and thousands of dollars later and it was a long, hard lesson in the scamming ways of shopping networks such as this despicable one.

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