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Posted to My Credit Rating Causing Problems
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Rating: 1/51

WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA -- I had been a QVC member since the 80's, with a flawless history. We temporary moved to Europe and my daughter was going to manage the domestic invoice payments. This worked extremely well until QVC made a decision for me. I had shipments go to my daughters or brothers - whichever I would visit next on home leave - the bill to remain the same: my daughter's address. Somehow they picked up my address in Holland, and took it upon themselves to change the bill to. I called my daughter and she said she had no idea why they were change it, all invoices were paid IN FULL, ON TIME.

At the same time, Holland closed their formal post offices, and assigned retail businesses the duties. As a side note, I purchased from many other US companies and all transactions were without issue. We had to abruptly return to the US as my brother had died, my mother was about to and my sister was in need of help in caring for Mom, as my sister had been diagnosed with cancer. I had to pack up the European house, do all exiting paperwork, including all requirements to ship two dogs.

After moving back I ordered several QVC items, my life was still in limbo as my mother died and my sister had surgery and her health rapidly declined. This meant I'm constantly on the road, my banking was done online. One day while home, I noticed an envelope from QVC - it was a letter saying they closed my account and turned me over to collections. I owed $1,900 approximately. I had not realized there was a problem.

I called immediately to figure out what went wrong. All invoices were sent to Holland and they said I should have thought to have mail forwarded. I told her our company didn't send us to Europe to use our expertise because we were dummies. I asked if they had any knowledge how mail works over there, no they didn't. It wasn't their problem. I said that they had gotten the closing letter to the correct address so why didn't they see what had happened. In all the years I had been an excellent customer, paying mostly in full every time. I asked who changed my address from US to Europe. They said it didn't matter, their job is not to tell me to pay my bills.

I offered to pay ASAP, but no, they said I had to deal with the collector. After all was said and done, I paid the total direct deposit to the collector. I was advised that QVC would still send an adverse filing on my credit rating. The fact of all the mix up, decisions they made with no authorization to change addresses, etc. made no difference. In setting up accounts for our return to the States, this problem has been an issue. When I tell the vendor to look at ALL my credit history, no matter how far back, is a clean slate, it's usually resolved.

Since then I have written letters and called QVC asking why all the changes were made without my authorization and the answer is the same. Account closed, no further action by them. Their customer service / accounting departments have plummeted in the past few years. I am not alone, search the net, many people have experienced the same thing. Makes no sense.

     
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Deceptive Policies
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Rating: 1/51

WESTCHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA -- QVC Easy Pay, Not easy and a true nightmare. On air the hosts continually boast how simple it is the open an account and use Easy Pay with your first order. This is completely untrue, which in my book is a deceptive business practice.

I ordered my nephew an advance order of a PS3 which QVC cancelled, stating I must pay it in whole upfront because of have no pay history with them? Excuse me? You have lost this sale and the sale of a laptop for my college-age daughter. Toys"R"Us has layaway and so does Best Buy. I love the convenience of shopping online or by phone at unusual hours, but if QVC sold washing machines and mine was broken, I would carry my clothes to a creek and beat them with rocks before I'd give QVC my business.

QVC cancelled my brother's account because whoever lived in the foreclosed home he moved into apparently owed on orders. What does this have to do with a current occupant? You all do realize people move right? Also QVC will not take debit cards for Easy Pay although it states clearly on the customer service tab they do. If you feel debit cards or prepaid cards - which I might add 1/2 of the US population has - due to changes in Social Security, no longer issuing a paper check and forcing many to find a way to deposit funds with lower fees than a traditional bank, then you need to connect with Pay Pal like HSN and Shop NBC do, that would solve that.

Nowhere on your CS tab in Help and Support does it state that people cannot use Easy Pay on 1st order and I'm curious how anyone can build a payment history if you cannot use Easy Pay to begin with, that is just stupid. Also it clearly states that debit cards are accepted. It is none of the CS reps' business why a customer doesn't use a traditional bank and lastly if a person has their proof of residency such as mortgage, lease, utilities, etc., then you need to take into consideration especially in today's economy that many people buy foreclosed homes (this in itself would indicate that someone couldn't or wouldn't pay their TV shopping bills).

Do you all have so much business that you can afford to alienate a new customer or lose someone who's shopped years simply because the bought a home? If so, I'd like your secret because the company I work for we need business, so send your overages our way.

I find it appalling that customers are misled, and once hooked in, you close accts. at will - no explanations - as I can see on 5 different complaint sites online as well as the BBB of PA. I suggest anyone considering ordering for the holidays, do so now because once they demand a blood and DNA sample photos of you in front of your house with the mortgage broker with a newspaper dated that day, you are unlikely to get your order so save yourself the hassle. HSN has fewer payments, and charges all taxes and shipping upfront but are far more flexible with the use of debit, prepaids, etc. and they will allow PayPal in lieu of a debit card.

I found the PS3 at my local Toys"R"Us on advance sale and it is 40.00 cheaper and I was able to layaway. Research your options, you can most likely fare better somewhere else with the hassles the QVC CS team gives you, if they even show you the courtesy of a call or email prior to cancelling your order or closing your account with no explanations

     
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QVC Is a Business
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Rating: 5/51

WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA -- Some of the complaints about QVC may be valid but others really shock me. QVC is a business like any other. If you don't pay the electric, it gets shut off...etc., etc. They don't blacklist people without good reason. There seem to be a lot of compulsive buyers who when the big credit card bill comes in and they lose the race to the mailbox to their husband, or find they bought too much that month and can't afford the bill....then try to return way too much and are put out when QVC halts their "buying privileges".

I surely don't blame QVC for closing accounts if over 50% of someone's purchases keep being returned for various excuses as they have to pay for the restocking or throwing the items out that can't be resold. People keep out of trouble by being a savvy, responsible shopper. Don't buy more than you can pay for. I can tell many are not telling the WHOLE STORY here. If you know you are going to lose your job or plan ongoing bankrupt, don't continue to buy on credit and don't expect special consideration.

I have not one bad experience in buying or returning items from QVC but I don't buy more than I can pay off in 2 months either. Yeah I got a lot of wants...but I don't let that get in my way of being a responsible shopper. I don't buy big ticket items such as chairs and computers at QVC. You drive a car before you buy it, don't you? Just because you get a 10,000 credit limit doesn't mean you need to spend that amount. It's the consumers responsibility to keep out of trouble...not the company. If you can't control TV shopping urges, then turn the channel.

And for the one commentor who went Chapter 13 bankrupt and thinks she is so "entitled" to keep charging items on QVC and has admitted publicly she is scamming the company by fake names?? You disgust me and people like you are the reason this country has such economic woes. You ruin everything for the responsible folks. You have bad credit for 10 years and can't blame everyone else for your irresponsibility, so suck it up and put on your big girl pants.

You probably are on public assistance of every kind too and feel entitled to charge up luxury big ticket items and is why you ended up bankrupt. I hope they have charged you with fraud. As for those who didn't fit into the shopoholics and scammers categories....my comments are not directed to you.

     
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Very Poor Customer Service
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WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA -- Despite the fact that I'd like to do differently, I will be very short and to the point with this complaint and try to take my emotions out of it. My mother ordered me a Dell Inspirion laptop from QVC for Christmas. I didn't even plug the computer in until the following day. On December 29th, the computer stopped working and I doubt I've used it more than 3 or 4 hours combined.

I spent an hour and half on the phone with Dell and they were unable to remedy the problem. They gave me several options, but the point that stuck out with me the most was they said "because I had purchased the laptop through QVC they were unable to replace the computer immediately" however, they could send me discs where they could walk me through a repair that would take a "very long time" and "was very confusing" - their words, not mine.

Or they also gave me an option to send a technician to my house to switch out the motherboard but were unable to send someone for up to a week. I understand that Dell was trying to be accommodating and I thanked them for that, but I was unhappy with the idea of getting a BRAND NEW COMPUTER and then immediately having to have repairs done to it.

Following this information, I contacted QVC because with my new computer came instructions that if I had any problems, I was to contact their customer service. When I was finally connected with a representative, she was curt and rude with me from the very instant she introduced herself. I gave her the short synopsis of my computer malfunctioning and that at this point it was a complete loss. She said "what do you want me to do about it".

I told her I wanted a new computer and I needed it immediately due to a high volume of work and school work that I had looming and she said well, "all I can do is offer you a refund, the computer ships directly from Dell and it's their problem". Here's the thing, the computer was purchased through QVC, I want QVC to fix the problem. I told her that I was not satisfied with a refund. At that point, I didn't want to talk to her anymore because I could instantly tell she was not going to be helpful.

At this point, my parents are out $1000, I have a computer that is not functioning, and I'm inconvenienced because I've had to take time out of my day for a problem that should have been fixed like this: "We'll send you a new computer with overnight shipping right now. It should be there tomorrow".

I have worked in customer service my ENTIRE life and I have eaten a TON of crow when people ask for things even when they are in the wrong, I oblige because the customer is always right. Well, I'm right, QVC is WRONG and this is terrible customer service. I encourage you to DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH QVC. AGAIN DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH QVC. Save your money time and hassle by going directly to the consumer.

     
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QVC Discriminates
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QVC has cancelled my account...several times. We had a CHAPTER 13 bankruptcy a few years ago. QVC was one of the accounts listed in that bankruptcy. In a Chapter 13, you pay back just a percentage of what you owe to each company. The company, in return, HAS THE OPTION OF EITHER ACCEPTING OR REJECTING the terms of the Chapter 13. QVC ACCEPTED THE TERMS of our Chapter 13. Then, a couple of YEARS later, I had ordered something and when I went to check the status of my order, my account had been CLOSED.

When I called and asked WHY, I was told that I "owed QVC money" and until that was resolved, I was no longer "allowed to shop" with them!! I explained that they had ACCEPTED the terms, but got nowhere. So, I opened another account...under an alias using the same address, email, etc. I got away with that for several months when they once again caught on, and closed my account.

So I used my DOG'S name this time, and my maiden name and opened yet ANOTHER account and for some time got away with it and was ordering to my heart's content. They closed my account sooner this time so I called to find out WHY and was told the same thing. They called me by my real name and I told them I was not that person, and why would they cancel my account, and they said any account using the DEBIT CARD number I was using would "not be allowed to shop with them". So, I simply got a different debit card with a new number.

I once again changed my name and this time got away with it for TWO YEARS which really made them mad, lol. I tried to get into my account yesterday and saw it once again had been closed down and my order cancelled. The common denominator in this: each time my account had been cancelled, it was when I had ordered something expensive. Like the one time it was a big screen TV, another time, an 8-foot Christmas tree, and this time it was a Dyson vacuum cleaner which I didn't really need; just thought it was a good deal.

So once again I called these phlegmwads and they said that "I owed QVC money", and I told them I did not owe them anything and they said that a person by my real name DID. So I told them I was "living with relatives" and was told that "NO ORDERS OR ACCOUNT WOULD BE ACCEPTED FROM ANYONE AT MY HOME ADDRESS!!! That was when I told them right out that they only cancelled my account because of the Chapter 13 bankruptcy in which they had ACCEPTED THE TERMS, and they therefore had NO RIGHT to cancel my account!

There was silence on the phone; they had nothing to say as I let them know that I KNEW why they kept closing my account. QVC feels they can discriminate and that is against the law. THEY ACCEPTED THE TERMS OF THE CHAPTER 13 and therefore, I do not see HOW they have the right to tell me I cannot have an account there. I intend to start calling attorneys to file a lawsuit against them for discrimination as that is exactly what they are doing.

They are royally ticked that we filed a Chapter 13 and only paid back a small percentage of what we owed, HOWEVER, THEY HAD THE OPTION OF NOT ACCEPTING THOSE TERMS, IN WHICH CASE NEGOTIATIONS WOULD HAVE CONTINUED UNTIL AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED. IF an agreement had not been reached, IF they still refused to accept the conditions, we would then have had to pay them in full...but THEY ACCEPTED THE TERMS!!! So, as far as I'm concerned, they have no right to ban me from shopping at their site.

The only reason I am fighting this is strictly on the principle of the issue. IF I cannot find a lawyer who will take this case, I will once again open an account under a NEW name, and I have several other ADDRESSES I can use as I have lots of FRIENDS who will let me have things delivered to their homes. I also am getting yet another debit card number, and will be using a different phone number as well.

They will NEVER be able to stop me from shopping there, and I am going to do this just to prove to those idiots that they cannot do this; it is not right, and I'm not going to take it. They simply don't know who they are dealing with, lol.

     
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Received Used Items Twice!
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Rating: 1/51

Last year I bought a tablet for my son. It arrived with someone's information all through the tablet. I called QVC, asked them how can I give this as a gift already used so I returned it. It was going to take forever to get another one so I ended up canceling and it took so long to get my refund - it was over a month. So this year here I go again, I bought another tablet and the same thing - another used one and it's an item that cost $200.00.

I think I should receive a new one and I'm praying I receive a new one and that it arrives before Xmas. Every time I purchase something on QVC, I think really hard about it because of their return policy. When you shop with ShopNBC they send you another item before they even get the return item back and that's the reason why I purchase so much from them. No more QVC for me.

     
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Don't Buy Mattress From QVC
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BRADENTON, FLORIDA -- Buy from a reputable local store you can trust instead. Ordering went smoothly but that's where anything positive about purchasing my mattress set through QVC ended. It took several weeks to arrive and if I hadn't phoned and emailed several times, I might still be waiting months later. The promise was it would ship within 7 days, and they claimed it did.

Once it finally arrived, the material on the bottom of the box spring tore when the delivery guys removed the shipping plastic. They tore it. They then advised me that QVC would ship a replacement right away, I only had to contact them. They also said they noted the damage was caused by removal of the shipping plastic on their paperwork.

I began by emailing QVC support immediately. They responded that a replacement would be shipped right away. After several more email exchanges, they finally advised me that I needed to call the support number to sort it out. When I called, they said they had no record of the situation and that they would need to have a supervisor call me back. The call never came.

After further calls I continued to get the same response, that someone would call me back, which never happened. During the last call I made, they began accusing me of causing the damage but that a supervisor would call me back. I never received a call. Months later I still have the damaged box springs. My conclusion is don't buy anything from QVC. If there is a problem, they won't back it up. Buy from a local store you know you can trust and that provides dependable customer service.

     
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QVC Sells Fake Jewelry
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I just read a complaint written by another person regarding QVC jewelry and I had the exact same thing happen to me today. I took some of my gold and silver jewelry to a very reputable gold and coin exchange that was recommended to me by several people and I was SHOCKED when the jewelry examiner told me that my QVC jewelry that was "supposed" to be 18k gold and 925 sterling was actually only PLATED. All of the pieces were stamped 18k and 925 sterling.

The gold and coin exchange went through a very specific process to determine the authenticity of the jewelry and I feel that they were very honest. They gave me $550.00 for the pieces that did not come from QVC and just handed back the pieces from QVC and said they couldn't accept them. The gold and coin exchange would not benefit in any way by turning away real gold and silver pieces. They did not try to give me a few dollars for the QVC pieces. They simply said they couldn't accept them. I had several pieces from QVC and needless to say, I got ripped off. I will never patronize QVC again.

     
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Royal Palace Rugs Rip Off
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DO NOT BUY ROYAL PALACE RUGS FROM QVC. I received as a gift a rug from Royal Palace Rugs sold through QVC. The rug is literally FALLING APART! I have contacted QVC and received NO help from them in working with Royal Palace. Royal Palace has NO PHONE NUMBER and the email address on their website DOES NOT WORK. QVC said they do not have a phone number for me to be able to reach them.

QVC cannot help you if the item is a gift from several people and you don't know who bought it. I have contacted the President's office at QVC and still no help! QVC is actively selling this company's product but tells me they have no way of reaching them or helping me reach them about my rug. That sounds a little weird! I am stuck with an expensive rug that falls apart every time I vacuum it!!!! DO NOT BUY RUGS FROM QVC!!!

     
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Terrible Return Policy
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I purchased a Dell Computer in December 2008. I set it up with four payments deducted from my bank account each month. I received the laptop; it was defective. I returned the item on January 29, using the QLabel that is provided by QVC through their website. This is where the nightmare began: The label specifies that you have to ship through USPS. I took the item to USPS. USPS will NOT provide a note or copy of a piece of paper indicating you left the item with them. USPS does not even scan the item that it is in THEIR possession until UPS...yes, UPS picks it up to deliver to QVC.

Why would UPS pick up an item from USPS and deliver it to QVC? Wouldn't it make more sense to just take the item to UPS and have them deliver it that way? Anyway, the problem is that the numbers on the label are NOT USPS numbers. Consequently you have no way of tracking the item. They're not even UPS's numbers! That laptop literally sat at the post office for TWO WEEKS before UPS picked it up. According to the supervisor at the Post Office, USPS doesn't even "Scan" it until UPS picks it up. So that means it just sat there in a bin in the back of the Post Office with no record of it being there but my word and perhaps a couple witnesses.

Nice way to handle a $2,000 item. Anyone could escond with it, and you'd never know. FINALLY UPS picked it up two weeks later. FINALLY QVC tracked it (of course, the day they received it...not when it was in transition from California to South Carolina).

And FINALLY, 25 days later, QVC is "processing" my refund...BUT, drum roll, QVC wrote me a note saying if my credit of $900 does not show up WITHIN TWO MONTHS on my bank statements, THEN I can call or notify QVC and they'll look into it. Yes! They actually had the gall to tell me NOT TO CALL OR NOTIFY THEM FOR TWO MONTHS!! By that time, it would be THREE MONTHS TO GET A REFUND. Believe me, I'm NOT waiting two months if it doesn't show up IMMEDIATELY. I can get a COURT DATE quicker. I'm D-O-N-E with these jokers.

     
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