Ahs.com Complaint - Unauthorized Charge To My Credit Card(Updated)
CENTRAL ISLIP, NEW YORK -- Of course, all of should be aware of ordering anything over the phone,BUT,it's companies like this one that leaves a sour taste in ones mouth.
I had called one day to order a rare coin that they had advertised in a news publication (one per household).Once they get you on the phone your immediately eligible for this and that offer.
Being of sound mind about the slipperiness of these spam/scams (things that are attached to the original offer)I,more than once,during this"recorded call" made it clear that all I was interested in was the one and only original coin that I read about.OK....so the next day,knowing that this is one of those things one should keep an eye on...found two other charges from this company other than the agreed charge to the total amount of $46 (I agreed to $5.95).
Now I'm informed after reaching customer service that I'm now going to have to go through sending back the extra coins that I did not agree to before they will credit me back my $46 (God knows what the postage will come to).
I'm not a man who can just have $46 just floating around and I'm sure I can find an owed institution that would be happy to have that money.
What the telemarketing community is reliant on is that the consumer will give up or be to lazy to get up and mail this crap back,let alone stick up for themselves -or- write a review.These companies make a heck of a lot of money getting away with this..I'M not one of them!!!!
So...if you cannot order it online with print to read...I say don't do it!!!!
name of company:The American Historic Society
AHS.com(which only has a phone#
for obvious reasons)
P.P.S...IF YOU HAVE AN IDEA OF A FREE LEGAL RECOURSE I COULD TAKE,PLEASE RESPOND!
WELL,ITS NOT OVER YET BUT IT LOOKS HOPEFUL,CALLED THE BBB ABOUT THE SITUATION TO GET SOME POINTERS FROM THE PROFESSIONALS.THE ADVISED ME TO ASK FOR A PRE-PAID LABEL TO BE SENT TO ME SO I CAN GET THE MERCHANDISE THAT GOT WRONGFULLY CHARGED & SENT TO ME (SUPPOSEDLY ON ITS WAY).WHEN I TALKED TO AMERICAN HISTORIC SOCIETY THEY SEEMED HELPFUL (AND NOT SURPRISED OR ARGUMENTATIVE)TO ARRANGE THE RE-IMBURSEMENT. THEY IMMEDIATELY GAVE ME CREDIT BACK FOR THE $6.95 S&H AND ARE PROMISING THE $39.99 BACK AS SOON AS I GET THE TWO COINS THAT I DIDN'T ORDER, BACK ( BY THE WAY,I HAD THESE APPRAISED @ $20 FOR BOTH...THE GENTLEMAN AT THE COIN SHOP ALERTED ME TO THE FACT, AND I QUOTE, "NOT 90% BUT 100% OF COIN OFFERS BY MAIL ARE TO BE AVOIDED LIKE THE PLAGUE").
ALTHOUGH HAD THE COMPANY SENT ME EXACTLY WHAT I ORDERED, I WOULD HAVE GOT MERCHANDISE WORTH $10 FOR ONLY $5.
I WILL BE BACK TO HOPEFULLY & END MY STORY ON A HAPPY NOTE...ME GETTING ALL MY CASH BACK!