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Discount-Mats.com Complaint - Very Unsupportive - MATS

Review by PROUD ARMY WIFE on 2007-01-21
WEST ALLIS, WISCONSIN -- Very unsupportive
Body: I e-mailed this company letting them how I felt about this e-mail and that I am a VERY PROUD ARMY WIFE!

Jan 18, 2007 3:11 PM
Subject REPOST::: Don't Order From This Company
Body: I got this from a "Friend"

Below is an email exchange between a friend of mine's husband and a company that sells different types of mats. He is stationed in Iraq and was inquiring as to whether or not the company ships overseas. He wanted to get the troops better gear to sleep on. This is the companies response. I am floored. I am floored as a military wife and as an American. Please repost this so that this company will hear us loud and clear that we do not stand for this. Whatever your view is on this war - these troops are just following orders. Most are passionate about what they are doing. You can disagree with the war without disrespecting our troops.

From: contact@discount-mats.com [mailto:contact@discount-mats.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 9:44 PM

Subject: Re: Feedback: from discount-mats.com

SGT Hess,

We do not ship to APO addresses, and even if we did, we would NEVER ship to Iraq. If you were sensible, you and your troops would pull out of Iraq.

Bargain Suppliers
Discount-Mats.com



On Tue Jan 16 3:25 , contact@discount-mats.com sent:

To Whom it may concern:

Do you ship to APO addresses? I'm in the 1st Cavalry Division stationed in Iraq and we are trying to order some mats but we are looking for who ships to APO first.


SGT Hess"
Comments:14 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-01-24
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-01-21:
I read about this on snopes.com (and, they found it to be true) recently, and, I find it thoroughly disgusting.
Posted by Sparticus on 2007-01-21:
They asked a simple question and they get a rude political opinion in return. Completely uncalled for. Any anyway, it is not like these troops have a choice!
Posted by beanbagbritches on 2007-01-21:
WOW, thx for the post. emtc..thx for making sure it's a real post. This makes me sick & makes me ache for the troops who are simply doing what our stupid government wants them to do. *sigh*
Posted by MRM on 2007-01-21:
Shame on you, Discount-Mats, for not supporting our men and women of the armed forces who fought their lives in defending this country.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-01-21:
Discount-Mats is NON-American and will be boycotted!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-01-21:
Discount-Mats is NON-American and will be boycotted!
http://www.discount-mats.com/contact.html Tell them what you think of them!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-01-21:
The first one didn't work but this one did.

contact @ discount-mats.com
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-01-21:
When I read things like this, it makes me wonder what our Troops really have to keep them going each day...especailly when you have these prisons full of murderers on death row who pout because they feel they are being treated badly, their bed isn't comfortable, they don't like the food they get, they want more recreational time, all the best body building equipment and more visiting rights, they want an education and religon...and everyone bends backwards to grant their wishes! They act as if they are in a luxury hotel, call the main desk and order whatever you want, and get it...I say bring our troops home and send the prisoners on death row to go fight...they enjoy killing...and if they get killed in return then so what, their on death row anyway and it will save our tax dollars from catering to them in prison! JMO!
Posted by Justusryan on 2007-01-21:
Their website keeps displaying "techincal error." I hope they lose a lot of business!
Posted by Skye on 2007-01-21:
DB, very very well put. I feel that same way about sending over the prisoners. I also have another idea for the prisoners, but it struck up so much trouble here at one time, I would rather not say. I think our Troops are very brave, and cannot believe what suckful crap they have received regarding mats. MATS!! Of all things.
Posted by Skye on 2007-01-21:
Thank you Proud Army Wife for bringing this to everyone's attention.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-01-21:
Proud Army Wife...we are proud of your husband too...My prayers are with him and all of our troops and thier loved ones.
Posted by SherryH on 2007-01-22:
This story is making national news. The guy who owns the company is Muslim-they are making a big deal about the fact he is-but he isn't the one who was nasty. The guy who wrote the email has been fired. The company owner had been getting death threats. It's really a bad situation.
Posted by Sparticus on 2007-01-24:
Here is more on the story...

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Soldiers_E_Mail.html

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