GOTBOOKS.COM Books / SCAM
I recently found out after donating to this BOZO, naed BOB TICEHURST that he is a FOR PROFIT company. A one man show, he is the CEO, PRESIDENT, SECRETARY, and most importantly TREASURER of his COMPANY called GOTBOOKS.COM!! I donated books, over $2, 000.00 worth (RETAIL VALUE) to this scam artist!!! I fell for the marketing scam he runs on the radio and in newspapers, saying he will pick up my books and do good things with them, like giving them to the TROOPS and people who really need them!!! WAS THAT THE BIGGEST LIE I EVER HEARD!! I found out that the OWNER BOB TICEHURST is selling all the books himself, many thousands on AMAZON.COM alone! I found out too, that he has 2 BIG STORES, he created, or should I say we donors created for him by freely donating books to him. He runs very deceptive adds, never ever once stating he is a FOR PROFIT BUSINESS!!! This man has made his MILLIONS off unknowing people like mysel[censored] And I am not exaggerating when I say MILLIONS! BOB TICEHURST has been in business since 1999, after quiting his day job as an accontant, because he realized he could make more selling used books!!!(And those are his words, heard on a radio interview he did). I think people like myself would be outraged if they knew what Mr BOB TICEHURST does with their donated books. I learned that he only donates a very small percentage (less than 10%) is donated to"CHARITY", the least amount he has to donate to hold his status as a FOR PROFIT PROFFESSIONAL FUNDRAISER!!! Even his so called "CHARITY BOOK SALES ARE NOT COMPLETELY GIVEN TO A CHARITY". (Another deception if you as me!) Every Saturday, BOB runs this "CHARITY BOOK SALE" leading tons of people to believe what a great guy he must be to donate all procedes from the sale to charity. NOT! Well, no one can say it better than BOB himself. Here it is right off his website : Got Books is dedicated to finding great new uses for books! One of the best we've found is the Charity Book Sale, where many come to shop and none leave disappointed. We offer more than 50, 000 new and used books, videos, and records all for only $1 each, and that's not all- AFTER EVERY WEEK'S SALE WE SPLIT ALL OF OUT PROFITS with local nonprofit groups. Our sale is like a treasure hunt full of hidden jewels and undiscovered gems. Come on in- you never know what you might find! THERE YOU GO!!! Another thing I learned, is that BOB DOES NOT DISCLOSE WHAT HE MAKES AT THESE "CHARITY BOOK SALES" so he can donate the least amount and NO ONE KNOWS WHAT HIS PROFITS ARE!!! Being the EX-ACCOUNTANT he is, I must say, he sure knows how to work the numbers!!! So everyone... if you are like me, you have been duped by good ole BOB TICEHURST owner of GOTBOOKS.COM and his scam artist ways! To top it off BOB has plans of creating a USED BOOK STORE CHAIN!! Now, I don't mind anyone who builds a business from the ground up with hard work, dont' get me wrong! I just don't like people like BOB TICEHURST who use other trusting peoples free donations to create his own empire!!! And thats exactly what he has done!!! Donated BOOKS = Free Inventory, its that simple! Oh one more thing, as if that wasn't enough, and this one just really kills me because I have a cousin in Iraq that is a Marine! BOB TICEHURST, an EX- MARINE uses his status of military involvement to promote and influence the donating factor!!! I am appalled to know that he stoops so low as to use the integrety of the MARINES to fuel his SCAMMING book business! Go to MARINEBOB.COM and see where that takes you!!!