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Pioneer Press / advertizing

1 199 Plato BlvdSt Paul, MN, United States Review updated:
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Phone: 651 293 9111

Was running ads with the Pioneer Press for over 2+ years. Prepaid each ad as we ran it.
We went out of business - notified the Pioneer Press a month before we closed out doors - let the Sales person know - he was very accomodating.
however a month after closing - got a collections notice for almost 1900 dollars - it seems that they gave us a discount - however they were collecting for the difference in the regular versus normal rates.
The credit analyst was a dick - no help at all - didn't matter to him if we had been long term customers and had been paying COD for our ads - so no bills left...
When i called - trying to explain the situation to him...didn't even want to listen...
and now they've taken me to court...and i am on the verge of bankruptcy - some loyalty and some hometown newspaper.
I am never doing business with them again.

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  • Gl
      16th of Aug, 2008
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    The 7 day a week home delivery got too expensive and I stopped my subscription to the daily paper.

    Then received a call from the Press (I thought, but it turned out they use Marketers) telling me I could get the paper 3 days a week for 13 weeks for something like $13. After no delivery for 2 weeks I called to ask when would I receive my paper. They said I didn't have a subscription.

    The person I was talking to said it must have been a "marketer" that called me. But he could give me the paper for $50.?? for 13 weeks. Back to the reason I stopped the paper.

    Next week another caller from a "marketer" I said fine, deliver the paper 3 times a week for $13. Guess what, no paper.

    Believe it or not, another call about 10 days ago, again 3 days a week, 13 weeks $13. It should have started sometime last week. No paper, I called this morning and they still don't have me as a subscriber.

    Now, I no longer wonder why newspapers, and especially the Press are in danger of going out of business.

    I'll take the Mpls. paper as long as they are in business. At least when they sell me something I get it.

    Gloria Carlson

  • Ma
      24th of Aug, 2008
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    Posted: 2008-08-24 by Mark Keyworth [send email]

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    Posted: 2008-08-24 by Mark Keyworth [send email]

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    I to was a dumy. i was on a survey, took the trial offer and got scamed. there were no phone numbers on the offer but i thought there would be with the trial shippment.NOT, only a web sight. when i went to bring it up, all that would come up was a picture of the bottle of colonsmartcleasner, when i clicked on the bottle it would take me to another sight. i tried several times the same thing kept happening. So there i found a phone number so i called it. they kept saying they had nothing to do with colonsmartcleasner.needless to say i was very angry.then i thought well when it comes in i would just put on it return to sender and wait for a refund. well it never happend... my bank said they couldnt do anything for thirty days from the day i sent it back. so i waited filled the dispute and waited four days for the results.. well then i get the results from my bank... NOT HAPPY my bank sends me some copys off the internet from colonsmart stating there is only one way you can receive a have to follow four steps. one of thoughs steps are they do not except Return to sender packages as a way for refund. what they dont say is that package i sent back is theirs now and you get nothing for $ it said nothing about ANY policys when i ordered the free samples.and when i got the free samples it had nothing of any policys either. so im out the money and the FAKE product(COLONSMARTCLEASNER). OH DID I MENTION YHE PRODUCT DID NOTHING... I TOOK THE SUPPOSEDLY FREE SAMPLES AND HAD NO REACTION !!! if there is anyone out there that can help me get my money back.i would be very happy... TO EVERYONE------ STAY AWAY FROM COLONSMARTCLEASNER !!! THERE A RIPOFF !!!

    1 minutes ago by Mark Keyworth [send email]
    i forgot to mention the paperwork my bank got off the internet was dated july 10th 2008 REVISED. this was 2 mth. after i sent mine back. when i got my (FREE) sample.i couldnt get on their web site to cancel nor did they have a phone number... COLONSMARTCLEASNER IS A RIPOFF...

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