Pitney Bowes / rudeness, over charging!
They are the very worst, by far, company i have ever had the misfortune to deal with - they are rude, don't respond to anything, overcharge you, it would be easier to name anything they did right. When we moved office, they managed to set up two accounts for us (even though we had returned their machine and bought one of our own) and we almost got taken to court as they just would not believe that we did not have two accounts. It took 5 months to get them to send an updated rate card for the machine. The latest is that they have raised the cost of resetting the meter from £6.52 to £14.88 - no warning,so if you only put in £30-40 of postage, you are paying almost half of that in charges. Total and utter exploitation of their monopoly. I know of no other company that imposes such huge increases without even the courtesy of a letter to inform you in advance.
No one at the company ever takes responsibility for sorting anything out. In the last two years I have probably sent around 50 letters faxes and numerous calls - none have ever been answered. I even wrote to their MD and he didn't do anything either. They are the only company I deal with that seriously raises my blood pressure and leaves me fit to kill. I get so frustrated by them - they have a total monopoly on the ink and postage resetting and they are exploiting small companies who were misled hugely by PB and Royal Mail into thinking that franking machines would help their business. We are rural, miles from a post office, so we got it for convenience but the amount of admin time spent sorting out invoices and other service issues almost outweighs any benefit. I wish I could charge them £25 a letter like the banks for every letter I have had to write to them.
The staff at the call centers just don't care - I have never known worse call center staff - they just take notes but nothing ever happens, they never ever reply - or do anything. Even when you get a named person to send things to it makes not the slightest difference, might as well be talking to one of my donkeys (they at least reply).
The only company whose incompetence matches PB is BT Broadband, but at least they don't have a monopoly. Unless you are happy to throw away the equipment and start again with Neopost, you still have to deal with PB to get the meters reset. When the deal with Neopost/Royal Mail/Pitney Bowes was set up they were duty bound to act fairly, reasonably etc. They have certainly not done that.
Anyone who can avoid this company like the plague, they could endanger your health.
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