Swizzie.com / Swizzie.com: Swindlers and Scammers!!!
Swizzie.com seemed like a great place to start my christmas shopping for my family. With the economy and current state of things I thought Swizzie would be a great place to find good bargains for the holidays.
I mean who can beat an iPod for 10 bucks? So I go to create and account and get started. Little did I know that when I entered my credit card and checked the "agree to terms" box I authorized Swizzie to sell me a $75 "bid pack"
So I immediately emailed their "customer service" dept. Here is the reply I received:
From: Swizzie Support [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 6:30 PM
To: Broomall, Kevin
Subject: Re: Whooaaa whoa whoa now
Thanks for writing in. Unfortunately, we're unable to issue any type of refund for your purchase as all sales on bid packs are non-refundable. Our pricing is very clearly stated when you entered your credit card number and confirmed your purchase, as well as our refund policy which you agreed to.
Please visit http://www.swizzie.com/how_swizzie_works to learn more about our auctions and better your chances at winning. Additionally, by developing a strong bidding strategy you an greatly increase your overall savings and winnings. We have a write up that goes over some basic strategies found at http://www.swizzie.com/strategy_guide. Our Help Center can also be an invaluable source of information, which is found at http://www.swizzie.com/help
If you would still like us to disable your account, we can do so per your request. Just as a reminder however, no additional charges will be made unless you explicitly enter your credit card information (purchasing bid packs, paying for won auctions).
Now it appears that the site is no longer working. I am refuting the charge with my bank and filing a complaint with The Better Business Bureau. Someone has to put a stop to this nonsense! I have also attached a screenshot of the current state of their website. Maybe they are gone for good!