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I am writing about Davison and Invention Land based in Pittsburgh (585 Alpha Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15238). Davison has taken over $10, 000.00 from me and claim they have done nothing wrong but I have been robbed. I have also been lied to, falsely misled, and pressured into signing an agreement with lies.
When Davison submitted my product concept to me in drawing form, I was very concerned that it did not reflect my concept at all. Davison does say that the final product may not look like what the person originally thought it would. I understand that, but the whole concept was different. I was given a drawing of a manual product and my concept was for it to be automatic. When I expressed my concerns to 2 of the coaches, I was told that this is to just get us in the door with a major company then they would present the automatic idea. I made 8 phone calls before I signed to make sure this was true. I did not feel comfortable with signing it, but was assured that my “automatic concept” would be really what is being presented.
I signed it under their pressure to trust them and that they needed this manual version to get a foot in the door with the company to market it. It was rejected. When I talked to Mr Vescio he claimed it was my concept. After a long conversation he admitted it was not my concept at all and he would give me a new start and they would go back to the drawing board, so to speak, and give me a new drawing of my automatic concept. It has now been 6 months and I have heard nothing.
I sent a letter giving them a chance to admit that this is not a possible product to make my concept a reality. In the letter I told them I would be happy to cancel the whole thing and requested 65% refund. I thought this was fair since it allowed them to keep 35% ($3, 500.00) for their work even though it was not my concept and was filled with lies and deception. I gave a June 14 deadline and told Davison that if I don’t hear from them by that date I would contact you and some other complaint organizations.
Lastly I am a priest and I am appalled that they would lie to me with no moral objection and steal money from a minister by using lies and deceptions.
Do not use Davison for any ideas you may have.
Rev. Anthony Gargotta
245 Azalea Dr.
Monroeville, PA 15146

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Jun 16, 2011 5:38 pm EDT

I am writing about Davison and Invention Land based in Pittsburgh (585 Alpha Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15238). Davison has taken over $10, 000.00 from me and claim they have done nothing wrong but I have been robbed. I have also been lied to, falsely misled, and pressured into signing an agreement with lies.
When Davison submitted my product concept to me in drawing form, I was very concerned that it did not reflect my concept at all. Davison does say that the final product may not look like what the person originally thought it would. I understand that, but the whole concept was different. I was given a drawing of a manual product and my concept was for it to be automatic. When I expressed my concerns to 2 of the coaches, I was told that this is to just get us in the door with a major company then they would present the automatic idea. I made 8 phone calls before I signed to make sure this was true. I did not feel comfortable with signing it, but was assured that my “automatic concept” would be really what is being presented.
I signed it under their pressure to trust them and that they needed this manual version to get a foot in the door with the company to market it. It was rejected. When I talked to Mr Vescio he claimed it was my concept. After a long conversation he admitted it was not my concept at all and he would give me a new start and they would go back to the drawing board, so to speak, and give me a new drawing of my automatic concept. It has now been 6 months and I have heard nothing.
I sent a letter giving them a chance to admit that this is not a possible product to make my concept a reality. In the letter I told them I would be happy to cancel the whole thing and requested 65% refund. I thought this was fair since it allowed them to keep 35% ($3, 500.00) for their work even though it was not my concept and was filled with lies and deception. I gave a June 14 deadline and told Davison that if I don’t hear from them by that date I would contact you and some other complaint organizations.
Lastly I am a priest and I am appalled that they would lie to me with no moral objection and steal money from a minister by using lies and deceptions.
Do not use Davison for any ideas you may have.
Rev. Anthony Gargotta
245 Azalea Dr.
Monroeville, PA 15146

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T
Apr 18, 2022 4:48 pm EDT
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I contacted Davison Design with my idea for a medical device that would stop people from touching their face preventing the spread of Covid and all viral/bacterial infections. I urged Jason Fluharty, head of new product development who was in charge of my idea, on urgency as Covid would eventually become a much less interested disease with vaccines etc. Since then I received a preliminary design that was sent prior to the contract providing an idea and showing what they could do. After signing the contract, cost $15,540, they never made any changes on the initial drawings regardless of how many times I requested them and provided pictures etc. According to my contract they were suppose to make a working prototype and submit it to various companies that would be in the same field as my idea. My idea was submitted to a cleaning cloth seller, trinket seller, toy seller, gummie bear seller with options to send to other companies including a casino and a defunct company. I insisted on a copy of my “working prototype” and eventually was sent a painted plastic model that was not my intended design and had no functionality. I contacted the Pennsylvania Attorney Generals office and still working with them. Davison, via the AG’s office, agreed to develop and provide the correct design and I agreed to work with them again. I resent all my original data and pictures of designs with 8 requirements. Davison continued to send me drawings of something I did not want and was not what I showed them. After two additional attempts to work with Davison and their continuing to resend me their same drawings I went back to the Pennsylvania AG’s office. Davison’s attorney said they would continue to work on my project and would have the owner call me…big deal right! I have since refused and plan on legal action to be taken against Davison.

If anyone of you would like to join my class action lawsuit contact me at: twshawdc@hotmail.com

M
Aug 18, 2018 12:05 pm EDT
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I want to say about the Davison Co. Inventionland in Pa. is that they have some of the nicest people working there, Mr. Francis Kapp is the man that has been with me almost everyday throughout the long road. Mr Matlock helped me with some papers and he is so kind .Everyone I talked to there have been so nice and very helpful. MaryAnn Bolling

K
Jun 29, 2018 1:36 pm EDT

I too was taken by this company for 5, 000 (give or take). They promised the world, and I got screwed. Pretty much same story. Started with around 700-800 to get going, and I was under the impression that this was what was needed. Then they wanted 2K more, to get it into design and (I thought, production), but nooooo, that was for design. Then they wanted another 2500 to find a company to produce a mold for it (so I thought again). Then I was contacted and told that it would be a nother 12, 500 - 15, 000 to continue. I told them that I had no more money. I was informed that "it was okay, we can shelf it until you can come up with the funds. So, here I am years later, on disability, no money and no invention. But hey, at least I had the pleasure of being being yet another one of their "successes"
(Successfully scammed outta my money).

Kevin M

B
Mar 09, 2018 12:16 pm EST

I have waisted $5, 800 with this company .I am a single mother and have been chasing my dreams . They turned my product into an app on a phone and have completely ripped me off of all of my money . They are still wanting more money and I'm stopping at $5, 800 before I get to $14, 000 like alot of people . This company should be shut down.

F
Nov 27, 2017 7:23 pm EST
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WE SHOULD ALL GET UNITED AND SUE DAVISON ITS NOT FAIR HOW THEY JUST STEAL PEOPLE'S MONEY... I HAVE ALL MY PROVE... PATTER, EMAILS BACK AND FORWARD WITH JACK BURLEY, THAT WAS THE PERSON I WAS DEALING WITH FROM THIS COMPANY, I HAVE PROVE THAT I GAVE THEM MORE THEM 10, 000 DOLLARS... MY CELL PHONE NUMBER IS [protected]... WHOEVER WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT GETTING THEIR MONEY BACK CALL ME I HAVE GREAT IDEAS HOW TO GET OUT MONEY BACK... DAVISON IS A BIG COMPANY. THE MORE PEOPLE WE ARE, THE BETTER...

D
Nov 19, 2017 6:19 pm EST

Dang I spoke with a Jason Zerbach and he seem so genuine when we were chatting. After reading these posts i'm feeling aprehensive about dealing with them. I always felt if you've had a viable product why would you have to pay for it to be created? Maybe thats just me. I don't know what i should do now because i don't want to pay some compony money who can potentially keep you in limbo telling you this and that when nothing is really happening.
This is fvck'd up when you try and work towards a grater good and people just kick you in the nutz.

K
Oct 13, 2017 4:43 pm EDT

I am appalled with Davison because I really believed that I was going to contribute my product to the world and was informed that
American Greetings was interested in my product. So I gave them over 11, 000.00 and got a call from them saying we will call you when we
speak with American Greetings I was under the impression that they were already interested in my product. Never again with any company
I have tried calling and to no avail I just wish it was someone out there that could help us. If any one knows of any one willing to help us
please let me know.

J
Oct 09, 2017 3:47 pm EDT

confidentiality agreement ?

J
Oct 09, 2017 3:46 pm EDT

I just talked to ms hines new ideas dept signed a confidentiality form with my idea now can they say its theres

M
Oct 05, 2017 12:33 pm EDT
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Omg, I prayed over my idea before I started filling out the form on their page explaining my idea and to have someone call me. Before submitting it, something told me to Google them or research the company first. I found employee complaints under Glassdoor and then I found this site. They bad reviews on both. I will not be using this company and thank you all for warning the new comers. I will keep my thousands of dollars and put it towards an proto type that I will name and build my self and sale to a company. Thank you I am forever in your debt.

Mrs. Avery

F
Aug 29, 2017 1:37 pm EDT
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Davison stole my 10, 000 and my idea I wish I would of found this website before and I would of never made anything with them it's our lost unless we all get United and take them to court... I have all my paper work and prove of how much money I had sent them and now they are not answering none of my calls or e-mail... I'm very dissatisfied

D
Jun 30, 2017 10:36 am EDT

I had an idea for a new type of kettle and I found Davison online. I was taken in by the video's TV appearances and slick marketing.
I first dealt with a La Shun Galatians who rang me often and I paid around five thousand dollars. When I was told two months after I had paid that no development I asked for a refund and was given my money back. I was later contacted by phone by Gary Dafor who told me that La Shun Gallati was no longer working for them and had dropped the ball in my case and he would personally ensure my project would be carried through to completion. I accepted this at the time but now realise that La Shun Gallati probably left because a career in cheating clients was not for her. I paid Davison $13, 000.00 of my pension fund to develop my kettle, after four months of brain storming and pre-development I received a call from Gary Dafor saying he had sent an attachment of a virtual rendering of my design, I had to sign it for my approval and send it back. I asked him if it was a computer generated design, he said "no, actual pictures" this raised a red flag in my head. How could he send me actual pictures of a kettle not yet made? When I saw the pictures my heart sank I knew I had been cheated, a standard kettle with nothing relating to my design! A piece of junk that would not work to be thrown in! It was below the standard of even an amateur, a disaster! I refused to approve the design disaster. Over the phone I asked Gary Dafor where this kettle came from? Either answer was not going to be good, either they bought it as a kettle already on the market or they made it with not one single feature of my design present. As the cogs turned in the brain of a conman when asked a searching question that had no good answer, there was a long pause as a lie developed in his head. He told me Davison made it! I refused to approve the design that had none of my design and he got angry that I was holding up the project! I asked for a refund and he refused and hung up. I later found the kettle he sent for sale on Amazon for £29.99 free p&p. I paid $13, 000.00 for Davison to develop this kettle and for that I got a picture on Amazon of another companies kettle!
In 1997 the FTC found Davison of misleading his clients as to the the success rate of bringing their product to market and ordered Davison to make changes and pay a fine of 26 million dollars. This was only part of the problem with Davison, the reason the success rate was so poor was that Davison was taking fees from his clients and not doing any real design and development, and certainly no presentation to retailers! He is a fraud, a conman! The FTC was not so stupid or inept that they did not find this out, and they did, you only had to interview his clients to find out they had been cheated! Instead of the FTC doing their job and shutting down the criminal enterprise that is Davison they played economics with the truth and took a 26 million dollar bribe to allow Davison to continue his scam for a further 20 years! Davison has conned people across the planet, with the complicity of the American government!
I wrote to both the British home office and the Department of justice in America to complain and had no reply from both!
The fact that Davison can do what he is doing for so long and get away with it with the knowledge of both the British and American governments is testament to the fact that governments act for their own personal self interest and have no regard for their own citizens. They’re prepared to stand back and let a conman and a criminal, as Davison is, cheat ordinary hard working people of savings and pension pots when they have the power to stop him, but do nothing! They are shameful, a disgrace and care nothing for the heart ache and mental anguish Davison causes!
As long as Davison continues with his scam getting richer, it will remain a testament to the inaction and corruption of governments.
His shame has become their shame!
His disgrace has become their disgrace!

F
Aug 29, 2017 1:39 pm EDT
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Is there is a way to take them to court?

D
Mar 06, 2018 7:13 am EST
Replying to comment of Fcmelisa

No, they are protected and supported by the American government. That's how they do what they do without being shut down and led to jail! Thirty years of fraud on citizens does not go unnoticed by the US Government and you need their protection to survive!

N
Sep 30, 2021 6:27 pm EDT
Replying to comment of Fcmelisa

Let me know

C
Jun 05, 2017 2:58 pm EDT

How do you feel about working with them so far?

D
Jun 01, 2017 12:12 pm EDT

hi i have read most of the post on this page and i to have been scammed by this company of over $12, 000.00 it started off the same way with $795. and then they start milking you for what you have...I am yet to see my invention, just a picture of something that looks nothing like i drew and asked for and then when i get upset about it they say if i have to get it done over i would have to pay again. Then they quickly turn it around and con you into signing off., that's when the trouble starts because they no longer answer you phone calls or emails. sometime a whole month pass before you can reach them, when where they were trying to scam you they were constantly calling and sending sales emails... Now it has reached the point where they ask me if i have what am telling them in writing, when they knew it was a phone conversation. When they asked if i have whatever in writing and i told them we were on a recorded line they say that they don't save the recording for a long period. Am totally embarrassed to say i was scammed because they sounded so professional until they got all my money.. Donna

D
Mar 06, 2018 12:39 pm EST
Replying to comment of donna001

The only people who should feel shame are the ones who cheated you Donna, not you, Davison has a slick scam with TV interviews and conman tricks. Its easy to be taken in by it, its not just Davison that has conned us, its the US government as they know what they do and allow them to do it!

K
Feb 03, 2017 12:56 pm EST

Thanks everyone for your comments. This world we live in has been so cruel to the humble, poor, and innocent. However, invention land was about to just get me with a lady named Judy I'm so glad I read your reviews. Nevertheless, I pray that the good Lord continues to bless and restore each and everyone of you double for your hard work, time, and funds. God Bless in the name of Jesus

S
Nov 29, 2016 10:55 am EST

I have been in touch since i had my idea up, with a particular ''New product manager'' her name: Janine Pritt, she fled and stopped talking to me and wouldn't pick my calls or reply my e-mail, this is disheartening to think a company as big as Davison is a Scam!
I am taking this to twitter and tagging all the top police departments and possibly the mayor of that state.

N
Sep 30, 2021 6:31 pm EDT

My new project manager Jason michalski is the same way. Won't answer emails. I believe it's because they can't tell you lies on emails. That's how they cover their [censored].

B
Oct 05, 2016 7:58 pm EDT

I paid over $9000 to Davison for a home product idea. For months they had one company to present it to. I had no idea when this product presentation took place. I got an email advising me the product was declined by mfg. and they located another company to present to for $ 395. I was appalled they had the nerve to ask for $395 just to show to another company or the product would remain inactive and go no where. I will report them and because i feel like i've been scammed of my money that was paid to them. I'm furious and will not letthem do this. They will not get another penny. I've been robbed, big time.

N
Sep 30, 2021 6:32 pm EDT
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Any results since?

T
Aug 28, 2016 5:50 pm EDT

I am glad I read all this, I am in contact with them too about my idea to be invented and am so glad that these reviews are here, because now I am not going to be bother with the idea anymore...and by right I have just poor man's copyright my idea, before I cancel the deal with them...Thanks so much for all this...

K
Jun 27, 2016 9:17 am EDT
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I payed 32.000.00 for my idea and they sent the book that had other ideas that looked like mine instead of them saying you might want to change it they let me think it was going to go some where. or some company was going to like it . long story short after I payed my 32.000.00 ( which was last month MAy 2016 ) total they wanted to Disolve our contract because i didn't have $700.00 to give them to keep my project or contract open And its ( JUNE 2016 ) one month later. What kind of BULSHIT IS THAT? I would never work with this company again

T
Jun 02, 2016 4:31 pm EDT
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Singel mom residing slo ca, I busted my ### for the 900.00 ihave them and they hounded and hounded they said after 900.00 I would get my product packaged and all they also said meid medical corporation was interested in my idea also he stated 200.00 times roughly they had presented ideas and always got denied so all I needed was 900.00 to get product sample of my idea and present to meid medical Corp I assured them over and over I am not capable of paying the amount of900.00 but come hell or high water Iam going to get the 900.00 I payed it worked extra night scrubbing toilets with that all I got was a really ### video of other people's ideas and where they sold stores that excepted Davidson product, they also said with complete payment of the 900.00 they would send patent paper work please for the love of god I have a great idea no money and meid medical please 979 bluebell way Sanluisobispo ca 93401 in c, /o Trisha Renee spencer aka :single mom wants revenge anyone for supporting my idea would love my ideas to come to life so I can humiliate mr fast talk bacca aka:creep with no heart auctioneer seems much more suitable

T
May 29, 2016 5:18 pm EDT

Who's gonna really do something about this situation? Where do I go to get help Every last one of us on here has been scammed and I'm very disappointed for the sake of all of us we could have done better things with our money time and invention. This is a rip off world were living in and only the poor gets jacked up if I were rich this probly would be all over the dam TV. What a dam shame!

T
May 29, 2016 5:13 pm EDT

My name is Tiffany Garrett and I spoke to Connie Thomas at Davison invention land in Pittsburgh and I sent her 25.00 to start my invention. She said oh don't worry about the funds were trying to help you with the product first. I say well OK that sounds Great so I gave her my debit card information and invention name and the cost of it and every thing Only to look up and see my invention on Amazon.com with the same Name I named it. This has to be a Super Suit if I had a way to get to Pittsburgh I would be on the first thing smoking. I Agree they should have been shut down after the first LAWSUIT!

J
May 11, 2016 12:10 am EDT
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Thanks to everyone for posting details here. I received call from Davison office for my idea and asking for $650 for an initial Patent search followed by $12, 000 to prepare a working prototype to license the idea to an international company and make big money out of it.

Lucky I am seeing this post and will not entertain any further calls from them.
Thank you.

A
Apr 13, 2016 1:18 am EDT
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has anyone taken these guys to court and won? lets get together and put a plan together to shut these guys down and expose theie deception. they ripped me off $10, 000.

P
Mar 19, 2016 4:14 pm EDT
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It is so painful to read of all of you who have been taken advantage of. I am so sorry for your troubles. What concerned me was that so many of you put so much personal information in the posts on this website. You shouldn't publish your person email account and you especially shouldn't publish your address! By posting such personal information you are setting yourself up to be taken advantage of again in some manner. Very often people who admit they were scammed are then contacted by unscrupulous companies or attorneys who "promise" to help them get their money back. It is just another scam, they will usually tell you that for a "fee" or "retainer" they will get you your money back. That is not how it works. A legitimate attorney does not contact you and solicit your business. Please keep this in mind in case you are contacted and made an offer of "assistance". Also, going forward, do not share your email and definitely don't share your address with anyone you don't know--and never post them in a public forum such as this. God Bless you all and I hope things get better for you.

J
Oct 29, 2015 12:50 pm EDT

I just got off of the phone with a representative from Inventionland and immediately sensed red flags by the way he kept asking about my plans for payment. As soon as we hung up, I googled for the reviews on the company and I'm extremely grateful for the heads up from the prior reviews. I will terminate all dealings with them starting NOW!

M
Oct 15, 2015 9:54 pm EDT

I've been talking with Jeff sawyer, vice president of new developments at davison. I've looked through thousands of patents from 1976 on and found no precedent. He has been hounding me for $795 and made no mention of future money. He is leading me to believe this is all that will be spent and telling me of six months to a year to deal with manufacturers. I'm glad I found these comments because I was supposed to call him tomorrow with card number to pay remaining balance of money. I recently had my wife pass away and he lead me to believe this could help secure a good future for my children and myself. All he's talked about is how I hit paydirt with my idea. I cannot believe that man, knowing the delicate situation my family is in, is still hungry for my money. I am disabled and don't have many choices of how to provide for my children. I've even had to set up a plumfund account to help get a hand up on bills. I'll be calling him tomorrow, but not to give card number...he'll get a piece of my mind instead. Thanks for the heads up.
Mark Catlett
206 Jefferson ave
Fredericksburg va
22405

D
Sep 05, 2018 11:32 pm EDT
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This is just incredible, and despicable! I too have been hounded by Jeff Sawyers, for weeks, even after I told him of family matters. He said he just didn't want me to lose out! Now to see that it was all a farce, that his sincerity was as fake as the company has me livid! My brother was dying! Hospice had been called in, and my brother had signed the DNR, with me as witness, and official . A very sad, and trying time since my brother and I were so close, and to think that I told Sawyer's this, and he would say, I'm so sorry, take your time, then call later to see how I was doing, and ask if I was ready to move forward. Don't worry about the 695.00, you can pay it a little at a time. I thought it was genuine. What a low life! What a piece of s#*t company, and now I receive a call, a text, and an email from Davison from some lady saying my idea is on her desk. That I need to call! Oh! Believe me, I'll call, I'll call first thing tomorrow.

S
Jun 13, 2019 12:07 pm EDT

I AM SO GLAD YOU SAW THOS BEFORE YOU SENT THE SCAM COMPANY ANYTHING! THEY LIE. MANIPULATE, LIE SOME MORE! THEY THEY TOOK OVER 10, 000 FROM US. THEY'RE STILL LYING . I GOT MIKE HYRE ON TAPE! LYING! FOR GEORGE DAVISON! THIS COMPANY SHOULD BE SHUT PERMANENTLY!

S
Jun 13, 2019 12:12 pm EDT

STOP NOW! I PROMISE THEY ARE SCAMMERS THAT IS ALL THEY ARE!

K
Sep 30, 2015 8:57 am EDT

Hi there, i'm from South Africa and just submitted my idea as well, i'll keep you posted on how mine goes.

H
Sep 12, 2015 11:32 am EDT
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Let's try Class Action Lawsuit...Everyone please email me what happened to you with Davison and we will go from there and I will try our luck for us all. I, too paid over 10 grand myself..Please email rufina670@hotmail.com and I will explain everything else

S
Apr 25, 2017 12:06 am EDT
Replying to comment of 670Hope

Sessica0716@ gmail..com I am to involved with these guys will they steal my idea now

C
Jun 05, 2017 2:57 pm EDT

how is it going?

A
Aug 13, 2015 4:28 pm EDT
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I'm glad I found these complaints before I gave them any money, I'm sorry for everyone's experiences, but does anyone know of a legit invention company that will help?

I
Jul 17, 2015 2:58 am EDT

Thanks everyone, i was looking for help with my invention. I will not be using Davison Invention land!

A
May 01, 2015 11:26 am EDT

I thought it was too good to be true. I have been asked to send them $775 because they said they could work with me, they liked my idea. But it also said there was no consultation fee and that if my idea was made into a project they would take $60 to $70, 000 for their expenses. So why are people having to pay out all this money. I feel so sorry for people who have lost all their money and I am so glad that I read all of these comments. I will not be getting involved with this company.

S
Jun 13, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
Replying to comment of Ann.b

Don't. Send. Them. Your. Money. .! These are the biggest scammers anywhere! STOP!

C
Apr 30, 2015 2:52 pm EDT
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I just found this site with all these complaints! Goodness...I just got off the phone with Mr. Pertrulli. Anyone know him? I just sent a drawing of my idea. No money was discussed yet, but now I'm leery about all of this. I'm a senior citizen and do not have available capital to put toward this. I would have to make payments, but THEN... just to have it be taken with no results. This makes me sick to my stomach! I watched all the videos and the "Morning Show" on CBS...is none of that valid? Can someone answer this and who do you go to in order to actually get the truth? Please let me know!

S
Jun 13, 2019 11:58 am EDT
Replying to comment of calingen

Get away fast! Hurry, don't look back
This is a warning . I hope you listen!
Scam city! Not Davison! That's them!

M
Apr 24, 2015 11:20 pm EDT

They did the same to me, for $8, 770. (which I paid $100. p/month from my Social Security check for more than 3 years and borrowed the remainder from a friend). Then I got nothing but lied to and misled. They claimed they had a company to license my product, (until I paid the money) then the "company" (Primeway) decided NOT to license. I researched Primeway, and found NONE that had ANYTHING to do with licensing ANYTHING near my product (an inexpensive 3-piece unit to have ice cream floats with no mess). Then they had the guts to try and squeeze ANOTHER $400. from me to try and locate another company to license my product. I told them from the very beginning that all I wanted was a plastic injection mold but was told I had to do this in order to get it. Now I'm out all the money and have NOTHING to show for it! I wish I knew how to start a class action lawsuit against these low-life creeps!

S
Jan 25, 2015 10:35 am EST
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I too was recently contacted by Sue Davidson, about an idea I came up with. I was also told not to worry about the 795.00 predevelopment fee I could pay it in installments. If they use my idea, can I sue them? Twanda Simpson

C
Dec 16, 2014 2:27 pm EST

They where interested in my idea as well but b4 I did anything I looked them up first so glad I did they said I had to pay 700 but there was no rush and I could do it in my own time bull crap no thank you I really hope this place gets shut down so nobody else falls for there bull sh**!

B
Dec 04, 2014 12:59 pm EST
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I have been dealing with Davison for almost 3 years now... Every time I turn around they are asking for more and more money. This company talks a good line and has even been covered on the history channel. I lost almost everything (over $16k) believing in my invention. Now when I contact them they will tell me they will provide a sample of my product, but not all the tooling I paid for to have it created. DO NOT use this company. If you don't believe anything on here go to the BBB and see their D- rating for yourself.

Any company that says "New product development is an uncertain endeavor and the use of Davison's services typically does not result in a license agreement, sales on any market or profit to the inventor."
(This means we will rip you off and there is nothing you can do about it, but give us more money to lie to you, because we will take your money and not give you any proof, but you will have plenty of empty promises to make you feel better about being taken advantage of)

S
Nov 21, 2014 12:00 pm EST

Hey Lee,
I haven't signed my contract yet, but I thought all they asked for was the $800 predevelopment fee? What's with the thousands of dollars?

S in Ks

L
Oct 09, 2014 2:10 pm EDT

I'm in the same Boat, can they steal my idea, because i'm dealing with someone name Patrick Bell and he seems really nice and willing to help me out but truly it does seem all about the money. Please respond because i'm suppose to give him 10, 000 in the next to weeks to finish my project.

Lee

S
Jun 13, 2019 11:54 am EDT
Replying to comment of Lefoxx2003

Ask him for your money backvand see what happens.
You will see.

M
Sep 29, 2014 7:53 pm EDT

I am in the same situation, i have not agreed to anything yet but can they steal my idea?

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