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I purchased a big boy bean bag in November11' paid for postage and packaging. I contacted the company to ask how long this will take to deliver and they told me 4-6weeks. I waited till January where...Read full review
Groupon.com - blackhawk ticket fraud
Back in November 16, 2011 when the Blackhawks not playing well I purchased (2) Blackhawk Party Packages which included a Club Level ticket, pregame party at Galleria Marchetti and Transportation for $110.00 each. The total was $220.00 for the pair of tickets which was the Christmas gift for my sons who are huge fans. I confirmed the reservation by e-mail on 12-16-11 and was given instructions on how to pick up the tickets at the pregame party.
Today I was very upset and disappointed to received an e-mail cancelling the reservation. When I contacted Groupon they were anxious just give me a refund. The price of the game ticket was about $60.00 when I purchased it (excluding the party). Since the Blackhawks on a winning streak, the price is now over $320.00 each. Isn't this fraud or ticket racketeering, they can easily sell my ticket for at a much greater profit now. I was refunded my purchase price but feel scammed since my sons are out their Christmas gift, this seems unethical and illegal. I can't afford this so I guess they will watch from home:( What a bunch a heartless jerks.
Groupon.com - no compensation for accommodation and travel
I bought a cruise with Groupon to sail to the Bahamas with Celebration Cruises out of West Palm beach, Florida, on December 13th, 2011
The night before departure December 12th, 2011 I received a voice message on my phone that the cruise was canceled due to an airconditioning generator that broke. I tried to get on any of their other cruises no luck, was told I have to contact Groupon for refund and compensation for flights and accomodation. Got a clear impression because I was a Coupon client I had no priority, the guest service lady told me that a max of two nights will be compensated.
I contacted groupon and was told the best they can do is refund my money and give me a $50 voucher for future use. I tried to communicate which Celebration Cruises all i was told was that there will be no compensation what so ever for ant Flights, accommodation, travel, food nor inconvenience, what they offer was acruise at a later date.
Why are we as the consumers always at the losing end with these comapanies?
No compensation for my airticket or the fact that i was stuch in Florida. No compensation for accommodation and travel.
Groupon.com - now they are not even answering my emails
I ve made a purchase from the Belgian branch of Groupon ( a toy for my nephew). As it was not delivered, I called the customer service. I was told that I had to wait 21 working days. After waiting and still not getting delivered, I called them again. this time, I was told that the legal delay for getting a refund (2 weeks in belgiumP) had expired. now they are not even answering my emails. groupon stole approx. 100 USD from me.. I intend to sue them..
Groupon.com - doesn't answer emails or phone
I ordered on the 1st sept 2 sofa beds £358 in total as I made a mistake ordering 2? I tried from the 3rd sept to cancel one of them, after numerous emails to groupon they have robbed me off saying that the company that are supplying the sofas owe me the money refund well I got through to the company crazypricebeds and spoke to PERSON! And was told that the company did not have my order and that groupon owe me the whole £358 back as there aren’t any sofas left, groupon don’t answer emails nor do they answer their phone in London what do I do?
Groupon.com - personally they have a good idea but are just thick, stupid and conmen
I've had several Groupon deals cancelled on me, not to mention miss selling. I was bought a Kite Surfing Lesson, thankfully I called a head and the person running it confirmed it was flying a kite on the beach and I would go nowhere near the water. He said if I was interested in Kite Surfing I should save my money and do the full lesson! I've spend hours complaining to and about Groupon but they seem to be protected and nothing major has happened even though their own social media links are full of complaints. If you want a laugh send them an email complaining and then post on their Facebook page your issue. They will reply via Facebook within 30mins offering a tailored service to fix the problem and all you have to do is drop them an email. After two weeks of playing the game I never actually got an email just the promise in an open social media environment that they would help! I wonder why!
Groupon is an amazing idea but when you speak to retailers they say the deals are never realistic and they are forced to offer massive discounts that they know are unsustainable. In their T&Cs if you offer a groupon deal they can't offer another deal to any other customer! Yeah right, like Groupon have that much control over the world! I've experience twice myself that they have over sold deals and broken T&Cs only to blame the other company, I'm happy to send round all my evidence to people.
Great idea, run by idiots and unfortunately it looks like they are slowly doing more harm than good with their antics. As with other comments its only until you mention trading standards that they sit up and listen, I've also found that if you tell them that a colleague agreed and you have email confirmation they never check and do what you want otherwise you get a "computer says no" answer!
Personally they have a good idea but are just thick, stupid and conmen! Why over sell the deals, why lie to customers and why don't they solve the issues rather than worrying about their image on social media sites!
I paid $400 for the hotelclub vouchers via Groupon for nothing. I followed the instructions to register for the coupon before the expiry date(This is still WITHIN the validity date). But the voucher...Read full review
Groupon.com - I will never use or recommend groupon to anyone
I operate a horseback trail ride company on a small resort and spa in Bodega, Ca. The Resort and I teamed up to run a Groupon add because my horses eat rain or shine and winter is slow money flow in the winter. Anyway I have had a HORRIBLE experience with this company! When the Groupon was posted online whoever designed the coupon put in that our customers could upgrade to " outlaw mode" and get a wild west shoot out and a bubble bath. This is something we do not offer ever! That makes if false advertisement, and last time I checked that is illegal! When we contacted Groupon about this problem they simply told us it was a joke, NOT FUNNY! Being a separate business I decided to try to run a separate Groupon ad for my business, well that did not work out. They sent me a rejection letter saying they were to busy and to try again later. No thank you, after hearing more and more people that are having these problems and more I will NEVER use or recommend Groupon to anyone!
Groupon.com - I ended up paying more than what groupon deal promised
I didn't realize that business owners got 50% taken off their profit. No wonder they tried to make it up out of me by changing terms, removing previous discounts/internet deal that had nothing to do with groupon. I ended up paying more than what groupon deal promised, got myself locked into a deal where the business owner and I no longer see eye to eye because we fought over terms being changed. At the end, business owners lose in all counts because customers like me (who got harrassed and pushed by business owners who try to recover profit) will not come back after the committment period. All the negativity generated from these initial transactions will come back to haunt business owners. RECOMMENDATION: don't use groupon. Bad deal at the end.
Groupon.com - I will do a little happy dance when groupon etc is extinct
As a business owner, I can tell you that Groupon and other companies like it are laughing all the way to the bank...but that will end pretty soon. Yes, you must discount your product or service by AT LEAST 50% to be featured and they get your deal and company in front of thousands of people. They take 50% of the sales. We have used these companies to generate lots of foot traffic into our locations, but have found that these customers are hard to convert into long term customers and difficult to cross-sell to. They are tire kickers. Good for them, though. The consumer wants their great--practically free--deal. However, Groupon and their competitors are basically killing the geese with the golden eggs. The way it works is like complete exploitation of hardworking business owners who are trying to offer something sustainable. They'll tell you the price they want to offer your deal at. If you balk because selling 700 of them at that price will cause you to lose money, you will see that they run the deal with your competitor--causing a HUGE dent in the demand. This is not good for you or your competitor--who also most likely feels totally held over a barrel if they don't do this deal--because someone else will. It's gotten to feel like price fixing, blackmail, etc. The good news is that I totally believe this situation is not sustainable. While our company (a medical spa) has always treated the clients we service through Groupon and the like with the absolute same respect we treat our other clients, I can see through the bad reviews that this is killing merchants and irritating consumers. I will do a little happy dance when Groupon etc is extinct.
Groupon.com - expired gift cards
Halunen & Associates is a class action law firm that is investigating Groupon for violating certain laws that make it illegal for a company to sell gift cards that expire after a certain period of time. The goal of the investigation is to determine whether Groupon customers may be entitled to reimbursement for expired gift cards. You can get more information and contact them through their website here: http://www.halunenlaw.com/news/2011/01/07/430/.
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