Dear Mr. Rip-off,
I signed a contract with Priority Marketing on July 13, 1999. The contract stated that the products (18 candy vending machines and 3 combo units) purchased for a total amount of $10,000 were to be shipped to our home within forty-five days of the purchase date. Within three days of date of purchase, I called to reduce my order to a total of $6,500 (14 candy vending machines and 1 combo unit). After waiting about two weeks and not receiving any merchandise or money refunded, I phoned Eric Olsen (salesman) who stated he'd send the partial refund and machines within a week. A week passed and no merchandise or partial refund arrived. Forty-five days have passed and I want a complete cancellation and refund of my $10,000. This company has been reluctant to handle this matter. Per the contact signed, "The Purchaser may cancel the order by written notice delivered to the seller before shipment if the order is not delivered within 45 working days of receipt of this Purchase Order and cleared funds from the purchaser." This has been done and would greatly appreciate assistance in this matter to obtain our refund as soon as possible. We are no longer interested in pursuing the transaction considering the unsatisfactory service we have gotten from them. At this time, I consider this a fraud, because after I sent them a similar letter, I had no response. Because of no response, I began sending complaints to the following people: Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Better Business Bureau Of Metropolitan New York, Federal Trade Commission, and National Business Opportunity Bureau. I'm just trying to get help and expose my situation with his company. At the same time, I met with Attorney Alan H. Klein. I tried to see what he could accomplish for me. Mr. Klein contacted Priority Marketing and made a verbal agreement, which was that they would send me the merchandise for $6,500 and the remaining $3,500 would be sent in three payments. The first two payments would be for $1,200 and the last would be for $1,100. I should have received the first payment between the 1st and the 15th of November. Really, they never returned a signed copy of the agreement. It was all a waste of time. Again, they just lied and failed to accomplish another agreement. Around the 15th of November, I contacted a lawyer in New York, Mr. Jeffrey Zegen. I gave him all of the information on this case and he started taking care of the situation. From that day, until the 3rd of December, I was calling Priority Marketing over the phone, just to make sure they were still in business. Last week, a while after the 3rd of December, their phone seemed to have been disconnected. On December 6th, I received a letter from NBOB, and they stated that "The registration status of this company has been revoked." To me, it's like the NBOB sent them out of business. At this point, all of the agencies can't do much for me. So, please don't let these people get away with this crime. I have suffered so much to save this kind of money. I tried to make a business, but look how these people tried to rip me off. I have all of the information regarding this case. I also have proof of where this company cashed the check that I sent to them. Another thing is that I have the cellular phone number of one of the salesman that I spoke to. Please help me to get my money back.