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Tahauniforma.com

Tahauniforma

6/18/19

Absolutely NO customer support / service. Tried to contact this company for over 3 weeks.... messages.. emails... direct to their phone and not one reply. I don't know how the quality of their work is but if the service is any justification then it's absolutely not worth it. Would gladly spend a few hundred USD more at another company than deal with Taha Nakis!

Italiapass.com

Italiapass

6/17/19

Still in 2019 it's certainly not worth the purchase. They're very few hotels associated with the pass and comparisons of the same hotels on other booking sites are often cheaper than the discount they claim to give. I also noticed no difference in four different ItaliaRail train ticket prices when booking. As for the lounge access, there's more to see and better places to spend time if needed in Rome Termini Station than the VIP lounge that's offered on this card.

Instavest.com

Instavest

6/13/19

This developer is certainly trying but their UI is a complete waste of time. Think of something written by a Commodore 64 but in 2019.... nothing on this site works or does what it's supposed to do.
Don't waste your time here!!

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Betterpropertyitaly

5/19/19

Beware of real estate agencies that require clients to come to them to view properties. As with all agencies worldwide that represent a certain area, said agents are usually available to show properties to clients in the respective regions.

Better Property claims to represent Abruzzo (among other areas) however not very professional in that regard. After having to take 2 flights to get into Italy, followed by 2 trains to finally get to Pescara ... in Abruzzo just to view properties.Hotel reservation also made in Pescara to cover the days there. However as the agent Rosanna indicated, they can't meet in Pescara and I should take another train and a bus.... AND... stay at a B&B near their office in Vasto. I wonder how many other potential clients they inconvenience despite getting a minimum of 3,000+ on commissions for sales.

Despite the POOR service of Better Property, I was able to get a more reliable agency, who not only drove 50+ min to get to where I was but another 1hr 30min to view a property and back. This along with a tour of the village and other necessary appointment locations.
Needless to say an offer was made with that other agency on the property.

Avoid these so called "convenient" real estate agencies that have no interest in service but somehow still want commission!!!

Immobiliarecaserio.com

Immobiliarecaserio

5/19/19

Contacted this agency about a property with an amazing price a few months ago. After a week of bank and forth information with rates fees etc, I indicated that I'll be interested in viewing it....only to be told that someone has put on offer on it and no longer available but they can offer me others.

About a moth passed and while looking for new properties I noticed it was still listed as available on their site. Curiously I sent another query (from another address) about this same property. Once again I was told it was available. The next day I managed to reply and said I'll be willing to view...again to be told someone is now interested in it and the same story about other similar ones.

During the course of searching I mentioned this to another agency who advised me that some real estate agents there do "window boxing", where they advertise a property at an unbelievable price but they really don't have it for sale. They then use this tactic to introduce clients to other properties at higher prices. Bringing that to light, I also asked about the fees and they've been asking for quite a bit more than other agencies (in the region of 3,000 - 5,000 more)!!

Trying to see if what I've been told is true. For a third time I contacted them about the property (still listed) and again was told it's available and given all the necessary details for it. In the very next email approximately 1hr later I sad I was in the area and if it was possible to view it. Without delay I was told that an agent was with a client now at the same property and it seems as though they're going to take it. I proved my point and verified what is truly happening.

This said property still remains as available on their website up to today.... over 2 months since it was sold.....apparently 3 times.

1&1 Media Inc.

1&1 Media Inc.

4/28/19

This is just a total waste of time and you should NEVER rely on this site for anything meaningful. Any address you create here you can expect it to not exist in a matter of days. They purposely block your account for whatever reason/s they may have... trying to steal info whatever. So it's truly a waste of time.
The only thing you can use this for is registering to an "unimportant" site that requires an email and you don't want to use your personal address. You can create an account here and use it for the few min / hours that it exists until it's blocked.

Other than that .... A V O I D this page and don't send anything of importance to an email address created here.

Turkcell

Turkcell

4/11/19

I don't know how this place is still in existence offering the POOR service and internet speeds that they provide. Mistakenly signed up for "high speed" internet service with this company and regretted every single day of it!
They're a part of Turkcell and supposed to be offering a "superonline" but it's furthest thing form super... or online.
Paying for 15MBs ... the few times when it was actually working, I got nothing more than 6MBs ... at maximum. Most times the average was less than 1MBs (see screen shot).
Their customer service is equally as bad, agents aren't too familiar with basic info and in turn no help.
If this is how all the internet service providers are in Turkey it may be best you lower your expectations so as not to be disappointed.
PS As some speedtest websites are actually blocked from within Turkey, it's a clear indication this is not an isolated issue.

Superonline.com

Superonline

4/11/19

I don't know how this place is still in existence offering the POOR service and internet speeds that they provide. Mistakenly signed up for "high speed" internet service with this company and regretted every single day of it!
They're a part of Turkcell and supposed to be offering a "superonline" but it's furthest thing form super... or online.
Paying for 15MBs ... the few times when it was actually working, I got nothing more than 6MBs ... at maximum. Most times the average was less than 1MBs (see screen shot).
Their customer service is equally as bad, agents aren't too familiar with basic info and in turn no help.
If this is how all the internet service providers are in Turkey it may be best you lower your expectations so as not to be disappointed.
PS As some speedtest websites are actually blocked from within Turkey, it's a clear indication this is not an isolated issue.

Cbc.bb

Cbc.bb

4/11/19

This is the literally the only local TV station for Barbados. So all local news and basic programming runs through this company. The website they have set up shows basic things throughout the day including the news.
Unfortunately they seem to have the same budget for their website like they do in their profits....zero!! They website shows more Google Adsens advertisements than anything else on banners all over the page. Then when it's actually time for imporatnt telecasts like the news, the poor system they have in place can't handle the traffic and it's either buffering, "live stream ended" or just not on. This is with download speeds in excess of 30MBs!! Poor excuse for a local company.

If you want local news or events it's best to use the Barbados Today Facebook page.

Centralbank.org.bb

Centralbank.org.bb

1/28/19

We have been operating a business in Barbados for just over 5 years and due to expansion there was a need to open another location (in another country).
Due to a VERY POOR ECONOMY; Barbados has virtually NO foreign reserves and we were told that to wire any of OUR Barbados currency to another country ...ie a foreign currency, we would need to apply to the Central Bank of Barbados for approval.

This was done via an official letter and the truly unprofessional staff working there received the letter and left a responding letter at reception without any notification. It wasn't until calling a few days later we were told a letter was waiting to be collected.
In short, the letter was received and based on their response we are unable to send any funds out of the country.
Barbados is financial prison for businesses or individuals alike. You are limited to focusing any activities within Barbados only. The BBD (Barbados dollar) isn't accepted in other international countries so it's either spend your money on the island or.... spend your money on the island.
Things are currently so bad that they have also implemented a 2% tax for ALL foreign transactions if you have a local bank account. This includes online purchases, point of sales in other countries, ATM withdrawals in other countries.... basically ANY transaction that involves a foreign currency. Financial Prison!!
BEWARE !! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!

Airbnb

Airbnb

12/8/18

Avoid Airbnb at ALL costs!!
As a travel agency we have heard nothing but negative experiences from this place over the past 2 years which have just gotten even worse.

Absolutely unprofessional company first of all. Had to contact them re issues on numerous occasions and if it didn't take weeks to hear (a poor) response I never got a reply at all.

Secondly, if a company (Airbnb) has to PAY people and agencies to leave positive reviews on their behalf, it says very little for the reputation of that company (Airbnb).

Lastly, there has always been a safety and trust issue with these listings on their site. Majority of them have turned out to be scams and hence why so many people end up with cancelled reservations. As recent as last week a female traveller staying at an Airbnb in Costa Rica was unfortunately killed at the same apartment.

If you're going to travel and the quality / safety of your family depends on it; book with one of the more reputable sites... VRBO/ HomeAway.

Update:
We've also had numerous complaints with regard to racism on this site as some members a) either choose not to reply to some individuals based on their ethnicity or religious background.
Their GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) are also not valid as two clients have their personal information being withheld due to Airbnb refusing them access to the site to properly delete and close their account. This a breach of a major EU & International LAW!!

Samsung

Samsung

8/16/18

It's amazing how a huge company would try to SCAM a consumer...

Samsung is world renowned for having battery issues, no denying that FACT. Unfortunately I also suffered a similar fate and the battery to my note started to swell to the point it lifted the screen and cracked the camera.

I contacted them about this (along with full photos, IMEI, Serial #) and was told that the phone was out of warranty but they will repair it for free. I sent off the phone to them and after they received it, they sent me an email stating that "after careful inspection" (note those 3 words for later) the cost of the repair would be $506.56.
I immediately sent them a message about this and provided screen shots where they said the repair would be FREE. They apologized and sent a subsequent email stating the repair would be "free of cost".

After 7 days with no update I contacted them and was told they were still working on the phone. Another 3 days passed ... now 10 days I contacted them again and was told the same thing.

That same night they sent a message saying that the cost to repair the phone would be too much and that the phone was previously opened by another technician so they'll be send it back to me as is without any repair.

1. This phone was purchased new and NEVER had any issues, falls, drops, or even scratches, so no need to ever have it repaired or checked. To further complicate their LIE... they previous email stated "after careful inspection" .... how do you CAREFULLY INSPECT a phone, determine the parts needing to be replaced including the inside board without mentioning the fact that it was opened before and you can't work on it. SCAM #1
2. They were all willing to charge me $506.56 to repair the phone at my expense, however when they realized / remembered that it was to be done for free, they kept it for a full 10 days trying to come up with a reason to avoid the repair. SCAM #2

As a side note.. I also own an LG phone ... they too are somewhat known for "bootloop" issues. This unfortunately happened to my device which was out of warranty. However they accepted the issue and repaired the full interior board for free. They didn't try to avoid their faults and scam consumers.

I have since filed an official complaint with the Better Business Bureau and will report this to as many network & news agencies as possible. I've made sure to retain all emails and screen shots of this transaction. These large corporations need to stop taking advantage of the general consumers.

WOULD NEVER BUY ANOTHER SAMSUNG DEVICE!!! BIGGEST SCAM FROM A COMPANY I'VE EVER SEEN. JUST TO SAVE A LITTLE MONEY.

Gtktraveldesk.com

Gtktraveldesk

5/16/18

Contacted them regarding some vacation packages and firstly was quoted a very high price.. about $680 more than I found if I booked through Expedia & Booking.com. Along with their deposit to hold the reservation.
After that I decided to check and found no listing for them as "legal" travel agents anywhere. Be very careful about this site and your money or CC details !!

Fivver

Fivver

3/15/18

Fiverr has had a SERIES of changes over the years... been with them for 4 years now. However they've implemented a new system that will negatively affect all sellers (unless you're processing quite a few orders daily).

For 2018 they've started a new MONTHLY REVIEW of your account activity and they check everything from sales, response time, reviews, income etc. So if you're not making up to the standard they set in sales your account would be automatically demoted and subsequently have to remove any gigs to fit into the new lower category.

I've been Level 2 since maybe 2 months after joining (cant get to Top Seller because that too is controlled manually by Fiverr and they "know" who they want and don't) and have well over 200 FIVE STAR reviews. During the last month I received 2 negative reviews not because of poor service but because both customers requested an addition which I couldn't physically perform. So because of something as simple as this they also downgrade your account.

So if you have a perfect record or if you're late with replying to messages, cancel gigs or just don't make enough you can go right back to the beginning as a "NEW SELLER".

I asked them directly about this and they've indicated that's just how the system is and basically it's up to you to maintain it. Oh and it's basically quite OK for you or your competitors to order gigs and leave negative reviews to get them downgraded too.

I'm sure this new monthly review was just a way for them to push sellers to make more money so FIVERR in turn would have a higher profit... however they failed to realize SIMPLE LOGIC... that if they keep demoting sellers (1) the same sellers would get less sales at a lower level than before and with less gigs, and (2) sellers would seek alternate freelancer site.

PeoplePerHour for instance has a similar rating program BUT they DON'T downgrade sellers and they DON'T reduce your number of hourlies (gigs).

Fiverr needs to one day get it right !!

Geniuzz

Geniuzz

3/15/18

Another SCAM site
Like other sites I've tried this "freelancer" site for a while to see how it went. Surprisingly made a good set of money! However when it was time to withdraw my funds it wasn't possible... sent messages and was told they're working on it.... sent subsequent messages and NO reply. It's well over a month since I've tried to withdraw my funds and they're still not allowing it. I've managed to take screen shots of my profile details, balance and other information in case they close the account.
The've also closed off their Facebook account and Twitter account.
I'm now seeking legal action to try get the money that's owed.
Beware of these type of sites especially this one. A total scam site for the sellers.

LG

LG

12/29/17

Poor service and POOR QUALITY phones!!
Had 2 phones from them and BOTH had issues. The LG V10 has a known "boot-loop" problem which basically renders the phone useless. They refuse to acknowledge it or repair it unless it's within warranty.
Likewise the LG-G3 randomly shuts down and again they refuse to repair. Both of these issues are "known" to LG and a basic search online will show how many people suffered the same fate.

I've been using cell phones since the inception of the Motorola "brick" and have been through Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, Apple, Sony and Samsung.... LG is ONLY one with issues!

AVOID LG PHONES AT ALL COSTS!! NO SERVICE AND POOR QUALITY DEVICES.

Tui.co.uk

Tui.co.uk

12/5/17

Tried contacting them with a business request and got absolutely no assistance with the form of customer service. Worse yet, I mentioned we were looking to book a group cruise for over £5,600 and without the information we requested it won't be possible. Their unprofessional response was: "... No problem. We wish you all the best...^Brenda"

I wonder if "Brenda" & the previous agent "Terry" realize that without customers booking cruises they'll be out of a job. Hopefully TUI management could train their staff better because they've lost good repeat business!

MSCCruises

MSCCruises

11/27/17

Nice "looking" ships but poor service.
Submitted 2 information requests via their site.... NO REPLY
3 commetns to their Facebook page also indicating that I still need assistance.... NO REPLY

It's been over a month and never heard back from anyone. Since booked with TUI... All-inclusive cruises, drinks and gratuities also included. Yes smaller ships but better service and less extras to pay for.

MSC needs to get their act together and realize that customers are the way they make money!

Vacations To Go

Vacations To Go

11/25/17

This place has some of the worst agents and absolutely most horrible customer service around!

Because of a previous review we read on this company we decided to check early and get details on a cruise before booking with them. We had to contact them on 5 different occasions for information.... THREE times we were given THREE different quotes ONTHE SAME CRUISE (even though the actual display price never changed). Two other time they never even replied.

It's clear that they have no standard of service. How can the same company provide 3 different quotes for the same cruise?!?
The agents are have NO form of customer service training. It's like all they see is commission, commission, commission and if you're not ready to book immediately they could care less.

On a previous issue (like others here) we've been contacted by a Customer Care Manager and even the company CEO. This too was a joke.... the manager kept referring to the wrong cruise line (ie he had no idea which line the ship was from). Then to make matters worse the company CEO said the company never received our email (not knowing we received an auto-reply stating it was successfully received). Don't lie if you know you can't cover your tracks... SMH.

This company is a complete mess and as indicated I won't book a car with them furthermore a cruise!

Cruisedirect & Expedia both offer cruise selection where you can book and see your exact pricing information in real time. No sending off for details and waiting for people to reply.... then having to send off your credit card details... UNPROFESSIONAL !!

TollFreeForwarding

TollFreeForwarding

11/25/17

There's NO free offer to test !! I've provided my details, credit card info and registered. You get absolutely nothing with that and they indicate that they'll charge you after 10 days.
The "My Account" option takes you no where either when signed in. Absolute scam and fake paid positive reviews here. Luckily I had my doubts and used an old cancelled credit card to register.

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