- Report: #123506
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: 1800Vending - Michael Burnett
1800Vending - Michael Burnett347 North 300 West #201 Kaysville, Utah United States of America
CONFIRMED SAFE 1800Vending pledges to resolve any complaints. Commitment to Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. Investors can feel confident & secure when doing business with 1-800-Vending. 1.800.Vending employs full-time coaching department to ensure Distributor's success. Excellent investment for entrepreneurs looking for a solid home-based business.
*UPDATE ..RipOff Report REVIEW: 1800vending commitment to the success of their clients. Verified by Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Program. The program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction & confidence when doing business with a member business. Kaysville, Utah
*Consumer Comment: The are not the only ones out there!
*Consumer Comment: no kidding!!
*Consumer Suggestion: 1800 Rip - Off money maker
*Consumer Comment: Accuracy
*Consumer Suggestion: Vending
*Consumer Comment: This is not an "alleged" charge
*Consumer Comment: This is not an "alleged" charge
*Consumer Comment: This is not an "alleged" charge
*Consumer Comment: About whats being alleged
EDitor's UPDATE: Positive Rating and Recognition has been given to 1.800.VENDING for its Commitment to Excellence in customer service.
RipOff Report's review of 1-800-VENDING uncovers an ongoing commitment to total client satisfaction. This means that distributors can expect the company will always work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any complaints or concerns; more importantly, executives at 1800VENDING are concerned with the immediate & long-term success of their distributors and, 1.800.VENDING is listening carefully to the feedback its distributors give. After all, when becoming creative to make things better, making changes to improve the business isn't always easy, but well worth the effort that's required for constant improvement.
One top executive of the company stated to Ripoff Report that, 1.800.VENDING's corporate philosophy is based on the premise that 1.800.VENDING will continually seek improvement in every aspect in every department of the company. From the first phone call to the information gathering & due diligence process to the initial investment, start-up & expansion stages, we are committed to excellence. Because we listen to our distributors and because we listen to our employees, we know what needs to get done to ensure the success of our distributors.
Ripoff Report has confirmed that 1.800.VENDING employs a seasoned, full-time coaching/support staff to do nothing but help their distributors succeed. Couple this with the company's Technical Service Department, On-line Support Center & the vending industry's most comprehensive route management software and you have a training & support program that no other vending company comes close to offering. Perhaps this is the reason why 1.800.VENDING has never had a single complaint with any governmental agency. This is remarkable considering the company has been in business for 10 years and has put thousands of people into their own vending business in the United States & Canada.
It is our opinion that investors can feel confident in the fact that 1.800.VENDING has worked with thousands of distributors in the United States and Canada. They are a company who is innovative in their field and has successfully helped thousands of people from all walks of life in starting their own business.
Rip-off Report has discovered that the handful of reports posted against 1.800.VENDING were all from the same person who was indeed a jealous competitor attempting to slander their good name by filing the bogus reports. Some reports make mention of a regulatory settlement back several years ago with a different company that sold a completely different product line. It was believed by government regulators that this company fell under the classification of a franchise. The owners never operated it as a franchise and disagreed with this opinion. However, they complied with the requirements and paid the required fine without any court findings of wrongdoing or admission of a law violation. Note: On April 6, 2006, government regulators publicly announced their proposal that business opportunity companies would no longer fall under the requirements of this franchise rule due to the burden imposed on business opportunity sellers.
In summary, after our review, which included discussions with 1.800.VENDING Senior Management, Ripoff Report is convinced that the company has been and is committed to quality delivery of its products and services resulting in total & complete client satisfaction.
Read more about 1-800-VENDING Commitment to Excellence and Total Consumer Satisfaction and why consumers should feel safe, confident and secure when doing business with any member of Rip-off Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. ..yes, a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.
Read about Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program,..A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business. this program works.
===================== NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED
===================== 1800Vending - Michael Burnett - Turnkey - Turnkey Vending ripoff Kaysville Utah
Turnkey Vending, Inc., headquartered in Kaysville, Utah, MICHAEL BURNETT, and JEFFREY MARSH have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they failed to provide the pre-sale disclosure documents required by the FTC's Franchise Rule to prospective purchasers of their various vending machine business opportunities. The settlement requires the defendants to pay a $22,000 civil penalty, requires them to comply with the Franchise Rule, and prohibits them from making misrepresentations when marketing business ventures.
In June 2002, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint against the defendants on behalf of the FTC as part of Project Busted Opportunity,a law enforcement sweep targeting fraudulent business opportunities, alleging that the defendants violated the FTC's Franchise Rule. According to the FTC, Turnkey Vending sold various vending machine business opportunities including tabletop coin shooter machines. The package price included the machines, locating company phone numbers and contact names, Lifetime Personal Coaching, and warranties on the machines.
The defendants allegedly placed ads in various business opportunity magazines stating a Money Making Machine with Prime Locations and Professional Locators. The ads stated that the machines were easy to place and led to instant money. The complaint alleged that the defendants failed to provide prospective franchisees with a complete and accurate basic disclosure document and made earnings claims without having a reasonable basis for the claims.
The settlement announced today prohibits the defendants from misrepresenting:
the income, profit, or sales volume that a purchaser is likely to achieve, or actually achieved by prior purchasers; the length of time that it is likely to take a purchaser to recoup the entire purchase price; the independence or authenticity of any third party references; the amount of competition within, or a purchaser's territorial rights to, any geographic territory; the availability or existence of profitable locations in a purchaser's geographic area; and the terms and conditions of any refunds or guarantees of profitability that relate to any location service or company to which the defendants refer purchasers. In addition, the settlement prohibits the defendants from violating the Franchise Rule and from selling their customer lists.
Finally, the settlement contains various recordkeeping provisions to assist the FTC in monitoring the defendants' compliance with the final order. Consumers looking for more information about the Commission's efforts to combat telemarketing fraud can find information at: 1. http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/telemarkfraudenforcement/index.html
The Commission vote referring the matter to the Department of Justice for filing was 5-0. The stipulated judgment and order for permanent injunction was filed by the Department of Justice at the request of the FTC in the U.S. District Court, District of Utah, Northern Division, and requires the court's approval.
NOTE: This stipulated judgment and order is for settlement purposes only and does not constitute an admission by the defendant of a law violation. Stipulated judgments and orders have the force of law when signed by the judge.
Copies of the stipulated judgment and order, as well as other documents relating to Operation Busted Opportunity are available from the FTC's Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint, or to get free information on any of 150 consumer topics, call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357), or use the complaint form at http://www.ftc.gov. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
Brenda Mack, Office of Public Affairs 202-326-2182
Daniel Salsburg or James Kohm Bureau of Consumer Protection 202-326-3402 or 202-326-2640
(FTC Matter No. X020081) (Civil Action No. CV-1:02-cv-75-ST)
Tyler New York, New York
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/18/2004 04:02 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/1800Vending-Michael-Burnett/Kaysville-Utah-84037/CONFIRMED-SAFE-1800Vending-pledges-to-resolve-any-complaints-Commitment-to-Ripoff-Report-123506. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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