• Report: #1014350

Complaint Review: ABC Marketing solutions

  • Submitted: Thu, February 14, 2013
  • Updated: Fri, May 02, 2014

  • Reported By: bob — lancaster New York United States of America
ABC Marketing solutions
40 NE 2nd Ave. Deerfield Beach, Florida United States of America

ABC Marketing solutions abc marketing golf ad, golf advertising, charles o'reilly, golf scam Deerfield Beach, Florida

*Consumer Comment: Fake Review

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Customer Service

*Consumer Comment: Do Your Due Diligence

*Consumer Comment: Speaking From Experience

*Consumer Comment: I read this comment on ABC Marketing Solutions and thought twice

*Consumer Comment: Funny....

*Consumer Comment: Happy with my ad with ABC Marketing in Luxury Living magazine

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abc marketing solutions called me and i bought an ad from them to be put in there golf book .total rip off. bought an ad form them they promised me the world. turns out none of the country clubs have the book and they never even print them. called evry single club and talked to many people from each club even some club owners . they instructed me to call my credit card company and file a dispuite to get my money back... do not buy an ad from them they are ripping people off for millions all over the country

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#1 Consumer Comment

Fake Review

AUTHOR: NOT Vic Talha - ()

Vic Talha,

It was easy to discover that you are a friend of the Gangale brothers who are listed on Sunbiz, didn't take much detective work to find you as you are one of his "friends" on facebook.

Nice try writing fake reviews...and seriously, publishing your phone number?  I was contacted by this company and read other testimonials.  I contacted country clubs listed on their sales form and no one has heard or seen this "magazine" or "directory."


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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Customer Service

AUTHOR: ABC Marketing Solutions - ()

My name is Andrew and I am the owner of ABC Marketing Solutions. I have read all of the reviews, both bad and good. 

Golf's Luxury Living publications are mainly distributed through resorts, golf, yacht, and private clubs. ABC Marketing Solutions is not employed by or affiliated with clubs that distribute our publication. 

Individual club decides on the best distribution/display option. We suggest distribution in a high traffic spot. Everything is shipped and tracked so we can verify delivery by date, location and signature. If you are a client and visit a club and do not find copies of the publication, please call our office at 1-800-360-2194. We will contact the club to find out where the publication is located in the building.

As a business we have no control over what gets put on the internet. We do have the ability to publish a quality product and to provide good customer service. ABC Marketing Solutions welcomes your feedback and uses it to continually improve Golf’s Luxury Living and our other products. Please contact me directly. 

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#3 Consumer Comment

Do Your Due Diligence

AUTHOR: I sell money - ()

 I did exactly what you did. I visited 2 of the 4 golf clubs. I walked through the entire club asking several employees if they had any magazines called "golf luxury living" including the golf club house. Niether of the 2 had the magazine or had even seen a copy of it. They stated they dont work with this company. FYI.

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#4 Consumer Comment

Speaking From Experience

AUTHOR: Joy - ()

Last fall I was "Cold Called" during the middle of the day and was asked if my company would like to be included in a Country Club business directory. I was informed that the directory would be going out to 4 local country clubs in my area for a year. I did some research and found this web site but decided to go ahead and do it anyway, after I had a chance to speak with a manager of the company and he was able to explain the circumstance of the complaint. Besides as a long time business owner I know it's just impossible to please every customer no matter what. I mean look at the thousands of bad reveiws Walmart, Home Depot, McDonalds, etc. have, but I still go to all of them. Since wealthy home owners are  primarily my intended market. I decided to purchase a half page ad for $609.99 for my home organizing and holiday decorating company. Let me tell you this years holiday season was the best I've had in my past 11 years in business. I picked up 9 new accounts at one club, 7 at one, 6 at one, and 2 at the 4th club. Next year I expect to do even better since most of the home owners asked for some business cards for friends of theirs who want me to do their homes. Thank you a million ABC Marketing, you really made my childrens Christmas the best ever.

Thanks again, Joy "Business Owner"

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#5 Consumer Comment

I read this comment on ABC Marketing Solutions and thought twice

AUTHOR: ConsumerAdvocate - ()

A friend of mine, Joe Q, referred me to ABC Marketing Solutions over in Deerfield to place some ads in their golf and country club magazines. I thought it would be a great way to market all of my non-core business solutions for merchant processing, LED Lights, Solar Energy production equipment, and copiers and printers. 

Being in it that I really wanted to target higher-end prospects I thought it would be a sensible idea, plus my life-long buddy Joe would never steer me in the wrong direction. At first I Googled them and looked them up. I saw these posts and thought uh-ohh! What am I getting myself into? However, rather than having contempt prior to investigation, and also, since they were a referral from my buddy Joe, I thought, eh, let me call these guys and if they sound like scheisters I'll know. Well, truth be told, it was one of their competitors that posted  these reports. I spoke with an agent, they were friendly, the pricing was decent and fair. I asked to speak with the owner regarding these reports and the guy sounded pretty genuine and sincere if You ask me. I liked them and felt secure with my advertising investment. About the magazines, I ended up going to ABC Marketing Solution's office in Deerfield Beach, FL and saw the printed periodicals myself. I saw my ads and the publication/distribution work flow ledger just to be sure I was not getting ripped off.

Since my ads went out into circulation, I have received at least 1-2 inbound calls per week! I am glad I went with ABC Marketing because I already show a positive ROI from my hard-earned marketing dollars. If anyone reading this has any questions, please, my door is open and I will be happy to clear these guys' names. Reach me at 305.747.1842

-Consumer Advocate
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#6 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Steve - ()

Umm according to Sunbiz, ABC has been in business for less than a year so I find it hard to believe that you advertised with them a couple of times. And them ripping people off has nothing to do with the war. This is a stupid attempt by ABC posing as "remaxrandy" to qualify their company.
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#7 Consumer Comment

Happy with my ad with ABC Marketing in Luxury Living magazine

AUTHOR: RemaxRandy215 - (United States of America)

I had to take the time to write this comment because I hate false slanderous comments about good American companies to try to hurt their business. Which I find is usually made by a competitor using a fake profile and company name.

I have been doing business with ABC Marketing for a couple years now. Yes, when they first called me about the directory they were putting together, it made me curious but I did some research and then gave them a try. Well I am happy I did because I received a few customers from my ad that I may not have been able to reach in any other way. Or maybe I would have but what I am about is results. And it provided results. So much so that I signed up with them a second year. The first year they offered to design my ad for me but I had an ad I was happy with so we used that one. Then the second year I tried out their version and I have to say that I was pretty impressed. The only complaint I had was that the original print was delayed almost a month, I guess because of problems with other advertiser's ad art work but in the end the magazine came out looking pretty nice. I personally went to a couple of the country clubs and saw they publication being displayed at the proshop and club house. I asked them for a few extra copies so I could pass them out to some potential customers and they were nice enough to supply me with a box of 100x of them. All in all, I have to say that I have been more then happy with my individual results.

Alot of things written struck me odd and fishy about the original "complaint" especially there about specific words like the word "book" is an industry term my rep explained to me who confirmed my suspicion. It is a magazine. A common person would refer to it as a golf "magazine" not a book. And a few other things that were very fishy. What is the name of the company who was so called ripped off? I bet there is no such company. We need to fight for American small businesses. And fight against false information. That is what got us into this war that has lasted more then 10 years so far.
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