ED Magedson – Founder
AbeBooks Inc.Internet United States of America
This company does not disclose that you will be charged international fees when you place orders with them. Nowhere on the sales orders are these fees disclosed or explained. The way you find out is when you get your bank statement and see that all your orders were billed for more than you were invoiced.
I found out HERE at Ripoff Report that it is because they are an international company and the fees are because banks charge for that.
On a separate note: I also found out after having all my AMEX charges declined that they use obscure international payment processors. Do you know what kind of security risks that exposes you to? Most banks now block these kind of international charges because of the outrageous amount of fraud liability. But Abebooks does this anyway and does not warn you that they do. On the surface they look like a domestic seller but they are not.
This is a rip off company if there every was one. I feel sorry for the decent booksellers using Abebooks.
Do not shop here unless you like being overcharged and do not mind being exposed to identity theft and fraud charges on your credit cards.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/20/2010 07:59 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/AbeBooks-Inc/internet/AbeBooks-Inc-AbeBookscom-OVER-CHARGES-DOES-NOT-DISCLOSE-Victoria-Internet-673750. 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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