- Report: #142331
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Complaint Review: Anaheim Blimp, Blimp World, anaheimblimp.com
Anaheim Blimp, Blimp World, anaheimblimp.comanaheimblimp.com Laguna Beach, California U.S.A.
Anaheim Blimp, Blimp World, anaheimblimp.com takes $300 per blimp rider up front and never delivers the ride, nor refund, Ripoff Laguna Beach, Anaheim, Orange County, California
*Consumer Comment: couldnt agree with you more
*Consumer Suggestion: Stop buying stuff off the internet! For god sakes, you know you'll be cheated.
*Consumer Suggestion: No picture of Blimp
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Upon receipt of the $600, Terry Barnes mailed me two tickets for a blimp ride, with the instructions to call when I was ready to go on the ride. However, the blimp was being serviced at the time, so wait about a month before calling.
I waited the specified time and called. Had to leave a message. E-mailed him and got a phone call. Some insurance problems, call back in a few weeks.
Waited. Called back. Terry had to go to Washington, D. C. to talk to congress about the insurance problems. Was testifying before a congressional committee. Will take a few weeks.
Waited. Called back. Insurance is being revised. Wait two months and call back.
Waited. Called back. No answer. He had changed phone numbers.
Went on-line. Did some research and found a new phone number. Called. Sent an E-mail. Got a phone call. He couldn't give me the rides (insurance problem) but would send me a refund as soon as he got back in town.
No refund came. Called again. He had to go back to Washington, D.C. to provide security for the Bush inauguration. Would send me a refund as soon as he got back.
It's been over a year. No refund.
I called Nick Nicolary, the man who Terry Barnes advertised on the web site as his chief pilot. Mr. Nicolary said he spoke to Terry Barnes once about the possibility of testing a blimp for him. Has never worked for him nor piloted any of his blimps. That's when I realized that Blimp World, aka Anaheim Blimp, is a scam.
Now the web page no longer has Mr. Nicolary's photo nor any reference to him. Which tells me that he called Terry Barnes and told him to remove the false information. That Terry Barnes has recently updated his web page. And that Terry Barnes is still selling non-existent blimp rides to unsuspecting victims.
Now he has added a new rip-off to his web site - Advertise on a Blimp! He's looking for new victims. Please don't be taken in by this fraud.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/11/2005 10:20 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Anaheim-Blimp-Blimp-World-anaheimblimpcom/Laguna-Beach-California/Anaheim-Blimp-Blimp-World-anaheimblimpcom-takes-300-per-blimp-rider-up-front-and-never-142331. 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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