• Report: #209476

Complaint Review: Bearcountry Vacations, Bear Country Vacations, Travel By Stamps, Patricia Anderson

  • Submitted: Mon, September 04, 2006
  • Updated: Sat, November 04, 2006

  • Reported By:Jacksonville Florida
Bearcountry Vacations, Bear Country Vacations, Travel By Stamps, Patricia Anderson
8721 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 319 Los Angeles, California Canada

Bearcountry Vacations, Travel By Stamps, Patricia Anderson, ripoff Los Angeles California, Thrifty Travel Club Georgetown Kentucky, Tim Leahy Vancouver British Columbia

*Consumer Comment: Don't Give Up

*Consumer Comment: Don't Give Up

*Consumer Comment: we have been taken to

*Author of original report: Bearcountry Vacations, Bear Country Vacations, Los Angeles, California, Travel By Stamps, Vancouver British Columbia, Patricia Anderson, Thrifty Travel Club, Tim Leahy, Georgetown Kentucky

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I bought a gift certificate from a bargain channel for $29.95 that was sponsored by Thrify Travel Club, 284 South Bradway St., Georgetown, Ky 40324. The Certificate reads...Certificate Good Towards 8 Day/7 Night Stay in Honolulu of Waikiki at the Outrigger Hotel & Resort includes round trip airfare for two include $14.95 for shipping & Handling. 90 Days to Activate w/$12.50 per person fee. 5 years expiration $459.00 per person surcharge for hotel & airfare responsible for taxes.

I sent Thrify Travel club, Georgetown, Ky. the $14.95 along with the certificate,they send me a vacation voucher from Fantastic Destinations, 207 Cullins, Bangs, Tx 76823. I sent them $25.00($12.50pp). Then I receive a Reservaton Request Form (RRF)from Bearcountry Vacations Incorporated, 8721 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 319, Los Angeles, Ca 90069-4507. I sent them $120.00($60.00pp).

I have several times emailed Bearcountry Vacations and there as been no responsed. I later heard they were filling bankrupty in California. I have search for Bankrupty for Bearcounty Vacations or Patrica Anderson have found nothing on them.

I then contacted Thrify Travel Club, Georgetown, Ky. Customer support Ticket ID 11.
I received the following answer:
Dear Janice, We will help you with your Hawaii vacation. Please look for my emails in this regard. Tim Leahy tim@thriftytravel.biz 630-588-9141.

I emailed tim@thriftytravel.biz :
I have received several emails from you but nothing on my vacation only to find advertising deals for traveling and information on being a travel agent.

I would like to know how you plan to help me with my Hawaii 7 night fly & stay vacation $449 pp?

I received the following answer:
With taxes it came to $707 pp (double occupancy required), and the only way we know of to travel at that price today is for you to take advantage of our Travel Agent Affiliate program. Otherwise, the cost for a Hawaii vacation today will be substantially higher.

If this makes sense to you, we will be happy to work with you. However, if you fail to comprehend this, then we cannot help you.
Tim Leahy

I emailed tim@thriftytravel.biz :
Why are you claiming $707.00 per person? Your saying the taxes would be $258.00 per person. This can not be correct because I have a copy of a Certificate from you and Fantastic Destinations showing that it is $449 Per Person for Hotel & Airfare Responsible for Taxes. Bearcountry Reservation Request Form also states the same. I had sent you the orginial certificate along with $14.95 for shipping and handling and You sent me a form to paid Fantastic Destinations $25.00 ($12.50pp) to activate for 2 person. Then Fantastic Destinations sent me to Bearcountry Vactions to pay them $120.00 ($60.pp). The certificate reads: $14.00 per night per room and The Government Taxes $60.00 per person. So $14.00 x 7 = $98.00 + 120.00 ($60.00 PP) = $218.00. The grand total should only be $1116.00. I have already paid $14.95 to you, $25.00 to Fantastic Destinations, $120.00 To Bearcountry Vacations (Travel by Stamps, LLC.) and $29.95 to 92.1 WJXR Radio Station. This will make me paying a Total of $1305.90. The certificate also reads it is good for 5 years. What happened to the 5 years and Why did I have to pay all three of you? I feel I have been ripped off by all of you. I sent all of you money and now I have nothing in return. This is not right. Janice

Tim @ Thrifty Travel Club will not respond to any of my emails after the one above. I have sent him several email!

I have emailed Fantastic Destinations fantasticdestinations@lalalink.com
They responded with:
Travel by Stamps is also Bear Country. Thrifty Travel was an affiliate of Fantastic Destinations and Bear Country was the booking company for the vacations (one of many companies used by Bear Country). We were told by the owner in mid December that they were filing bankruptcy and all records had been turned in to a bankruptcy lawyer. I have also put many hours of research into this as the owner of Bear Country (also Travel by Stamps) personally stole from me $20,000 (tricked me out of the money by having me put some of the vacations on my own card and they were sending in payments) that I am now having to come up with to a credit card. I have done my best to travel them down. Not to diminish your loss, but I wish I were only out under $500. This has been a huge disaster to my family. I cannot refund any monies not paid to Fantastic Destinations, but what I am offering you as a replacement is the 7 night condo stay, which is worth more than the $25 processing fee paid to FD. Suzanne


Janice
Jacksonville, Florida
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Don't Give Up

AUTHOR: Rob & Andrea - (U.S.A.)

I HAVE ALSO BEEN A VICTIM OF BEARCOUNTRY VACATIONS/PATRICIA ANDERSON BACK IN 2005.
I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ALL THAT HAVE BEEN A VICTIM BY ANY OF THE SELLER OF TRAVELER OR PATRICIA ANDERSON VIA BEARCOUNTRY VACATIONS.. WE ALL NEED TO GO TO THE WEBSITE www.internetcrime.com
SCROLL DOWN AND YOU WILL SEE ON THE LEFT READING TOP TO BOTTOM COMPLAINT REFERRAL FORM, I KNOW THAT ALOT OF US ARE TIRED OF HEARING YOU WILL GET YOUR REFUND AND DO WE? NO!!! SO LETS TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF OUR TIME AND FILL THIS FORM OUT IT'S ALL ON THE COMPUTER, THEY ARE VERY THOROUGH WITH THE INFO THEY ARE WANTING. PLEASE I ASK AND INCOURAGE ALL OF US TO DO THIS IF THE FBI GETS INVOLVED WITH ALL OF US TAKING THE TIME WE WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO GET OUR MONEY!!! DON'T STOP WE HAVE TO BE PERSISTANT... I DID FILL OUT THE INFO, WE ALL NEED TOO!!! THIS WILL TURN INTO A BIG CASE BUT WE NEED ALL TO COME UP FRONT...

THANK YOU
ROB & ANDREA
TOLEDO, OR
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#2 Consumer Comment

Don't Give Up

AUTHOR: Rob & Andrea - (U.S.A.)

I HAVE ALSO BEEN A VICTIM OF BEARCOUNTRY VACATIONS/PATRICIA ANDERSON BACK IN 2005.
I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ALL THAT HAVE BEEN A VICTIM BY ANY OF THE SELLER OF TRAVELER OR PATRICIA ANDERSON VIA BEARCOUNTRY VACATIONS.. WE ALL NEED TO GO TO THE WEBSITE www.internetcrime.com
SCROLL DOWN AND YOU WILL SEE ON THE LEFT READING TOP TO BOTTOM COMPLAINT REFERRAL FORM, I KNOW THAT ALOT OF US ARE TIRED OF HEARING YOU WILL GET YOUR REFUND AND DO WE? NO!!! SO LETS TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF OUR TIME AND FILL THIS FORM OUT IT'S ALL ON THE COMPUTER, THEY ARE VERY THOROUGH WITH THE INFO THEY ARE WANTING. PLEASE I ASK AND INCOURAGE ALL OF US TO DO THIS IF THE FBI GETS INVOLVED WITH ALL OF US TAKING THE TIME WE WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO GET OUR MONEY!!! DON'T STOP WE HAVE TO BE PERSISTANT... I DID FILL OUT THE INFO, WE ALL NEED TOO!!! THIS WILL TURN INTO A BIG CASE BUT WE NEED ALL TO COME UP FRONT...

THANK YOU
ROB & ANDREA
TOLEDO, OR
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#3 Consumer Comment

we have been taken to

AUTHOR: Patrick - (U.S.A.)

i have search for bearcountry vac to find out if she had filled for bankruptcy and kind find any where in any records that she did that. i think there was to be a way to go after her and the other company that are leting her do this to hard working people he have been taken for over $900 for 2 vac packages we have payed for if you no of a way to get all of use together and file a suit after her and the other people envolved it wood be helpfull. if i was to guess how much money has been taken or none refundable for all party envolved or been envolved with her at this time its over 1,000,000 dollars all ready where is the line going to be drawn to stop the hard working people from being taken advantage of
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Bearcountry Vacations, Bear Country Vacations, Los Angeles, California, Travel By Stamps, Vancouver British Columbia, Patricia Anderson, Thrifty Travel Club, Tim Leahy, Georgetown Kentucky

AUTHOR: Janice - (U.S.A.)

Also Own by Patricia Anderson in Vancouver,BC
Business Name:
Travel by Stamps, LLC
Email:
customerservice@travelbystamps.com

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Customer Service URL: http://www.xxxxxxxxxx.com
Customer Service Email: customerservice@travelbystamps.com
Customer Service Phone: 604-608-4925
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