Last Christmas I was going to buy myself a new harmonica, and
then I found a "Free Hohner Harmonica" notice on the web.
The catch was you had to respond to four advertisers.
WhenI realized there really is no "free lunch" or "free harmonica",
either, I cancelled my participation.
Belisi ties was one of these marketing partners. They sentme the introductory set of ties, and I promptly sent themback with a full explanation. I also notified AmericanExpress, the credit card company I had used for the purchase.
I received e-mails from Belisi saying they understood I
did not want their product, and the accout would be closed.
I also received mail notices from Amex stating the same
thing. Again, this goes all the way back to Christmas, some8 months ago.
So, imagine my surprise when just last week (July 20th, tobe more or less exact) when I get a call from some collectionfirm in Cleveland called CCS, saying I owed Belisi $208!
I wrote CCS, calling them a name I thought was appropriate,"Cleveland Clown Service", stating that both Belisi andAmex said the account was closed, SO WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM?
(Are clowns as illiterate as they are tragic?)
I have nowreceived one mail invoice from CCS as well as daily phonecalls, and I'm more than a little irritated.
Funny, too, how Belisi does not have a direct e-mail address
(only if you're a member and submit a credit card...?),
nor do they have a phone number. Hmm...bet the Florida
Attorney General's office is more than a little familiar
NOTE: I have no ties from Belisi...NONE...So what the ClevelandClown Service thinks I owe their client for anything is beyond me.
As I summed-up in my letter to them, "Remember, the biggerthe floppy shoes, the more elephant crap you're likely to step in. HONK-HONK!"
The O.C.", California