- Report: #260922
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Complaint Review: Bisk Education - University Alliance
Bisk Education - University Alliance9417 Princess Palm Ave Tampa, Florida U.S.A.
Bisk Education - University Alliance Inflated Book Prices, Cancellation Fee, Pushy Sales Reps. ripoff Tampa Florida
*Consumer Comment: Thanx you for stepping up
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Bisk/UA Can Cause Serious Mental Problems!!
*UPDATE Employee: This comany is a rip off true and treats employees like crap!
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: 100% Correct- Former Employee Agrees w/report; It is AMAZING that this place in still in business - Bisk Education, University Alliance
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Regardless, the Bisk Education Rep had convinced me to sign up anyways.
Basically , he was using aggressive sales techniques and made it seem like this was my one and only time to enroll and order books. Okay, I admit it I should have been more leery and cautious. Yes, I am idiot myself for "electronically signing while he was guiding me over the phone"
While electronically signing these documents, he then instructed I would need to order the books for $204 . You have got to be sh** me! I fell for it anyways .
Okay so I receive me books, ( Not to mention the Economics Book falls apart a few weeks after for no apparent reason) **Garbage**
So I drop the class 1.5 to 2 weeks into it, because I now realize my GI Bill will not cover it all because it is too expensive. ( Yes, I know dumb)
One year later I got an In-House Collection from Bisk Stating I owe $307 in a cancellation fee. Now on the phone I reluctantly agreed to the payment. So you know what, in the " Agreed Payment month of April she sends me a bill. I respond back stating that I was not obligated to pay this. She sends me another bill of $317
So whats this a late penality fee of some sort? I guess so. Looking over the agreement it does not say anything about a cancellation fee. Yes, it says I will be responsible for all costs. Now keep in mind a contract often becomes void if you are under pressure to sign.
So finally, I send a certified letter to Bisk telling them I was going to sue them and to stop trying to collect money not rightfully owed to them. I argued that I was pressured into signing online by one of their pushy sales reps , who did in fact know I did not have the funds to pay at the time.
Needless to say I haven't heard back from these bottom feeding scumbags.
The lesson learned here, never sign anything online with a sales rep, I repeat NEVER. It will come back to bite you in the a**
Just because you sign something doesn't necessarly make that contract enforcable. Do not do business with any brokering company unless you absolutely have too. Deal directly.
I read a post that signing up with the school directly would cost you more. WRONG! Paying a brokering company usually costs more, I'd hate to burst your bubble. Thats what they are. Pigs.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/14/2007 09:10 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Bisk-Education-University-Alliance/Tampa-Florida-33619/Bisk-Education-University-Alliance-Inflated-Book-Prices-Cancellation-Fee-Pushy-Sales-R-260922. 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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