This is regarding Dex Media Yellow Pages Advertizing.
Dex Media sales called, made an appointment about expanding my yellow book advertizing, I informed him that I did not want to renew the book advertizing with Dex, but that I wanted to keep the internet advertizing, he gave me a price of around $260.00 per month, Salesperson made an appointment so we could discuss my new advertizing, he missed the appointment, I did not mind since I did not know if I wanted any more Dex advertizing, I had gone for 23 years without it and I had mixed fillings about yellow pages advertizing anyway, so I thought that the one year contract had run out since the salesperson had not showed up.
On the original sales pitch, on 2/22/06 I was assured that a one page agreement for 1 year, contained all the wording of the contract, when I inquired about the rest of the contract we like to keep it simple were the sales persons words, I was given a one page contract, I signed it and was given a copy of which I kept.
Two months after the original contract expired I had thought, I received a bill for $2,700.00 of which I was informed that I was two months past due, the bill represented an increase of $928.00 on the original yellow pages advertizing, I called their Customer Service to find out why I was receiving such a large bill or any bill at all, I had thought that I had signed a one year contract, I explained that I had talked to their sales person back in Feb. or March of 07, a fellow by the name of Dave Egge, and that I had explained my plans to drop the book at the end of the contract , keep the internet advertizing and that he Mr. Egge the sales person had never showed up, so I had thought that I did not have any advertizing or at the maximum the internet only, since that was what I had talked to the sales person to begin with.
Their customer sales person listened to my complain he then made the comment that even if their sales person had not show up, that they were not responsible, that I had signed an agreement until cancelled and that such an agreement allowed them to raise my advertizing costs unless, I cancelled in writing prior to the book coming out.
Is this legal? I would appreciate your comments
Another question is: HAS ANYBODY HAS HAD SIMMILAR EXPERIENCES WITH DEX?
By the way I was treated by Dex Customer Service, Im positive that they handle lots of calls like mine and that they have done the same to a lot of people, Im sure of it.
Another very large yellow page advertiser tried to do the same to me with almost the exact words two weeks ago, except that this time I did all of my communications thru emails and I have all of them, that tells me that yellow book sales people are trained and maybe even encouraged to lie to the customer US
Please respond if you had similar experiences, maybe we can do something about it.