- Report: #93338
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Complaint Review: Ecampus
Ecampuswww.ecampus.com Internet U.S.A.
Ecampus.com rip-off! Bait & switch! DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY! Internet
*Consumer Comment: i agree... never use this company
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On the ecampus website they make it look like they ship the books out in one week. After three weeks I wrote them asking for an update. They said the book was being re-released and the new copies would be coming in a couple weeks. Three weeks later they sent me a cancellation saying they can not supply the book.
In the meantime, the book went out of print. I could have bought the book from Amazon for around $10 and it was supposedly available on ecampus for about $8.50. Now the book can only be found for $45.00 on up through the new and used buying from resellers option on Amazon.
Thanks to ecampus I will probably need to pay more than 4 times the original price because of their false advertising.
The book is still offered on their site today. The site says a new release is coming out. I checked with the publisher today and they say they are not going to release any new editions. Ecampus.com must be using the book as bait when people do a search for it on the internet because in my case I bought another book in the meantime while I was waiting (and never receiving) for the original book I ordered.
Try this. Do a search on www.bookfinder.com for Trammell Crow Master Builder (paperback). You'll find a link to ecampus offering the book, new and at a discount. Or go to ecampus.com and do a search for the book.
Slick false advertising I would say.
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