• Report: #321057

Complaint Review: Funai Corporation, Pye Video

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  • Submitted: Tue, March 25, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, March 25, 2008

  • Reported By:Hoffman Estates Illinois
Funai Corporation, Pye Video
19900 Van Ness Ave. Torrance, California U.S.A.

Funai Corporation, Pye Video Just like what happened to the person with the Magnavox VCR/ DVD Recorder Torrance California

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I know exactly how the person feels who bought the Magnavox VCR/DVD Recorder. This is probably the exact same item but with a different brand stamped on the front, since both products trace back to Funai.

My Pye VCR/DVD Recorder stopped recording video under 9 months after I bought the unit, the DVD recorder stopped working within a month after that, and the unit would completely malfunction (not even allowing me to have it on for channel changing) and make horrible noises. The only way I was able to remove my media from the unit was by unplugging it and taking it apart.

I did not have as long a process with the company on the phone as the previous complainer did. But I did have the same runaround. In my first phone call, they said that I needed to fax certain information, so I did. Once that was complete, they said they would issue a UPS sticker for me. It was then that I learned that they would fix it for $45 (even though there was no previous mention of payment), and that there was no guarantee that it would work when they were done.

I figured, forget it--that's half what I paid for the unit!, gave the guy a little lip about the runaround, and decided to move on. Circuit City--time to drop the bottom-shelf merchandise from your catalog in the name of customer satisfaction.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/25/2008 05:01 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Funai-Corporation-Pye-Video/Torrance-California-90501/Funai-Corporation-Pye-Video-Just-like-what-happened-to-the-person-with-the-Magnavox-VCR-321057. 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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