• Report: #159481

Complaint Review: Gateway Bride

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  • Submitted: Tue, October 04, 2005
  • Updated: Mon, January 26, 2009

  • Reported By:Terre Haute Indiana
Gateway Bride
gatewaybride.com St. Louis, Missouri U.S.A.

Gateway Bride - American Prestige - Royal Prestige RIPOFF told me I had won a trip to get me to attend a presentation seliing $3000 pans Madison Wisconsin
Rip-off Report Investigation: shows that Hy Cite / Royal Prestige is fulfilling its commitment to provide excellent customer service. Rip-off Report gives Hy Cite / Royal Prestige a POSITIVE rating in customer support & quality assurance. They pledge to resolve complaints & address any issues - committed to 100% satisfaction - consumers to feel safe & secure.

*Consumer Comment: American Prestige - Waste of your time

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: American Prestige facts

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: American Prestige facts

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A nice lady called me to congratulate me on a a trip I had "won" which would be presented to me after my attendance at a presentation at a cheap hotel. After researching I found that Gateway Bride is owned by HyCite corporation and is a well known scam. It is also called American Prestige and Royal Prestige. I called the lady back to explain that I would not be attending the presentation and I explained to her why not. Although from reading former posts in various websites, I have learned that some people have reported being awarded their free trips, the product line and company have a notorious reputation. A search on any search engine should provide anyone with reason not to buy into this scam.

Stephanie
Terre Haute, Indiana
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/04/2005 06:36 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Gateway-Bride/St-Louis-Missouri/Gateway-Bride-American-Prestige-Royal-Prestige-RIPOFF-told-me-I-had-won-a-trip-to-get-159481. 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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#1 Consumer Comment

American Prestige - Waste of your time

AUTHOR: Stl09 - (U.S.A.)

I too have been contacted by American Prestige for the prizes I won. My fiance' and I had to sit through a 2 hour presentation on why we should buy thier 3000 pots and pans. I couldn't believe it. What newlyweds (or anyone else) has that kind of money to blow on pots and pans? The worst part is that you have to talk to the sales person to claim your "prize" before you leave. He was downright rude to us when we said we did not want to buy his pots and pans. He acted as if we were stupid for not wanting to set up a payment plan. For POTS and PANS may I remind you! The catalog we were given for the "free prizes" was ridiculous. Yes, you did get to pick out items for free but then you were expected to pay a shipping and handling price that was more expensive than the item itself! What a joke!
I had to learn my lesson with this place the hard way. It was an absolute waste of my time and was not fun being berated by a goofy salesman trying to sell me pots and pans that cost more than a down payment for a house!!
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

American Prestige facts

AUTHOR: Sheryl Miller - (U.S.A.)

My name is Sheryl Miller and I am the co-owner of American Prestige. The complaint posted by Stephanie is incorrect. American Prestige is independently owned and we do not do business under any other name than American Prestige.

We are not Gateway Bride or HyCite.

The products that we offer are Royal Prestige products and are distributed by other companies which should not be confused with us.

The internet is a useful tool but I caution anyone to make their first impression on comments made by others especially since they are not factual and directed at others.

I am sure that you have heard the term it takes one bad apple to spoil the whole bunch, that is somewhat how we feel but we continue to live up to our personal high standards and reputation despite how others may do business.

We are members in good standing with the Better Business Bureau and have been in business since 1976 under the same owner.

We pride ourselves in doing business in an ethical and highly respected manner and carry high quality, long lasting products that are available at a good value.

Our bridal packages are real and there is no obligation to purchase anything in order to receive the bridal packages and for more details on the hotels and detail of packages and or our products visit our website at www.americanprestige.com .

I warmly encourage anyone that may have any further questions to feel free to contact us directly through our website.
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

American Prestige facts

AUTHOR: Sheryl Miller - (U.S.A.)

My name is Sheryl Miller and I am the co-owner for American Prestige in St. Louis, Missouri. I have read the postings regarding some questions that are being asked about American Prestige and I would like to clarify some things to help people better understand and know the facts. Our hotel accommodation packages are totally awesome and real! The facts to the bridal packages are as follows and can be found on our website www.americanprestige.com :

30-50% Distributor Direct Discount which can be used towards any of our fine products

A dream vacation which has been preselected for you at one of the following:

A 3 day / 2 night accommodations package for two adults at an all-inclusive beachfront resort in the Bahamas, Dominican Republic or Playcar, Mexico brought to you exclusively from Viva Resorts!

Or 3 fun filled days and 2 exciting evenings of hotel accommodations at one of the following destinations: Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Las Vegas, Anaheim, San Diego, Palm Springs, New Orleans, Nashville, Honolulu, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Acapulco, Cancun, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Atlantic City, Myrtle Beach, Montreal, Toronto, Niagara Falls. Hotel partners include: Ramada, Marriott, Fairfield, Holiday Inn. Vacation courtesy of VIP Vacations NY!

A discounted membership to GroceryCardUSA program. You pick a $1000 worth of coupons you want to use, when you want to use them within one year. It is simple! No more coupon clipping you pick your favorite brand coupons online for one year! These are manufacturer's coupons and not the Internet coupons that are not accepted by many merchants (a small S&H fee applies).

There are other companies out there that do business with the same type products that we do but operate completely different. We are members in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. The presentations are very informative and there is no obligation to purchase anything and the above package is yours just for coming in to view the products. Founded in 1976, American Prestige has become synonymous with dependable products of excellent quality, value, and dependability. Our service to you is every bit as important as the quality of our products and we take great pride in the service we do provide. Simply stated, we shall do everything we can to justify your trust and confidence in American Prestige. Our products will make for a healthier and more elegant lifestyle. I warmly encourage anyone that may have any further questions to feel free to contact me directly.

Sincerely,

Sheryl Miller
American Prestige, Inc.
12639 Olive Blvd.
St, Louis, MO 63141
1-888-966-7712
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