- Report: #144944
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Complaint Review: Half Price Books
Half Price Books5417 S. Hulen Street Fort Worth, Texas U.S.A.
Half Price Books Ripoff unfair pricing for books and software several times below fair market value Fort Worth Texas
*Consumer Suggestion: Shop Your Books at Several Stores
*Consumer Suggestion: Is Half-Price Books A Criminal Enterprise?
*General Comment: Don't sell them anything
*Consumer Comment: THEY ARE A RIP OFF PLACE, THEY ARE MAKING PEOPLE MAD AND THEY DON'T RIP ME OFF ANYMORE
*Consumer Comment: I have to agree with the OP
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Look at the whole picture.
*Consumer Comment: Rip Off or Ruthless, either way they are not what they advertise
*Consumer Suggestion: Costs
*UPDATE Employee: It's not cheap to run a business
*Consumer Comment: Join the Growing Army of Customers RIPPED OFF by Purchasing Practices at Half-Price Books!
*Consumer Comment: What Makes You Think?
*Consumer Comment: This is not a Rip-Off
*Consumer Comment: What price ?
*Consumer Suggestion: What exactly did you think they were doing with your items?
Today, I went back to this particular store to sell some more books and I was offered $9.00 for the books that I was selling. After I accepted the offer and was paid, I was browsing through the store for a bit. I happened to locate every single one of my computer games and Dungeons and Dragons material that I recently sold. I added up the prices on the tags and realized that the prices were $208.12.
My former Dungeons and Dragons collection and computer games have been marked up seven and a half times what I was paid!!! Right now I am very angry and have come to believe that your company is in the position of taking advantage of people who may be in a tight spot financially. Selling at twice the value paid or even four times is understandable, but seven and a half times the buying price is completely outrageous and nothing short of piracy versus the customer.
Half Price Books has lost a customer forever and I will make sure that everyone I know who does business with your company will go somewhere else. I have several friends and family members who have extensive collections of books and music that frequent your stores and they will go elsewhere once I have informed them of the racket that you are running. I hope that you sell my former belongings soon because I will make sure that it is the most expensive $208.12 your company ever earns.
Fort Worth, Texas
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/03/2005 09:49 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Half-Price-Books/Fort-Worth-Texas-76132/Half-Price-Books-Ripoff-unfair-pricing-for-books-and-software-several-times-below-fair-mar-144944. 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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