- Report: #783136
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Complaint Review: HandyMan Club Of America
HandyMan Club Of AmericaMinnetonka, Minnesota United States of America
HandyMan Club Of America Misleading tactics, annoying practices -- basically a major rip-off! Minnetonka, Minnesota
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So, I join the club...
A few weeks later, I get my membership kit. It has a small set of screwdrivers, like for watches and such in a plastic fold-over case. I looked at the local Dollar Store, and they had one with twice as many screwdrivers (for a dollar, of course).
They also included a book in the shipment. At first I thought "Cool another freebee!". Nope, it's like a book club. They end you the book, and you either pay for it, or ship it back to them. It was only $10, but after looking through it, it wasn't worth anywhere near that much.
I went back to the original stuff they sent, and there is absolutely no mention of any books that are to be sent, or anything else that is sent on a trial basis. I guess it's more a misleading method of advertising that a real scam, but they are obviously not telling the whole story until you're already on the "hook".
So I send it back. About a week later, I get another "Invitation" letter. I trash it. In another two weeks I get another Invitation, this time with a medallion, bronze look-ing pot medal thingy and another "check" to pay my subscription and membership dues for 2 years. This time I return the reply card with a big NO in read, and a message to remove me from their mailing list.
Today, I got my 16th or mailing from them. This time with a deck of postcard advertisements. I went on their website and sent a message saying to remove me from any and all lists they have.
We'll see, but the next bunch of cards I get, I'm going to contact all of the advertisers and tell them about the scam artists they are associated with.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/29/2011 08:52 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/HandyMan-Club-Of-America/Minnetonka-Minnesota-/HandyMan-Club-Of-America-Misleading-tactics-annoying-practices-basically-a-major-rip--783136. 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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