• Report: #120699

Complaint Review: Mile Marker

  • Submitted: Wed, December 01, 2004
  • Updated: Tue, February 09, 2010

  • Reported By:Dallas Texas
Mile Marker
Www.milemarker.com/ Nationwide U.S.A.

Mile Marker ripoff FALSE and MISLEADING ADVERTISEMENTS MADE IN by 4 WHEEL PARTS MAGAZINE Internet

*Consumer Suggestion: Mile Marker advertisement

*Consumer Suggestion: Unlawful and Deceptive Business Practices

*Consumer Suggestion: I Hate Mile Mile Markers Misuse of Our Soldiers

*Consumer Suggestion: Mile Marker Used Pictures of Our Soldiers to Advertise Thier Products While We Were Under Threat of Chemical Attack

*Consumer Suggestion: This is for RJ Camden from Arkansas

*UPDATE Employee: What seems to be misleading to you?

*Consumer Comment: Using Photos of Our Troops Before Major Combat For Profit

*Consumer Comment: Using Photos of Our Troops Before Major Combat For Profit

*Consumer Comment: Using Photos of Our Troops Before Major Combat For Profit

*Consumer Comment: Using Photos of Our Troops Before Major Combat For Profit

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Rebuttal Consumer Suggestion
Submitted: 11/29/2004 12:06:44 AM Modified: 11/29/2004 12:57:16 AM

Whoa... Busted!!!!! ..The military does not endorse this product .. Thank You Ripoffreport

I have seen that advetisement several of times in 4 Wheel Parts' magazine, Off-Road Adventure" over the past year as well, so they can't say that they missed it and let it get published like that.

The placing of the words, Used & Tested is a red flag. It is misleading to all consumers giving the impression that the Army does in fact use this equipment when it does not.

The military does not endorse this product anywhere on the advertisement nor does it give permission for the use of their photo anywhere.

For the military to use a product, It must Meet and/or Exceed MIL SPECS. This is not metioned as well because this product does not meet the Army's standards.

If the Army did use this product, the advertisers would use phraseology such as, In service with the Army.

Does anybody have the address to the FTC or can I file a complaint via the internet as well?

This has pissed me off so much, that I will be sending a copy of this entire posting to every newspaper in the United States and Military Branches.

As I recall, it is illegal for any branch of the military to spend our tax dollars on companies retaining Unsatisfactory Company Reliability Reports and countless State violations.

Thank You Ripoffreport, I shall be making a donation to your legal fund.

Larry
Dallas, Texas
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/01/2004 04:35 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Mile-Marker/nationwide/Mile-Marker-ripoff-FALSE-and-MISLEADING-ADVERTISEMENTS-MADE-IN-by-4-WHEEL-PARTS-MAGAZINE-I-120699. 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 Suggestion

Mile Marker advertisement

AUTHOR: RSMJohn - (United States of America)

ORA magazine is like any magazine or publisher that sells advertisements.  They receive various material form vendors who want to sell products through the pub lication.  It is outside the scope of responsibility for ORA to verify the use of this product by any company, group, or even a country.


Tha failure is on part of Mile Marker winches who had chosen to submit this information to the magazine companies. If Mile Marker winches claim use or testing, then they have the burden of proof to show that the advertisement is true.


You cant blame a magazine for not fact checking every ad that comes their way, you should simply realise that any mag is selling a service to a company. If the company receiving that service has betrayed the public trust, then be angry with the company providing the misleading advertisement for publication.  ORA is a good magazine with decent articles and lots of ads from companies all over the USA.  If you want something and are a smart consumer, you do your own homework on the products BEFORE you blindly follow some ad and run out to buy one. 


I support the U.S. military and am proud to be an American with a voice to say my opinion.  


 

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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Unlawful and Deceptive Business Practices

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

Your organization was notified that 4 Wheel Parts Performance Centers, d.b.a Pro Competition Tire, d.b.a Transamerican Auto Parts, retained several Nationwide Unsatisfactory Records with the BBB for Failing to Respond to Consumer Complaints (links below).

Along with having been issued 19 individual Violations from the State Enforcement Agency, 'Consumer Affairs' (BAR).

Specifically, but not limited to, violating several sections of the Business and Professions Code depicted below:

Section 9884.7 (a)(1) False and Misleading Statements
Section 9884.8 Invoice Requirements
Section 988.4.9 (a) Estimate Requirements
Section 3373 Inserting/Withholding info to cause document to be False/Misleading

FILE A FEDERAL COMPLAINT AGAINST THESE LOSERS

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm
https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/
https://app.dca.ca.gov/bar/complaints.asp
http://ag.ca.gov/consumers/mailform.htm
http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

I Hate Mile Mile Markers Misuse of Our Soldiers

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

I Hate How Mile Mile Markers Misused of Our Soldiers in Thier Advertisements. Its improper and unethical in the time of war.

Did Mile Marker forget the thousands who pershished during
9/11, then what the fawk.
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

Mile Marker Used Pictures of Our Soldiers to Advertise Thier Products While We Were Under Threat of Chemical Attack

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

Mile Marker Used Pictures of Our Soldiers to Advertise Thier Products, While We Were Under Threat of Chemical Attack.

Our military intelligence had relayed to us that there was a high probability that our advisaries were going to use chemical weapons against us before they gave up thier capital.

So yes, Mile Marker acted completely out of line and cared about their bank accounts instead of the men on the front lines protecting their FREEDOMS.

I WONDER IF THE OWNER OF MILE MARKER HAS A SON OR DAUGHTER IN THE ARMED FORCES, MOST LIKELY NOT.

If my unit had any idea that your company was going to do that to our soldiers we would have lost your luggage, or completely smashed all of your equipment (Purely on accident.)

Dear fellow soldiers......please give all company representatives of MILE MARKER extra special treatment hence forth.
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

This is for RJ Camden from Arkansas

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

Dear Mr. Camden,

The Mile Marker Hydraulic System is a powerful and very good system.

However, the company Mile Marker advertised in the magazine "Off Road Adventures" who is owned/operated by 4 parts who is owned/operated by Transamerican Auto Parts.

That advertisement is a horribble advertisement for the reasons that are stated above, but I strongly feel that the editors of the magazines should have caught all the mistakes.

The truth of the matter is that MILE MARKER and anyone affiliated with the company 4 Wheel Parts is being put under a microscope by several STATE and FEDERAL AGENCIES.

This company has an Unsatisfactory Performance Record with the Better Business Bureau that can be verified at www.labbb.org and has just obtained 15 STATE ISSUED VIOLATIONS that will be in print by all major media entities.

You may read just some of the following misconduct 4 Wheel Parts has done at the following site below:

www.ripoffreport.com/reports/ripoff112163.htm

www.ripoffreport.com/reports/ripoff104095.htm

www.ripoffreport.com/reports/ripoff108276.htm

Sorry for the collateral damage, bring it up with the owners/operators of 4 Wheel Parts
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#6 UPDATE Employee

What seems to be misleading to you?

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

The following came directly from MileMarker's web site. Are you saying that this is all a big lie?



U.S. Army Equipment



The choice for the U.S. Army is MileMarker's 2-Speed Hydraulic Winch System. After 2 1/2 years of rigorous testing , the choice to upgrade from the problematic electric winches was easy. Using the stock power steering pump as the hydraulic source, MileMarker winches have pulled a 8600 lb. Military HMMWV (Hummer) up a 60% grade in the dead of winter 70 feet NON-STOP with no driver assist!



MileMarker winches maintain the strongest power to weight ratio in the market. Outfit your truck with a MileMarker Winch and mounting combination and you too can endure the benefits the U.S. Army has. Accept no other, when the job needs to get done, MileMarker's there to work!
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#7 Consumer Comment

Using Photos of Our Troops Before Major Combat For Profit

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

I went to Mile Markers web site and became very upset when I saw even more photos of our soldiers being used for sales propaganda right before a major war.



The photos speak for themselves, these are our very young 18 year old soldiers that have been told that Saddam this time will use chemical and biological weapons against them if they try to take his country.



So, this company MILE MARKER took photos of our soldiers in this state and used them to make profit. All of us soldiers sacrificed so much to protect the FREEDOM of this country and asked for nothing in return, except a little respect.





How dare our soldiers for profit.

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#8 Consumer Comment

Using Photos of Our Troops Before Major Combat For Profit

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

I went to Mile Markers web site and became very upset when I saw even more photos of our soldiers being used for sales propaganda right before a major war.



The photos speak for themselves, these are our very young 18 year old soldiers that have been told that Saddam this time will use chemical and biological weapons against them if they try to take his country.



So, this company MILE MARKER took photos of our soldiers in this state and used them to make profit. All of us soldiers sacrificed so much to protect the FREEDOM of this country and asked for nothing in return, except a little respect.





How dare our soldiers for profit.

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#9 Consumer Comment

Using Photos of Our Troops Before Major Combat For Profit

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

I went to Mile Markers web site and became very upset when I saw even more photos of our soldiers being used for sales propaganda right before a major war.



The photos speak for themselves, these are our very young 18 year old soldiers that have been told that Saddam this time will use chemical and biological weapons against them if they try to take his country.



So, this company MILE MARKER took photos of our soldiers in this state and used them to make profit. All of us soldiers sacrificed so much to protect the FREEDOM of this country and asked for nothing in return, except a little respect.





How dare our soldiers for profit.

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#10 Consumer Comment

Using Photos of Our Troops Before Major Combat For Profit

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

I went to Mile Markers web site and became very upset when I saw even more photos of our soldiers being used for sales propaganda right before a major war.



The photos speak for themselves, these are our very young 18 year old soldiers that have been told that Saddam this time will use chemical and biological weapons against them if they try to take his country.



So, this company MILE MARKER took photos of our soldiers in this state and used them to make profit. All of us soldiers sacrificed so much to protect the FREEDOM of this country and asked for nothing in return, except a little respect.





How dare our soldiers for profit.

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