Rip-off Report Investigation: Hy Cite Corporation / Royal Prestige approached Rip-Off Report several months ago with the express purpose of resolving consumer concerns posted on Rip-off Report. Soon thereafter it became apparent that Hy Cite Corporation / Royal Prestige had a sincere commitment to take care of any and all customer concerns, that they strive for 100% total customer satisfaction, and have for years. If for any reason you are not satisfied, they will work to immediately resolve any issues.
Rip-off Report has learned that Hy Cite Corporation, which distributes Royal Prestige products through a nationwide network of distributors, has been in the business of selling high quality cookware for over 45 years and takes pride in its great products and customer service. Hy Cite Corporation is a member of the Better Business Bureau as well as the Direct Selling Association, which requires all its members, such as Hy Cite, to follow its code of ethics. That code of ethics can be viewed at www.dsa.org.
Now consumers can feel even more secure when doing business with Hy Cite Corporation / Royal Prestige - Here's why.
Hy Cite Corporation / Royal Prestige made a commitment to and are a proud member of Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program,..A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business..
Every honest business knows that legitimate customer issues arise from time to time. This is true for small companies as well as for Hy Cite Corporation / Royal Prestige which has hundreds of thousands of customers. Hy Cite Corporation / Royal Prestige wants to ensure that every customer issue is resolved. Hy Cite / Royal Prestige tries each and every day to satisfy customers and offer the highest quality products. Rip-off Report believes that Hy Cite Corporation / Royal Prestige is an honest and honorable company and is prepared to go the extra mile to achieve 100% customer satisfaction. Unlike most other companies, Rip-off Report can confirm, their products are superior, probably the best on the market. For more information, regarding Hy Cite Corporation and / or Royal Prestige and their commitment to total customer satisfaction. or visit their website www.royalprestige.com .
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===================== NOW TO THE ORIGIONAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED
Royal Prestige of Michigan/Hycite Corporation consumer fraud ripoff Livonia Michigan *UPDATES
My wife and I were lured to a Royal Prestige presentation on May 30, 2002, by an offer of a "...complimentary 4 day/3 night honeymoon and vacation package..." At the meeting our presenter, Dan Beaman, scared us into buying the $2000 pots and pans by lying to us that aluminum causes Alzhiemers (no scientific data to prove that), Teflon pans are toxic to us, etc. (Teflon is in fact used in medical implant devices because the body doesn't recognize it as a foreign substance and therefore doesn't reject it; we have found all these things out and more by doing our own scientific investigation). We now have the scientific documents in hand to prove that Royal Prestige made many bogus claims.
Needless to say we discovered Royal Prestige's vast extent of deceptive advertising after our 3 day cancellation period was over. We manage our money well so we were able to pay for it up front (a big mistake). Ever since then we have been trying to get our money back.
Based on what I've read from the other Royal Prestige complaints it appears to me that there is a systematic aproach used by all branches of Royal Prestige that do sales for the parent company, HyCite Corporation of Madison, Wisconsin.
My wife has attended a second seminar by Royal Prestige of Michigan and recorded the entire thing on tape, after Royal Prestige made a boo-boo by calling her a second time and saying again that she was the lucky winner of a vacation package. This time at the seminar, the same presenter, Dan Beaman, used the same scare tactics, but now we have all the bogus claims and high pressure sales tactics all on tape. We have researched the lies he used and located several real scientific articles in scientific journals which show his claims of Royal Presige's "life-saving" cookware have no scientific basis.
We have been to the websites for some states attorney general (California esp.)and have found out that successful class action lawsuits have been filed against the parent company HyCite Corporation of Madison, WI.
Over about the past 4 months, I have been in contact with the Office of the Attorney General of Minnesota. The representative I have talked to there has told me that he has limited power (being the state had no involvement is the transaction) and resources to prosecute Royal Prestige of Michigan. They just don't have enough money and manpower to take every good case that comes up. He did say I appear to have a good case against Royal Prestige, though.
The attorney general's office said the next step would be to file a lawsuit against them. My preference would be to make it a class action lawsuit though so that we, and many other people who wouldn't normally be able to take on Royal Prestige/HyCite Corporation, can do so successfully.
We've been lied to and had $2000 stolen from us for cookware we refuse to accept. If you're interested in partaking in a class action law suit against Royal Prestige/HyCite Corporation to get your money back too, leave a reply to this message and let's get in touch.
David and Rachel
Minneapolis, Minnesota Click here to read other Rip Off Reports on Royal Prestige