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Complaint Review: Simplicity Bride-simplicity Gourmet

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  • Submitted: Tue, March 18, 2008
  • Updated: Fri, November 07, 2008

  • Reported By:west bend Wisconsin
Simplicity Bride-simplicity Gourmet
simplicitygourmet.com Internet U.S.A.

Simplicity Bride- simplicity Gourmet scam Wyoming Internet

*UPDATE Employee: Sales Tactic is not the same as Scam

*UPDATE Employee: Sales Tactic is not the same as Scam

*UPDATE Employee: Sales Tactic is not the same as Scam

*UPDATE Employee: Sales Tactic is not the same as Scam

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About 2 and a half years ago I got ingaged. I attended my very first bridal show and was amazed at all the vendors and ideas I got for my wedding. The very next day I got a call from simplicity bride saying that I had won a honeymoon package and could pick one of the 10 different places they had for my honeymoon package but first I had to go to a local hotel so they could get my information for the trip I had won. They also said they would have a gourmet chef there and he would cook me and my boyfriend some dinner and show me some nice pots and pans and china. The man on the phone said that It would be about 90min. for them to get my info and make us dinner. I picked the time and my boyfriend and I went.

From the moment we walked into the hotel the receptioist asked if I was there for "the showing." I was a little confused because I thought that I was the only one there that won a trip. I walked into the room of where it was and the room must have had 20 or 30 people in it. Everyone in that room was told they won a trip and everything was paid for exept the transportation. My boyfriend was mad at me now because he knew it was a scam from the begining but I told him to shut up and sit thru the sales of the almost 4000$ pots and pans.

The salesman came around and asked us if we were going to buy the cookware and I acted like a stuck up schoolgirl and told him that I dont work and my boyfriend better think again if he thinks he can spend that much money on cookware and think Im gonna cook for him. So the sales person was a little mad but I dont care I dont intend to spend that kind of money on cookware unless they are lined with real gold. So we got a broucher for all the places we could pick to go to as we were leaving and the man said we have up to to years to go. We walked out and I told my boyfriend that we didnt buy anything and we still get a trip. About 2 weeks later I called to set up my trip and then nothing was paid and it was a dump hotel and they had only certain days that we could go.

And get this: my wedding was called off we broke up and dated other people for a year and now we are back together and ingaged again so now I went to another wedding show this last week and the very next day I get a call from simplicity bride saying I won a free trip to the bahamas or mexico I could choose the place but I would have to pay for transportation and attend a 90minute seminar. It was the same crock of BS again! Dont fall for this scam. Its the biggest waist of your and your mans time.

Natashia
west bend, Wisconsin
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

Sales Tactic is not the same as Scam

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

We simply offer a free gift to consumers for their time and consideration into our products. We do have a sales tactic, a marketing approach, as any company offering a good or service does, but the way we choose to market does not equal scamming hard working people out of money, which we would never, ever knowingly and willfully do. In fact, as far as the vacations, we don't collect any money at all toward them. Any taxes are paid directly to the travel agency are not due until the time of booking.

We are a real company, offering legitimate products, in a legitimate way. Every single company that sells products markets those products and/or services in some way to the consumer - they would have to or they would be out of business pretty fast - whether it's through magazine ads, newspaper ads, television, radio, word of mouth, etc, companies are marketing to you pretty much every single way you turn. Why do you think a place such a quick stop oil change place would advertise a free air filter with the purchase of an oil change? Because they want your business. Yet, such a place wouldn't be accused of "scamming" people with this sales tactic but would have a line of people waiting to get their free air filter (with the purchase of an oil change, of course). We offer a 2 night stay at an all inclusive hotel simply for your time, just for coming out to the showcase, NO purchase necessary whatsoever. We choose to put our money into meeting with consumers face to face and in offering them a free incentive package just for their time, even if they don't choose to do business with us.

Our vacations are not scams. Our company, showcases, nor our products are scams. We only do business with reputable travel companies; if they prove to be anything but, we go with a different trip with a differnet company so that we can offer our consumers something that is of value to them. This complaint described our locations as "dumps," well, one of our locations right now is for Nassau, Bahamas, is the Paradise Island Harbor Resort, and is a premium all inclusive property: www.paradiseislandbahama.com.

We have an exemplary report with the BBB and are a BBB accredited agency. Feel free to check out our report: http://nashville.app.bbb.org/report/37004265.

We are available anytime, for any questions regarding orders, vacations, registry, etc: ksnyder@simplicitygourmet.com OR 866-897-7676.

Many Blessings,
Katie Snyder
Client Services Director
Simplicity Gourmet, Intl.
866-897-7676
ksnyder@simplicitygourmet.com
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#2 UPDATE Employee

Sales Tactic is not the same as Scam

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

We simply offer a free gift to consumers for their time and consideration into our products. We do have a sales tactic, a marketing approach, as any company offering a good or service does, but the way we choose to market does not equal scamming hard working people out of money, which we would never, ever knowingly and willfully do. In fact, as far as the vacations, we don't collect any money at all toward them. Any taxes are paid directly to the travel agency are not due until the time of booking.

We are a real company, offering legitimate products, in a legitimate way. Every single company that sells products markets those products and/or services in some way to the consumer - they would have to or they would be out of business pretty fast - whether it's through magazine ads, newspaper ads, television, radio, word of mouth, etc, companies are marketing to you pretty much every single way you turn. Why do you think a place such a quick stop oil change place would advertise a free air filter with the purchase of an oil change? Because they want your business. Yet, such a place wouldn't be accused of "scamming" people with this sales tactic but would have a line of people waiting to get their free air filter (with the purchase of an oil change, of course). We offer a 2 night stay at an all inclusive hotel simply for your time, just for coming out to the showcase, NO purchase necessary whatsoever. We choose to put our money into meeting with consumers face to face and in offering them a free incentive package just for their time, even if they don't choose to do business with us.

Our vacations are not scams. Our company, showcases, nor our products are scams. We only do business with reputable travel companies; if they prove to be anything but, we go with a different trip with a differnet company so that we can offer our consumers something that is of value to them. This complaint described our locations as "dumps," well, one of our locations right now is for Nassau, Bahamas, is the Paradise Island Harbor Resort, and is a premium all inclusive property: www.paradiseislandbahama.com.

We have an exemplary report with the BBB and are a BBB accredited agency. Feel free to check out our report: http://nashville.app.bbb.org/report/37004265.

We are available anytime, for any questions regarding orders, vacations, registry, etc: ksnyder@simplicitygourmet.com OR 866-897-7676.

Many Blessings,
Katie Snyder
Client Services Director
Simplicity Gourmet, Intl.
866-897-7676
ksnyder@simplicitygourmet.com
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#3 UPDATE Employee

Sales Tactic is not the same as Scam

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

We simply offer a free gift to consumers for their time and consideration into our products. We do have a sales tactic, a marketing approach, as any company offering a good or service does, but the way we choose to market does not equal scamming hard working people out of money, which we would never, ever knowingly and willfully do. In fact, as far as the vacations, we don't collect any money at all toward them. Any taxes are paid directly to the travel agency are not due until the time of booking.

We are a real company, offering legitimate products, in a legitimate way. Every single company that sells products markets those products and/or services in some way to the consumer - they would have to or they would be out of business pretty fast - whether it's through magazine ads, newspaper ads, television, radio, word of mouth, etc, companies are marketing to you pretty much every single way you turn. Why do you think a place such a quick stop oil change place would advertise a free air filter with the purchase of an oil change? Because they want your business. Yet, such a place wouldn't be accused of "scamming" people with this sales tactic but would have a line of people waiting to get their free air filter (with the purchase of an oil change, of course). We offer a 2 night stay at an all inclusive hotel simply for your time, just for coming out to the showcase, NO purchase necessary whatsoever. We choose to put our money into meeting with consumers face to face and in offering them a free incentive package just for their time, even if they don't choose to do business with us.

Our vacations are not scams. Our company, showcases, nor our products are scams. We only do business with reputable travel companies; if they prove to be anything but, we go with a different trip with a differnet company so that we can offer our consumers something that is of value to them. This complaint described our locations as "dumps," well, one of our locations right now is for Nassau, Bahamas, is the Paradise Island Harbor Resort, and is a premium all inclusive property: www.paradiseislandbahama.com.

We have an exemplary report with the BBB and are a BBB accredited agency. Feel free to check out our report: http://nashville.app.bbb.org/report/37004265.

We are available anytime, for any questions regarding orders, vacations, registry, etc: ksnyder@simplicitygourmet.com OR 866-897-7676.

Many Blessings,
Katie Snyder
Client Services Director
Simplicity Gourmet, Intl.
866-897-7676
ksnyder@simplicitygourmet.com
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#4 UPDATE Employee

Sales Tactic is not the same as Scam

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

We simply offer a free gift to consumers for their time and consideration into our products. We do have a sales tactic, a marketing approach, as any company offering a good or service does, but the way we choose to market does not equal scamming hard working people out of money, which we would never, ever knowingly and willfully do. In fact, as far as the vacations, we don't collect any money at all toward them. Any taxes are paid directly to the travel agency are not due until the time of booking.

We are a real company, offering legitimate products, in a legitimate way. Every single company that sells products markets those products and/or services in some way to the consumer - they would have to or they would be out of business pretty fast - whether it's through magazine ads, newspaper ads, television, radio, word of mouth, etc, companies are marketing to you pretty much every single way you turn. Why do you think a place such a quick stop oil change place would advertise a free air filter with the purchase of an oil change? Because they want your business. Yet, such a place wouldn't be accused of "scamming" people with this sales tactic but would have a line of people waiting to get their free air filter (with the purchase of an oil change, of course). We offer a 2 night stay at an all inclusive hotel simply for your time, just for coming out to the showcase, NO purchase necessary whatsoever. We choose to put our money into meeting with consumers face to face and in offering them a free incentive package just for their time, even if they don't choose to do business with us.

Our vacations are not scams. Our company, showcases, nor our products are scams. We only do business with reputable travel companies; if they prove to be anything but, we go with a different trip with a differnet company so that we can offer our consumers something that is of value to them. This complaint described our locations as "dumps," well, one of our locations right now is for Nassau, Bahamas, is the Paradise Island Harbor Resort, and is a premium all inclusive property: www.paradiseislandbahama.com.

We have an exemplary report with the BBB and are a BBB accredited agency. Feel free to check out our report: http://nashville.app.bbb.org/report/37004265.

We are available anytime, for any questions regarding orders, vacations, registry, etc: ksnyder@simplicitygourmet.com OR 866-897-7676.

Many Blessings,
Katie Snyder
Client Services Director
Simplicity Gourmet, Intl.
866-897-7676
ksnyder@simplicitygourmet.com
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