I signed up with Startup Essentials in Dec. 2006, after leaving my job of nine years due to health issues. I checked them out with the BBB of Dallas, had a very good standing, but BBB has since withdrawn their good standing!
Their help that they gave me was so complicated, I could never get my web store up and running! The material they give you is basically useless, especially the cheap laptop!
Bond Corp. took $134.98 out of my checking account for 16 months, until I found this Ripoff Report website, and read an entry from 3/31/08, which gave the name & phone number of David Grossman, Esq., who is a lawer in Texas who is handling a class action law suit against Startup Essentials.
Mr. Grossman suggested that I do a stop payment, so that they could not take any more money out of my account, which I did, and have not paid them for the past two months. Mr. Grossman said that they would do anything possible to collect the rest of their money, and make many threats, but he said they are empty threats which so far, they have not followed through with. I did receive a threatining letter last week, which I am going to ignor.
This company is a total joke...They claimed to be a Christian company, which is what attracted me to them in the first place! They have no more customer service by phone (you have to e-mail them if you want help), and the new number for customer service on their website connected me to a trucking company in Oregon!
Anyone who still is having money taken out of their accounts should go to their bank & do a stop payment, and not give these thieves another penny!!!
Rochester, New York