• Report: #461484

Complaint Review: The Southwestern Company

  • Submitted: Sat, June 13, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, July 02, 2009

  • Reported By:Hope Mills North Carolina
The Southwestern Company
Nationwide U.S.A.

The Southwestern Company Book Publisher Soliciting text book ISBN:978-0-87197-505-8 by going door to door Nationwide

*Consumer Suggestion: SCAM!

*Consumer Suggestion: Yes, do the research

*Consumer Suggestion: Yes, do the research

*Consumer Suggestion: Yes, do the research

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Do the reseach before posting!

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Individual mentioned he was doing this as an internship and was recruited at his college which is out of state.
The books he is selling are reference books and are sold separately at the cost of $80 each. However, he does not have the merchandise with him and if you google the ISBN number you can see this book ranges from -$1 up to $60. His claim is that one must pay upfront or even put a deposit and the merchandise. This is where I believe the scam was clear. He mentioned that if you pay the full amount upfront one has to mail their receipt to the company, but if you only put a deposit he would come back in August collect the difference, and deliver the books within a two week period in August.

He has been talking with individuals in the Southview neighborhood and plans on returning the next few days since he was asking for neighbors w/kids. This individual claims to be a college student and drives an older model black Acura.

Liliana
Hope Mills, North Carolina
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

SCAM!

AUTHOR: SWarecrooks - ()

Fido2k-That is not true and it sounds like you are an employee trained to defend these crooks. They use people who cant speak english to sell grossly overpriced books that he retail value is only $40 each, not $500.00. bottom line SouthWestern Company are crooks!
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Yes, do the research

AUTHOR: Radically Dreaming - (U.S.A.)

Make sure you look for information NOT authored by Southwestern: news stories, message board posts, and even blogs. They may not be completely reliable, but Southwestern's reliability is at least as dubious, if not more. At the very least, use your brain and think critically, instead of being taken in by vacuous, stock phrases like "they've been in business for over 100 years" that ultimately provide no useful information whatsoever.
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Yes, do the research

AUTHOR: Radically Dreaming - (U.S.A.)

Make sure you look for information NOT authored by Southwestern: news stories, message board posts, and even blogs. They may not be completely reliable, but Southwestern's reliability is at least as dubious, if not more. At the very least, use your brain and think critically, instead of being taken in by vacuous, stock phrases like "they've been in business for over 100 years" that ultimately provide no useful information whatsoever.
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

Yes, do the research

AUTHOR: Radically Dreaming - (U.S.A.)

Make sure you look for information NOT authored by Southwestern: news stories, message board posts, and even blogs. They may not be completely reliable, but Southwestern's reliability is at least as dubious, if not more. At the very least, use your brain and think critically, instead of being taken in by vacuous, stock phrases like "they've been in business for over 100 years" that ultimately provide no useful information whatsoever.
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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Do the reseach before posting!

AUTHOR: Fido2k - (U.S.A.)

Why dont you go to the Southwestern website and do the research before screaming scam. Its been in business for over 100 years. They helped found the Better Business Bureau.
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