- Report: #1113629
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Complaint Review: LA Women's Expo
LA Women's Expo1201 S Figueroa Street Los Angeles, California USA
Awful Experience As Vendor at LA Women's Expo Los Angeles California
*Consumer Comment: ***ERROR ALERT***
*Consumer Comment: Wanda M.,
*Consumer Comment: "MORAL DECAY POEM"...
*Consumer Comment: Comment
*Consumer Comment: ULTIMATE WOMENS EXPO F-RATING EXPOSED
*General Comment: Expo...
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I would like to share my experience of being a vendor at the LA Ultimate Women's Expo this past October. I have a clothing line of dresses and scarves for women and I donate the proceeds to my veterans' charities. It's called "Dresses for Vets".
When I heard about the LA Women's Expo and was sent material about the event, it was presented to me as being an upscale, executive businesswomen type of event that would be attended by thousands of women, so I thought it would be a great way to sell some dresses as well as promote my line and my veterans charities.
In the beginning, when I filled out the contract and paid my $1,200 for my booth space, I was getting little or no contact back from the organizer of the event when I was inquiring about my sales permit. [continued below]....
When I arrived at the Convention Center that Saturday morning, my name was spelled wrong on the signage on my booth. When I asked to have it corrected, I was told by their staff that they did not have any capabilities of changing it.
Once I set up, I was horrified to see that on one side of me was an explicit porn store accessory booth with dildos, sex harnesses, anal plugs and other pornographic merchandise. On the other side of me, was a stripper pole with strippers wearing little or no underwear spreading their legs and stripping on the pole.
I was shocked and stunned that a classy vendor like myself would be put in an area like this. I didn't even know this type of expo would have these types of vendors or this kind of area. When I begged and pleaded to talk with the manager, no one responded. I waited the whole day and no one came to talk to me.
I was so embarrassed and humiliated because I had invited so many people to come to this thinking it was a classy and upscale event. When I saw the clientele coming in, I was equally disappointed. It was certainly not the clientele that was pitched to me - not by far. In my opinion, these shoppers were not spending money, it was all about what they could get for free.
On the second day, I went back and finally was able to talk to the manager and said I wanted to leave immediately not to mention, I was horrified to see they were letting little children in the shopping area with strippers and porn booths. When I asked to leave, I was told, "We can move you to a different area," but at this point, the damage for me had already been done.
Once I left, they gave my booth space to another vendor right away and then refused to refund my money. This was a very bad experience for me at the LA Women's Expo.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/07/2014 12:18 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/LA-Womens-Expo-/Los-Angeles-California-90015/Awful-Experience-As-Vendor-at-LA-Womens-Expo-Los-Angeles-California-1113629. 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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