- Report: #174472
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Complaint Review: Product Test Panel.com - Consumer Research Corporation
Product Test Panel.com - Consumer Research Corporation3830 Forest Drive, St 207 Columbia, South Carolina U.S.A.
Product Test Panel.com - Consumer Research Corporation ripoff-total scam-free cameras and laptops-NOT!! Columbia South Carolina
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I initially clicked on the BIG link, only because I couldn't see the small one and was prompted to a series of other "offers" to get a free Sony Laptop with my camera if I "completed one of these offers". Which, like a dummy, I did. Back to the little "next". Well after clicking on that I found the "Prime Offers" page. Now I'm starting to feel the burn. After a little more snooping on the website I found the REAL scam. You are required to complete 2 Top Offers, 2 Prime Offers, and 2 Premium Offers, for a total of 6 offers. You don't get to see the Premium offers until you sign up. That is where it gets ridiculous. You find out that one is for Stableford Collections, and a $499 minimum purchase is required for that offer. The other two in that section are Rooms To Go Kids ($1,500 Minimum Purchase Required) and Rail Europe (Minimum $899 purchase required.) So I'll just quote the other person who filed a report on the same company for the rest of my report. I couldn't say it any better myself.
So, in order to supposedly receive a "Free" laptop, digital camera, or TV, you must spend a minimum of $1398 on the Premium Section alone. It seems that if a person wants one of these items, that they would just use the money to purchase the laptop, camera, or television, instead of making purchases they may not desire in the first place. In this case, I went through the offer for the $1100 television, so if I were to complete the Premium offers, it would cost more than $1400 for an item that supposedly costs $1100. That doesnt seem like a very good deal does it? Time and money would have been better spent to just go out and buy the TV.
So anyway, I guess it's good to go through and see these things so I can warn others about them. I also did not find a phone number on their website, which sure makes it look like they don't want to deal with the people they've duped.
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/02/2006 03:01 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Product-Test-Panelcom-Consumer-Research-Corporation/Columbia-South-Carolina-29204/Product-Test-Panelcom-Consumer-Research-Corporation-ripoff-total-scam-free-cameras-and-174472. 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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