ED Magedson – Founder
Auctions For Income - PMI - StoresOnline754 E. Technology Ave. Orem, Utah U.S.A.
Auctions For Income, PMI, and StoresOnline Deceptive! Dishonest! Poor coaching! Hidden costs! What a joke! Rip-off! Orem Utah
After ordering Dave Espino's Aution for Income, I discovered the material to be woefully inadequate. Included in the material you are encouraged to call a phone number and join the "Success Team". These people are PMI (Profession Marketing Institute). They promise you the world in sales with your own website and their own professional coaching. I gullibly fell for their pitch to the tune of $6,044.00. You will get 10 sessions of 30 minutes of coaching for $300.00 an hour and a store building packet from StoresOnline. There is a 3 day refund policy to review well over 200 pages of questionable material. It was bad enough that all this came at a grossly inflated price, what was even worse was that even though I interviewed with a pitchman named Brandon Lee for well over an hour, he failed to reveal all costs. Buried in all that material, I later found a document notifying me that "The yearly maintenance for said Storefront is $2,500.00 per year..." At this point my outrage was complete. I was already feeling taken in my gut, but this was too much. Half way through the coaching sessions as I am today, I am none the wiser. My last coaching session consisted of being walked through the process of listing an item on Ebay! $300.00 per hour for information which is free on the Ebay site. Unbelievable and unacceptable. I am glad they did not reveal that pesty little "maintenance fee". It will be the angle with which I can use to show their deception. On this day, July 15, 2004, this is what I have done. I called my credit card companies and filed disputed claims reports. Discover card made it very easy-no paperwork. VISA is making it a little tougher. I must file a written explanation and provide my story. I also reported the cards lost in order to get new card numbers. This I was told was prudent because in the case of VISA anyway, if I was further defrauded in the future by them, VISA wouldn't help me. So this cost me $10 per VISA card. Discover did this for free. Lastly, I filed a consumer protection report with my state's attorney general's office and this guy is a bulldog. I believe that I WILL get my money back, in time. I also send a firm email to PMI and politely demanded my money back and notified them of my actions. I will report back on this board as the situation progresses. My advice to anyone thinking getting involved is simply this - DON'T. I would just like to say a bit more...while I was writting this, I got called by a young man with Auctions For Income trying to involve me in their own mentoring program(?). I told him my experience and he disavowed any knowledge of PMI. But I informed him that his own company had involved me with them and even read to him right off of their own material. He was incredulous and I urged him to let me talk to someone higher up. He would not. But said he could give my number to his director and he would call me. I said yes, yes and urged him to do so. That call never came....All very strange, indeed. Then my coach called she said she had never heard of the $2,500.00 maintenance fee, maybe it was something new, and that I should talk to customer service. I declined saying I was no longer interested in doing business with PMI anymore. This ends my story for now. As I've said, I will follow-up this message in the future Tom Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/08/2004 03:53 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/auctions-for-income-pmi-storesonline/orem-utah-84097/internet-marketing-companiesauctions-for-incomeauctions-for-income-pmi-and-229a9htm-98130. 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.
Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report. READ: Foreign websites steal our content
If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, search here:Search Tips
In order to assure the best results in your search:
Advertisers above have met our
strict standards for business conduct.