Complaint Review: Hornet Wind Turbines
Hornet Wind Turbines Pyramid Thermodyne Systems Scorpion Rip off, false advertising, rude, dishonest , unethical, thief Internet
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Missouri Wind and Solar is using Rip Off Report as a conspiracy tool
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: This is who is complaining about Thermodyne
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: THANK YOU MR. GREEN
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Well orginized hoax against us by competing entities
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: This has to be Charles Mccune
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: You are ordered to Cease and Desist
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Competators playing games again
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Organized effort to use ripoff report to undermine my company
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: More bullshit from competitors and group
*Consumer Comment: code
*Consumer Comment: Rip off you are right sir
We have bought sevral of these cheap wind turbines from Hornet Wind Turbines. The sensational advertising when compared to the rest of the industry is to be laughed at in retrospect. We were new to wind power and had no idea what to expect or what should be realistic. The guy had 100 percent feedback on e bay and it looked like it was legit. We did not install these units for several months after purchase at which time it is too late to get your money back. Further research indicated many others are having the same experiences and this cheap thing came to us rusted out of the box. The advertised 1600 watt output is laughable. 300 watts max in 50 mph plus wind.
After sanding and painting we have never seen more than 1/6 th tha advertsied output of these products max. We have contacted numerouse other companies in the same line of business which pretty much universally regarded the business as a scam. They did not use those words but all stated you are not going to see the advertised power out of the units. So in short these turbines are made with blastic and thin gauge rusting metal, no carbon fiber and do not turn until high winds yet are descrived as low wind performing products. The advertisment that consumers can make a wind farm for 25 cents per watt is blantantly:
untrue or misleading, and which is known, or which by the exercise of reasonable care should be known, to be untrue or misleading
My wind farm will have a payback period of "never"
We will be doing a chargeback on our credit card for these items and making a report to:
They appear to have offices in the USA and UK
California Business and Professions Code Section 17500
17500. It is unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or association, or any employee thereof with intent directly or indirectly to dispose of real or personal property or to perform services, professional or otherwise, or anything of any nature whatsoever or to induce the public to enter into any obligation relating thereto, to make or disseminate or cause to be made or disseminated before the public in this state, or to make or disseminate or cause to be made or disseminated from this state before the public in any state, in any newspaper or other publication, or any advertising device, or by public outcry or proclamation, or in any other manner or means whatever, including over the Internet, any statement, concerning that real or personal property or those services, professional or otherwise, or concerning any circumstance or matter of fact connected with the proposed performance or disposition thereof, which is untrue or misleading, and which is known, or which by the exercise of reasonable care should be known, to be untrue or misleading, or for any person, firm, or corporation to so make or disseminate or cause to be so made or disseminated any such statement as part of a plan or scheme with the intent not to sell that personal property or those services, professional or otherwise, so advertised at the price stated therein, or as so advertised. Any violation of the provisions of this section is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500), or by both that imprisonment and fine.
If you have had similar experiences we advise one you get an expensive watt meter stop listening
to the smooth talker because the conclusion i have drawn is simply these guys know they are lying
and it is their scam.
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