Report: #677482

Complaint Review: LIBERTY DOLLAR

  • Submitted: Sat, January 01, 2011
  • Updated: Sun, March 03, 2013
  • Reported By: BETSY — DETROIT Michigan United States of America
    2395 Prince Street
    United States of America

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

I almost bought I almost bought a Dollar Store from this company until a friend said I should investigate them more .At first they seemed very nice and knew what they were doing. Their store references turned out to be mostly wholesale customers, not stores they built from the ground up as stated. I could not get one real reference from them for a store they actually started. I did find out that I had to pay for the shipping of my equipment and merchandise at my expense that they stated was completely their cost. Not fact. It would have been an extra $8,000 total and I would be responsible for all the unloading of these trucks. We are too old to be doing this work as promised. The store locations were not OK and done by a company that they were part of and they were getting a commission from. I found better locations by myself but knew nothing about leasing a retail store. They had no financing as offered said I should go to my bank or get a SBA loan. Both were impossible for different reasons even though we have great credit. They said their was no deposit like other Dollar Developers but their contract clearly stated that my up front money was not refundable but my a first payment that was not refundable. They had no training as promised and this was my first business and we needed the help. They were very friendly at first but when I called to get more help pretending to be one of their own references, I got very little help and just tried to sell me more merchandise. I could go on with many more complaints but I do not want to over do it. Be careful of this company. I did get my store through another company that did keep all of there promises and did much more than I had expected. Good Luck.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

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AUTHOR: Paul - ()

Hello Businessman from Lawrenceville - My name is Paul Kostecky, President of Liberty Opportunities.  The reason you are not getting any response directly to your request on is because this person does not exist.  The company this person claims they went with is most likely the writer of this complaint just the same as they are most likely the author of some others about us on this website as well.  To clarify, our deposit is currently $100 and is REFUNDABLE!  NO START UP FEES!  The $100 only makes it an authority for us to go to work for you.  Please call me directly to discuss any questions at 1-800-443-8407  ext. 102.  I am sure the author of this original complaint has already contacted you, unless you are once again the same original author, via phone to discuss their services as they would never reply thru this vehicle which could expose themselves.  Hence the reason the author was concerned about mentioning the name of the presumed company she went with in the orignal complaint as anyone that would have actually done so would have had no problems mentioning who the company was they went with if they were that satisfied.  "Betsy" would have also answered the others that have requested the same as you, but didn't.....Wouldn't you?!  Please know that you will be getting a copy of this email as part of when you signed up to login to make a comment and so will "Betsy".  I can assure you and all future readers that "Betsy" will not get in touch with any of us with her true identity.  "Betsy", if you do exist, please get in touch with myself, or Businessman from Lawrenceville to reveal your identity and let us know this other great company you speak of. 
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#2 General Comment

Share The Info Please

AUTHOR: Businessman - (United States of America)

Hi I just read your letter and I am trying to start a store up myself. I just started talks with this company and wanted to know if you will send me the info to the other company you are so very happy with. Please and thanks. They also told me it would only be a refundable payment of 100 bucks with no downpayment. Sent me a copy of there agreement and it clearly starts a 900 startup fee is needed.

I guess thats not a down payment its a startup fee. lol.
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

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AUTHOR: Paul - (United States of America)

Hello Sam and Will - The reason you never got a response to your request from "Betsy" is because she does not exist and we have good reason to believe that the "Developer" this fake auther is trying to point you to is the "Developer" responsible for this report.  Please contact me for validation.  My name is Paul A. Kostecky, President of Liberty Opportunities, Inc.  You can reach me at 1-800-443-8407 ext. 102, or on my cell at 1-501-328-3712.
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Another Fake Report

AUTHOR: Paul - (United States of America)

The author of this report made it clear that they did not use our services and used another company.  If so, then how would they have any knowledge of how any of our services work to people's satisfaction if they have not experienced it?  Once again, these comments are in close relation to a fabricated "Comparison Sheet" that one of our competitors produces and sends out to prospective clients.  If so, it is shameful that a competitor has to use these tactics to obtain a client.  It is pleasing for me to know that it is so difficult for a competitor to match up to our 33 years of A+ ratings along with our over 1000 satisfied clients, of which anyone has been permitted to speak with REAL store owners we have developed from the ground up.  However, it is very displeasing in the manner in which a competitor tries to make themselves match up to Liberty.  Once again, the nature of these types of complaints should not permit the author to disguise themselves, and why wouldn't they be willing to discuss the developer they are glad they went with....unless a competitor is possibly the author?!  I challenge the author to contact me to verify your existence and to confirm your comments you have not experienced.  My name is Paul A. Kostecky, President of Liberty Opportunities.  Please contact me at 1-800-443-8407 ext. 102, or on my cell at 1-501-328-3712, or via email  Anxious for your correspondence.
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#5 General Comment

Betsy could you help me!

AUTHOR: willcape - (United States of America)


My wife and I are also thinking of opening a dollar store and want to work with a reputable company as well. Can you send me the information of the company you connected with this will really help us thanks.

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#6 REBUTTAL Individual responds

can you send me the other company info

AUTHOR: Sam K - (United States of America)

Hello Betsy from Michigan,

I am also thinking to open a dollar store and want to connect with a reputable company, can you send me the info of the company that helped you set up a successfull dollar store?


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