Storesonline Ripoff/Don't Do It
In June of this year I attended a seminar presented by Storesonline . Since I had 3 businesses in mind,2 of which I had business licenses, I decided from the information so professionaly presented that I would go ahead with the Storesonline package.
This package offered was to include 3 websites, hosting, personalized programming "not a template", marketing assistance, reverse search engine, merchant services, merchant account, domain name .
I realized since I already had my products and services that this was the way to go. I knew that I would make enough money in 1 month to pay off the $3400 this cost, so I decided to finance this at the site.
Unfortunately, when I got home and read through the materials I realized that they did have templates, that I needed to pay additional fees for a domain name and that once I received that domain name it would be listed under storesonline unless I paid up to $100+ . When I started to use the CD rom provided, it did not work and froze up my computer.
I called the customerservice line and left 5 messages with no return call. Finally, I was told to use the online help service. When I did I was told to go to Storesonline and use a password to build my web page. I still was unable to get there. I was flabbergasted and frustrated.
Then I did what I should have done, researched the company. I found Ripoff reports and realized I had been taken as so many others.
I called to release my contract with no return calls. I was told there was no 3 day right of recision on this contract. I called Duvera Billing the creditor and told them of my dispute also faxing them a copy of my report to the Utah Better Business Bureau and the California Attorney Generals Office.
A very angry manager from the billing company called and said I was the first person she had ever had a complaint from. I asked to speak to the owner, she refused to give me their name. I asked if her company was affiliated with Storesonline. She said I was very Rude then hung up on me. Two days later I received a copy of my agreement with sections highlighted to intimidate me. I refuse to pay them for services not received and unfortunately am ruining my credit report.
I have not heard from the Utah Better Business Bureau. I have written a demand letter to Storesonline to release my contract, and will probably go to small claims court if needed.
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