Complaint Review: Beatties Basics - St. Catharines Ontario
- Beatties Basics 399 Vansickle Road St. Catharines, Ontario Canada
- Phone: 905-688-4040
- Category: Office Suppliers & Stationers
Beatties Basics, Not Your Hometown Business After All scam, deceived, stole, fired St. Catharines Ontario, Canada
*Author of original report: Apoligy cont..
*UPDATE Employee: Not so smart
*UPDATE Employee: We are Family
*Author of original report: My Apoligies to the people at Beatties and others effected
*UPDATE Employee: Unfortunate Slander
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Not buying what Jerikocane is trying to sell
*UPDATE Employee: Not so Green? Poor customer Service?
*UPDATE Employee: One more Thing
*UPDATE Employee: Technician Repair services
*UPDATE Employee: Proud to work for Beatties Basics
*Author of original report: Not So Green Either
These scammers would have you believe that they are a local homey business who takes care of its customers personally, and helps the city. These, are lies.
While not nearly making the kind of money as large retail stores like The Brick, Best Buy/Future Shop and Wal-Mart..... but they treat their customers and employees no different than the rest of them.
I am in fact a former employee of this company, and in my time that I was working for them, I have met a number of very upset customers at the lack of good service and product at Beatties Basics...and believe me, being a new employee in the mix was not much better. The store manager and the regional manager collaborated a plan to steal computers for themselves, and used me as a pawn so that they could write it off as a stolen good and keep it for themselves, leaving me with a write-up. They had changed the view of the cameras, which customers have no idea where they are and arent pointing, and had taken the computers. I had also been violated of my right to take a lunch break which clearly states in the E.S.A. (Employment Standards Act). It would have been one thing if the store had been busy, but they only had a couple customers in the store, and they needed extra help, that would have been understandable. But the reason for the president of the company telling me to get in the store to assist customers, was because the store manager and the assistant manager had left without notifying me, and while they in fact were still on schedule. When I had brought this to my managers attention, because I wanted to make sure I was paid for the time, I was received with a smack in the back of the head...and that he would get rid of me one way or another if I said anything, and the Ministry of Labour wouldnt be able to help me either.
Now, I have been fired from there (4 months after the incidents mentioned), and I had purchased a computer through them myself, and it was to be on a employee deduction plan to be paid throughout the course of a year. When I was fired without any notice at all, I was told that I would be receiving my vacation pay, wages and a weeks pay in lieu of notice. All that money was then put towards the computer, and I was left with nothing. Now, while it is understood that I had still owed money on the computer, I have received an account statement yesterday (3 weeks after I was fired and 2 after I was supposed to be paid my last pay), and still shows the amount owed WITHOUT my final pay added to it. So where has my money gone? I still have yet to find out. I have called them but they refuse to help me, and give me the runaround.
Also, while working for them, I had seem them numerous times, make obscene sexual remarks to a female employee there, and not to mention homosexual remarks towards a technician and myself, who are both straight.
NOW... to the normal consumer, here are some other details....
They would have you believe that your saving money on certain products there, when in fact....your paying more, and putting more in their pocket as opposed to the previously mentioned retail stores. An example, they have started carrying GateWay computers since Acer bought them out, and a promotion that Acer/Gateway was having was buy a laptop, and get a free desktop printer from Canon. Well, Beatties has chosen to NOT pass the savings on to the customer. Not only did they mark up the price of the laptop, but the printer that you wouldve received for free...... Beatties has placed it separately from the laptop and charging full price and then some on the printer, giving them 100% profit... 0% to you.
I will bring more information about them in the future, I wanted to make sure though that a Beatties Basics strand was presented to the ripoffreport, and maybe now will show up on search engines like Google so that the many upset customers that I had dealt with when I was working there, have an area to express their own horror stories about them, and can warn potential other victims to their wrath.
Hometown stores care about their customers, and their employees... Beatties Basics is not one of these places. Dont be fooled...Beatties is just a smaller example of the wal mart nation. The little guy doesnt matter to them, just the big guys who step on them.
St. Catharines, Ontario
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