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Complaint Review: Posigrip - Locharbriggs Other

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  • Posigrip Workshop Unit, Station Road Locharbriggs, Other U.S.A.

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I have recently moved to the States from Scotland. I was born in Illinois, but moved out of the country for my wife. Our families are from Scotland and she promised her mother that she would live there for a few years and see the country her grandmother grew up in.

While I was there I got myself involved with Posigrip . I use to own an Auto body shop in Illinois when I was 21, an since I am pretty good with my hands, I figured what the hell, might as well give it a try. There's not much else to do in Scotland.

I met with Gary Robertson, the rep in Scotland and he walked me though the whole system. It looks amazing. There were no negative aspects, except that I might have to hire someone, because in my area he told me there is no competition. Great selling point! Hard to say no to.

I took about 3 months to really look through the information provided, and Gary even provided some names of franchise owners for me to talk to. I spoke to 3 of them and the stories were more or less the same. They were making money. Good money. 2 of the people quit their part time jobs in 7 months of working this business, the other was still part time but looking to move out to full time in about 2 months.

So, I consulted with my wife, we spoke about the investment, not only the money but the time I would be putting in. We knew it would be a strain for a little while, but decided to spend the initial investment of 8,995about $15,000 USD at the time. That is a pretty penny, but if it workswe're looking at a while lot of (that's money to you and I).

The training material that was supposed to be sent to me right after I paid my did not come for about 3 months. The initial training program included videos. I did not receive all the videos, so after calling in , 3 weeks later I received them. That right there should have been the red flag. There are supposed to be national training meetings held months, at least that was what Gary Robertson told me before I handed over my money, but once I came aboard, I was informed that the company decided that the meetings becoming a waste of time and canceled them. Ok, another red flag(that's 2 if you are counting)

OK, training complete. I went to use the product as a test in my home. worked pretty good. Smalled bad, but worked.

So I offered out my services to a local Pub, laid the non slip crap all over the bathroom, and the outside patio. The smell was awful! Burned my eyes like bleach! I laid that crap down and got the hell out of there. Ruined a good rugby shirt, and my favorite pair of jeans.

The owner of the Pub called me the next day, apparently I didn't lay the stuff down correctly, and he asked me to come and clean up and re-do. I immediately called the 800 # and left a message for someone to get back to me. I obviously had no clue what I was doing there and needed a phone call. So I left a message and another one about 3 hr's later. The next morning before I set out I made one last call for help. Nothing. No answer, only a voicemail. What a load of Bollocks!

I went to the pub, re did the job. Learned that I needed a spill clean up kit then learned that PosiGrip offers a spill clean up kit! How convenient!

When I came back there was a quick call from support Sorry I missed you, drop me an email when you are back

THAT WAS NO F**KING HELP AT ALL!!

I went out marketing my business, but the Pub owner offered his opinion about me to a few of his friends. I was Sh*t out of luck! Nothing happening! I can't say I blame the guy, I like him, and I did do a sh*tty job.

So I called in to support for marketing help; more of the same. Nothing.

I went out of the town we lived in and stirred up some business, then hired someone to work with me. (I mean honestly, that stuff smells like the living dead...drenched in bleach)

We worked on a few other pubs, a restaurant, some tubs in an Inn, and about 9 homes within a 2 month period. Not bad...money was ok. Not what I expected, but I figured it's only a beginning. Then about 9 weeks after working on the Inn I received a call from the owner. The stuff was coming up like a layer of candle wax. They wanted their money back. Same with 5 out of the 9 homes I did. I had to GIVE THEM MONEY BACK!

I called to talk to my initial rep, Gary Robertson for some assistance. Nothing. I called to the support line. Nothing. I finally called and left a message for the owner of the company stating I wanted my money back.

Eventually a man named Jerry called me. American bloke I believe. I told him that I wanted out. I wanted my money back. Their support was crap, and the stuff didn't work. He told me to check the contract I signed, there is no chance of me getting anything back. He told me to go back to work.

I decided to talk to a lawyer, and he looked over the contract. I didn't have much of a chance of getting out because of the way it is written. I was pissed! I threw the crap in the trash as easily as I threw the $15,000 to the company.

We moved back to the states about 2 months ago. MOving on with my life, but I miss my $.

I wrote this whole story so everyone will understand that this company is a scam, the product doesn't work. DON'T SPEND YOUR MONEY HERE!

M.M.R.
NY, New York
U.S.A.

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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Hey there mr lawyer, wouldn't it be way cheaper to just give these two their money back? Can't get more good will than that, can you?

AUTHOR: Paul - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Rather than threatening to spare no expense to prosecute them both civilly and criminally in Federal Court why don't you just refund their money?

Contact these two or offer your number so that they can contact you. Return as much of their investment as possible.

That shows two things. One, you're not a fraud. And, two, you stand behind what you sell.

What do you gain by slapping them around and trying to shut them up? Nothing much that I can see.
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#2 UPDATE Employee

LEGAL NOTICE

AUTHOR: David C. - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, March 22, 2005
This posting below claims that "preliminary findings indicate the same I.P. address in all but 1 case." Rip-off Report did not provide any information to this attorney and, to our knowledge, there is no way that this attorney could have obtained IP addresses on the reports posted on Rip-off Report. Unless of course, he had contact with some "Medium" or someone with psychic powers, then I guess he might have that info.

...Rip-off Report staff

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My name is David C. Robinson, legal counsel for PosiGrip. We have recently become aware of libelous internet postings by unknown persons trying to besmirch the good name of my client and several other franchises and business opportunities. PosiGrip has launched a full investigation to determine the identity of the perpetrator or perpetrators, and preliminary findings indicate the same I.P. address in all but 1 case. Once the perpetrators have been determined, PosiGrip will spare no expense to prosecute them both civilly and criminally in Federal Court.



PosiGrip has been in business for almost 20 years. We have been named as a "Top 500 Company" by Inc. Magazine and have been a member of the National Better Business Bureau for 15 years. This longevity would not have been possible without PosiGrip's wholehearted dedication to operator support and success.



David C. Robinson

Attorney at Law
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#1 Consumer Comment

This BS about how "Posigrip does Mc Donald's" big freaking deal, that is a "company account, Corp".

AUTHOR: Ross - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Friday, December 10, 2004
Whew, what a mistake. I was looking to go into business for myself. I did some research, found these guys. Spoke to other posigrip franchisee, all good there. Well, now that I have to pay fines for hazardous material spills, permits, shipping of product to me, (again hazardous materials) protective clothing,,,,now try to land a new account. This BS about how "Posigrip does Mc Donald's" big freaking deal, that is a "company account, Corp". Well Mario Signorelli -Mr. President of Posigrip, I want a refund, this is BS and you know it, not what was sold to me.
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