• Report:  #66354

Complaint Review: Carlton Sheets Real Estate - Wood Dale Illinois

Reported By:
- apex, North Carolina,

Carlton Sheets Real Estate
1269 Wood Dale Road Wood Dale, 60191 Illinois, U.S.A.
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I ordered the program in June after watching a "special offer" on tv that said you could buy it for $9.95. After I received it I decided I did not have the time or knowledge to get in to it so I called the company because they told me I had to get a "return authorization number".(That's when I learned that it was actually $600)

The woman on the phone was very pushy and convinced me I could make payments for $23 a month and dropped the price in half. Is that not shady right there? So I ageed.

Maybe a week later I called again to try to return it and was again pushed into keeping it. The guy said to watch the quick start video before I decided to return it. I did, and learned nothing I couldn't learn on the back of the box. I called again and the lady was very adament that I give it a chance. I finally hung up on her.

By the time I called again, Whoops!!! Its been 30 days! You can't return it now! Was I told this? I don't recall being told that, and it was not on paper, which is what really matters.

They totally scammed me! They were so pushy on the phone, telling you to give it a chance, dragging it out until 30 days had gone by then refusing to take it back. Well, I sent the package back, everything but the one video un-opened and I have the tracking number. Ever since, they have been sending me bills for $23.33 and just the other day, I finally got a bill from a collection agency for $279, the whole price I was supposed to pay. This was yesterday, and I wrote up a letter that I now have to send the collection agency, to tell them to no longer contact me.

I think a lawsuit needs to be filed against this company. I tried to contact a local news station, but have yet to speak to anyone. I am going to file a complaint with their local BBB.


apex, North Carolina

2 Updates & Rebuttals


Misplaced Blame

#2Consumer Comment

Sun, August 31, 2003

Rebecca says that she thought the program she was buying was $9.95. If this were true I very much doubt that she would go to the trouble of trying to return it. When an item is returned through the mail you will receive back the cost of the item minus what it cost the company to ship it to you, which was probably close to the $9.95 that Rebecca claims was the total price of the item. In addition Rebecca would also be out the money that she spent to ship the item back to the company, which was also probably close to the $9.95 that she claims was the total price of the item. Rebecca states that she returned the item after the 30-day trail period ran out, and she didnt return the complete item. Rebecca states that she still has a video. Rebecca now claims that she is being pursued by a collection agency for the sum of $279. and that this is the total price of the item, but in Rebeccas first paragraph she states that she was told the total price of the item was $600. There are inconsistencies in Rebeccas story. I dont believe that Rebecca has been ripped off. Rebecca needs to admit responsibility for her own actions and inactions. Now I know that there are those people out there that are going to call me a shill, but I have no affiliation with Carlton Sheets, I just enjoy reading legitimate and informative complaints. Rebeccas complaint is not legitimate.

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Welcome to the oily world of moneymaking schemes

#3Consumer Suggestion

Sat, August 30, 2003

Rebecca, Welcome to the oily world of moneymaking schemes and turnkey operations. Shady con artists have learned over the years that it doesnt take a great idea to get richsometimes it just takes a big lie. So promoters hucksters their great moneymaking ideas through newspapers, magazines, the Internet and television. If Carleton Sheets idea was really so great he would be using it himself and he would not be selling the idea to the public to create competition for himself. What happened to you was the time-out stall-out. To cover their butts hucksters must show they gave the consumer adequate time to ask for a refund. In comes the 30-day guarantee. It makes me think of credit card companies that give cardholders 30 days to pay before charging a $25 late fee. But by the time most cardholders get their bill in the mail they have a week or less to pay out of the original 30 daysso they always owe a $25 late fee. Shady companies have to think of a way to use up the 30-day grace periodunscrupulous credit card companies mail bills to cardholders late. Carleton Sheets just stallswhichever way you look at it its a scam. Unfortunately for you, small claims courts take a dim view of consumers who are talked out of their grace period for refunds. On the upside, a complaint to the attorney general for your state may be helpful. Consumers have learned long ago that they have to go after Carleton en masse. Good Luck, The Fraud Chick

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