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We may not agree on everything but I bet we could find some common ground.
The BBB provides the following:
1) If consumers choose a company that is a BBB member, and are not satisfied with what they got, they can force a company into arbitration. Companies which don't settle a complaint or agree to arbitrate it are kicked out of the BBB, and are given an F rating.
2) If a company is NOT a member of the BBB, and screws a customer, then there is not much that the BBB can do, except give that company an F rating. It is up to the consumer to check out any company they plan to deal with.
The worst thing a consumer can do is to not check out a company before he or she does business with it, and it turns out that the company has an F rating from the BBB, and is not a member. If a consumer is screwed, under that scenario, there is not much the BBB can do except to add another complaint to that company's record. If consumers are going to spend money on a product or service, especially if that product or service is an expensive one, then it is very important that the consumer educate himself or herself before doing business with ANY company offering the product or service the consumer is seeking. A consumer who educates himself or herself before purchasing something is much less likely to get ripped off. And if a consumer uses a company rated A or A+ by the BBB, the chances of being ripped off decrease to almost zero, due to the fact that member companies are required to settle any dispute, and use BBB arbitration, if appropriate, in order to keep their memberships.
Here is my company's BBB report.
Last edited by danarhea; 01-09-10 at 09:47 PM.
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