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A Brand New Mobile CONtract

AdvantagesNone really.

DisadvantagesContract obtained through blatent deception.

"I don't like liars or people who set out to deliberately deceive. I am not a person who falls for scams or things that seem 'too good to be true' as there is always a catch but on this instance, everything the person said matched with the [Orange] website so I trusted him. What a fool I was. I have been a customer of Orange for around eight years and I last upgraded my handset in February 2005. Around mid-October I answered my mobile to a young ..." Read review
23.11.2005

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The not so good side of eBay

AdvantagesYou can find the odd bargain

DisadvantagesA nice place for criminals

"This is a story how eBay can and is used for crime. It a cautionary tale so stay with me, it may help. *** A few things to look for when the scammers are about*** If it looks to good to be true - Stay away - If you know someone is selling something for £80 less than the shops there is a possiblity its a scam Look when they joined eBay - You should never trust a "newbie" with big cash amount Auctions. Check the feedback...have they been ..." Read review
20.12.2006

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Community Level 3Reader1203

Reader1203

Our Story (The Truth about AMWAY)

AdvantagesCan't think of one at the moment!

DisadvantagesMany - see review!

"Quite a few years ago my husband and I were contacted by a former work colleague of mine, who asked if we were interested in a unique business opportunity. We were naturally curious and asked for more information, but were simply told that it was too complex to tell us at that moment "you can't give a haircut by telephone", but that he and his wife would be happy to visit us to explain everything. We were a little suspicious, but impressed that they ..." Read review
07.10.2004

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Community Level 6orlando

orlando

Berketex xx Bride - one bride's tale

AdvantagesBeautiful selection of dresses

DisadvantagesPoor delivery

"I don't want to alarm any Brides to Be, but just want to raise awareness, so that they are 'pre-warned' and so better able to take action if a similar situation arises. If you are a traditional young woman, your wedding day probably features high on your list of the best day of your life. My 27 year old daughter was over the moon when she got engaged and set the date for her wedding, 10th May 2008. In fact, I was also over the moon, as my daughter ..." Read review
31.05.2008

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Community Level 4MadCat

MadCat

NPower Gas Service - Never, Ever Sign Up.

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesHassle, threats, spending ages on the phone, and more

"Ever since the gas and electricity companies were privatised, we, as consumers, are supposed to be feeling the "benefit" of choice, and being able to "shop around for the best deal". After a few years of being stopped on the street every five minutes by various company reps, and enduring the same salesmen hanging on the doorbell every other day, I personally long for the good old days of British Gas and Eastern Electricity, simplicity, peace and quiet. This ..." Read review
09.12.2003

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KILL ME........ KILL ME NOW

AdvantagesIf I had low blood pressure it's corrected itself by now

DisadvantagesI think it's over-corrected

"LOBOTOMY Let’s run the clock back to August last year. Our (small) company was moving office, and we needed to transfer our existing feature line system across to said new premises, which were shiny new, and without any existing phone points. For those who don’t know, a feature line system is essentially one main number, which then feeds an internal network of lines, all of which are connected to the exchange under their own individual numbers. ..." Read review
20.05.2004

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Community Level 5Pink-Ice-Q...

Pink-Ice-Queen

Santa has had her ID stolen - UPDATED

AdvantagesStay alert and you may minimise the fraudulent amounts

Disadvantagesyou end up with no money and no bank card over christmas!

"I know this is short...but I am supposed to be working .....I don't even care if nobody rates...I just felt I had to warn people...... I will start at the beginning.....I went on my bank online yesterday to see if my December payment had come from the csa (oh dream on Jess) of course it hadn't…but whilst there I noticed that my balance was less than I thought it should be……I didn't really give it that much more thought…I just assumed that my wages ..." Read review
19.12.2006

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Community Level 8COOOEEE

COOOEEE

MY HELL WITH AOL Review with images

AdvantagesFree helpline

DisadvantagesHaving to explain your problems over and over again until the staff understand

"It looked so simple to change over from my normal pricing plan with AOL to the new super duper broadband package that AOL were offering customers. The best thing was I would only be paying an extra £2 per month to upgrade to broadband. Just click on the online form and hey presto a modem would be on its way. The order was confirmed immediately and I was informed via e-mail that the delivery of the modem to my home address takes up to four days to ..." Read review
14.03.2005

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Community Level 5flickpugh

flickpugh

Ciao Power vs Orange Lack of Customer Services

Advantagesgood if you like being angry

Disadvantageshigh blood pressure, high stress levels and bad moods!

"08.09.2004 Hurrah!! After sending the op below to Orange and a month of stress and phone calls, they have backed down, apologising profusely and offered me a new phone/ free month's line rental and no charge for the new sim card. They also offered to cancel my contract and the pointless insurance (both due to run until next summer) immediately. I have taken them up on this option. All very well belately offering to honour my insurance, but I ..." Read review
16.08.2004

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My TV license is worth F*CK ALL! ~updated~ Review with images

AdvantagesAn instant license

DisadvantagesA worthless license

"On the 30th of March I went to the local post office to get a TV license. There, because I couldn’t find my renewal slip, I filled out a duplicate form (TVLAP1/01/03) obtained from the counter. I parted with £116 cash to get said form stamped, validated and one copy returned to me as my license for the year. There was no license number on the copy given back to me but presumed the one retained by the post office with some sort of serial number on ..." Read review
20.05.2004

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Community Level 6ElizaF

ElizaF

Justified BRIDEZILLA moment.....

AdvantagesIt has done me good to get it all out

DisadvantagesYou may have to go through the same one day

" This is an account of 5 hours of my life spent dealing with HSS - the online and offline goods hire service people. It is up to you if you want to do business with them after reading this. Make your own mind up. It should become obvious to you what I think during the duration of this piece. **************************************************** Rupert and I are being married in Somerset, in his parents parents back garden on July 17th in fact, ..." Read review
15.06.2004

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ALL TALKTALK NO ACTION

AdvantagesEarn Nectar points for every £1 spent on your bill

DisadvantagesBad customer service and annoying tv adverts

"I thought I would kick-off my first, (believe it or not) 2006 opinion on TalkTalk who are a well known Internet Service Provider of the Carphone Warehouse Group plc offering seemingly attractive telecommunications and broadband services to UK consumers. First things first, I believe this should be in the buyers beware section of the site as I hope to convince as many of you as possible not to take up any services with TalkTalk as they are severely ..." Read review
13.09.2006

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Community Level 5mrsxopher

mrsxopher

CAREFUL WHAT EMAIL YOU RESPOND TO!

AdvantagesNONE

DisadvantagesScamming the innocent

"Right, this is very bad. First of all, let me give you JUST TWO, of the EMAILS I am referring to. This one: Dear valued PNC Bank® member: It has come to our attention that your PNC Bank® account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records ..." Read review
09.10.2004

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Community Level 6ShoppingGirl

ShoppingGirl

Beware of the HAIRDRESSING SCAM

AdvantagesWell I'm still alive and bear no physical scars

DisadvantagesHow long have you got??

"Well it’s a good thing they took the word ‘gullible’ out of the dictionary is all I can say. I’d hate to have to use such a word to insult my wee sister, but just look at the evidence…. Here in Edinburgh (as in many cities, I’m guessing) we have a plague currently inhabiting our main shopping thoroughfare – albeit a very attractive plague. The deal is this: A good looking, trendy young bloke (or occasionally, a girl) stops you and asks you where ..." Read review
09.07.2003

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Community Level 5rdobbie

rdobbie

A heartfelt warning about newly-built houses

AdvantagesNo chain, unspoilt interior, they look nice

DisadvantagesMany! (read the op)

"This article is about the risks of buying a newly-built house. Occasionally I may veer into rant mode, but please forgive me on this occasion, as this is a wide-ranging article which contains consumer advice and a cry for help to our politicians. After all, I felt so strongly about this issue that I wrote a website about it (but more of that later). In December 1998 I bought a newly-built three bedroomed house from Wilcon Homes on a new development ..." Read review
03.07.2002

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