Date Received: 2017-06-30
Product: I do not know
Issue: Took or threatened to take negative or legal action
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: Years ago I purchased a vacuum from a sales representative for the XXXX XXXX. We arranged a payment plan for me to pay off the vacuum and after making the final payment the representative returned with a new model and told me that he would exchange the older model for the new one and included a 2 year warranty. How ever I was told I would still need to make payments on the new model, so the representative gave me a new payment plan for the new model without subtracting the cost of the previous model I had already paid for. I continued making payments on the new model and after a few months the vacuum had stopped working. I contacted the representative who told me to contact another number who told me to contact another number and so on until eventually I was told to contact the company. After coming into contact with the company and explaining that I was still within warranty the company refused to replace my model or repair it. I told them that I enjoyed their product very much and that I ‘d be more than happy to continue making payments, but that I would not resume making payments if they refused to honor my warranty. At that point the representative on the phone made vague threats about this damaging my credit score and/or having me arrested.
Company: Pressler & Pressler, LLP
State/Zip: NJ 070XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 2563232
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