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Purchase Power Solutions – Consumer Complaint – 9-20-2012

Written by Consumer

Consumer Statement:

I got one of those phone calls that insisted they could help me reduce my credit card rates and that all they needed to see if I qualified was one of my credit cards. He was talking so fast and long while I was trying to be polite that I thought, why not see if I’m approved for this? So I gave him my Discover card info and after a few minutes he told me I was approved for their program. After lots more sales-talk, I told him it was ok to mail me their documents so that I can review and make a real decision if this was right for me. After I did review, I called same day to say it was not for me. That’s when they told me that $998 was already charged to my Discover and it was non-refundable. I was in shock and they became very nasty saying I already committed to this in the recorded phone conversation. I was so upset, I couldn’t talk any longer to them. I called another day and insisted they refund me, but they were trying again to intimidate me that I knew what I was doing on the phone.

Consumer Action Taken:

I filed a complaint with BBB, AZ, but they did not offer any help for the refund. I called Discover and filed a dispute. Discover was very helpful and understood my position. They did get a refund, but then I saw the charge back on my credit card. Apparently PPS told Discover, not me, that I still had their DVD and it had to be returned for the refund. I returned it weeks ago but only had the post office receipt showing the city/state of the mailing. This wasn’t enough for Discover. Before I could think of another course of action, I get a fedex and its the DVD I returned. Looks like PPS is playing hardball. I will now return this second DVD with tracking information that Discover said will allow them to reopen the case.

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Date This Problem Happened: July 4, 2012

State You Live in: New York

Race/Ethnicity: White

Age Range: 51-65

Total Amount of Fee Paid: $998

Company Name: Purchase Power Solutions

Company Address:

3116 S. Mill Ave
Tempe, Arizona 85282

Company Telephone Number: 888-512-8881

Website of Company:

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  • Steve, the credit has been applied to my Discover Card.  So glad this is over and it was worth all the time and energy I put into this situation.  Many lessons learned.  I thank PPS for finally understanding.

  • After two months of working with Purchase Power Solutions, they called yesterday to tell me they will be refunding my credit card.  I am so happy and relieved and appreciate that PPS is doing this.

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