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aka “The Bull” (some content not suitable for children or religous zealots)

Rich Dad and UPS go on notice.

Dearest fellow consumers:

I am writing to tell you that due to my recent experience with both of the afore mentioned corporations it is now time to shun our purchase power from their unscrupulous pockets. On Thursday May 29th I was trying to purchase a game made by the Rich Dad company. Rich Dad is a company owned by Robert Kiyosaki; He authored the book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” Teaching others how to get rich via self dicipline and other good values. He now sells books and games through his on line store.

It was important for me to have the game shipped to be as quickly as possible as my family is together this weekend and we wanted to play it. The game can only be purchased via his website as he does not allow retailers to sell the game. (greedy greed head) I was told that I could purchase next day shipping for an additional 66.00 the game is about 190.00 to begin with. Being the quick fix person I am I of course purchased the next day shipping on Thursday 1600 Utah time to be shipped from Nevada.

Now its Friday night and it has not arrived. After calling the company they basically confessed that they treated my purchase like all other purchases and waited until the next day (today) to ship it. Today they tell me I will not receive the product I purchased until Monday. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. freakin grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I explained that when someone pays and extra 70 bucks to get a certain shipping they should see to it that it is done right. After calling UPS they told me they don’t care and that it is up to the business to warn the consumer when the actual product of shipping next will not be achieved.

I feel like this is another case of capitolism strikes again. You see rich dad doesn’t care if I am a satisfied customer or not, even though I payed 30% more for their product to be shipped to me special. I’ve decided in the end that this is more likely the way that Robert Kiyosaki made his millions. (by ripping off customers). I am told that in capitolism my only re-course is to right a nasty blog to discourage others from doing business with these unscrupulous businesses.

UPDATE UPS just posted the detail that it was not picked up until 1730 this evening.. (after I called and complained, intresting eh)  strange makes me think UPS does do pickups after 1700 at that warehouse.

May 30, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 10 Comments