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HardWorkingDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:25 PM
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If you were wronged by a business, online or anywhere, what would you do..
to get the word out and to try and make it known the business is a sham or lacking in good customer service? Are there good online complaint places anyone knows of?
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backwoodsbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:38 PM
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1. just shoot em
thats the solution of the day...shoot em
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:39 PM
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2. Not enough information to form an opinion
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:50 PM
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3. Write a review on Citysearch.
There is no cost to join and you can also see if other people have reviewed the business.
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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:26 PM
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4. Contact your state attorney general
I have done it in the past, it works fairly well.
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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:33 PM
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5. There is a RipOFF site for true ripoffs!
If you don't get your McNuggets, call 911, of course.

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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:18 PM
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6. DU is a pretty good place.
We have discredited Olive Garden and Best Buy at least.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:48 PM
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7. Unfortunately the only places where that happened were with really BIG businesses,
so they had their fair share of people complaining... but they also had a monopoly so there wasn't much that could be done about it.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 03:59 PM
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8. I ordered some material from a company online. I sent them the money. I called them
once to say "hey where is my stuff". Never called them again or heard from them. Don't care. If that is how they want to do business I wish them good luck with that. They'll never get repeat customers.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 04:01 PM
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9. Only if I believed the person would hurt others...
and by hurt I'm not just talking hurt feelings.
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 05:22 PM
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10. Depends on how bad the wrong was and the situation.
If I was really upset about the company I would highly consider registering <company-name>sucks.com or some variant thereof, and throwing up a quick site detailing this company's bad practices. I'd do that if I had a good collection of examples and not just me ranting and raving though. Get enough people to link to it, keep it up long enough, get Google have a look at it. If done right, not before long people google that business and get your site, not theirs - if not #1 certainly #2.

Otherwise I'd go the normal route: complain within the company as high as I can, the further up I go the more noise I make and the more demands I place for things to be "put right". Once I exhausted those avenues then I consider going public. If I have a legal remedy then consult a lawyer. If I have no legal remedy then public complaints may be good enough to garner the negative publicity required.

Mark.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 05:29 PM
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11. Usually just badmouth them to everyone.
If really screwed, I would get a mouthpiece.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 05:54 PM
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12. I'd post it here to warn people that I care about not to utilize them.
Seriously. THis is a pretty big site. ANd, there is always the old and she told two friends, etc aspect.
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