On 12-1-07, I called the 800 number to order Smart Lids for my daughter for $10 and $7.95 shipping.I reached an automated service that kept asking if I wanted to add this and that, I'd say no.
They'd ask are you sure you mean no? and I'd say yes, I mean no. I finally hung up after 10 minutes of this. I tried to call back and get a person and to cancel this order but couldn't get through the automated service to a live person.
I checked my bank account for several times in the next month and no charges showed up so I assumed that it hadn't gone through since I'd hung up before it was completed. On January 1, 2008 a charge for $30.85 was put on the account but I called the bank and it was reversed. The charge returned on Jan 18 and I called the bank again where I spoke to Kevin and had to initiate a dispute. At this time, my account was now overdrawn and I am on a fixed income.
I told my daughter what was happening and she went online to find a real number for this company. (My daughter is filing this complaint for me also) She found the 920 phone number online and the next day called. She first spoke with Andrea at the company. After explaining what happened.
Andrea said that she would have to do an RMA because the product shipped on the 18th but they could not refund the shipping. My daughter explained that I did not want the product and I would not be paying for shipping. Andrea was unwilling to assist in anything except issuing an RMA for an item I did not want and tried to cancel. She asked for a supervisor and was sent to a voicemail with no name and left a message to be called back.
She then hung up but called back to get the name of the company. No one was willing to tell her the actual name of the company, she again asked for the supervisor (because she had previously entered 0 and getten an operator from voice mail that had said the name of the company) however instead of a voicemail, she was transferred to Keisha, a supervisor. She again explained the situation to Keisha and Keisha said she would do what she could to resolve the issue but they were a third party company and it would take three days to hear back from someone. My daughter said they would refuse the shipment and Keisha said no you need to open it so we can issue an RMA and prove that we didn't have the product and that all we had to do was take the box to the post office and for a $1 could get a confirmation of delivery from the post office.
My daughter called the post office and they said NO, once you open the package, you will need to pay the full price of shipping to return it. So my daughter then called back the company to find out if there was a tracking number for the product, eventually she was given a tracking number 02808259337004680454 but that it was delivered by postal mail and would not require a signature on delivery. My daughter called back the post office with the tracking number and was advised, not to open the package, that it would be scanned as refused and there would be a record with the post office. If we were unable to catch the mail carrier when it was delivered, we could still bring it in (as long as it was unopened) to be refused at the post office.
All of this contrary to the tactics used by the women at Thill/Smart Lidz/Samurai Shark to make the product basically unreturnable for a full refund and to not incur further costs by me.
I called my bank back and they were unable to reverse anything until the dispute has been filed and settled causing me to further overdraft my account and jeopardizing the outstanding payment still to be posted for a recent doctor's visit (which will incur even further charges to my bank account) as well cost charges for the check to the Doctor.
You can see they get numerous complaints here http://wisconsin.bbb.org/WWWRoot/Report.aspx?site=28&bbb=0694&firm=28003669
Review about: Smart Lidz Lids.