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Old 11-28-2008, 12:38 PM
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Approximately 6 weeks ago I was contacted by a saleswoman from "In the News". The saleswoman tried to sell me a Plaque of my raceboat for only $140.00 I declined her "great offer".
Last week I recieved an invoice from "In the News" for my Plaque. I assumed this was an attempt to get me to accept the plaque. I placed the "invoice" in the garbage.
Today, Federal Express shows up at my door with a box from "In the News". I refused to accept the box. I'm also glad no one else was at home to unknowingly sign for it!
Isn't this similar to how "Boat Pix" opperated?
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:07 PM
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They have always been great for our team.
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Isn't it true that you can keep an unsolicited item received in the mail as a gift?
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federal fraud if you did not order it
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My company is a direct competitor to "In The News"

They are a good company but they do send you product without your bleessing on the hope you will just keep it and pay the bill

This is why we provide an e mailed layout (If interested) so you can see what your plaque would look like if you wanted it via just opening an attachment im your mail

"In the News" is a good company and they have a good reputation (well deserved) that dosent sound like them as a rule

If you want to try somone a bit different see our web site www.headlinesdirect.com I have done alot of work for people on this board and most people here know me

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I have had several plaques made for me by both "In the News" and "Headlines". I was always completely satisfied with the service and product quality of both companies, however I do prefer doing business with Marc and Headlines. He has always gone the extra mile and you are not just dealing with a salesman on a commission. He owns the company and takes a great deal of pride in what he is doing. I can relate to that!!

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It's not the products I'm complaining about, its there unethical business tactics I disagree with. First, I tell them I'm not interested, then I get an invoice for something I never ordered and then I have Fed Ex at my door with something I didn't want???
Didn't Boat Pix use this same business model??? Everyone on here slammed them.
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It is why we send an email rendering of the product (If requested)
I would not send a bill, or a plaque unless the customer wanted it.

If you ever need one done give us a shout

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I have used "in the news" several times and have never had an issue. Maybe an oversight on their part.
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Fast Shafts,

If there is anything I shot that you need a plaque of, by all means let me know. I offer that as one of my options. I have a highly qualified company that makes them for me and is seroius about their fit and finish ...

They also are a serious oso member.



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