Bride Registries drawing winner. Help!

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@cmb88:  It’s a timeshare pitch, most likely. They make you sit through the high-pressure sales pitch. If you’re cool with saying “no” over and over and over again and not being swayed (or, alternately, you actually want to join a time share) it’s worth it. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@cmb88:  I got this same call awhile back (FYI – David’s Bridal sells your info…thanks DB!).  It’s not necessarily a scam, really, just a sales pitch on china/porcelein/dinnerware/sterling silver serveware/etc.  We didn’t go because neither one of us wanted to sit through it, I already had ordered my wedding ring, and the trip only covers the hotel and they pick really crappy hotels.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

This is the stuff they sell: http://bridalregistryinc.com/

 

If you’re actually interested in or need any of it, it could be worth it haha!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I got this call SO many times after I went to a bridal expo. If you want to sit through whatever shpiel they throw at you, go for it.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am still getting these calls.  I attended one show, so how are you still “drawing my name”. I guess you can actually get the trip, but the hotels aren’t really top notch and you have to listen to a whole thing on pots and pans.  We declinded the first time, and I don’t even pick up anymore when they call.

 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Scam scam scam! I’ve heard from friends that were duped into it that the salespeople are really aggressive and pushy and will guilt you into buying kitchenware that you don’t really need :/. I ended up blocking their numbers, since they will keep calling and calling.

Post # 9
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Wannabee

I literally just recieved this phone call MINUTES ago.. so glad I decided to google the company and stumbled upon this!

BTW: they blocked their number so I was inclined to pick up, so BEWARE!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Yet another reason to hate David’s Bridal. I really don’t appreciate how many people they sold my info to – all so I could spend a half hour trying on awful dresses that I hated.

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wrote this on another website but I think I need to share my experience:

 

 

 

OH WOW ok so I JUST got back from a 90 minute (really more like a 2 hour +) demo presentation at The Radisson in New Rochelle. I got a call after a bridal expo stating we ‘won’ a free gift from Bridal Registry Events Promotions. <br />We were SO interested! Let me explain why…<br />SOOOO the free gift was $1,000 in coupons (which it turns out you need to pay $5 to mail in and ‘redeem’, not to mention their offers actually suck), plus you can choose between two offers of 2night/3day vacation at an all inclusive hotel, or more destinations at a non all inclusive package (WHICH It turns out there is FINE PRINT stating you need to pay $178 upfront before you can even talk to a travel agent, and you Must check in on a Monday or a Tuesday, AKA no weekend vacations!), or a $700 value of titanium/tungsten rings (which I found the coupon code online to get them free with $25 shipping anyways). So at the time we were interested in the all inclusive vacation.

We get to the presentation, there are a few other couples, and we are educated about a company called ‘Cook World’ cookware. <br />Turns out the pots seem pretty legit. But once he brought up the price of $2000….everyone in the room was like NOPE!…Until he mentions that you ALSO get a 7night/8day stay at almost any hotel in the world you want – aka honeymoon paid for. SO WE WERE IN!!….problem is, no paperwork. You are only given a limited amount of time full of excitement and thrill about to make a impulsive decision while the representative (‘JERRY’ – WHO WAS ONE OF THE RUDEST STRANGERS I EVER CAME IN CONTACT WITH, I’ll explain) half pressures you into deciding what you want to do. But when I asked my representative named JERRY for the terms and conditions BEFORE I sign on any dotted line, he came up into my face, got very loud so the entire room could hear it and told me that if I was interested in purchasing for the vacation and I wasn’t interested in the POTS then I shouldn’t even purchase. My non-confrontational fiance and I were pretty taken back.

We ignored his absolute disrespect, and when I asked him again for terms and conditions, he quickly snaps ‘there are none! Do you see any terms and conditions? There are none! I am giving you my cell phone number, you have my word, I will write down ‘7 night 8 day stay’ and you will initial it!’…..so….no terms and conditions eh? Well not in that room, but there are ALWAYS terms and conditions especially when you are signing a contract you don’t even get to read before you agree to abide by it (not even sure how this whole ordeal is legal to be honest). He interrupts every word I or my fiance try to get in and insults us by hollering in front of the other couples (part if his business tactic – peer pressure, fear, demeaning, etc) to ‘go sit down and figure it out’, and when we do, he mumbles loudly ‘I have 5 kids, I know how to deal with kids’. OK WOW.

From that point on we decided Forget it, A. he is obviously hiding something if he feels it necessary to conduct his business in this fashion, B. I dont even want to give him the sale right now with that kind of mouth, C. This is sounding reallllly sketch and I dont have a good feeling about it. So we decided to drop it and leave with our ‘free’ 2 night/3 day stay’ (which is only to 5 hotels that are OK – [ex: Wyndham Aztec and Maya], that you must Only check in on a Monday-Tuesday, you obv pay taxes and airfare, but you also are required to pay fees ahead of time before ‘redeeming’ it or speaking to Any travel agency, which I don’t trust).

 

I did my research this morning….and it turns out it is a VERY good thing I did NOT go through with the purchase because I then read the terms and conditions of all of our ‘free’ gifts, and guess what..WE FOUND THE SAME POTS (different company but same manufacturer, same exact thing with a different sticker slabbed on top) ON AMAZON FOR $250!!! MIND YOU, he was selling them for $2,000 and explaining what a great deal that was! HAH!!! He claimed the ENTIRE night it was ‘LIFETIME WARRANTY’ which in fact was a LIMITED lifetime warranty…oh I can go on and on about how Sketch this was.

SO I don’t want to say ‘oh it is a 100% scam’ because I think I read how people have gone on these vacations and jumped through all of these loops and holes, but in the end, the saying ‘too good to be true’, once again, wins. Praise GOD for revealing this to us before it was too late.

Do your research. <br />I will be getting the pots (with over 100 4-5 star real reviews on amazon) Amazon for 1/10th of the price, and hopefully I can still get a good deal on my honeymoon through a MUCH less sketchier means:) But I wish I could go back in time and stick up for myself to the rep, as well as help the other couples realize this information before they went through with their purchase.

 

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Have recieved multiple emails exactly like this too. Scam. Don’t bother

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m sorry! I didnt see when this was posted. Please ignore me. My mistake

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We went to the same presentation on Saturday night in Jamaica Queens. We had the same experience as the New Rochelle couple above! When I questioned the fine print on the certificate for the free hotel nights “Jerry” got really angry with me!

First of all “Jerry” never mentioned the $100 “refundable” certified check (they will not take a US postal service money order either- SUPER sketchy) you need to send in order to begin the process of booking the trip. Also the hotel chains he mentioned (Wyndham, Marriott) are nowhere to be seen on the certificate. Plus he insisted there were no taxes, but the certificate says that you have to pay taxes and the certificate says they can change the detonation you choose based on availability. He also said any additional nights would only be $39/ night and if you make it a week stay there would be no blackout dates. Again NOWHERE to be found on the certificate. After I questioned these items, he started yelling at me and told me I interrupted him while he was taking people’s orders. After two wasted hours of my time I wasn’t waiting until he took everyone else’s “order” for his crappy pots and pans.

During the presentation I asked a bunch of questions about the materials in the pots and pans and about their competitors in the marketplace and if I could buy a comparable product at a store (even if it cost “more”- which as you found out is a crock, they sell them on Amazon for WAY less!~). Then he followed us out the door and got super defensive and childish and said “have a nice Sunday!” That set my fiancee off and he stuck up for me and was like don’t speak to her that way, etc. He was so nice and funny during the presentation but once he found out we weren’t going to buy anything he totally changed his attitude. He became mean, nasty and super defensive.

I feel like I wasted two hours of my life and a long drive out to the JFK area in traffic on a Saturday night for no reason. Usually I can chalk stuff like this off to “another experience” but the whole thing makes me sick to my stomach. The fact that a man and company like this travels all over the country making false promises to engaged couples (many of them much younger than us who were just starting out in life and you know they don’t have very much money) basically stealing their money in “payment plans” for two year time frames (he never mentioned interest either, no fine print in his presentation!) just bothers me to no end. I want to do something about this- put a stop to this charade. The women who call you make it seem like you legitimately won a trip and that you have to sit through a short focus group to give your opinion on their products. Seemed harmless to me. I’ve done plenty of focus groups, I was like score! Two free nights at a hotel in exchange for my time, what’s the harm in that? Instead it’s a scam! Even the “free coupons” require $5 fee via snail mail before you even get the code to the website!

I feel stupid for having ever gone. I guess I was naive but really ladies if you get the call- stay far away!!! And back to Jerry, I don’t believe a word that came out of his mouth. Who has five wedding bands?! And he looks way too young to have been married 19 years. And I don’t believe he has five kids either. And if he grew up in the business and his dad worked for that company too then I truly hope his “children” have enough sense to get out of the family business!!!

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I went to this 2 days ago intending on just getting my prize at the end. Same story/presentation you guys sat through.

At the end, we were offered all the pots & pans, 4 vacations, the giftcard for rings and champagne flutes, and grocery vouchers for $2300.

The sales man started pressuring other couples into packages and pretty much bullied us into choosing a package. We nervously sign up.

We woke up the next day feeling embarrassed and taken advantage of. Is there anything we can do to cancel? Has anyone else signed up before, and then canceled successfully?

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