A place where the malicious can do serious damage to people's businesses without either proving who they are, what their motive is etc. The sooner this is cleared off the world wide web and people start honestly using reputable sites like Trustpilot the better.
pissedconsumer.com is on a par with some seedy sex sites, or other such highly obnoxious internet experiences.
I first noticed Trustpilot after being asked to thumbs up a service from someone by e-mail. I like this sort of site as it gives businesses chance to reply - unlike some sites. I have been a Review Centre Reviewer for many years, and like this too. (I'm not expecting Trustpilot to edit that last sentence out).
The problem with internet Reviews are twofold - malicious on the one hand and of course, user manipulated on the other. The appalling site pi**ed consumer dot com is an example of malicious garbage on the web and needs taking down! Perhaps Trustpilot may act against these people in the course of time (?) Yes, as long as Trustpilot remains fair and alert to both consumers and businesses then 5 Stars by me.
Just looking at Normans Website and noticed they are on Trustpilot. Not bought anything for a while, but always been very happy. We bought a child's clarinet when our kids were at school, and 2012 I bought a Yamaha P95 Stage Piano. Of course it must be easy to sell Yamaha products, as they are so reliable and well made :) but this does not mean a supplier necessarily is good. Yep, 5 Stars.
Enterprise Van Hire at SERVICE GARAGE STYAL ROAD
CHEADLE SK8 3UA (pasted from their site).
Hired vans in 2011 and 2013. 2011 received a very large Ford Transit Van that was a pleasure to drive. 1 day journey to centre of Gloucester City and back. 2013 a Renault Trafic (Vivaro) van. 1 day journey Abergele, Wales and back. Both vans were loaded to capacity by us.
I don't expect vans to be valeted and spotless like I would a car, but they were both certainly clean and highly useable. Decent prices and polite service both times.
I have had a Co-op Bank Credit Card now for many years. Back in the old days they were throwing cheque books at me, and giving an unnecessarily high credit limit. I reduced my limit voluntarily to £2,500.
This week I have a payment and security deposit on an Enterprise Hire Van declined. Guess why? Because the Co-op reduced my credit to £500. No postal communication was received. (How is it letters from other banks seem to arrive ok but not the Co-op? It leads me to believe they were never sent in the first place).
I am 64 years old, a property owner, with above national average savings. So as far as I'm concerned my credit worthiness is rock solid. Or is it ageism you are now applying Co-op? I wonder.
I understand the Co-op has quite frankly ended up in the creek. They are going to make thousands redundant. I also personally believe they are restricting access to the extremely low rates they were offering me on this card compared to modern day rates, and this may have happened to many, many others too.
Whatever the case I do most strongly object to submitting a card to a van hire company and having it declined and having to use my daily shopping Lloyds card instead!! My credit limit was £2,500. I didn't even have £500 used out of this, AND to top it all I pay regular amounts throughout the month by Lloyds fast payment into the Co-op to keep my bills down.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 19: and here we are, coming up to a month later and no reply from Co-operative Banking. Need I say any more?
My 7th year with Easyspace. I thought I'd hit a major problem with this service. Thank you Easyspace for a satisfactory conclusion.
Paid £14.95 for a Mobile Device web page. Dead easy to set up and so many ways you can utilise this. I checked the price of the .tel address I wanted with a normal hosting company - it was £12 for a year. These guys have given me hosting for an extra £3. Wish them every success. I'm pleased anyway.
UPDATE: September 2013. I won't be renewing my subscription however as mine was a special offer and the price has substantially increased ;) Also hosting companies like One.com have free mobile optimisation within their web building templates in any case.
I've been on this site before but lost my password etc. Recently did another instrument review. Always pleased to add my experiences of working as a pianist since being a 14 year old in the 1960s.
Edited November 2013 for personal online security. Not concerning UK Pianos :)
I have been making websites for 12 years now and have tried all sorts of deals from US and UK Companies. I have two sites live with One.com and both perform like clockwork. I love the online web design programme, but I don't use One.com templates, I start from scratch and design my own still using their Webcreator Programme. I don't use Cloud or e-mail - but what I do use is very, very satisfactory indeed. Have only used Live Support once and found the One.com employee both patient and knowledgeable.
Thanks - Tony.
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2013: Still think one.com is the best provider on the planet! not too thrilled with the new templates and the old system no longer being an option, - so I just use a Serif programme instead. One.com is an entirely different world to some I've tried - believe me!
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Reason = personal privacy online not concerning one.com
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