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Posted: 6/15/2009 10:49:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 10:50:23 AM EST by Drsalee]
I am even a bit ashamed to admit this, but, maybe it will help somebody out.

My wife ordered one of these training CD's from the television. Video Professor. You've all seen the advertisements. "How can we give this CD away? Because we are so sure you will love it and buy our other products..........blah, blah blah" Well my wife, who is typically pretty shrewd, thought she could use some tutelage on Excel. When this thing comes in the mail, buried deep in the paperwork, is a disclaimer that if not returned in 10 days......$189.95. Neither of us noticed it, until our credit card bill arrived in the mail. Now I'm spending my free time untangling this shakedown.

I know, I know.....If it's too good to be true......it's probably not. Maybe someone else can use this information.

Fuck you Video Professor.......I'll right ARFCOM, let me have it.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:49:53 AM EST
IBTL?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:50:41 AM EST
You know they basically just copy the help files and sell them?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:50:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By skankuser:
IBTL?


Why would they lock this?

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:52:44 AM EST
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_Professor

you might check the edits page for Wiki...
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:53:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I am even a bit ashamed to admit this, but, maybe it will help somebody out.

My wife ordered one of these training CD's from the television. Video Professor. You've all seen the advertisements. "How can we give this CD away? Because we are so sure you will love it and buy our other products..........blah, blah blah" Well my wife, who is typically pretty shrewd, thought she could use some tutelage on Excel. When this thing comes in the mail, buried deep in the paperwork, is a disclaimer that if not returned in 10 days......$189.95. Neither of us noticed it, until our credit card bill arrived in the mail. Now I'm spending my free time untangling this shakedown.

I know, I know.....If it's too good to be true......it's probably not. Maybe someone else can use this information.

Fuck you Video Professor.......I'll right ARFCOM, let me have it.


I always wondered about that. What a jewish way to scam someone.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:53:41 AM EST
But he's such a nice man.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:54:34 AM EST
Gypsies I tell you....Gypsies!.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:54:56 AM EST
Protip: every "as seen on tv" type product is a scam
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:54:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By fruitjacket:
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I am even a bit ashamed to admit this, but, maybe it will help somebody out.

My wife ordered one of these training CD's from the television. Video Professor. You've all seen the advertisements. "How can we give this CD away? Because we are so sure you will love it and buy our other products..........blah, blah blah" Well my wife, who is typically pretty shrewd, thought she could use some tutelage on Excel. When this thing comes in the mail, buried deep in the paperwork, is a disclaimer that if not returned in 10 days......$189.95. Neither of us noticed it, until our credit card bill arrived in the mail. Now I'm spending my free time untangling this shakedown.

I know, I know.....If it's too good to be true......it's probably not. Maybe someone else can use this information.

Fuck you Video Professor.......I'll right ARFCOM, let me have it.


I always wondered about that. What a jewish way to scam someone.


oh noes....did you really just say that ?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:55:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 10:55:52 AM EST by Hendricks5150]
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
Originally Posted By skankuser:
IBTL?


Why would they lock this?



Because like us, Video Professor provides great deals!! ~Edited by CTD
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:56:05 AM EST
looks like there was some lawsuit stuff in Denver...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_W._Scherer

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:56:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:56:34 AM EST
Most of these TV scams work the same way.

Get someone to buy something with a credit card and then have a hidden (fine printed) outrageous fee they charge you after a certain amount of time.

Bruce Berman, Video Professor...etc.

That is why it is good to ALWAYS read the fine print.

I'll bet your wife never falls for this type of gimmick again.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:56:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By fruitjacket:
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I am even a bit ashamed to admit this, but, maybe it will help somebody out.

My wife ordered one of these training CD's from the television. Video Professor. You've all seen the advertisements. "How can we give this CD away? Because we are so sure you will love it and buy our other products..........blah, blah blah" Well my wife, who is typically pretty shrewd, thought she could use some tutelage on Excel. When this thing comes in the mail, buried deep in the paperwork, is a disclaimer that if not returned in 10 days......$189.95. Neither of us noticed it, until our credit card bill arrived in the mail. Now I'm spending my free time untangling this shakedown.

I know, I know.....If it's too good to be true......it's probably not. Maybe someone else can use this information.

Fuck you Video Professor.......I'll right ARFCOM, let me have it.


I always wondered about that. What a jewish way to scam someone.


WTF...are you a teenager, stupid, or both?

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:56:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By fruitjacket:
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I am even a bit ashamed to admit this, but, maybe it will help somebody out.

My wife ordered one of these training CD's from the television. Video Professor. You've all seen the advertisements. "How can we give this CD away? Because we are so sure you will love it and buy our other products..........blah, blah blah" Well my wife, who is typically pretty shrewd, thought she could use some tutelage on Excel. When this thing comes in the mail, buried deep in the paperwork, is a disclaimer that if not returned in 10 days......$189.95. Neither of us noticed it, until our credit card bill arrived in the mail. Now I'm spending my free time untangling this shakedown.

I know, I know.....If it's too good to be true......it's probably not. Maybe someone else can use this information.

Fuck you Video Professor.......I'll right ARFCOM, let me have it.


I always wondered about that. What a jewish way to scam someone.


Quoted for the inevitable...

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:56:54 AM EST
So you provided your credit card # to them when you ordered it, and didn't think they would charge you?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:57:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By phideaux:
Originally Posted By fruitjacket:
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I am even a bit ashamed to admit this, but, maybe it will help somebody out.

My wife ordered one of these training CD's from the television. Video Professor. You've all seen the advertisements. "How can we give this CD away? Because we are so sure you will love it and buy our other products..........blah, blah blah" Well my wife, who is typically pretty shrewd, thought she could use some tutelage on Excel. When this thing comes in the mail, buried deep in the paperwork, is a disclaimer that if not returned in 10 days......$189.95. Neither of us noticed it, until our credit card bill arrived in the mail. Now I'm spending my free time untangling this shakedown.

I know, I know.....If it's too good to be true......it's probably not. Maybe someone else can use this information.

Fuck you Video Professor.......I'll right ARFCOM, let me have it.


I always wondered about that. What a jewish way to scam someone.


oh noes....did you really just say that ?



What the fuck?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:57:33 AM EST
also a cd shrink wrapped in a jewel case for 2.25, shipping cost 1.50, but I bill you 10 bucks shipping and handling leaving me a 6.25 profit.

"How can I afford to give them away, because I'm railing you on the shipping"
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:58:21 AM EST


Originally Posted By Drsalee:
Originally Posted By skankuser:
IBTL?


Why would they lock this?


Here you go:

Originally Posted By fruitjacket:

I always wondered about that. What a jewish way to scam someone.




I started a thread about the nutritional value of watermelon this morning that was locked. Nothing is safe anymore.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:58:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By phideaux:
Originally Posted By fruitjacket:
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I am even a bit ashamed to admit this, but, maybe it will help somebody out.

My wife ordered one of these training CD's from the television. Video Professor. You've all seen the advertisements. "How can we give this CD away? Because we are so sure you will love it and buy our other products..........blah, blah blah" Well my wife, who is typically pretty shrewd, thought she could use some tutelage on Excel. When this thing comes in the mail, buried deep in the paperwork, is a disclaimer that if not returned in 10 days......$189.95. Neither of us noticed it, until our credit card bill arrived in the mail. Now I'm spending my free time untangling this shakedown.

I know, I know.....If it's too good to be true......it's probably not. Maybe someone else can use this information.

Fuck you Video Professor.......I'll right ARFCOM, let me have it.


I always wondered about that. What a jewish way to scam someone.


oh noes....did you really just say that ?


now i'll add...... IBTL
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:00:58 AM EST
Thanks for posting it. Hope you are able to resolve the situation to your satisfaction.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:02:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By phideaux:
Originally Posted By fruitjacket:
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I am even a bit ashamed to admit this, but, maybe it will help somebody out.

My wife ordered one of these training CD's from the television. Video Professor. You've all seen the advertisements. "How can we give this CD away? Because we are so sure you will love it and buy our other products..........blah, blah blah" Well my wife, who is typically pretty shrewd, thought she could use some tutelage on Excel. When this thing comes in the mail, buried deep in the paperwork, is a disclaimer that if not returned in 10 days......$189.95. Neither of us noticed it, until our credit card bill arrived in the mail. Now I'm spending my free time untangling this shakedown.

I know, I know.....If it's too good to be true......it's probably not. Maybe someone else can use this information.

Fuck you Video Professor.......I'll right ARFCOM, let me have it.


I always wondered about that. What a jewish way to scam someone.


oh noes....did you really just say that ?


Wow... IBTL/IBTB
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:02:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I am even a bit ashamed to admit this, but, maybe it will help somebody out.

My wife ordered one of these training CD's from the television. Video Professor. You've all seen the advertisements. "How can we give this CD away? Because we are so sure you will love it and buy our other products..........blah, blah blah" Well my wife, who is typically pretty shrewd, thought she could use some tutelage on Excel. When this thing comes in the mail, buried deep in the paperwork, is a disclaimer that if not returned in 10 days......$189.95. Neither of us noticed it, until our credit card bill arrived in the mail. Now I'm spending my free time untangling this shakedown.

I know, I know.....If it's too good to be true......it's probably not. Maybe someone else can use this information.

Fuck you Video Professor.......I'll right ARFCOM, let me have it.


Wait... Your wife fell for this crap!?!?!?!?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:03:17 AM EST
What do you get when you Dont Read the Fine Print?????
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Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:03:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By Drsalee:
Neither of us noticed it, until our credit card bill arrived in the mail. Now I'm spending my free time untangling this shakedown.

Get into the habit of checking your credit card bill online, you catch things sooner that way and generally have less difficulties getting them resolved (and in the case of identiyt theft can get things blocked before more bogus stuff is done).
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:03:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By Gary_631:
Originally Posted By phideaux:
Originally Posted By fruitjacket:
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I am even a bit ashamed to admit this, but, maybe it will help somebody out.

My wife ordered one of these training CD's from the television. Video Professor. You've all seen the advertisements. "How can we give this CD away? Because we are so sure you will love it and buy our other products..........blah, blah blah" Well my wife, who is typically pretty shrewd, thought she could use some tutelage on Excel. When this thing comes in the mail, buried deep in the paperwork, is a disclaimer that if not returned in 10 days......$189.95. Neither of us noticed it, until our credit card bill arrived in the mail. Now I'm spending my free time untangling this shakedown.

I know, I know.....If it's too good to be true......it's probably not. Maybe someone else can use this information.

Fuck you Video Professor.......I'll right ARFCOM, let me have it.


I always wondered about that. What a jewish way to scam someone.


oh noes....did you really just say that ?


Wow... IBTL/IBTB


damnit....i forgot IBTB
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:04:11 AM EST
Y'all quit quoting the CoC violation and let this thread survive......
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:04:56 AM EST
IN!!!!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:05:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 11:06:07 AM EST by John_Wayne777]
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:07:18 AM EST
The scam has only begun, if I understand their business model.

You are now "subscribed" to their service, and will get new CDs regularly, and be billed for them.

Sorta like the '80s music cassette clubs.

When you call to cancel, expect to wait on hold for a very long time, and be disconnected on occasion.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:07:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:07:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
Well my wife, who is typically pretty shrewd, thought she could use some tutelage on Excel.


I would suggest Excel for Dummies... or similar type book.
That series tends to cover a lot of ground and would probably be a lot more informational.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:07:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By WarWeapon762:
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I am even a bit ashamed to admit this, but, maybe it will help somebody out.

My wife ordered one of these training CD's from the television. Video Professor. You've all seen the advertisements. "How can we give this CD away? Because we are so sure you will love it and buy our other products..........blah, blah blah" Well my wife, who is typically pretty shrewd, thought she could use some tutelage on Excel. When this thing comes in the mail, buried deep in the paperwork, is a disclaimer that if not returned in 10 days......$189.95. Neither of us noticed it, until our credit card bill arrived in the mail. Now I'm spending my free time untangling this shakedown.

I know, I know.....If it's too good to be true......it's probably not. Maybe someone else can use this information.

Fuck you Video Professor.......I'll right ARFCOM, let me have it.


Wait... Your wife fell for this crap!?!?!?!?


Yep....and she is the smart one.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:07:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 11:08:03 AM EST by gonzo_beyondo]
Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
Siyonara.


Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:08:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
Originally Posted By fruitjacket:
I always wondered about that. What a **** way to scam someone.


Since March of this year you have managed to rack up MULTIPLE warnings and MULTIPLE temporary bans. It's clear you don't seem to wish to abide by the site's rules.

Siyonara.


You have too much "White Guilt™"
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:08:46 AM EST
If I didn't know any better, I'd swear fruitjacket was purposely trying to get banned.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:09:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
Originally Posted By fruitjacket:
I always wondered about that. What a **** way to scam someone.


Since March of this year you have managed to rack up MULTIPLE warnings and MULTIPLE temporary bans. It's clear you don't seem to wish to abide by the site's rules.

Siyonara.


Thank you!

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:09:56 AM EST
Woohoo COC violation in what should be a harmless thread!

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:10:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:10:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By fruitjacket:
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I am even a bit ashamed to admit this, but, maybe it will help somebody out.

My wife ordered one of these training CD's from the television. Video Professor. You've all seen the advertisements. "How can we give this CD away? Because we are so sure you will love it and buy our other products..........blah, blah blah" Well my wife, who is typically pretty shrewd, thought she could use some tutelage on Excel. When this thing comes in the mail, buried deep in the paperwork, is a disclaimer that if not returned in 10 days......$189.95. Neither of us noticed it, until our credit card bill arrived in the mail. Now I'm spending my free time untangling this shakedown.

I know, I know.....If it's too good to be true......it's probably not. Maybe someone else can use this information.

Fuck you Video Professor.......I'll right ARFCOM, let me have it.


I always wondered about that. What a jewish way to scam someone.

Go fuck yourself asshole. Stormfronters not welcome.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:11:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 11:11:29 AM EST by John_Wayne777]
COC violations. OP, you are free to repost this topic, and hopefully the idiotic behavior will not be repeated.
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