Update by user May 14, 2012
Thank you for your comments Rob and Ilene. I\'m glad I didn\'t purchase a vacation plan.
I had checked the Michigan Better Business Bureau and also googled \"Vacation Choices\" prior to going to the sales pitch. There really wasn\'t anything bad about them on the internet at that time. I felt the prices were very high and I told them I can do better on my own. I left thinking I was to get the \"Free Tablet.\" I\'ve since purchased one.
My goal is to get information out about \"Vacation Choices\" to stop them from scamming people.
I couldn\'t find an open blog at their site or other sites to get my experience out there. I\'m open to suggestions.
Original review posted by user Apr 13, 2012
Received an invite to listen to Vacation Choices sales pitch with the promise that I will receive a 7" tablet, or netbook and a digital camera. Upon leaving I asked for and received the certificate to get the promised items.
My costs would be $9.95 for shipping and handling per item. I was quoted that amount on the phone twice when making my appointment and twice when receiving the certificate. I was required to get my "Activation Confirmation Form" by going to a web site and following instructions. I then printed and filled in the form(s) and had to mail the form(s) and a copy of my Driver's license, stamped self-addressed envelope within 5 days by certified mail ($4.55 per item (tablet & camera)).
Approximately 50 days later I received the next steps. Those steps had you jumping through hoops again and paying a $9.95 Activation Fee and a $49.99 non-refundable shipping and handling charge. Money must be sent through an International Certified Money Order payable to Electronics Claim Center, P.O. Box 4110 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.
For an extra $20.00 I could put a rush on the order as it will take a total of 120 days to receive my item(s).
This is totally fraudulent. Consumer is told their total cost will be $9.95 shipping and handling when ultimately, it costs well over $65.00 per item. Needless to say I can purchase a comparable tablet for $85.00 today.
I believe Vacation Choices needs to be truthful when telling future customers what their costs will be overall. They are giving themselves a very poor reputation.