Well, I learned that sudden values/blitz is a thirty party provider. All they do is get vendors to want to advertise really low/cheap deals via their website and they get a cut. They are just the middle man. Not for all, but for some, if not most.
So, I purchased 5 – 3 in 1 usb chargers. You can charge an ipod, iphone 5, and micro usb device using this 3 in 1 splitter. I bought it. Well, a few minutes later, I get an email with voucher numbers in them. I go BACK to the add and sure enough, the one time I didn't fully read, I became a sucka. The deal was get these chargers for $7 each, max 5. Well, after I received the vouchers and went to the site to research what it was I really bought, it then said, I still had to pay $2.99 shipping EACH! WTF!
The ad was not for the actual product, but for vouchers to use at a website called Spot Eight Sales. I googled the crap out of that site and I couldn’t find a damn thing. Thus, I’m blogging it so they will soon have an honest review up about them. I checked SV/SB’s return policy and it states that anything from a third party must be handled directly with them. So, I contacted them via their site. I get directed from a sales person (via email) to Bob Burton. His email address uses SV’s domain. Strange.
It clearly states on SV’s site that you have 14 days to return anything. It’s now day 8. I have been emailing them since the moment I received the vouchers. This time, I sent an email to info@suddenvalues in hopes of getting some kind of response. I'm not stupid. I know what they're trying to pull. Don't respond until AFTER the 14 days so the customer is STUCK with whatever it was they bought.
To add insult to injury, I decided to google this charger and you can get it for 2 CENTS on amazon plus shipping of around $3. The reviews on the product (generic) was so-so. But for that price, you’re definitely not getting a high standard charger.
The good thing is, I payed via paypal and their resolution team is outstanding. I have already contacted them to ask what my options are as far as they’re concerned and how I can fight to get my money back. I paid them, I never redeemed my vouchers, therefore, I am entitled to a refund. So, we’ll see what happens with that.
In the meantime, for those who choose to continue to use them, just be very careful and READ everything. The return policy for SB/SV is here
UPDATE: I opened a case with paypal disputing the charges and stated my case. In less than 30 minutes, I got a full refund. THANK YOU PAYPAL. For those of you questioning the validity and security of paypal, I have been using them for over 10 years and have never had a problem. Paypal is only method of online payment I trust when sending funds to friends/families and merchants.