Avoid Abes of Maine like the plague!!!!

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  1. greggor

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    Don't give their online reviews any credibility as it's my belief that most of the positive ones are fabricated.

    Here's my Abes of Maine story.....

    I ordered the InFocus IN76 from them with a ceiling mount. The projector was $1800.00 and the mount was 149.99. The projector showed up very fast, however I suspect that it was either returned or that it was a refurbished model as it appeared to be repacked and the box was obviously previously opened due to a poor job of taping it closed. I was also charged $249.99 for the ceiling mount vice the advertised $149.99 price displayed on their website. I called the store several times to resolve the issue. I was placed on hold each time for extended periods and no-one ever answered, I've emailed their customer service several times with no response. Finally I called a sales representative and told the individual who answered the phone (a sales rep) not to put me on hold again, I explained everything to him and he immediately wanted to argue with me. I'm not sure what my next course of action will be since I can't seem to get a hold of anyone at the store with any kind of authority, but I am disputing the charge on my credit card for the ceiling mount. I hope and pray that the projector doesn't have any issues because I know if it does Abes won't do anything about it.

    If you bought from Abes and had good luck, I would say consider yourself very lucky. A very big thumbs down for me, buyer be very aware with these guys.

    Greg
     
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    By far the worse customer service I've ever experienced. They still haven't replied to any of my emails inquiring about the ceiling mount and everytime I call to talk to someone in a management postion I get placed on hold and no-one ever answers. Better Business Bureau here I come.........

    Has anyone here had any luck with these guys in situations like this?
     
  3. Harpozep

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    The general consensus is to stay far away from these folks. Sorry you are involved.[​IMG]
    Reseller ratings.com gives them a 3.67 out of 10 at the present time. I've seen it lower............[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Good luck and report back.
     
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    These guys are a lost cause. NON EXISTENT CUSTOMER SERVICE! I did get the projector as I mentioned and it does work. I only paid 1799.00 for the projector which sort of absorbs the extra cost I absorbed for the over charged ceiling mount, still though, an honorable company would have answered my calls, emails etc..... and refunded me the money that I was overcharged. Lesson learned I guess...... FWIW the ratings are very misleading, all I noticed prior to ordering was that Abes Of Maine was a 4.5 star seller. It wasn't until I after I had problems with them that I discovered all the negative reviews. Stay away from these yahoos!!!
     

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