The Cons of ProFlowers December 15, 2016Posted by nrhatch in Less IS More, Mindfulness, Word Play.
I started to order a table top Christmas tree (live) from ProFlowers . . . but they wanted credit card info to pay for the order BEFORE they would reveal the shipping and handling charges.
That bothered me.
I opened a new page to see what I could find out about shipping and handling and the info was very vague . . . between $8 and $25 per shipping address.
Plus a $2.99 handling fee.
Plus a possible shipping and handling surcharge.
I expect many people feel “invested” in the purchase at that point and agree to pay whatever shipping charge appears.
I wanted to see the total before I plunked down my credit card info . . . especially since the site was so vague about what the charge might be.
So I backed out of the site without buying anything.
A few days later, I decided to check whether my caution had been warranted.
I am glad I didn’t complete the purchase at ProFlowers ~ as I read through the reviews I ConCluded that a ProFusion of customers were ConCerned with the ProHibitive add-on charges revealed only after they had ProVided ProFlowers with a ConVenient credit card number.
In some cases, the ConCealed charges, once revealed, DOUBLED the cost of the order! Other customers complained about the shoddy ConDition of delivered items, mentioning missing vases, bent stems, etc..
I’m ConVinced I’ve never seen so many negative 1* reviews ConGregating together in cyberspace before.
Perhaps ProFlowers has more Cons than Pros.
Aah . . . that’s better!