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- Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business
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|Problems with Product/Service||2|
|Total Closed Complaints||2|
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|Total Customer Reviews||1|
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Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV)
4000 Jackson Ave., Austin TX 78731
Phone Number: 888-368-4689
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Ron Carothers, President Mr. Thomas L. Welsh, Governing Person Mr. Thad Carothers, GM
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302 W Market St
Rockport, TX 78382 (877) 888-9444 (361) 729-0031 (361) 790-5982 Directions
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|Neutral Review||3 points per review|
|Negative Review||1 point per review|
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: On about February 13, 2014 I agreed to purchase a 2014 model Hemisphere 5th wheel travel trailer for the total price, tax included, of $43,500.00. I told the salesman "I would like the extended service contract included in that price if possible". The salesman said he wasn't sure of the cost of the service contract but he would have the ******* ******* get in touch with me about it. The ******* ******* later called me to tell me that the deal was approved and the buyer's order was being faxed to my bank. I asked the details and was told that the final price was the $43,500 we agreed on and the service contract was included at that price. I later went to my bank and confirmed that the service contract, a $1,950.00 value, was indeed included in the itemized buyer's order. I finalized all of the documents to accept the loan and was given the draft letter to give to Camper Clinic. At least a day later I returned to finalize business with Camper Clinic. It was at that time that the ******* ******* informed me that they would not be including the extended service contract in the original buyer's order that my bank had approved. Because the buyer's order had changed I had to either add $1,950.00 to my down-payment of $5,000.00 or cancel and re-submit all documents for the original loan. I spoke with the ***** *******, "****", who infomed me that the inclusion of the $1,950.00 service contract was a "mistake that had been corrected" and they would not be responsible for it. In any other business or profession, if a mistake is made, the person or business making the mistake should be accountable for that mistake. A $1,950.00 mistake should not be passed on to the customer.
Desired Settlement: The honorable outcome in this situation would be for Camper Clinic to re-instate the extended service contract at no additional charge as the original buyer's order specified. The only alternative to that would be to credit me with $1,950.00 to be used at any affiliated Camper Clinic location (such as "sister stores" like CCRV).
I have spoken to both, **** ****** our salesman, **** ***** our ***** *******, and ****** our ******** ******* about *** ****’s complaint. Apparently *** **** had asked about a new service contract for his new RV from **** ****** and **** said he did not know the price, but we could get this included with the final price once he met with our ******** ******* to finalize all of the paperwork. Because of a miscommunication between our ******** *******, our sales staff, and *** ****, an order was sent to *** ****’s bank showing the service contract, but without the additional $1,950 charge for the contract. Once we found the mistake, we contacted *** **** and explained to him that we were not able to proceed with the deal at this $43,500 price because we would lose money because of this miscommunication. We offered to return *** ****’s deposit and cancel the deal as not to upset *** **** or put him in an uncomfortable purchasing position. We then gave *** **** the options of taking his deposit back and canceling the purchase, purchasing the service contract for an additional $1,950, or continuing with the original purchase price without the service contract. *** **** then agreed to go ahead and purchase the RV at the original quoted price without the extended service contract.
Consumer Response: Please simply respond that their response was not satisfactory. The amount was in fact calculated into the total prior to sending the paperwork to my bank and providing me a copy. For that reason My bank and I were forced to complete an all new loan. The prior loan/payment agreement included the service contract and since Camper Clinic backed out of the contract on the day I drove to Rockport to pay the balance, I was forced to get a new loan; thus raising the price of the RV or forcing me to pay $1,950.00.
Business Response: I understand the ***** frustration because of the communication problem that we had about the extended contract. However, in order to rectify this, we explained that they do not have to purchase the unit from us at the modified price that included the service contract. We offered to cancel the deal and return their deposit so they would not lose any money and could be comfortable either purchasing a trailer from us or purchasing one from another dealer. We did not force or coerce this customer into buying this against their will and gave them every opportunity to walk away from the purchase without any charges. The customer chose to continue with the purchase at the increased price. If the ***** were unhappy with the price or the deal in general, they should not have purchased the RV. Camper Clinic now considers this matter closed. If there are any more questions, please feel free to call me directly at ###-###-####. **** ********* ****** Manager.
|4/24/2012||Problems with Product/Service|