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This company offers strength training products and services.

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  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 1
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1

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0 Customer Reviews on Elite Fitness Systems Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
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Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: December 12, 2006 Business started: 01/01/1999 Business started locally: 01/01/1999 Business incorporated: 01/01/2000 in
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. David Tate, President Ms. Traci Tate
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. David Tate, President
Customer Contact: Ms. Traci Tate
Business Category

Exercise Equipment & Machines - Sales Health & Fitness Program Consultants Internet Shopping

Additional Locations

  • 138 Maple St

    London, OH 43140 (740) 845-0987

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Complaint Detail(s)

1/6/2012 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: Placed order on Sept 19th 2011 for 123.40 In this order was the MDUSA Three Fold Elite Fitness Mat value 22.49. Whole order free shipping. After 10 days with zero contact, I emailed asking for status. I was replied to that something was on backorder and to wait more. No further explanation. I replied asking if there was an approximation so that way maybe adapt my order to expedite. No reply. I emailed them again on October 4th asking someone to reply. I was told wait another 1-2 weeks. I asked that the backorder item be removed as I didn't want to wait now what would be a month for my items. So they removed the mat and sent the other items. I was expecting some sort of credit or something? No reply, nothing, nothing in my package box. I decided to order again from them and ask them to apply the discount then or include my items. No reply again, and they shipped my new set of items. Absolutely terrible customer service!!! And I didn't get my item STILL.

Desired Settlement: I would like the item, and I believe that after waiting months should receive some sort of gift card for all the hassle, troubles and customer representation of their fine company and products.

Business Response: (****) The order in the amount of $123.40 was shipped to teh customer without one item MD Three Fold Mat cost $22.49. I have kept in contact with the customer informing him that the item is on back order with the vendor until late Dec early Jan. I emailed him him on 09/29/2011 and 10/04/2011 and called and left a message on 11/08/2011 to the number he provided with his order. I still have not recieved a response from him at this time. Here at Elite FTS we strive to offer the best customer service and I feel that we have kept our customer informed on the issues with this backordered item.

Consumer Response: (The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.) As my previous response shows, EliteFTS did not keep in contact with me as their customer. What really ..... me? They never both to send a reply, but the moment I send a BBB complaint, I not only receive a reply, but in fact, they blame it on me saying that a contact number was called and a message was left? I can understand a business being busy, but I cannot tolerate a business lying. No such call was placed, no such message was left. If a message was left, why would I have to ask if this item is being sent? If a message was left, why would I have had to file this complaint? And finally, if a message was left, why wouldn't I have received it? This contact number is my work cell phone. I am extremely up-do-date the moment I receive a reply/message. Not only do I get the voicemail, but I also get an attached email. This call was never placed and is a scapegoat to try and save customer service face. Yes, I did receive an email from (****)immediately after my complaint was filed stating the following: Hello, The vendor has notified me that this item is still on backorder and they should receive the shipment mid January. I also apologize as it appears that you did not receive the messages left at the phone number on your order. A phone call was made and a message left on 11/8 to notify you of the backorder issue. I did not receive a response and believed that to mean you wanted to wait. Do you wish to continue to wait or would you like a refund? Thank you for your support and business with (****) Analyzing her words, she mentions I for some reason didn't receive message(s) as in plural, and points to a November 8th call that never took place as the instance. Timeline: Order Sept:19th 2011 *No response from Elitefts for 10 days. I initiate contact Sept.29th 2011 *Response from (****) explaining backorder without timeframe or explanation. Sept.29th, I initiate contact again asking for approximation of timeframe, and if it will be significant I would like to adapt order to proceed. *No Response provided. October 4th, 2011 After no response for a further 5 days, I asked if someone could respond. *receive response should ship in 1-2 weeks. I asked if everything else could be shipped so no further delay. I didnt receivie a response, confirmation, explanation what to do or wait, just a shipment. November 29th, 2011 After zero response from them for what was now 6 weeks, I emailed them stating I never receivied this item. I explained in the email that no one followed up with me as well. ** No response I ordered another order from elitefts November 29th, and asked that be credited to the order. ** No response. Order shipped, I was fully charged. December 13th, I filed BBB complaint. December 14th, (****) emails me. So I would like to ask, my last contact from Elitefts was October 4th. October 4th - Dec.14th is an acceptable lapse in time ?! That response was also only prompted because I filed a complaint. I do not want (****) viewing my complaint, as I believe it is a conflict of interest. She was directly dealing with my order, she neglected customer service, customer satisfaction and customer communication. Her latest response shows to me that she is not honest, indicating a response that never occurred. I run an Internet business and all customer communication is documented. If she did attempt this, I would like to see their call logs and documented ticketing system. I do not believe that I was kept informed. If my order was also placed in September, I'm also curious how the item was back ordered until "perhaps" January 2012, 4 months later. My Response has not changed. I would still like my item, and believe that I should also receive a credit for the above deplorable customer service.

Business Response: (****) A credit in the amount of $22.49 has been applied to his card today 1-5-2012 and can take 3-5 business days to show depending on his financial institution. The product also shipped and was received by the customer on Wednesday, 12-28. The UPS tracking # is (****) Thank you for your support and business with (****)

BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.