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Careforde Inc.

Phone: (800) 830-4050Fax: (800) 830-4050233 S Wacker Dr Ste 8400, ChicagoIL 60606-6338 Send email to Careforde Inc.

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A BBB Accredited Business since 11/01/2010

BBB has determined that Careforde Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised Careforde Inc.'s rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service2
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review Customer Reviews on Careforde Inc.

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 1
Total Customer Reviews 1 Customer Review

Complaint Breakdown by Resolution

Complaint Resolution Log (2)BBB Closure Definitions
01/13/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

The item was listed on the vendors web-site as requiring 14 to 21 days for shipping and handling. On November 15th we placed an online order for the item. About 2 weeks after item was ordered we canceled the order. Initially the company acknowledged the cancelation and sent email confirming this. The next day they emailed us again and told us the order would not be canceled. The item is no longer needed as the goods were already obtained from another vendor. To date we have still not received the ordered item.

Desired Settlement
We would like to receive a full refund.

Business Response
Client placed order for an item (1 x BD PERISAFE EPIDURAL NEEDLES # XXXXXX) on Nov 15th, 2013. This item is clearly marked 14-21 days under Availability on the product page. Where this is indicated it is also a weblink to our FAQ section that clearly defines that this is an estimate of when we expect to ship it by as this is a Special Order item with a manufacturer. We also require clients to Agree to these terms at checkout. Special Order items aka "14-21 days" are not returnable and can not be cancelled if too far in the process. It is up to the manufacturer to determine this and we can let our client know.

Our client requested that this item be cancelled and we indicated that it could be but discovered that the manufacturer already had it en route to our warehouse facility. We immediately indicated this to our client. Once item shipped client refused delivery. We are currently awaiting the return of this item to inspect it and ensure it is unopened and in saleable condition. We have confirmed with the manufacturer that they will make a one-time exception and accept the return of this item. We notified the client of this last week and once the item is delivered to us that they should expect a 24-48 hour inspection period. Assuming the item is unopened, unmarked, and in saleable condition we will refund the item amount of $775. Refunding this amount then brings their order total under $100 which is the qualifying point for Free Shipping on the other item they purchased. We will still honor the Free Shipping although our delivered cost on this item is 1/3 higher than their purchase price. We also will charge any restocking fee on the returned item or charge for return freight.

We are saddened that our only complaint is a matter such as this where we have worked with the manufacturer and client to ensure the client's request is met and have agreed to refund the $775 for the item within 24-48 hours once the item is returned. Expected return date is 1/2/2014 via UPS and assuming the product meets all criteria, we will refund the client no later than 1/7/2014. Furthermore, the client has put a hold on their credit card payment so at this time we are unable to refund anything until that hold is lifted.

We are happy to work with this client directly and have done so throughout this process. We have had a 100% complaint free record which we take very seriously and would hate to blemish it due to any misunderstandings about the process. Thank you for talking the time to consider our response.

Hi ****,

Thank you for your time. We just wanted to update this case. Here are notes our client can view on their account.

1/2 returned BD item received at warehouse. Please allow 2-3 business days for item inspection. We will then provide credit of $775 when item deemed saleable. Thank you.

1/6 credit approved $775

1/7 due to hold on funds $846.25 (total order) via PayPal because of customer payment dispute, Careforde is unable to refund $775 for returned item. We sent message via PayPal to client requesting that they accept the $775 refund (this is a full refund of returned item) which will release funds to customer of $775 and the balance of $71.25 to Careforde.

Thanks ****!


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Careforde Inc.
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Chicago, IL 60606

02/02/2015Problems with Product / Service

Industry Comparison| Chart

Medical Equipment & Supplies, Surgical Appliances & Supplies, Hospital & Medical Equipment & Supplies, Dental Equipment & Supplies

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 11/09/2010Business started: 12/01/2008New Owner Date: 07/29/2010
Type of Entity


Incorporated: October 2010, DE

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. James Cardasis (President)
Business Category

Medical Equipment & Supplies, Surgical Appliances & Supplies, Hospital & Medical Equipment & Supplies, Dental Equipment & Supplies

Industry Tips

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Careforde Inc. has received 4.40 out of 5 stars based on 1 Customer Review and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Map & Directions

Address for Careforde Inc.

233 S Wacker Dr Ste 8400

Chicago, IL 60606-6338

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1 Locations

  • 233 S Wacker Dr Ste 8400 

    Chicago, IL 60606-6338(800) 830-4050
    Fax: (800) 830-4050

Industry Comparison ChartX

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