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South Beach, Inc. offers tanning, swimwear and accessories.
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Reason for Rating
BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that raised the rating for South Beach, Inc. include:
- Length of time business has been operating.
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
- Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
- BBB has sufficient background information on this business.
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||1|
|Total Closed Complaints||3|
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMs. Donna Grossman, President Ms. Ashley Backman, Vice President
Swimwear & Accessories Clothing - Retail Online Retailer
Alternate Business NamesSouth Beach Swimsuits
12 Cody St
West Hartford, CT 06110 (860) 953-0038 (877) 623-7946 Directions
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: I ordered a bathing suit to from South beach swimsuits. This company is stating that i ruined a swim suit which i never even wore. They are assuming all responsibility on the consumer instead of a mistake that could have been on their end. They are in not way trying to resolve this matter. The only thing that they will do is send it back to me but even that i have to send them a 10.00 postage. There policy states that i had 48 hours to call stating something was wrong with the bathing suit, couple problems i looked at it new that it wasn't true to size put in back in a box to ship back. Also i did not recieve the package until after 48 hours due to my work schedule. Order_Number: #XXXXXXXXXXX Account_Number: #XXXXXXXXXXX
Desired Settlement: DesiredSettlementID: Refund I would like a full refund for the price of which i paid for this bathing suit.
Business Response: Business Response /* (1000, 5, 2013/06/18) */ Customer purchased two items; one full price, one final sale. Both items were returned. The full price item was received back dirty and damaged. There seems to be oil of some sort (I assume suntan oil) on the top and black spots up around the arm area. Vicky, Customer Service, spoke to customer on June 12, 2013 at 3:58 p.m.est and resolved this issued. A store credit in the amount of $106.50 has been issued to this customer for both the final sale item as well as the damaged item. A credit isin the amount of $106.50 is in the customers account and she can access this credit when she logs into her account. Consumer Response /* (3000, 7, 2013/06/19) */ (The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT ACCEPT the response from the business.) I don't accept this offer because I had explained that I did not use the bathing suit never put it on. And for the non refundable sale item I sent an email stating that the picture showed the top not the bottom and I noticed this in my invoice right after I ordered it. I contacted them via email and they asked if they could have the invoice number so they coul stop the shipment I emailed them right back. 28 hours later I got an email saying my order has been shipped without a reply back from them about the bottoms. When I asked them about it when they called me telling me I ruined a bathing suit they said well some times we just don't have time to catch things like that. As for the store credit why would I want store credit for a company who holds no value to their customers. I have no want to support a business that treats their customers the way that they have treated me. I rather take my money elsewhere. Say I ordered something else from them ship it back because it wasn't true to size and they do this again? It's not worth my time. So I would like a full refund. Business Response /* (4000, 9, 2013/07/03) */ A full refund in the amount of $106.50 has been applied to customer's Visa
BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved