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BBB has determined that PowerON Services, 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
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Factors that raised the rating for PowerON Services, 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
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|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||2|
|Total Closed Complaints||3|
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|Total Customer Reviews||0|
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMs. Nancy Dakin, Marketing Director Mr. Brent Kelley, CEO Mr. Jeremy White, Customer Service Manager
PowerON Services Inc. provides our Fortune 500 customers with "turn-key" TakeBack Solutions for their Consumer Direct, Educational, Small Business and Enterprise accounts. PowerON's team has the experience and professionalism you can rely on to work directly with your customers to complete a full service TakeBack experience. We also provide a completely automated back-end quoting solution that includes training and process support, which allows our clients to run their own "in house" branded TakeBack program.
Products & Services
PowerON Services, Inc. offers full-service, managed Trade-In Solutions for Manufacturers and Retailers.
8801 Washington Blvd Ste 101
Roseville, CA 95678 (800) 673-6227 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: I sent old laptop for recycle/exchange for $43.20 towards new Apple products. (I went to Apple Store prior to sending in my laptop and they told me was in great condition and I could get a lot more through other services but, I thought this method was less of a hassle.) I rejected offer of $25.00 because they said my laptop was in poor condition due to defective battery. Poweron send back laptop and it was not mine. First, my laptop does not close correctly and because hinge is slightly off. Second, color was a bright white. Mine was yellow white due to age. Third, this laptop had old sticker residue. I never had sticker on mine. I called and spoke with Robert who refused to give me his last name and said he does not give out personal information (Poweron has all my personal information). I explained that I did not receive correct laptop back. He told me I would have to prove that they sent me the wrong laptop. I tried to explain two of the three points I made about his response:First, my laptop does not close correctly and because hinge is slightly off. Poweron resonse: said they fixed it. My question is why would you fix something that you have not secured an agreement on?Third, this laptop had old sticker residue. Poweron resonse: We put a sticker on it for identification purposes. My question why is the sticker residue old and black and not from a freshly placed sticker?Told the Poweron they were NOT honest and I will go to BBB and Media. I have reached out to Apple as well. Left unresolved.
Desired Settlement: If they cannot provide my original laptop. I would like $43.20 per their quote. All I want is what is fair!
We have reached out to the customer again regarding her displeasure with the trade-in program. Since she has refused to provide a serial number for the computer on multiple occasions, we have opted to send her a pre-paid return shipping label for the computer. The serial number is logged for every system that arrives through the trade-in program and is used to identify each specific unit. Once we receive the laptop at our facility, we will verify the serial number and process a gift card in full for her requested amount of $43.20.
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Complaint: SOLD MY LAPTOP TO THIS COMPANY AND WAS QUOTED A CERTAIN PRICE. ITEM HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE COMPANY, NOW LESS THAN WHAT WAS QUOTED IS BEING OFFERED. I WAS QUOTED $191.70 FOR MY MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz 13" (Mid-2010) (P8600) (MC374LL/A). THEY AUDITED MY COMPUTER AND ARE SENDING ME PICTURES THAT ARE NOT OF MY COMPUTER IN ORDER TO GIVE ME LESS THAN WHAT I WAS QUOTED ORIGINALLY ($126.65). I STATED IN MY ORIGINAL QUOTE ALL ISSUES PERTAINING TO MY COMPUTER. THIS COMPANY IS CROOKED AND DISHONEST AND I FEEL I AM BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF.
Desired Settlement: I WANT WHAT I WAS QUOTED ORIGINALLY OR MY LAPTOP BACK IN ITS ORIGINAL STATE.
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: I rejected their quote and PowerOn returned my computer faulty I kept getting an email from Apple to recycle my old Dell computer after purchasing a macbook pro with retina. I did not want to but when I got a quote (Quote Number XXXXXX) for $132.85 from PowerOn after participating in Apple's Reuse and Recycling program, I decided to send my dell laptop. It was working perfectly fine and I sent it with a working battery (I also included the original dell battery which I had replaced), a working charger, the setup guide and the drivers and utilities CD from Dell. My laptop was working PERFECTLY well, in EXCELLENT condition. I only replaced it because it was too heavy, and I needed something portable for school. After sending the laptop to PowerOn, I got an email with a revised quote of $92.06, with the option of accepting or rejecting the quote. I rejected the quote and asked for my laptop back. I got an email from ****** ***** that my laptop will be sent back to me. My friends thought I should have taken the quote, and I replied to ask if i could change my mind and accept the quote. I received an email from ****** a few days later saying my laptop had been shipped, but I didn't mind. I wanted to still have a Windows 7 laptop handy. I got my Dell laptop back and on powering it on, I can't get beyond the Dell screen. I keep getting error messages to reboot. I've used the drivers and utilities disk, but it has proven futile. Dell support will only repair it if I purchase a warranty and I cannot afford one right now. I called Poweron on XXX-XXX-XXXX and spoke to a lady who took down my email, phone number and name. She said someone will call me back. I asked her when and she said as soon as possible. I asked her if I could call them myself and she said no. I asked why and she said someone will call me, and told me to have a nice day, then she hung up on me. I feel terrible. The laptop I sent has been tampered with and PowerOn sent me a faulty laptop, JUST BECAUSE I REJECTED THEIR OFFER. I can't determine what is wrong with it as I am not computer-tech savvy. Sending my laptop to them means I have to spend more money to repair the laptop. I regret sending my laptop PC to PowerOn. It would have saved me all the money and all the stress. I went on their website to check the status of the quote and it says AUDIT ACCEPTED and PAYMENT SENT. I'm not sure what that means because I have a faulty Dell PC here with me. The link to the status is here: http://reuse.poweron.com/public_trade_in/status/*********************************XXXXXX All I want is my FULLY FUNCTIONING LAPTOP BACK!
Desired Settlement: I would like the original quote of $132.86, otherwise I want my laptop functioning the way it was when I sent it to PowerOn.
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