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Archer Travel Service, Inc.

(818) 248-1511View Additional Phone Numbers4148 Ocean View Blvd., MontroseCA 91020

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Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 1

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08/23/2013Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Repeated requests for travel service have been ignored, despite membership in GPS, a company run by Archer Travel. Efforts to get a refund have failed
On 2/20/13, my wife and I attended a presentation by Global Personal Services (GPS), a travel company that is owned and operated by Archer Travel Service of Montrose, CA. We were impressed with the presentation, and - since we travel a lot - decided to join GPS. We paid a $1,000 membership fee and agreed to a monthly charge of $24.95, commencing March 20, 2013.

I called customer service a day or two later after joining GPS to ask about quotes for a hoel on the Oregon Coast. Nodoby returned my call. Is ent an email requesting the same information. Nobody responded. I sent anemail to the person who signed us up for membership. No response was forthcoming.

My daughter, who is also eligible for the supposed discount prices, is planning an overseas trip this summer. I tried to contact GPS and, once again, no response at all. When I called one day, I actually got to speak with someone - ***** ***** - who mentioned that she was brought in by *** ****** to fix the customer service issues that plagued GPS. She was pleasant, but offered no discount prices for my daughter, who did better through using Expedia online.

I wrote to Mr. ****** on March 28, 2013, outlining my complaints and requesting an immediate refund of $1,024.95 (membership fee + the March 20 electronic deduction from my checking account). Similar to the so-called "service" provided by GPS, there was no response. I have sent several emails, in addition to the letter of March 28,requesting a refund. I have received no response.

It was a mistake to join, I will acknowledge that. I actually took the word of paid shills that GPS was reputable and knew what they were doing. I shouldn't have to suffer because GPS and Archer Travel Service don't have their acts together. That is not what I paid for.

I am willing to compromise and take a reduced settlement, as my complaint is legitimate and Archer Travel Service should be held accountable.

I am a retired senior citizen and the money is important to me and my wife. I have asked Mr. ****** "to do the right thing" in all of my correspondences. He obviously won't do that on his own. He will, however, if the BBB does the right thing and demands that he refund all or part of the money we have spent, for which we have received only grief and broken promises.

Desired Settlement
Since we have been members in the seemingly non-existent entity for a very short period of time, the refund should, in my opinion, represent about 75 - 80% of the $1,024.95 claim. A refund of $750 - $800 would seem equitable.

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Travel Agencies & Bureaus

Additional Information

Business started: 02/22/1980
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

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Business Category

Travel Agencies & Bureaus

Alternate Business Names
Archer Travel, Archer Travel Group

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Address for Archer Travel Service, Inc.

4148 Ocean View Blvd.

Montrose, CA 91020

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  • 4148 Ocean View Blvd. 

    Montrose, CA 91020

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