These companies were found to be untrustworthy or high risk to do business with on the internet based on my test of the user experience dealing with them. I recommended that you do not buy from these companies, or if you do at least be informed of the risks as stated below for each one.
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ABC Gift Cards aka Card Cash – This company was OK for my first transaction, I paid for a discount card and got and used it just fine, but the second transaction from my Paypal account was cancelled with no explanation and the funds were locked up as pending and unavailable for over a week. The customer services reps replied to my questions about the cancellation with an unhelpful cut-and-paste script. I had a friend try a bank debit card with thousands of available dollars on it and the transaction was also cancelled. Another friend tried a third VISA debit card and the transaction was also cancelled. Another friend tried using a Mastercard and the transaction was also cancelled. Each time Card Cash cancelled the order the funds were held as pending for over a week with no reply to our requests releasing it from their customer service team. The longest auto release of those holds was 10 days. The company only replied with a script about the cancellation being due to their security system rejecting our payments for some unknown reason. Overall the site boasts deals up to 35% off but seems to be an attempt to gather your information and hold your funds and is a hassle more than anything. This company is also doing business as ABCgiftcards.com and when I received my gift card by mail that did work the return address was ABC Processing Center, 990 Cedar Bridge Ave, Ste 87, Rm 365, Brick, NJ, 08723. It took about 7 days for the plastic card to arrive from this company and only 1 out of 14 total orders my friends and I tried with them actually worked.
Hidebox – This company allows its users to spam this website (and probably many others) with user accounts.
Mailcatch – This company allows its users to spam this website (and probably many others) with user accounts.
Save Ya – This company cancels transactions without any explanation also. They did not hold my money like other companies, but I still didn’t like my transaction being cancelled a day later after I was expecting it to already be in the mail. They sell discounted gift cards for TGI Fridays, Outback Steakhouse, Walgreens, Macy’s, Kohl’s JCPenny, Lane Bryant, Sephora, Mens Warehouse, DSW, Bass Pro Shops, Dicks Sporting Goods, Big Lots, Michaels, Red Robin, Honeybaked Ham, Applebees, Lone Star Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse, PF Changs, Red Lobster, Chili’s, Steak N’ Shake, Mcdonalds, Krispy Kreme, Cracker Barrel, Sees Candies, Barnes & Noble, & More. This company does not participate in cash back offers or incentives you will only receive the % off that is listed on their website so take that into account when shopping for the best deal.
Shoplet – I made an $80 purchase of a paper cutter from this company. The item was shipped in the product box, not even a real box to add protection. The blade was bent loose from poor handling during shipping and lack of packaging materials. I requested a return and was told I’d have to pay a 20% restocking fee, even though the item was defective through no fault of my own. Red flag shoppers – why buy from Shoplet when you can get the items just as cheap on Amazon?!? Still I wanted to try them out so I could report on their service and either add them to my marketplace links, or here, and here it was because paying restocking on defective items is totally bogus as a business practice and as a consumer you do not need to put up with that. Be warned of this hidden danger if you shop on Shoplet, to them you are responsible for the return of items they failed to get to you in good condition.