Spend $3 million on computers in one year?
I was in a good place.
I bought a new Dell XPS 13 (which has a 1080p display, a 2TB HDD, a 15.6″ TFT display, and a 128GB SSD) and I got a 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-8700K processor and 16GB of RAM.
I had $3.2 million in cash on hand, and Costco charged $5.49 per dollar, which was more than twice the price of a $10 MacBook Air.
The $1,500 I spent on the MacBook Air actually saved me $6.88 over the course of the year.
But Costco charges double the price for the same product, so my money went towards another computer instead.
(Of course, I didn’t actually get the 2TB SSD because it was $300 cheaper, but that’s another story.)
After spending $1.9 million on PCs, I received a refund on my first $5,000 purchase of a computer.
My second $10,000 computer went to a friend.
My third $10.1 million computer went on eBay.
(No, I did not get a refund.)
It was a great story, but the Costco refund didn’t go far enough.
Costco said my money was returned, but it wasn’t.
After I contacted the company, I got an email that the refund was denied because I did the same thing as Costco.
The company told me that it was a fraud and that I should file a police report, which is a good start, but still a big step down from filing a consumer fraud complaint.
I called Costco to ask if it was possible to file a complaint, but they said that it would be a “significant” process. “
Action Notice” means that I have to give Costco 24 hours to respond, which they said they would do.
I called Costco to ask if it was possible to file a complaint, but they said that it would be a “significant” process.
When I called them again, they told me I needed an additional 30 days.
“That’s too long,” I told them.
“I’m not sure I can wait that long, and it would mean I have my money back,” I added.
I spent $5 million on Costco computers and never got my money.
After speaking to a Costco rep, I contacted a lawyer, who agreed to represent me.
He said that he would have no problem filing an action with the state of California against Costco if I were to file criminal charges.
I’m not even sure that’s legal, but he said that I could file an amended complaint against Costco for breach of contract and for using a false or misleading representation.
But the Costco representative refused to answer any questions about the refund and how long it would take to process the complaint.
“Do you know how long an action can take?”
“It depends,” the rep replied.
“You could have an entire case,” I said.
“But if you do a complaint and you have an investigation and you are going to have a long time to process it, that’s going to cost you a lot of money.”
So I told the representative to get back to me and I would file a civil action against Costco to get my money, which I did.
After filing the civil action, Costco issued a statement saying that they would not have a “dispute resolution” process to process a complaint if the customer has an account with the company.
“If the consumer has a valid account and an account number, we will resolve a complaint as expeditiously as possible, and will follow the court order and court order of the State of California to provide refunds,” Costco wrote.
“We take our refund obligations seriously and will not dispute any refund requests.”
But I did get my refund.
“No, it’s not,” the representative said.
It was about $7.50.
And it’s only $7,500 if you’re a Costco shopper.
Costco’s refund policy is unclear, so I contacted Costco to see what kind of refund policy it has.
Costco told me to contact the company’s customer service line, but there was no response.
I sent an email to the company but never got an answer.
I went to Costco and told them I had filed a complaint with the California Attorney General, but no one answered my call.
Then I emailed Costco and spoke with a Costco representative, who assured me that Costco would look into my complaint.
I then called the Attorney General’s office and asked about my case, but as of yet, no one has responded.
When it comes to consumer fraud, consumers should file complaints with their state attorney general’s office, because there’s no way for Costco to provide a refund if the consumer files a complaint.
The best way to fight fraud is to file consumer fraud complaints with the federal government.