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I've had Chegg for 3 months and it has come in really handy for more challenging chemistry problems, or if I just don't have the time to finish by myself. There are answers for courses way past the Gen Chem level and my posted questions are answered in less than an hour. Definitely worth the money if you want an assist with your college courses.
Overpriced monthly charges. Study packs are slapped together messes of missing chapters and content at sometimes of ridiculous amateur submissions if at all. The book that I purchased had no updates to its newly released content (which means that you have to rely on PDF files your instructor may or may not have for those newest edition chapters that were supposedly available and benefit of this "service"). Fonts and highlight code font (for programming) is almost unreadable and when you try to maximize the screen or even try to adjust the viewing pane, everything goes out of kilter and is almost impossible to read and leaves you with no option but to reload.
No right click option to copy content and simply paste into a project or text editor so you can actually read it or just save some time when you have an instructor that can type 4,000 wpm while you are squinting trying to keep up with said instructor. The fact that you cannot copy and paste the code into an editor or wysiwyg is absolutely ridiculous considering at least with the book I had, it came with source code that was downloaded from the author's actual website. No advance warning to when they are going to charge your account and the price went up seemingly each time they charged my card. Even when I thought (because the actual class I took was complete and the expire date was set for that date) they kept charging anyway.
Lord forbid a user that pays almost $40.00 a month for a subscription would be able to download your book, save your book or even copy content from your book. After all, the cost of the actual hardcover book (which I own) cost LESS than this scam subscription service of craptastic expenditures to your bank account. Lack of user control to remove your payment methods and personal account without having to search the help section and then select "cancel account" displays the intent of causing users such as myself, to assume that the expiration date I chose for my semester term was met would automatically cancel and then ask for my input or at least give me advanced warning of when they were going to charge my card.
You jump through hoops to actually remove your personal account and payment methods. You first have to go to the help section and type in "cancel account" and then, the cancel account link displays. Then, to ensure these scam artists no longer have your card on file anymore, you have to jump through even more hoops which leads you to have to search for "remove personal data" which then gives you the link to do so. Well, at least you think so. It then has you enter in your email to which they send you a form to fill out, then verify your email to verify you want to cancel your account. All basically hidden areas from the user which is a great method to continue charging a user if they 1) do not cancel their subscription; 2) does not delete their user data; 3) system WILL charge you even if your supposed expiration date has been met.
The fact that author did not make his book available to Amazon Kindle was even more sketchy because let's be honest. If you really want a student textbook to translate well for general use, and ownership being the key element here, Kindle would be the ultimate route to go but alas no. This poor excuse for a ** sore cash cow milks the poor student out of their small bank accounts which also keeps financial aid out of the possibility to be used in most electronic book store options most colleges offer. Simply stay away from Chegg. Period.
Do not use this site!!! I used this site for a year and paid a monthly subscription fee, $10.55/month, which automatically came out of my bank account. 10 months after canceling my subscription, I get a random CHEGG monthly charge to my account!! When I contacted them, they couldn’t find any account information… Beware.
Waste of money. Most of the answers on the website are wrong and there's no way to get the right one once someone has already answered it with the wrong answer other than posting the same question again which uses up your free 20 questions. It's frustrating to pay for a website that always has the wrong work and answers.
The large majority of the answers to questions on the website are incorrect. The website also often reads my computer as multiple devices somehow and there have been multiple times it shut down due to "too many device switches". There's honestly more useful information in comments of questions where people will actually give the correct answers. No regulation on answers, awful software, and they just updated the front end and made it 10 times worse. Just avoid completely.
I purchased a text book from Chegg.com via Amazon and now Chegg.com is charging my account $11.99. I'm not sure what this charge is for but it was not authorized by me. I've already filed a complaint with PayPal but Consumer Affairs should know about this as well.
My son had a credit card on my account. He thought his subscription was done when his credit card expired. The company continued to fraudulently charge my account until I asked him what this monthly charge was. They claim they can only refund 90 days of charges. Yet, they were charging to an account that they were not provided the new expiration date for and the subscription number and monthly charge was actually changed with no authorization from my son.
I purchased an E book for Chegg which I have used multiple times in the past. My wife was experiencing issues uploading multiple pages and all of the highlighting features were not working properly. I reached out to Chegg and they said it was outside the 14 day guarantee period so they are unable to help me with this! Beware when subscribing to their E-Books and their customer service is garbage.
I purchased a textbook and was told it would be delivered in 2 weeks. After 5 weeks it had not been received. When, I contacted customer service, they said not only did they not have the book, they were unsure if they would ever get it. They were quick to refund my money, but I never should have been charged for merchandise that was not in stock.
If you get the subscription you will want to pull your hair out by trying to cancel. As a student, I used it for answers on homework and how they got that answer. Which in that aspect was good. That is until I wanted to cancel because I was done with the semester. I looked on website and app. Nothing. I actually lost my card at one point so I canceled the card. And I'm not kidding when I say they still continuously tried to charge the card. Every. Day. for a half a year.
They would not stop trying to charge the card to the point my bank called me to say they suspect my canceled card was stolen and someone was trying to use it. Nope! That's just Chegg desperately trying to leach money out of my account again. It was nothing like I ever experienced before. Usually when your card is declined for other websites they just stop giving you that service and move on. But chegg? They will not stop till they get your money with no way to cancel your subscription without calling them directly.
Chegg used to be the only thing that got me through my STEM math classes. Now I can't use my account without it being flagged as shared. Four times in less than a week I was locked out. First I was told "it is what it is, wait 48 hours", then I was told "it's because you use a hotspot for internet, wait another 48 hours, only use the app on your phone." I solely used the app on my phone, flagged again. Instead of screwing around with customer service for the 4th time knowing I'll be told I have to wait 48 hours, I canceled my subscription. I'll be using Brainly from now on, it's free and doesn't give me a headache.
I paid for Chegg.com study and when I used it to help me understand how I was missing problems on my college work, I was sent an ugly email threatening to cancel my subscription for cheating. I paid for the service and should be able to use it without receiving intimidating emails.
I've had repeated problem with Chegg which has required verifications of all sorts. This is what I was told tonight that would cure my problem ....Quoting...."You can download the app, turn on and off your device, reboot Wifi, uninstall and redownload the Chrome app. These are the things we see work that will rectify your issue. They are not guesses." So, I was told I might have to uninstall and reinstall Chrome with every use if necessary. Chegg does not have to verify who they are when they take your monthly payment.
I asked for help with electronic access code immediately. They refused to help. They did not refund my purchase price. They continued to refuse to help with the code. Now they refuse a refund. Fraud!!!!
I have posted one question. Got wrong, incomplete. This app is to make people fool and never ever subscribe for it. It’s just wastage of money. I don’t know how it’s operating even the support doesn’t reply to your question regarding post of wrong and provided.
I strongly do not recommend purchasing a membership. Not worth even 1 dollar. I absolutely cannot get an answer to the questions I wrote. I've written how many times questions, but 3 days have passed, they never go back to my questions. I will cancel my membership.
This "business" I believe is colluding with schools using stolen credit cards. They committed fraud at 3AM by charging my CC 3 times, one after the other for the amount of $19.95. Ive never heard of this "business" in any way, shape or form until my bank notified me of the charges. This "business" provides students the ability to cheat on exams, which you can find evidence of on Reddit. Their entire purpose is fraud. Still looking for a California license but I don't think they have one, I think they are out of India. They are nothing but a scam.
I cannot figure out how to view page numbers in Chegg's eReader service. I've downloaded both the app on my Android and used my computer. The only answer on google is locked behind Chegg's 15$ Paywall.
It’s clear, from other people on here, that they are having the same problem as me, but here’s my story. I have used Chegg for a while. For the most part, they were fine. They were good for studying and providing solutions to problems that I could go back and review to see what I got right or what I missed on homework problems. It was good feedback, and helped me immensely.
But something changed this year (2021 specifically). They changed how they recorded devices, is my best guess, and now, instead of just recording the two devices you’re allowed to have associated with your account, they now record your IP address. Which means, if you work or study from more than one place, your account is going to get suspended. Why did they do something so asinine? Who knows. Some idiot over there thought this was a good idea. So, okay, the first couple of times this happens, I go to tech support to figure out what’s going on. They give me some troubleshooting tips, but the problem keeps happening. So I go back, explain the problem again, and they give me the same tips. I explain to them that they don’t work, and they have no answer, they can’t unlock my account, and they can’t refund my money because my account is locked, because they locked it! This went on for THREE WEEKS!
Nobody seems to know what is going on at Chegg, and it appears you can only use their website at one location, so don’t plan on moving around if you’re a working student, like I am, and don’t expect a refund. They just steal your money, lock your account, and tell you there’s nothing they can do for you. Absolute TRASH! DO NOT USE CHEGG! Their website is broken, and they will not fix it, and instead blame the problems on you.
So, I am a college student and I have been using Chegg for a while now. Although it does have its perks, it also has its problems. I pay almost $15/month to utilize their services, which means I should be able to do with my account as I please. I have an iPad, MacBook, and an iPhone; all of which I use for both school and personal use. On my iPad and iPhone I use both the Chegg study app and Chegg.com to do my work. As of recently and times in the past, they have started to both suspend my account and require me to change my password because I either use Chegg on too many devices or they accuse me of sharing my account.
Within the past year I have had to change my password over 5 times due to them believing I was sharing my account. I have had to change password because I alternated between devices too many times and I honestly think it is getting ridiculous. I am not going to lie, I enjoy using Chegg, but I don't enjoy being told how I can access a service that I pay for. If it was a free subscription, I would not care, but since money is being taking out of account to utilize these services, I should be able to do as I please. Why does it matter how many devices I have? If they can track how many times I have switched back and forth between devices, they should be able to tell that all these devices are registered to me, and me only. If I didn't use Chegg so much, I would definitely cancel my subscription and not look back, but I am honestly so frustrated with their policies and rules that I decided that it was important to write the review.
Be careful. They just charge you monthly. Not possible to cancel the order or subscription in their website. Not a reasonable service. You pay money and receive a little service. That's it. They keep your information including credit card information and you are not able to remove them.
I have use the service before and it was ok. Back in January I decided to sign up again to be able to study remotely. When I did it in my old iPad, service was normal, but when I decided to update my iPad problem started and the system did NOT work. Worst of all, I called on the 10th and the lady directed me to do few things to correct the problem, I did all I was directed and did not work nor I received the phone call I was to get from the expert in the system.
On the 19th called again and I was told almost the very same stuff, nothing has happen yet. Called back again an hour ago and they told me now that, the problem is apple because they are providing them service in my iPad. To make it simple- CHEGG is NOT longer a reliable company nor they provide the service they charge for. They took my money for a month and I received 1.5 weeks of service and the run around for more than 2 weeks. My recommendation is to DO NOT pay services to this company. DO NOT TRUST CHEGG.
We bought a textbook from them almost a year ago. Beware, they slip in a monthly subscription service whenever you simply buy a book from them without you ever realizing it. They asked if we wanted a subscription - a pop up window and we said "no". But they gave it to us anyway! So we ended up being charged $14.95 every single month for almost a year now and just discovered it when our credit card called us as it was considered suspicious activity. We never willingly signed up for a subscription. We only bought a book. When I called them to refund all the money they took from us, they would only refund 3 months! What a load of ** this company is!! BEWARE - do not buy anything from them!!! They are very sly in sliding a subscription past you. I am not impressed with their unethical business practices.
I rented two ebooks and a textbook, when I went to use the ebooks I had rented there was no history of my purchases. I was already charged and yet no history of my purchase only through my bank. When I called the person who handle my call was very unprofessional and no apology at all for their mistake. Then gave me attitude and responded all I had to know was that I was gonna get a refund, which I said, "How are you gonna fix this problem because now I had a class to attend and no book." Secondly I had to cancel my debit card because Chegg tried to charge me again for a book that I already was charged for.
So for the second time I had to call them and asked if I was already charged for the book that was being mailed to me. They confirmed it was so when I asked for an explanation as to why they try to charge me again I got no answer. Instead I got attitude and no answer as to how they would refund me if my card was already canceled, they didn’t even have the card information on file. How is this even possible. Horrible experience. I don’t recommend Chegg at all. They are so unprofessional and double charging is unacceptable.
Multiple fraudulent "Chegg Order" charges to my credit card, notified Visa & canceled card today. Google lists many instances of such activity & the BBB lists 384 complaints. WHAT is going on with this company. I seldom use this credit card and trying to figure how "Chegg" processed 2 different charges to their site[?].
I tried to get my books early for school to have them ready. As it turns out, my school cancelled the class I was enrolled in due to low enrollment numbers; however, since it was past the 21-day return policy for Chegg (they go off of order date) I wasn’t able to receive a refund so I’m completely out of the money I paid. Never ordering from here again. Unbelievable.
I ordered my textbooks and went to check on the status of the order days later only to find one book had been canceled. I went from paying $78 to having to pay $110 for the same book a few days later and Chegg would only offer me a %15 discount. Their explanation was that they must have run out, got more in stock, and jacked the prices up to $110 now. I asked on the Chegg chat if I would have any issues with my orders going through Chegg and was assured this was a great site and I'd be thrilled with my experience. Now I will have a week less to prepare for classes and I had to spend a lot more than I had planned to spend.... Livid.
I lost my textbooks in a housefire 4 days before exam week. Chegg is going to charge me full price for not returning the books. Or, I can buy the books from somewhere else and return them. Nothing like adding more stress during this already stressful time. Apparently, I haven't lost enough already. I've been a faithful customer since I started college. The fire marshal is willing to send them a copy of the report. Some companies are only about the bottom dollar!
I could not accept the idea of what 1 account use only device. Even when I swap to my only device so they just only allow to swap one a month, and they send the verified code by mail but could not use that. Finally, they blocked my account because many attempts. Thump down.
I used to love books during my undergrad and when they were going through UPS. Now that they changed to FedEx they kind of started to go downhill. I am in graduate school and have ordered books there two times before. Each time I returned my books I would get emails upon emails saying my Chegg books are due and they would charge me $6 if they aren't due on time. They actually did charge me a couple of times because I thought with COVID maybe FedEx is late. However, they just weren't processed.
This time, I ordered two books, put them in the same box and sent them back. They only processed one... I know the other one got there because they were in the same box. They sent me another email saying my books are due and if I don't return them they will charge me again. In other words, might have to start using Amazon if I keep getting these emails about how my books (that are in the same box) haven't been processed.
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