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I purchased my Ronco Rotisserie in December 2008 from a kitchen store in my town. I have no complaint about the product. I sent in the rebate offer way before the deadline of January 09 and have heard nothing back from the company including the rebate. It has been over 4 months.
I bought 2 rotisserie ovens and was supposed to get a rebate on them. I mailed them in December and January. As of yet, I have not received them. I keep getting different excuses from them. I talked to them on 3/16/09 and was told they would forward my info to the corporate office because a new company took over. Now I'm being told my check was mailed on 2/28/09 by Caroline. One of the customer service reps I talked to just minutes before this told me I had to resubmit everything or I wasn't going to get my rebate. I don't believe either of them.
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I have been hosed by Ronco, I sent back my Showtime Rotisserie for a warranty issue on Oct 7, 2007 and I've been getting the same story since January of 2008. The sad thing about this is they continue their infomercials to sell their garbage.
I want my rotisserie back
I have purchase a rotisserie over a year. My rotisserie was broken, the timer did not end the cycle as it should, so the fire department had to break down my door to disconnect it because I had left. I sent it back to the said address for a replacement. Its been over 3 months since I`ve sent it and after numerous phone calls I am unable to get my rotisserie back.
I want to have the full payment refunded of what I have paid for the rotisserie.
I had purchased a Showtime Rotisserie from Ronco several years ago and also purchased an extended warranty through them. In January 2008, I sent the rotisserie in for repair under the warranty (which i still had to pay $18 for shipping, not including my own cost of shipping to them). The rotisserie has now been with them for 6 month's! All that they sent back was the glass door for the front.
I call them every 2-3 weeks on the status and they continously tell me the shell is on backorder, but will be shipping out soon. Everytime i ask to talk to a manager, they tell me that the manager is unavailable and to call the headquaters. But when I call, all i get is a busy signal. To send an item in for repair (especially when your paying for it) and not get it back for over 6 months is completely ridiculous.
We bought a Showtime Rotisserie from Ronco a few years ago. In September 2007 they had a Safety Recall because the cord can catch fire. We had noticed that the cord gets very hot so we were always sure that it wasn't resting on anything when the rotisserie was running. My husband called them about the recall and they said they would send us a shipping label and that we should send the rotisserie to them and they would send us out a new one. They recieved our rotisserie October 4th 2008.
My husband has called them every week or two since November of 2007 - it is now July of 2008 and we still do not have a rotisserie and they have taken to hanging up on us. He has remained calm on the phone but is completely fed up at this point. They constantly tell us that it is out of stock or it will be shipping at the end of the week or they are so sorry they don't know why the last person said or did this or that. At this point I feel like they have stolen OUR property and I can't believe this company is still in business.
I JUST WANT MY ROTISSERIE BACK! We used it all the time! Why isn't anybody doing anything to this company and why does the Better Businees Bureau say they licensed them last year even though they have hundreds of complaints against them?
We paid for the rotisserie and have spoken to them at least 30 times with every phone call and name documented. We have tried going to 'the front door' so to speak and every back door we could find. We even tried Ron P.'s wife's website. NO response. AND others are right - good luck finding an address. Every one we speak to is in a foreign country at a call center! Why isn't there a class action lawsuit against a company that issues a Safety Recall and then never replaces the product after they said they would?
We are obviously out the $160.00 dollars we spent on the rotisserie plus the time and energy we have spent on the phone with them over the last 10 months.
On January 5, 2007 I ordered the large knife set from the informcial on television. I have been charged for this and and a set of large scissors that I did not order. My total bill so far is $124.07. I have not received anything. I was told it would be 2 weeks. I then received an e-mail that it would be 4 to 6 weeks. I was put on hold when I called to ask about the scissors. They left me on hold for 35 minutes and I was disconnected. I called back, and they said they had no record of my calling, asked me to hold, and I was finally disconnected again.
Watched an infommercial on March 9 early morning ordered the Ronco Sixtime show knives for 61.69 via electronic check. March 14 charge of 70.19 was done from Popeil aka Ronco called that day March 14 asked for supervisor rep put me on hold and was told they could not do nothing because I did not get the person's name when I first called. And was told the package was being delivered that day.
Weeks went by. May 2, 2006 called to see where package was still in the warehouse because they could not ship to a PO BOX. Gave them another address and am now waiting again for the package Fedex ground/Express.
On March 8,2006, I called 818-772-6450 and ordered Kebob rods for my Showtime rotisserie. My credit card was charged on March 10, 2006. I was told that they would ship in two weeks. On April 1, I called to check the status of my order and was told 'they are on backorder'. On April 14, I called back and was told they are still on backorder and should be in by the end of April. Had I looked on this site first, I would never have ordered from them. How can a business take your money and not produce the goods?
A major component of the stand on my Ronco Pro Rotissiere Oven broke, causing hot grease to spill onto curtains and windowsill.
I tired to call Ronco to order the plastic part, which joins the upper and lower legs. The people answering the phones opined that Ronco will only sell an entire stand assembly ($25). Since the metal tubing which constitutes a majority of the stand is fine, I really don't need a whole stand, but if I want to use the oven I am stuck.
I would not buy another of their products.
I ordered a Ronco rotisserie for a family member in the fall of 06. And inbetween two brain operations for a malignant cancer tumor, I received a couple of real small checks in the mail that mistakenly took for a rebate. In my current condition I did not read thr real fine print. By cashing those checks, I was signing up for something I did not want ( like home protection) I don't even own a home! As a resut of all this they started taking monthly payments out of my debit card account, which I stupidly didn't notice. I think they could only have gotten that card # from Ronco. Of course I can't get thru to them!
In a period of one year, we purchased 3 Showtime Rotisseries. The first one the oven door handles cracked and broke off, we had the handles repaired at an automotive shop as the Ronco people would not respond to our complaints or emails. The second one was given as a gift, so far, so good, not used much by the 70 year old Mother. The third one is used maybe 3 times a year. I just did a beautiful Prime Rib in it a few minutes ago. BUT, I now have the timer knob laying on my counter as it broke off for some reason. A few months ago the steamer tray cracked, it had plenty of water in it and there was no reason to do so. Customer Service at Ronco does not happen, none of us should waste our time trying to contact them.
Their product is wonderful, just poorly made, I will miss my Ronco, no more for me, 3 is enough, now I am just waiting for my mother~in~law to tell me what is wrong with her's.
I ordered some Ronco Showttime knives advertised on TV last December. As a result, I keep getting letters to join different shopping clubs, which I have never responded to. They charged my Discover card anyway with 2 of these clubs: Shoppers Advantage (800-526-4848)and Complete Home (800-636-2379)in Sept. I got these phone numbers off my Discover bill.
I called and told them I had not joined, had never received anything from them, including a membership number, which they kept asking me for and told them to remove the charges. They agreed to remove them on my October bill, which they did. Then lo and behold! the fools recharged me again on the same bill they had removed the charges from. They are relative companies (which I discovered from our phone conversation) and I believe they are all under the Ronco umbrella. Today I recived a promotional from yet another company which claimed to be Ronco-related whose name is Consumer Profile 2005 Elite Excursions.
This is driving me nuts because Ronco has my credit card number and apparently they are doing with it whatever they choose. Ronco is very crafty. I cannot find their address online anywhere. It didn't appear on anything when I received the knives. The knives were wonderful. That is not my complaint. But it's been a nightmare ever since.
Copy of e-mail sent to the Company: :As it has been far too many weeks since placing this order, following my several telephone calls and e-mails, I would like confirmation that this order has indeed been cancelled. I have put a stop on it with my Credit Card company who are no doubt in touch with your accounts people. As I mention every time I was in contact with your company, I left the address on the order last week, which was 8/9 weeks after the order date.
I have also yet to receive an apology for this shocking service, as well as an explanation as to why the order is still showing as sitting in your warehouse, which according to your website is actually in Ontario. Quote - "All Canadian deliveries are shipped from our Canadian fulfillment center located in Ontario.". It also says, quote - "While we strive to deliver all orders as quickly as possible, we ask all customers to allow up to 4-6 weeks for delivery even though an order may be delivered in quicker time. Once an order is placed into our database, it takes time to process in fulfillment and ship out. If after 6 weeks, you have not received your order, please contact our customer service department at (800) 486-1806." I did this and received no help or explanation. With regard to your back order policy as stated on your website, quote - "the customer will not be charged for a backordered item until it is available for shipment"
I was charged twice! Samuel Popeil would turn in his grave to hear of such a dire level of service.
I ordered a set of steak knives online, bought, paid for and received them. No problems untill a month later I noticed that they had taken an extra $13 out of my account. Now another month later, they did it again. I purchased the knives in full when I ordered them and they are taking money out of my account at there own will. I called them and they stated that there was nothing I could do. I had to cancel my credit card to avoid more fraudulant charges.
I received the rotisserie three years ago, but there is a design flaw. The side rails that hold the glass door are made of plastic and they crack and break away from holding the weight of the termal glass door. From having read the other complaints I don't envision getting a resolution readily. I am writing this to warn other prospective buyers that the product is flawed and causes it to ultimately to become useless. You cannot cook in a rotisserie if it has no glass.
Ordered Ronco Showtime Rotisserie from an infomercial on August 15, 2002 with credit card. Was billed August 18, 2002 for over $200 ( I order the BBQ plus an accessory pack). Was told by the CSR that it would be delivered in 10-21 days. That time came and went and no BBQ. Called Ronco back the 1st week in September. Was told that it would take 6-8 weeks for delivery. Called Ronco back on September 25, was told that there was a problem with my address and the BBQ was returned to them. I verified the address and it was correct and told them that I had ordered several things before that was shipped by UPS and had no problems. They told me that they would ship a BBQ out by Fed-Ex and I would receive it in 7-10 days. Called Ronco again the 1st week of October and was told that they were taking inventory and they would ship a BBQ out by Fed-Ex and would receive it in 7-10 days. I still have not received the Rotisserie BBQ, but I have been billed for it.
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