Tuesday, December 14, 2010

ABC Brian Ross Investigates - Better Business Bureau

Since most of you are in holiday mode I won’t be blogging too much thru the end of the year so I thought I would share some stuff I watched that I thought would interest you folks. This one about how the Better Business Bureau is a big fucking scam!

Peace, Gaius


Anonymous said...

I learned when I owned a small business, that their solicitation tactics bordered on black mail. When you're a small business, $300. - $500. is a good chunk of money. These people are total jackasses and I hung up on them, after threatening them with a lawyer.
Funny thing, my company never showed up on their data base and I was in business for 19 years.

Gaius Lawrenitis Negris said...

While involved in community issues we never paid any attention to the BBB. I helped form small business coalitions that partnered with neighborhood associations. I mean who cared what ranking you would get from some national scam organization. The people who were going to promote and support you were your neighbors.
With some of the larger neighborhood associations’ even representatives from the big box stores would send representatives.
I guess this is why this particular story interested me.

I never understood why or how an entity could give you a business rating when they did not even know or would ever visit your business and on the same note why would a consumer care.