Get Your Stuff.org, based in Canada, does business throughout the internet especially in Forums where people are looking for advice and products aimed at internet marketing.
The owner, Jamie Iaconis, knickname “squeege”, resells products created by others for a commission but, according to him, he has no money to make prompt refunds due to personal problems.
I purchased “Article Submitter” software through PayPal. Within a few hours I realized the software did not perform as stated by Mr. Iaconis on his sales page. I continued for a few more days to try to make it work, even asking him questions via email. By his answers, I realized that the software would not work as advertised and politely asked for a refund. He politely said he didn’t have the money at that moment and offered me more software rather than a refund. I refused the offer.
I gave him a deadline to live up to his 30-day (no-questions-asked) 100% Money Back Guarantee. He told me to “do what you want” to get my money back.
I notified the Forum where I found his offer and they have banned him. I filed a complaint with PayPal and we are in the first step of the process as of Oct. 18, 2006.
The issue is not the paltry $17.00 I paid. It is the common practice by many internet marketers to operate on a shoestring budget instead of following ethical business practices. These marketers need to be made accountable.