locked Re: warning if you doing business


I do operate my own business and would not use free matter for the
blind under any circumstances. Instead I use the USPS and pay for the
postage myself, except on international orders but I do subsidize the
international postage as well.

I had too many experiences before I started my business when I did use
free matter for the blind personally, of packages getting lost,
packages coming back postage due, etc, that I decided I would never
use it in my business.

In answer to someone else's comments in this thread about
blindbusinesses not caring about blind people or offering payment
plans, we do offer lay-away plans but only for orders totaling $200 or
more such as for a Victor Reader Stream, Victor Reader Trek, etc.

I am blind, am not rich by any stretch of the imagination, and I do care.


On 3/5/20, Dave Mitchel <dbmitchel@centurylink.net> wrote:
the government pays for free matter. that is not or does not include things
you pay for as it is free matter.
if I am selling you or anyone else I cannot send that free matter as it is
not free but has been paid for.

From: brian
Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] warning if you doing business

We should not do business with any company that will not mail out
products that do qualafy for free matter. Tell them that they don't then we
will go else whear. If companies can't deal with the cost of doing business
then they don't belong in business. It's bad enough when companies that
sell products for the blind refuse to provide us with accessable meterials
such as manuals and catalogs. They all do this and neither Acb or Nfb are
doing anything about this. They just don't care about real world problems
of the blind they are a very big joke. They have always been and will
always will be. Companies that sell products for the blind are proving that
they really don't care about the needs of the blind they just want our
money. They are taking advantage of and they should all be very ashamed of
themselves. What a big scam? They just can't comprehend that the majority
of theblind are either unimployed living on ssi or ssdi income that barly
pays for your monthly living expensive. There is very little room for
expensive products in their budgets. Thats just reality but they will never
comprehend that. How many companies that sell products for the blind offer
any monthly payment plans? They want full payment and thats just not
possible. When I first applied to my local lions club for a reading machine
they told me that it would take their whole anual budget just to pay for it.
This prevents the blind from achieving the independence that the blind
truly want and they could care less. I am not saying that we should get
somthing for nothing but just work with us and charge a more reasonable
price for their products. Offer monthly payment plans and they will sell
more products. They have no business sinse. There is a double standard
here. If we request braille we are told that the cost is to high and only
10 percent of blind people read braille anyway. On the other hand they
ignore the 70-80 unimployment rate of the blind and expect us to pay money
that we don't have. They are very selish and very inconciterate of our
needs the very people they claim to be in business for. I know that nothing
will probably ever change unless the blind community as a whole demand
change. I doubt that will ever happen you just can't getthe blind to unite
on any issue. Just some food for thought for what's werth.

Brian Sackrider

On 3/5/2020 4:04 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

If I operated a business, I probably would not send stuff out free matter.
Did you have an agreement that they would send it out free matter? Did you
get anything in writing saying this?

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 1:01 PM heather albright <kd5cbl@gmail.com> wrote:

No it was not a restocking fee. They charged me for something that could
have been sent free matter. So if one orders something from them, be
prepared! That is all I am going to say on the subject! Heather

From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] warning if you doing business

I don't know if your message is a valid warning. Are users told in some
sort of straightforward way that returning something will involve a
restocking fee? I purchase very little and I have returned nothing. What
is customary for those companies that specialize in dealing with blind
purchasers? Do they generally charge a restocking fee for returns? How
much? Is this company within what is customary now?

Aside from that, since all sorts of merchants charge restocking fees
now, is the charge within what is reasonable for merchants in general?
Shipping isn't the question. Restocking fees aren't based on shipping
costs. they are a cost imposed for restocking a returned item.


----- Original Message -----

From: heather albright

Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2020 2:50 PM

To: TechTalk@groups.io

Subject: [TechTalk] warning if you doing business

Hello, I just want to worn anyone who does business that, this company
does not return all your money even with items that could be shipped free
matter for the blind. So LoganTech.

Proxtalker, be warned and go else where! Heather



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