Ripoff Report: Taco Bell

I just discovered this website recently called Ripoff Report that allows consumers to report complaints and scams and seek justice from companies who practice unfair policies. One report came in for a Taco Bell in Salem where the consumer was overcharged for a 5 Layer Burrito. It's worth reading. The site's motto is, "Don't let them get away with it.® Let the truth be known!" With websites like this, the consumer is getting more leverage in dealing with companies big and small. There is a disclaimer on the site which says:
"While we encourage and even require authors to only file truthful reports, Ripoff Report does not guarantee that all reports are authentic or accurate. Be an educated consumer. Read what you can and make your decision based upon an examination of all available information."
I think it's important for the consumer to have a platform to speak freely with other people about the choices they have to buy goods and services. It's up to the reader to be discerning about what they are reading. Websites like Ripoff Report and eatsalem.com rely on commetors to be truthful, but often, people with a vendetta will abuse the space by making exaggerated claims. These kinds of sites work best when many voices contribute opinions, giving a broader description of a particular business. When you have a complaint about a business, how do you resolve the situation?


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Written communication can be a challenge to understand without punctuation and capitalization.

Anonymous said...

I know, same here. I went to the taco drive through across from our apartment the other day to buy tacos for my kids and i bought 12 tacos and the cashier was all like THAT WILL BE 8.99 and I said NO, I DON'T THINK SO!!!!, IT SHOULD ONLY BE 8.28 AND I KNOW THAT BECAUSE I ORDER 12 TACOS ALL THE TIME. So she started copping me an atitude and I asked for the manager and chewed him up one side and down the other and told him I'm no dummy. I demanded the tacos for free and he said that he couldn't do that. I laid rubber and left nothing but some smoke from my tires they could chew on. I went to another drive through and got ice cream instead, but the point is that someone tried to overcharge me for tacos and I wouldn't sit for it. We are both on a fixed income and can't afford to be overcharged for what is rightfully ours.

Stand up for your self and don't let the big corporations get rich on your back.

Anonymous said...

I lol'd

Anonymous said...

HA!

copierman said...

I looked at the taco in the pic. I looked at the one they gave me. I complained to the manger
and I was told only one scoop off meat per taco I said the pic looks like 3 at least make it two to look somewhat like the pic. Manager said they would lose money and they cannot. I them said give me a refund got it and tossed 12 tacos in the bin? Ripoff!!!! Wheres the beef

Anonymous said...

You ate at Taco Bell. The expectations there are pretty low. You should call the company that owns the local Taco Bells. 208-888-6428. They are based out of Idaho.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'm glad this is back on topic. I refuse to go to taco bell any more after the crazy situation where they tried to charge me 8.99 for tacos that clearly should have ben .71 cheaper. Why would they try to do that unless they are a greedily company that is trying to dupe people thye thinks aren't smart. I am SO MAD about this. I think that everyone should get a lawyer and sue the pants off taco bell for civil damages. That would cure the economy because tqco bell has a lot of money.

We have rights you know. I have been shut out of every good job an d won't let this stand in the way of my family happiness.

Oregon Maiden said...

Initially I thought this was a joke---w-a-y too much anger for $00.71 even on a fixed income.
OM