It's been a crap day. I was excited to watch the Prologue of the Tour de France. I signed up and paid Versus and logged in to watch. Nothing. I waited and read the blogs and tweets which were also complaining. You see we had paid for Live feed and we got nothing. Then after an hour of thousands of people complaining The website tweeted that the "live feed" would begin at noon EST.
Well I sent an email and got a bogus reply about the broadcaster not being able to supply a feed do to the world cup. BTW Versus is the broadcaster so it was just a big FU.
They never did show it and I had to find another site to watch some of the end.
I was livid and have been sending emails asking for a refund and getting no reply. In fact the one email that did get the response mentioned I asked for a refund and they ignored that as if I didn't write it.
Reading the blogs and tweets it seems this was the same last year and maybe the year before. This site has been up since 97 that I know of, so I don't see that they would have a problem with IT. So I'm thinking its a con game to generate income from Cycling fans. I used to have it on cable tv but I'm down to just a dozen channels and a high speed connection.
The problem is I feel sick from being so angry and getting no result at all from them. I filed an IC3 complaint and I called my CC company which also pissed me off for other reasons. They say I can't dispute the charge for 8 days.
I had to vent this. Our system is just so fucked up since Reagun destroyed all regulations that enforced fairness and decency and hamstrung the agencies he couldn't eliminate.
and so it goes.....
Edited by kidneythis (07/04/10 01:56 AM)
As Mark Twain once quipped, history may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.