Orem >Bookstores > Beat The Bookstore
1360 Sandhill Rd, Orem, UT | Directions 8405840.271268 -111.711778
apparently these jokers relocated to Nevada where they are writing checks on bad accounts. I'm prosecuting!
IT'S TIME TO TAKE CHARGE OF THIS SITUATION! – I do believe that you are blaming us students for your poor financial planning! I think we as students have waited long enough, and its time to file a class action lawsuite against you! We could care less that you are loosing your house or that you can't pay your bills. You knew your company was going into the whole long before the doors closed, YET YOU STILL BOUGHT BOOKS!! I went in there a sold back my books, was told wait 30 days then come get your money, I waited and then all of a sudden the doors were closed! I'm a single mother putting myself through college!! You took my gas money, food from my children's mouths!! I suggest you stop trying to save your house and right the people you have wronged! It's no one's fault but your own! So stop pointing the finger at everyone else!
Not a Fraud...Just Unfortunate Circumstances – We have served UVU for 10 years. Our model was to serve UVU students by paying 52% during buy-back. Additionally, we kept old editions in circulation by letting UVU professors know about the changes in each edition. Unfortunately, we counted on UVU loyalty to stay in business. However, when our competitors moved in 2 semesters ago, and paid Internet Buyback prices, you sold to us and bought from them. Our sales dropped in one semester so dramatically that it wiped us out. So now, students will have to buy new editions whenever they come out, and take whatever they can get for their books during buy-back. The disloyalty and small picture mentality of students ruined Beat the Bookstore's business model which was designed to keep textbook prices low and old editions in circulation. While I appreciate students' frustration, I'm doubtful if it compares to mine. So, while we are trying to save our house from foreclosure, and pay students back one at a time as we rebuild, everyone has to get in line behind the IRS and the state.
Different Owner Name – The Owner is Tamara Forsgren . I called the main office in Salt Lake and this is her phone number 801-499-4218. I have emailed her several times but no answer so I will call her
Another Del Shanze in disquise – I went to UVU bookstore to sell my PHYS 2210 textbook which I paid almost 170 for on Amazon, but shortly before I had gotten there, the bookstore had just bought the last copy they were invoicing. So I went to the Beat the Bookstore because previously I have had decent biz in there. I was told that I could get 50 for that book, and 35 for another one I had; but I couldn't have cash until 30 days had passed! Well, I needed the $ and still do. I did not have a use for the in-store credit because I am not attending college anymore. The guy there Eric told me I could always save the credit to use it during a later semester. I am not attending college anymore; so I wanted the cash. I was told to come back after 30 days and they would give me the cash. I went back appx. 33 days afterwards and the sign saying the store was closed until Tuesday was on the door. I took a picture of it with my cellphone because I could smell a snake in the grass. So then I continued calling on the telephone and would either get a voicemail that said the mailbox was full to call again later, or it woud ring off the hook.
So then I complained with the BBB. The BBB tried numerous times to contact the bookstore; no results. So now I will be forced to pursue a small claim against the owner as other fraud victims on this site have recommended. I will also recommend that to anyone reading this information. Don't let this person get away without paying his debts to his customers!
Green Book, LLC is the owner – Apparently the company is going out of business. All I can find is John Gailey - going from one of the addresses listed, since Beat the Bookstore's only ownership info is Green Book, LLC in Utah.
The address 1945 N. 150 E. Orem shows up and after googling, John Gailey comes up. Does anyone know if he is an owner or if he would know anything about the store and how to get our money?
FRAUD!!!!!! – After trying numerous times to contact by telephone and going to the location. I finally called the Orem City business department. They have been recieving calls regarding this location and company, the women I spoke with said the owner is having financial difficulties and is trying to secure enough money to open back up in the fall. BS!!! thats what I say. He knew he was running out of money and took our books to sell or whatever to cover his expenses. So with that being said I asked her what we should do, file small claims aganist him, was the advice that I was given. Please feel free to contact the Orem City Business department and express your concerns, grief, irritations, anything to let them know their students are upset. We make up a good portions of Orem'S community if not MOST of it!!! WE SHOULD NOT BE TREATED THIS WAY!!!!!
I WANT MY MONEY!!! – NOT ONLY HAVE THEY NOT BEEN THERE SINCE BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY, I CALLED TODAY FOR THE UMP-TEENTH TIME (JULY 6, 2011) AND THEIR PHONE HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY DISCONNECTED!!!!!! WHO DO WE CALL NOW TO GET OUR MONEY?????
Fraud! Fraud! Fraud! – Beat the Bookstore is a fraudulent business. I sold them my book in April 26th. They told me to come back in 30 days to get cash since I didn't have the need for in store credit. On the 26th of May, I showed up at the place only to find a note saying "we will be close until Tuesday for Memorial Day" Well, guess what Folks, we are in July now and the note is still there, no answer on the phone, and the business is close. Worst place to do business with. DO NOT SELL YOUR BOOK TO THEM!!!
This place is a fraud – They dont do what they say they will and they LIE!!! Do not go here, and on opening day I will be out front with picket signs. Who buys your books, says wait 30 days and then closes for the summer and does not tell you that they are doing this? Beat the Bookstore does!!! And for any one that cares the owner is John Gailey. FU John your a crook and a predator to poor college students. Karma is a btch.
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