ALERT !! Alert !! GrapesWine is scamming me for $2343.46 !
If I had only known they have 143 negative seathing complaints with the BBB of Norwalk and 96 negative reviews out of 114 on Google I would of ran !. Words such as “ Crooks “ Scam Artists “ “ God Awful “ etc. are frequently used in the reviews . Well I guess they got a big fish this time , Me ! Not for long , this is just the start of reviews and AMEX Fraud Dept
The story : It’s a good one , pour a glass of vino and dig it .
1st week of May I enjoyed a bottle of nice wine , got on the internet next morning to buy a case . They , Grapeswine , took my money and then called me a day or two later , The Used Car Salesman of the wine industry , Tim Crakes , called me to say they didn’t really have that vintage in stock but can substitute with another year . I said ok . I did receive that shipment , it wasn’t good
Tim then did his non stop pulpit sermon about how he was the Know all of Wine and proceeded to talk me into spending another $700. With that phone call ! A couple of days later another $788. ! Man he’s a smooth talker . All told I spent $3,813.16 with Grapeswine . THEN everything unraveled . No , zero , nada , tracking numbers . I did get MANY excuses from Sir Wine Guru Tim Crakes . The Highlights :
“Having problems with my shipping dept , wine isn’t in stock , Oh I’ll have tracking numbers later today , Sorry I didn’t return your call , because 1.) It was my Birthday 2.) Wife doesn’t like me calling after 5pm. 3.) Was in a meeting 4.) I know its been 2 weeks since I said I shipped and didn’t send tracking numbers but I didn’t like your last text so I ignored you because I am KING ! , King is my word , not his for the record .
So to date I have received $1469.70 of my wine . I’m owed $2343.46 . AMEX will get it I’m sure . I was diverted to customer service , Dave . Dave pleaded for ANOTHER chance , would have tracking numbers next day , that was a week ago . Dave has gone missing , crickets , nada .
Folks – DO NOT BUY EVEN A WINE CORKSCREW from this rag tag miserable company . Never in my 64 years on this planet have I been tossed around and lied to by a company such as this “ Grapeswine” . The DMV and the dentist are a dream compared to these clowns . Let me say again . DON’T BUY ! Even if they offer the wine for nothing ! Hey if anyone wants Tim Crakes cell phone number reach out to me . Happy to oblige .
Now to post on Better Business Bureau of Norwalks site , Wine Enthusiast , YELP , Trust Pilot , Wine Beserkers , Reviewopedia , I might even take out an ad in Wine Spectator !
What a nightmare