AA Auto Warranty

Note:  AA Auto Warranty changed its name in the fall of 2009 to AA Auto Protection.  Our understanding is that this was in response to new industry-wide regulations regarding the use of the word “warranty”.

When people are looking for extended warranties for automobiles, they are really looking for security and peace of mind. A quality car warranty means that a person will never get stuck with a surprise repair bill of $500, $1500, or even $2500. With the average labor rate close to $100 per hour, and the average vehicle repair close to $700, an auto warranty is one of the best ways to protect one’s vehicle investment and one’s wallet. Because extended warranties are so popular, and so useful, it’s no wonder why there are so many companies offering them. So who do you trust?
AA Auto Warranty is one of the oldest in the industry. Founded in 2002, they were the first broker of car warranties, the first to post full contracts online and the first to bring together under one umbrella some of the best auto warranties available. AA Auto Warranty brings years of experience, the latest technology, and the most reputable plan administrators together – to give the hassle-free experience today’s consumer’s demand.
From basic powertrain to full exclusionary plans, they are able to offer the average customer more than 50 different plans with varying coverage, time, and mileage terms. With so many options available, their consultants can find a car warranty to fit pretty much any consumer’s needs
They fully appreciate that affordability is key. Full coverage auto warranties, for some high-end vehicles, can be $3000-$4000. But with their interest-free payment plan option, even such pricey investments can be made easily with a small monthly payment. No credit check is required, and acceptance is instant.
In the service contract industry having a good reputation is vital. All of the administrators represented by AA Auto Warranty are members of the Better Business Bureau, and have at least an “A” rating, giving consumer’s confidence that their plans will be there when they need them.  Also important, all of the administrators are backed by an independent, A.M. Best-rated insurance company. That means that if the administrator is ever strapped for cash, there will always be enough money to pay a customer’s claim.
Practically all of the plans come with no-charge roadside assistance, car rental assistance, towing assistance, and other perks. Many of the contracts include “wear and tear” coverage, meaning that a part does not need to be totally broken in order to be fixed. That’s a loophole that other companies in the industry love to exploit.
AA Auto Warranty is staffed by professional contract consultants, whose only job is to find that fits the needs of the customer, at the most affordable price. There are no high-pressure tactics, no gimmicks, and no games.  They are committed to providing their customers with the highest levels of customer service, quality products, and affordable prices, every single day.

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Magazine City Review

Magazine City offers over 1,600 magazines at low publisher authorized prices with 24/7 customer service.  We recently had an opportunity to ask Devon from MagazineCity.com a few questions…

What inspired the creation of Magazine City?

MagazineCity is the online marketing creation of a group of magazine circulation professionals, recognized as leaders in the industry since the 1970’s.

What makes Magazine City different from other subscription services?

We believe we offer service without comparison on or off the web.  We invite readers to compare MagazineCity with any clearinghouse, agency, or publisher’s service.  Frequently at other companies, you will be offered partial service for less than a full year to make the prices look good artificially.  Magazine City’s great prices reflect the full subscription time period.  There are no misleading offers and our low prices come without any strings or obligations.  Customer service staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you have any questions or problems.

Are there any new features at Magazine City?

Yes, we now offer one invoice to cover all your magazine needs.  If you have a business, you can simplify your bookkeeping and tax reporting.

Do you have any advice for someone shopping for magazine subscriptions?

Be wary of deals that seem too good to be true. Many magazine sites offer prices that are below publisher authorizations. If you order from these sites, chances are you will never see your magazine.

Website: www.magazinecity.com

Customer Satisfaction History:  A comprehensive review of the company’s history shows MagazineCity.com to have a good record and a few complaints considering the volume of business they do.  If you have had a personal experience with this company, please rate it or comment below.

Overall Rating: Good
Price:  Excellent  
Shipping & Delivery:  Fair  
Ease of Purchase:  Very Good
Customer Service:  Fair

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1-800-Flowers Review

1-800-FLOWERS offers fresh flowers, plants, gift baskets, plush toys, gourmet treats and more at great savings.  They offer personalized service 24 hours/7 days a week for same day delivery any day.

Recent changes to 1-800-FLOWERS.com: 

• Martha Stewart has paired up with 1-800-FLOWERS.com to form the brand Martha Stewart for 1-800-Flowers.com.

• They have incorporated a Planet Friendly which includes a wide selection of earth friendly flowers and organic gift baskets.

• Updates to their homepage and landing pages in an effort to enhance the consumer shopping experience.

Website: www.1-800-flowers.com

Customer Satisfaction History:

A comprehensive review of the company history shows 1-800-FLOWERS.com to have an great record and very few complaints considering the volume of business they do.  We found no evidence of consumer scam or fraud.  If you have had a personal experience with this company, please rate it below.

Overall Rating: Very Good
Price: Very Good
Product Quality: Very Good
Shipping / Delivery: Excellent
Customer Support: Very Good


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WillyGoat Review

WillyGoat carries playground equipment for homes, schools, churches, parks, and daycares. They are the only non-big box stocking warehouse retailer of wood and metal backyard swing sets in the United States. WillyGoat.com stock’s and ship’s out swing sets immediately, the same day they are ordered.  They offer friendly customer support that provides constant communication and attention to the customers order.

WillyGoat has expanded their lineup with 35 wood and 10 metal swing sets in stock.  They also carry trampolines, basketball goals, outdoor wooden workshops, kid vehicles, game tables, grills and furniture.

Website: www.willygoat.com

Overall Rating: Good
Price:  Very Good
Shipping / Delivery: Good
Product Quality: Very Good
Customer Service: Good

Customer Satisfaction History:  A comprehensive review of the company’s history shows WillyGoat.com to have a good record and few complaints.  If you have had a personal experience with this company, please rate it or comment below.

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