Tuesday, August 5, 2008

400 FREE Photo Prints and a FREE Photo Book! Just pay shipping!

In my opinion, you have nothing to lose but some of your time uploading all of those pictures and a few dollars in shipping here and there! I believe that is a fair deal! I noticed in my account you have time periods in which to "spend" your photo credits. Like 50 or so prints between one date through another. And trust me, it is a ton of prints and they give you a long span of time for them from the time you sign up to almost four months later. There is a mixture of 4X6s and 5X7s in your promotional. You have 100 photos to spend each month in 50 increments. The photo book must be made and purchased in your first month before that deal expires. Truly, plenty of time here!
Let me know if you have used these guys before and what you think!

2 comments:

artscow sucks said...

If you are trying to get free photobooks or prints through referrals, do not bother, artscow refuses to allow me to redeem my referral credits.

What sort of operation takes great measures to ensure their identities remain a secret? ArtsCow.com closed my account because I addressed the CEO by his real name in their forums. That is right, "Berry" is a made up name, but beware, address him by his real name and your account will be closed. Of course, my account will be reopened if "You need to promise no arguments again on our forum, and don't post our communications or other company details to third parties."

This dispute began when I complained about their affiliate program. They offer 200 free prints if you refer someone and they make a purchase. I made 13 successful referrals, then attempted to collect my 2,600 free prints. Well, they have an unpublished policy which states only 50 free prints per size per month can be redeemed. I will have to wait 26 months to get all of my free prints. Their ad says if you refer 100 people you get 20,000 prints, but the ad fails to mention that you must wait nearly 17 years to collect these prints.

I should have heeded the earlier warning signs. "Berry" informed me that only exact shipping costs are charged, however the shipping costs are clearly printed on the packaging from the postal service. This was Berry's first lie to me, most of their profit surely comes from shipping.

Are you interested in the real names of the people behind this unscrupulous business? Look at their latest annual return here:
http://stashbox.org/186130/artscow.pdf
This identifies the owners as:
CHAI PO YING: Secretary, 4,000,000 shares
FU LIANG: 3,500,000 shares
LAM YUEN HING: Director, 2,000,000 shares
WONG CHUN KAI: 1,000,000 Shares

Be aware that this company uses many deceptive business practices and lies to their customers. I do not recommend using them. If I referred you in the past, I am sorry. I have informed the Hong Kong police of the deceptive practices used by LAM YUEN HING et al. and I have requested the open a fraud investigation. If you are also a victim of LAM YUEN HING's deception, I urge you to file a report as well:
1) Fax: 2200 4305
2) Email: pprb@police.gov.hk
3) Web Site: http://www.info.gov.hk/police

Additionally, you can file a report with the consumer council:
http://www.consumer.org.hk/website/ws_en/complaints_and_advices/how_to_complain/howtocomplain.html

Finally, you can report the deceptive activity to Hong Kong Ethics Development Centre in the following ways.

call them at 25 266 366 (24-hour)

write to them:
Hong Kong Ethics Development Centre
Hong Kong GPO
Box No.: 1000
Hong Kong

Reports should be called in or sent by mail, but email for more information: hkedc@crd.icac.org.hk

Melanie said...

I am sorry this person had trouble with ArtsCow before I signed up with them even. I believe this person probably has something to do with the fact they have revised their credits for referrals and are awarding them. I hate to see anyone have trouble with any site but I am glad they have remedied the situation for everyone and I hope this person is doing well and getting well deserved credits with Artscow. I released this comment because I feel they have a right to be heard; however, wanted to confirm my own experiences before doing so. As stated in my most recent post...I did receive proper credits for referrals for free stuff/prints, etc...So, it looks like the problem is solved. Also, give it to Artscow...it is NEW and has had much success already and has already fixed this problem. Tough task for such a large site!