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Al_19 Member Posts: 170
I've gotten numerous calls over the last couple of years to join the Better Business Bureau. I always immediately get turned off by their method to get a return call. They leave a message like, "...the owner NEEDS to call me back at...", as if they have some complaint or issue to be addressed. Then when you call, they give you the sales pitch.

However, their logo is very well known. I'm wondering what your experiences/opinions are of membership. Does it add credibility, or does it create more problems? Is it worthwhile?



  • Of absolutely no use...

    to our operations.


    Been there done that, paid the price for what...

    No perceptible value.

  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    I concour....

    The internet age has brought us and all homeowners sites like this, and the homeowner can find facts and feedback with the click of a mouse.

    Some local business trackers are trying to do the same thing in our area, and the guy that showed up at our office was one of the biggest shysters I, and the BBB had ever come across. I told the bossman to punch in his name. I don't know if he did...but it would have listed a myriad of names and "owners" of the same business over the last 20 years, with a warning in bold print.

    Save your money. Word of mouth is the best advertising money can buy! (and maybe getting listed on the FAP list here, wouldn't hurt!0) Chris
  • Al_19
    Al_19 Member Posts: 170

    Thanks Mark and Chris. That's kind of what I thought. I'm going to pass.

    Chris, I've considered the FAP here, but I'm not in the heating business. I do residential water treatment. So, I don't know how that would play out. I know there are others who are not directly in the heating business (I know there is a home inspection service). Maybe I can contact them for an idea.

  • Ken D.
    Ken D. Member Posts: 836

    I agree, I have found no value in BBB as both a contactor and a consumer. One is better off contacting their local Consumer Protection office for real information and help.
  • if you go to

    If you go to website " Rip off.com" and read about the BBB, you'll know maybe too much about them.
  • It's actually

    www.ripoffreport.com or www.badbusinessbureau.com


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