I need a chance to vent. As other giveaway bloggers know 99% of the time when a reader wins a prize from a blog the blog owner send the company the information and the company fulfills the prize. Hearing that a winner did not receive their prize is the worst part of having a giveaway blog. Most of the time the winners are extremely pleasant to work with and understanding. Sometimes I work through blog networking companies who work through other companies and this can get even more difficult when a prize is not received.
I have been dealing with a very frustrating issue with a winner who, rightfully so, is upset that he did not get the prize that was offered. I am working through a blog networking sight who is working directly with the company who has been very difficult. While I understand my winner's frustration (and shame on the company for not fulfilling their promise) I do NOT appreciate receiving emails from the winner that have a bullying and demanding tone. It is not something that I will tolerate. I am working as a liaison and do not even have the email to the company yet was told by the winner:
Here is what you need to realize from my end.
I have not received the prize to which I am entitled. I have followed through with everything immediately and have been ridiculously patient here. For six months.
I do not care who takes this cause up, whether it is you, (blogger networking site) or the Better Business Bureau. Someone needs to step up and take care of this posthaste. If you can't do it, then find that person.
Not cool, man....not cool. He has been LESS than patient and I have plenty of demanding emails leading up to this. Grr.....
By the way, if you are a blogger I would avoid working with Dove Chocolate Discoveries who has caused this whole hell for me.