“BrazosVIP.com was recently informed by our customer service team that Sour Apple Repair is not accepting vouchers for iPhone Screen repair purchased from our site. We respect and value our customers’ time and trust. Brazos VIP had compensated Sour Apple as agreed, in full, months in advance for iPhone Screen repair vouchers which were recently dishonored. We never sell our customers vouchers which we do not fully expect to be honored as printed. However, if that ever happens for any reason, refunds are easy,” says Brazos VIP Director David Flash.
“Our company paid in advance for the vouchers,” the spokesperson for the daily deal site continued. “Brazos VIP sold the vouchers to our members in good faith that they would be honored. Refunds were issued immediately to customers complaining Sour Apple would not honor the vouchers they purchased.”
Brazos VIP customers with Sour Apple vouchers have reported the following scenario: Sour Apple representatives tell the customer that Brazos VIP sold them the voucher erroneously that they had not agreed to honor. Then, they instruct the Brazos VIP customer to request a refund online from Brazos VIP customer service for the voucher. Sour Apple employees then accept payment directly from our Brazos VIP member at the same price the repair was offered for on their voucher.
“Having our customers be told their voucher was improperly issued hurts our business and hurts the customer. Fact is, we paid in good faith, in advance for Sour Apple to honor every voucher we have issued,” states Flash. “Brazos VIP has paid Sour Apple Repair nearly $10,000 in both cash and credits and we have the paper-trail and checks cashed by Sour Apple to prove it.”
Flash does not want customers to experience any inconvenience. “The company maintains a very liberal refund policy,” Flash says. “The customer service team that helps people login to their accounts or deal with other technical issues is empowered to issue customer refunds immediately in most cases. Sour Apple is aware of this because we sometimes a phone was un-repairable and several of the hundreds of customers we sent them who couldn’t use their voucher for that reason were given a quick, no-hassle refund. Now, they are using that knowledge of our easy refunds, telling customers with valid vouchers whose phones they can and should fix with the voucher as payment to instead request a refund from Brazos VIP and pay them directly.”
When Flash learned of the issues Brazos VIP customers were having, he immediately ceased sales of Sour Apple iPhone Repair vouchers on BrazosVIP.com
The site encourages any members still holding an un-redeemed Sour Apple Repair, LLC vouchers to visit BrazosVIP.com and click the “Questions” link in the upper right-hand corner of the page to contact service and request a full refund. “Refunds will be processed quickly and courteously,” says Flash.
David Flash built BrazosVIP.com, a local daily deal site for Bryan-College Station, with a core mission of “social profit.” The deal site has, as of today has contributed over $20,000 to Brazos Valley Charities since their launch in April 2011.
- $10,850 to Brazos Valley Food Bank
- $1,290 to CARPOOL
- $1,250 to Still Creek Ranch
- $1,080 to Twin City Mission
- $1,080 to Habitat for Humanity
- $1,005 to Boys & Girls Club of the Brazos Valley
- $930 to A Night Out in BCS (CS Shooting Victims / West, TX Explosion)
- $825 to Scotty’s House
- $590 to American Red Cross for Bastrop Fires
- $535 to Aggieland Humane Society
- $425 to St. Michael’s School
- $400 to Save the Queen – Downtown Bryan Association
- $312 to Central Texas Orphan Mission Alliance
- $250 to TAMU Parents Weekend
- $215 to American Red Cross for Japan Earthquakes
- $85 to Brazos Valley Crime Stoppers