Review: A Aaron's Happy Kids High

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KKB

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Jan 7, 2010
 

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Be aware that this business got an F Rating from the Better Business Bureau!!! You should read the complaints the guy who answers the phone is crazy. I'm surprised that they are in business. I think their main income is through charging people who want to work as clowns and train to be clowns a yearly fee.
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Fredericksburg, VA

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Jan 8, 2010
 

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I called to inquire on the price of a character and what it included. The man who answered called me a B***h and hung up on me. I would not trust my kids with this man or this company. I hope they go out of business. BEWARE!!!
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Los Angeles, CA

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Jan 18, 2010
 

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Same comments as the others. This company is extremely rude and unprofessional. They call themselves the "Happy Kids..." That is the biggest joke ever! This guy would make everyone cry.
Harrassed and not Happy

Marion, OH

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Run, don't walk away from this service!! Its a wonder they are still in business! I had used them for characters for my now 5 year old's parties. When I called them to inquire about what the characters do for a one year old's party, Randy first left me a message admonishing me for having a party of all one year old's. When I called and spoke to him, he hung up on me after I nicely asked him what kind of songs the characters sing (songs and music are listed on their business card).

After I posted a complaint on a website, Randy began harassing me, calling my cell phone repeatedly and leaving this berating message: "You with your tiny, tiny brain can post comments about us all day and we'd still sell out every week...there are 8 million people in LA and we only need 50 each week...so sit at your sad little desk...you should concentrate on getting a good education so your poor little child won't grow up to be stupid."

I'm going to next post his message on every site I can think of (with my tiny, tiny brain from my sad little desk). This is unbelievable! Tell everyone you know to avoid doing business with Happy Kids.
diana

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this man is very rude 7 unprofessional ... i would never do buisness with a person of no morals he claims to be the greatest entertainer?? of what hellthere would be no way i woul;d recommend him or his FALSE ADVERTISEMENT COMPANY TO ANY ONE IN THE WORLD .... THANKS AARONS HAPPY KIDS
U get what u pay for

Simi Valley, CA

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I'm an owner of an award-nominated children's entertainment company, as well as an entertainer myself (going on 9 years now), and I cannot tell you how many people have called me and told me how surprised they were at how "nice" I am, and how "professional". I ask them, "Why are you surprised that I'm nice?" and they say, "You should've heard the guy I just talked to... he was cussing at me, and hung up the phone on me" or "he left me this horribly rude message on my machine!"
I am honestly shocked that this person is still in business (Aaron, is I believe the name he is going by... for now, I suppose), but I'll tell you how I think he does it so that you can beware and make an educated decision when you look for your next party entertainer:
1) He has several websites (because he knows there are some sites that are now "tainted" due to his erratic/unprofessional behavior) and phone numbers.
2) He has several company names (A Los Angeles Clown & Character, Happy Kids Parties, Aaaron's Happy Kids, etc.-- yes, there are 3 A's in Aaaron's, I assume so it shows up first in alphabetical listings) so that he can attempt to flood and dominate the market.
3) He pays for top search engine results and top advertising listings so that his companies, that advertise "$98 clowns and $125 characters", show up first.
4) He subcontracts the clowns/characters (that means he does not have all of his own people that work under his company banner, so he uses performers from other companies instead) to anyone. ANYONE. He doesn't care who does the job, or how good they are, just as long as he has somebody to fill the costume. In fact, he called me once to ask if my company subcontracted, and when I asked him the name of his company (literally he said "Which one? I have, like 5.") and he told me, I said to him that I have had dozens of clients call me complaining about him and refuse to associate with him or his company names. Guess what he did? He said something under his breath to the effect of "OK, yeah, whatever, well you suck. Byyyyyyeeeee!" and hung up.
Notice I'm not here to advertise my own company... only to let you know that a $98 clown or a $125 character is no bargain when it comes with horrible service. It's like they say, "You get what you pay for."
Good luck and may you find the perfect party entertainer to suit your needs :o)
Marie Lamar

North Hills, CA

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Jul 22, 2010
 

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The best companies always have to hear the worst companies lie about them because that is all they can do!
This group of clearly dishonest people can not even come up with any lies that make sense. How could this company pay for all the beautiful costumes on all their websites and advertising and wonderful performers if they did not have many many satisfied customers like me who hire them over and over for all their parties for many years. Happy Kids is a wonderful company with incredible entertainers at the lowest prices and since all the dishonest over priced companies can not compete with that all they can do is lie and lie badly. Anyone who understands anything about the internet knows if you have more websites you have more visibility. And if you can pay for all of them you must be making many customers happy like me. I think my favorite lie though was the one that said that they make their money from being a clown school that charges a fee's... if that was true, would there not somewhere be at least one ad for a clown school like the thousands of dollars worth of ads and websites and search engine ads and yellow pages and so on that advertise their party entertainment? Or even just a mention of this anywhere on any of there websites?
It is so sad that the internet is becoming more of a place where any dumb dishonest person can say any ridiculous statement as though it were a fact.
See for yourself on their websites how all those beautiful costumes they have their entertainers wear at the lowest prices is the real truth. Alosangelesclownandcharacter.com or KidsBirthdayPartyCharacters.com .
Happy Kids has been making my parties and many of my friends parties wonderful at great prices for 5 years and I am glad to say that as the real truth here.
Marie Lamar
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Marie Lamar

North Hills, CA

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Jul 22, 2010
 
U get what u pay for wrote:
I'm an owner of an award-nominated children's entertainment company, as well as an entertainer myself (going on 9 years now), and I cannot tell you how many people have called me and told me how surprised they were at how "nice" I am, and how "professional". I ask them, "Why are you surprised that I'm nice?" and they say, "You should've heard the guy I just talked to... he was cussing at me, and hung up the phone on me" or "he left me this horribly rude message on my machine!"
I am honestly shocked that this person is still in business (Aaron, is I believe the name he is going by... for now, I suppose), but I'll tell you how I think he does it so that you can beware and make an educated decision when you look for your next party entertainer:
1) He has several websites (because he knows there are some sites that are now "tainted" due to his erratic/unprofessional behavior) and phone numbers.
2) He has several company names (A Los Angeles Clown & Character, Happy Kids Parties, Aaaron's Happy Kids, etc.-- yes, there are 3 A's in Aaaron's, I assume so it shows up first in alphabetical listings) so that he can attempt to flood and dominate the market.
3) He pays for top search engine results and top advertising listings so that his companies, that advertise "$98 clowns and $125 characters", show up first.
4) He subcontracts the clowns/characters (that means he does not have all of his own people that work under his company banner, so he uses performers from other companies instead) to anyone. ANYONE. He doesn't care who does the job, or how good they are, just as long as he has somebody to fill the costume. In fact, he called me once to ask if my company subcontracted, and when I asked him the name of his company (literally he said "Which one? I have, like 5.") and he told me, I said to him that I have had dozens of clients call me complaining about him and refuse to associate with him or his company names. Guess what he did? He said something under his breath to the effect of "OK, yeah, whatever, well you suck. Byyyyyyeeeee!" and hung up.
Notice I'm not here to advertise my own company... only to let you know that a $98 clown or a $125 character is no bargain when it comes with horrible service. It's like they say, "You get what you pay for."
Good luck and may you find the perfect party entertainer to suit your needs :o)
What a bunch of nonsense and complete dishonest drivel! At least this one admits to being the competition though.
Oh yes the "You get what you pay for" line which is the last refuge for a rip off artist. If you really think that you have to pay more for something to be sure of its value then you are probably a person who has often times been taken advantage of by one of the smooth talkers that always use this line to sell you their over priced and usually lower quality service.
So sad really.:o(
Disgusting Aarons Co

Irvine, CA

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Jul 28, 2010
 

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Aarons happy kids entertainment can be defined as RUDE RUDE RUDE. I called for pricing and details and I was responded to very rudely...If this company does not need the business then go out of business!!! Running a business requires customer service and friendly people. If the response on the inquiry call is rude can you imagine the service!!!
Disgusting Aarons Co

Irvine, CA

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Jul 28, 2010
 
Absolutely unfriendly, unprofessional. How could one hire such company who does not provide consideration and professionalism. Can't trust it!!!
Complete Psycho

Lakewood, CA

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Aug 6, 2010
 
This guy truly is insane. He sounds like a psycho on the phone. At first I thought it was just me. But now that I read the other reviews, I got chills because it seems like everyone has the same reaction of him. When he was asking me questions about my party, he asked for the address and I gave it to him. Then, I could have sworn he asked if it was a house or apartment, I said "house". Then he said, "How old is house?" lol. He speaks in this monotone voice. I think he needs to be checked out. I wouldn't be surprised if he was a convicted killer. Downright scary!!!
Complete Psycho is Right

Redondo Beach, CA

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Aug 19, 2010
 
I couldn't agree more with the review posted by Complete Psycho and I think U Get What U Pay For's take on why this character is still in business is exactly right. I also think that any positive review on this "Aaron" that appears on the internet in the face of so many bad reviews sounds so ridiculous and the wording of these good reviews are very suspicious in my mind.... I can't help but wonder... oh I don't know... could they perhaps be FAKE!!??
samantha

Buena Park, CA

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Sep 7, 2010
 
A Aaron's Happy Kids performers have been working my kids' parties for years. The entertainment is always fantastic and funny and the costumes wonderful. It seems to me that the company isn't rude on the phone as much as they're just down-to-business and want to do the best job they can; I think people can be extremely sensitive when it comes to their children, but when it comes to actual party entertainment A Aaron's is the best around.
Monica

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Oct 12, 2010
 
VERY RUDE! I was shocked when the man returned my call... He did not allow me to ask any questions and just told me I can see it on the website. Unbelievable! How someone like this can stay in business. I called him back later and left a message as to how rude he was and that I would post a BAD review. I will next call the Better Business Bureau and report him there! He is Crazy, now wonder he does clown acts!
Gina

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Nov 24, 2010
 
RUDE and UNPROFESSIONAL is right. I thought it was just me. not true after reading the reviews. I had a deposit for both Mr. Mouse and Mrs. Mouse and then canceled Ms. Mouse. The guy said to me "Well guess what I am cancelling you now" and hung up on me. Did not consider my 3 y/o would be disappointed. This was the day before my son's party. He kept deposit of course which was fine, but he did not have to cancel everything. Reason I only wanted one character was that there were not going to be that many children. From the get go he was rude. Would not recommend them to anyone. Hired another company who was excellent.
Happy

Spokane, WA

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Dec 30, 2010
 
F rating is too generous for this ripp off company
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Mar 15, 2011
 
UNPROFESSIONAL, VERY RUDE, UNEDUCATED PERSON!!! VERY BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE.... no wonder he doesn't have any customers at all... Don't use him for your parties, he doesn't have any manners at all, his life's probably miserable that's why he takes it out on others. I'll pray for your soul.
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Apr 14, 2011
 
The owner of this Party Character place was the rudest gentleman but we went ahead and hired him because he was cheap...WHAT A MISTAKE!!!!!!! The costumes were filthy! The characters were late and the low class owner was refusing to help us when we called with the problems. We didn't necessarily want a refund but the RUDE owner...who by the way his real name is Randy..basically said he didn't care that the character was late and to quit bugging him and hung up the phone. I tried to call him back and he hung up the phone the 2nd time when I tried to tell him they had finally arrived an hour late and the costumes were filthy and ratty.. BEWARE YOU DO NOT WANT HIM AT YOUR CHILD"S PARTY!!!!!
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Inglewood, CA

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Aug 6, 2011
 
I called all three phone numbers listed on the website. Every time I called the same person answered the phone. When I asked what animals were going to be in the package he told me " I dont know B****" and hung up. I then called the next number and asked and he hung up.
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Sep 7, 2011
 

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This guy is a joke. Do not do business with him. Any positive posts that are written above are him posing as someone else (marie lamar) seriously?!?! What this idiot doesn't realize. If he were more polite he could do a lot better in business. But he chooses to be rude and then spends all of his time to composing bad fake posts to counteract the negative posts. What about being nice buddy? Truly an awful business person and more than that an awful candidate to do anything when it involves children.

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