Capital Meats Truck-Buyer Beware

Capital Meats Truck-Buyer Beware

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Jimmy

Ball Ground, GA

#1 May 1, 2009
The old "meat Truck" scam is back in town. The van has been around this area this week. The van has pictures of steaks and meat products on the sides with the name Capital Meats. If you think paying $30.00 or more per pound for average quality steaks is a good deal...go for it. This is a high pressure scam. I suggest doing a Google search on "Capital Meats" and read the long list of complaints.
Fred Bastiat

Ellijay, GA

#2 May 1, 2009
Jimmy wrote:
The old "meat Truck" scam is back in town. The van has been around this area this week. The van has pictures of steaks and meat products on the sides with the name Capital Meats. If you think paying $30.00 or more per pound for average quality steaks is a good deal...go for it. This is a high pressure scam. I suggest doing a Google search on "Capital Meats" and read the long list of complaints.
I don't know about capital meats, but there is an outfit that distributes out of a truck (and internet)called "the Cattle Exchange" from Cumming Ga. They go door to door and they sell steaks , shrimp, italian sausage, hamburgers, salmon, red snapper... they have about everything. Their prices are reasonable and the more you buy, the better the prices. This is the third year we bought from them and we have been very pleased with their product. If you are NOT satisfied they will send a rep to replace or refund. Everything comes frozen and vacume packed.

Give them a try if they are in your neighborhood.

Regards,
Fred
Bob Townsend

Paonia, CO

#3 May 1, 2009
Cattle Exchange??This is the WORST company I have ever dealt with. I had two men (scam artists is more like it) asking me to buy some meat. I told them no, that I did not have any money right now, and I would not have any until payday, which was about a week away. They told me they would accept a post dated check for the 5th. I told them no, I did not want to do that. After 15 minutes of arguing, I went against my better judgement and agreed. I have witnesses of the verbal contract, there was a note attached to the check, and I wrote the 5th on the date of the check. He assured me that he would hold onto the check until the agreed date. The next week, I looked at my account and was negative over $500. They had cashed it the same day, but it took a few days for it to come out. Meanwhile, I was spending the money that should have been in the account. Because my bank pays the checks and then charges me, The Cattle Exchange got their money. I contacted a lawyer and he told me that the company was responsible because me and the sales rep had a verbal agreement.(I know I should not have post dated the check to begin with, but I trusted the man and the company.) I contacted the "president" of the company, and he told me that he would see awhat he could do. After several weeks of getting the run around, they finally told me that because the sales reps are subcontractors, they do not actually work for the company, which leaves Cattle Exchange no responsibility for the sales reps.(I am a subcontractor, but the man I work under is still responsible for the work that I do). Basically, when you are buying the meat from these sales reps that come into your home, the Cattle Exchange will not help you with any problems. I feel like I was completely ripped off, because I bought the meat from The Cattle Exchange, not some random guy who comes to my house. I bought The Cattle Exchange's product, not the sales rep's. I put my trust in the company and they took advantage of that. What is really bad is we have actually bought from them several times, and probably would have continued to buy, if they would have taken responsibility of the people who represent their name. They lost much more than $500 by not making right by their employees mistakes.

Was anything ever resolved for you? It has been a while since all of this went on, but I recently saw the man who sold me the meat, and it made me mad all over again. I have had three lawyers tell me that I can take it to civil court and have a very good chance of winning, so I plan to do just that. I have the sales reps name, all the paperwork, and the company information. One of the lawyers suggested I take both of them to court, and let the judge decide which one pays. Also, the sales rep gave me a phony cell phone number, which just proves in my mind that he had dishonest intentions to begin with!
Jimmy

Ball Ground, GA

#4 May 2, 2009
Fred Bastiat wrote:
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I don't know about capital meats, but there is an outfit that distributes out of a truck (and internet)called "the Cattle Exchange" from Cumming Ga. They go door to door and they sell steaks , shrimp, italian sausage, hamburgers, salmon, red snapper... they have about everything. Their prices are reasonable and the more you buy, the better the prices. This is the third year we bought from them and we have been very pleased with their product. If you are NOT satisfied they will send a rep to replace or refund. Everything comes frozen and vacume packed.
Give them a try if they are in your neighborhood.
Regards,
Fred
If you are happy with buying meat from a meat truck, that's fine. I must point out that many people are ripped off by this king of sales activity. Try doing a Google search on Capital Meats OR Cattle Exchange and make up your own mind. Bottom line is this: They confuse the consumer with "per serving" prices rather that the traditional way that meat is sold-BY THE POUND. Do the math and you will see what I mean. Furthermore, they rarely have a business license or health permit for the county they are in. Our county is deprived of any sales taxes and the consumer may be getting unsanitary and underweight product. Do they weigh your meat for you on a State of Agriculture inspected scale? I don't think so. Support your local grocers where the per pound price is clearly marked. Keep your dollars local.
Cheryl

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Jun 30, 2009
And now the meat truck is in Dalton. I'm sorry but I'm not going to buy meat from a cooler in the back of a pickup truck on a nearly 90 degree day. Or any other day for that matter.
Fred

Ellijay, GA

#6 Jun 30, 2009
I have to ask, how do you know about a meat truck in Dalton when you are posting from New Jersey on an Ellijay site?
country girl

Phenix City, AL

#7 Sep 22, 2009
they just left my isolated home area. I didn't get the door in time and they had gone on. Thinking there might be someone with car trouble I got into my car to check the road. They were slowly driving down our short country lane. Funny thing is, except for my home (isolated) and one other, no one would ever think the other homes (modest! and trailors (low low cost) would have the money to purchase. I went back home, then, feeling uncomfortable, went back out and onto the highway. They were there, driving slowly, and turned around three times in a 3/4 mile area. I pulled up beside them to see if they needed directions. They grinned and said no, they would turn around -as many times as it would take. Disconcerting, as this was around a school and then they went into a new neighborhood that has only 4 new houses. I went to my friends' home (knowing they were not home) and while standing there (15 minutes later) they drove back by, grinned and waved. Only 6 homes, new neighborhood, Monday at lunchtime. They were not eating lunch--too hot. I saw a State Trouper and advised him of their odd behavior and description and he passed info on to sheriff. I've lived in area 25 years, have never had this feeling before. If they want to sell they should not be belligerent and should not be cruising homes for long periods of time when they are obviously not home. VERY, VERY disturbing.
check with your bank

Blue Ridge, GA

#8 Sep 22, 2009
Check with your bank, there is no such item as a "post dated check".
Bob Townsend wrote:
Cattle Exchange??This is the WORST company I have ever dealt with. I had two men (scam artists is more like it) asking me to buy some meat. I told them no, that I did not have any money right now, and I would not have any until payday, which was about a week away. They told me they would accept a post dated check for the 5th. I told them no, I did not want to do that. After 15 minutes of arguing, I went against my better judgement and agreed. I have witnesses of the verbal contract, there was a note attached to the check, and I wrote the 5th on the date of the check. He assured me that he would hold onto the check until the agreed date. The next week, I looked at my account and was negative over $500. They had cashed it the same day, but it took a few days for it to come out. Meanwhile, I was spending the money that should have been in the account. Because my bank pays the checks and then charges me, The Cattle Exchange got their money. I contacted a lawyer and he told me that the company was responsible because me and the sales rep had a verbal agreement.(I know I should not have post dated the check to begin with, but I trusted the man and the company.) I contacted the "president" of the company, and he told me that he would see awhat he could do. After several weeks of getting the run around, they finally told me that because the sales reps are subcontractors, they do not actually work for the company, which leaves Cattle Exchange no responsibility for the sales reps.(I am a subcontractor, but the man I work under is still responsible for the work that I do). Basically, when you are buying the meat from these sales reps that come into your home, the Cattle Exchange will not help you with any problems. I feel like I was completely ripped off, because I bought the meat from The Cattle Exchange, not some random guy who comes to my house. I bought The Cattle Exchange's product, not the sales rep's. I put my trust in the company and they took advantage of that. What is really bad is we have actually bought from them several times, and probably would have continued to buy, if they would have taken responsibility of the people who represent their name. They lost much more than $500 by not making right by their employees mistakes.
Was anything ever resolved for you? It has been a while since all of this went on, but I recently saw the man who sold me the meat, and it made me mad all over again. I have had three lawyers tell me that I can take it to civil court and have a very good chance of winning, so I plan to do just that. I have the sales reps name, all the paperwork, and the company information. One of the lawyers suggested I take both of them to court, and let the judge decide which one pays. Also, the sales rep gave me a phony cell phone number, which just proves in my mind that he had dishonest intentions to begin with!
MelissaB1968

Washington, DC

#9 Oct 7, 2009
I am amazed at the negative reports I am reading here. I have bought meat from this company for 2 years now. Everyone need to realize that these guys are people just like you who have a family to feed. This is their job, they are not doing anything wrong to hurt you. Most of the guys are nice and will work out deals with you. Don't be so quick to slam the door in their face. The meat is great and no where can you get steaks for the price they sell them for. I always try to put myself in other people shoes and see the good in everyone. Some of these guys have other professions but have gotten laid off and turn to the meat business just to have a job. Some of these guys are not stupid and bombs they are everyday people like me and you. Their job is no different then someone selling insurance or avon. If you don't want the meat fine, but stop giving the company a bad name. I have had no problems with their meat and actually I like the fact that the meat is tightly sealed and individually wrapped. I personally save more in my grocery shopping when it comes to meat. Some people may have a meat market they shop at and that is fine, but like someone said before if you never tried the meat don't talk bad about it. If you have tried the meat and your taste is not for it then don't discourage others to buy. I think it is up to everyone to make their own decision on what they like. Just because you don't like the way something taste doesn't mean someone else won't like it. Some of you say you don't buy meat off a truck, where do you think the meat you buy from the grocery store come off of? Come on people respect these guys and I'm sure you'll get a better response from them. They understand your situation but you slamming doors in their faces and fussing out the next guy that comes to your door doesn't solve anything.
Martin

Ellijay, GA

#10 Oct 14, 2009
Country Girl, I had the same experience with a truck load of young guys. Like you I live on a dirt road with few homes in the area and getting rid of them was a pain. I didn't get the truck license number because they backed up when they finally left.
Meathead

Talking Rock, GA

#11 Oct 14, 2009
MelissaB1968 wrote:
I am amazed at the negative reports I am reading here. I have bought meat from this company for 2 years now. Everyone need to realize that these guys are people just like you who have a family to feed. This is their job, they are not doing anything wrong to hurt you. Most of the guys are nice and will work out deals with you. Don't be so quick to slam the door in their face. The meat is great and no where can you get steaks for the price they sell them for. I always try to put myself in other people shoes and see the good in everyone. Some of these guys have other professions but have gotten laid off and turn to the meat business just to have a job. Some of these guys are not stupid and bombs they are everyday people like me and you. Their job is no different then someone selling insurance or avon. If you don't want the meat fine, but stop giving the company a bad name. I have had no problems with their meat and actually I like the fact that the meat is tightly sealed and individually wrapped. I personally save more in my grocery shopping when it comes to meat. Some people may have a meat market they shop at and that is fine, but like someone said before if you never tried the meat don't talk bad about it. If you have tried the meat and your taste is not for it then don't discourage others to buy. I think it is up to everyone to make their own decision on what they like. Just because you don't like the way something taste doesn't mean someone else won't like it. Some of you say you don't buy meat off a truck, where do you think the meat you buy from the grocery store come off of? Come on people respect these guys and I'm sure you'll get a better response from them. They understand your situation but you slamming doors in their faces and fussing out the next guy that comes to your door doesn't solve anything.
I suggest you Google "capital meats complaints" and see just how widespread the problem is with this company. It's the same tune in several states. If they show up on my property all they will get is an invitation to leave.
capital meats is a scam

Germantown, MD

#12 Nov 25, 2009
Capital meats is a scam, they sell bad meat for high price, and if you want a refund, they never do it.
oh my

Ellijay, GA

#13 Dec 4, 2009
Fred Bastiat wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know about capital meats, but there is an outfit that distributes out of a truck (and internet)called "the Cattle Exchange" from Cumming Ga. They go door to door and they sell steaks , shrimp, italian sausage, hamburgers, salmon, red snapper... they have about everything. Their prices are reasonable and the more you buy, the better the prices. This is the third year we bought from them and we have been very pleased with their product. If you are NOT satisfied they will send a rep to replace or refund. Everything comes frozen and vacume packed.
Give them a try if they are in your neighborhood.
Regards,
Fred
we've used them before too, the quality is good and the price is fair and the sales man is nice, not creepy! haven't bought since last summer haven't seen him lately
Jeff

Canandaigua, NY

#14 Dec 5, 2009
What i think is funny is every body always tells how much a pound somthing is, my meat man made a very good point to me... and i did do the math..
how much do you pay for potato chips? mcdonalds french fries? dog food? frozen peas? ask your self wich is better? I keep buying...
Mike

Browns Summit, NC

#15 Dec 22, 2009
Hey Fred - It is obvious who you work for - any idiot that buys meat or seafood from a door to door salesman gets just what they deserve!
Fred

Jasper, GA

#16 Dec 23, 2009
Mike wrote:
Hey Fred - It is obvious who you work for - any idiot that buys meat or seafood from a door to door salesman gets just what they deserve!
I'm retired, Mr. Braindead.
Jeff

Shady Side, MD

#17 Jan 27, 2010
I just bought from them for the first time and the guy was very nice and the first steak I had was rather good. Just out of curiousity...what are most people paying for a case of the steaks?
Greg the mongoose

Oceanside, CA

#18 Feb 16, 2010
Road kill is your best bet. Make sure its fresh!
You can not beat the price.:-)
Changed Mind

Baltimore, MD

#19 Feb 20, 2010
Are you serious? Have you brought from them before? When is the last time or are you just someone working with them. Well, I did buy from them, but after I thought about it (because they darn sure didn't give me a chance to think) I stop payment on the check and are waiting for them to come back.
They are high pressure salespeople and I wasn't thinking, they make it sound so good. But, my husband told me to call and stop payment! After reading so many negative reviews, I'm glad I did!
MelissaB1968 wrote:
I am amazed at the negative reports I am reading here. I have bought meat from this company for 2 years now. Everyone need to realize that these guys are people just like you who have a family to feed. This is their job, they are not doing anything wrong to hurt you. Most of the guys are nice and will work out deals with you. Don't be so quick to slam the door in their face. The meat is great and no where can you get steaks for the price they sell them for. I always try to put myself in other people shoes and see the good in everyone. Some of these guys have other professions but have gotten laid off and turn to the meat business just to have a job. Some of these guys are not stupid and bombs they are everyday people like me and you. Their job is no different then someone selling insurance or avon. If you don't want the meat fine, but stop giving the company a bad name. I have had no problems with their meat and actually I like the fact that the meat is tightly sealed and individually wrapped. I personally save more in my grocery shopping when it comes to meat. Some people may have a meat market they shop at and that is fine, but like someone said before if you never tried the meat don't talk bad about it. If you have tried the meat and your taste is not for it then don't discourage others to buy. I think it is up to everyone to make their own decision on what they like. Just because you don't like the way something taste doesn't mean someone else won't like it. Some of you say you don't buy meat off a truck, where do you think the meat you buy from the grocery store come off of? Come on people respect these guys and I'm sure you'll get a better response from them. They understand your situation but you slamming doors in their faces and fussing out the next guy that comes to your door doesn't solve anything.
quit crying

Front Royal, VA

#20 Feb 26, 2010
Most of you losers are paying them with food stamps ABOUT 90% of you! SO HOW CAN YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT SOMTHING MY TAX MONEY BOUGHT FOR YOU! AND ABOUT THE DIRTY TRUCKS THERE DRIVING AROUND IN, HOW DO YOU SMART PEOPLE THINK IT GET TO THE SUPER MARKET, LOL!

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