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What Is Happening To & At Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro, NH?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Notice anything strange
about this flyer we got from Huggins Hospital
on Saturday?

It was actually very timely. Deanna had had a physical at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Concord) on Thursday and had been told to get a mammogram. She was thinking about getting it done at Concord Hospital when this flyer came.

I have never forgiven Huggins Hospital for the grief it caused me through its FALSE PSA reporting.

But, Huggins is our nearest hospital and we use it when we have to.

Something is not right at Huggins — of late.

We were there, in the Emergency Room (ER), a few weeks ago, crack-of-dawn, i.e., 8:30 am, on a Monday. Over the weekend Teischan managed to fall off a stationary skateboard and hurt her foot. Though it was slightly swollen I was sure that there were no broken bones. That is one of the many advantages of having played rugby, in school, in Britain, in the early 1970s. IF you yourself didn’t break anything, you were still likely to see at least one broken bone injury a game. So you get fairly expert at spotting broken bones. I do have an enviable diagnostic record in this respect. But, despite my assurances Deanna was not convinced. So we took Teischan to Huggins ER on Monday.

The ER was deserted. No patients. Just one rather bemused volunteer and two frumpy receptionists pretending to be busy. Though we were the only ones there it took the receptionists 20 minutes to get around to calling us.

Yes, we had to get an X-ray. So we accompanied Teischan, through multiple automatic doors, to the X-ray room (to call it a department would be a joke). [I was right. Just a strain. Ace bandage, which I had already done.]

The hospital was deserted. Empty. I have seen more activity in Arizona ghosts towns than at Huggins, of late.

Eerily quiet. So there is now this pervasive air of morbidness though the place is SPOTLESSLY clean — probably because they have so few patients.

Yes, we all know that Huggins stopped delivering babies years ago. I can understand that.

But, I heard recently that Huggins no longer has full-time cardiologists! How is that possible?

Wolfeboro, NH, the Oldest Summer Resort in the U.S., outside of Florida, is the Old People’s Capital of the U.S.

And we are not talking just, hoi polloi old folks. We are talking Mittens Romney RICH, very rich old folks with Titanium health policies.

What gives.

The new building looks a million dollars — and I know it costs much, much more.

But, the place is empty.

And then this flyer. [I know. You thought I forgot.]

So did you spot the incongruity?

There is NO PHONE NUMBER.

Just the Web URL.

Yes, it tells you to call your primary care provider to schedule an appointment, BUT is Huggins that ashamed of itself, and I can understand if they were, after how they screwed up my PSA, that they are too embarrassed to give out their phone number?

There phone number is, in case you want it:
603-569-7500.

I Just Got A FULL 100% Refund From ‘Direct Sat TV’, N.C. For Their Misrepresentation As ‘DirecTV’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Of course I am delighted. Also impressed that they confessed and decided to do the right thing. That is always good.

But, this was a LOT of hassle. I spent over 4 hours on the phone — and with me, it is always the principle of the matter, rather than the dollar amount (though that is important too). Yes, I did file a complaint with the N.C. BBB — and they will now close to out, as they should, saying matter fully resolved. But, it will be there as a warning to others.

Given that I also complained to DirecTV that I was scammed by one of THEIR authorized resellers I got some ‘non-monetary’ compensation from them too — as I should, given the aggravation. So I kind of made out, as I also did when DISH dropped NEO and TEN Cricket from their ‘Cricket Pack’. But, I am an expert and complaining.

I worry about people who get scammed by these resellers.

See the difference in price. $19.95 from DirecTV vs. $74.97 from ‘Direct Sat TV’. $55.02 difference. That is how they make their money.

So be warned. Be careful. Be very careful.

‘Direct Sat TV’, N.C., Just Called Me And Admitted Misrepresentation! I Am Supposedly Getting 100% Refund. BBB Complaint Accepted.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Got the above e-mail from the ‘Better Business Bureau’ this morning.

Then, about 20 minutes ago, I received a call from ‘Jeanine’ — who said she was from ‘Direct Sat’.

She said that she was calling about my complaints — though she was not specific about which ones; i.e., complaint I filed with BBB or the joint call I made yesterday morning with a Disputes Manager from my Bank of America credit card.

But she said this. That they had reviewed my call with them on June 12, as I had asked them to do in both complaints, and that I WAS RIGHT.

The rep had, as I was claiming, MISREPRESENTED ‘Direct Sat’ as ‘DirecTV’!

Remember that was my contention all along. I checked. They lied. I am not totally stupid. Much of the time I do know what I am doing.

She says that they will now give me a FULL refund. She has given me a phone number: 910-693-30xx.

I will not count my pigs until I see the credit on my online statement. But, this is a start.

I asked her if the rep had been fired. She said that she did not know but that the ‘case’ had been escalated to the proper management.

This is still SICK. 

‘Direct Sat TV’ From N.C. Scammed Me. Duped Me Out Of $24.99 By Misrepresentation. I Filed BBS Complaint.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Direct Sat lied to me, blatantly, three times last Tuesday, June 12, 2013. They told me, three times, that I was talking DIRECTLY to DirecTV. I was not.

They overcharged me and gave me a $39.99 3-year warranty package that DirecTV does NOT HONOR!

DirecTV cancelled my order through Direct Sat and the account they set up. They set up a NEW account with the RIGHT PRICING.

Direct Sat will NOT give me my money back. My Bank of America credit card dispute handling department called them up with me on the line. They tell me that $24.99 for ‘shipping’ is not refundable and that I am screwed on that THOUGH I returned the equipment they sent me today — via UPS. So they are screwing me for $24.99 after they lied to me.

I checked with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The last complaint that they dealt with says 100% what I experienced. They represented themselves as DirecTV. Exactly what they did with me.

This is wrong. This is FRAUD.

Yes, I too filed a BBS complaint as you can see. This company is unethical. They are just plain scammers. I am sick to my stomach that I was scammed. Yes, I feel stupid. But, I did my best to validate them. I asked 3 times!    This is the problem with a phone call. If it was on the Web I would have seen the URL.

My recommendation is that you avoid this company like the plague. Their phone number is: 1-800-595-4101.

Check out the BBS complaints and see that I did file my complaint too.

DirecTV ‘compensated’ me SOME for this $24.99 when I called them back today. I won’t know whether that is valid till I get my service on Friday.

I will keep you posted.

Heads Up. Stay clear of Direc Sat TV.

They also go by the name ‘travelresorts.com’.


This is EXACTLY what happened to me. They lied. Click to read the complaints at BBB.

This is EXACTLY what happened to me. They lied. Click to read the complaints at BBB.


Complaint that I filed with BBB N.C. today.

Complaint that I filed with BBB N.C. today.


I Made Another Call Today, After 25 Minutes Of ‘Discussion’ I Got Another $5/Month OFF! I Am Now Happy. That Was The Price They Offered.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


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>> DirecTV Better Business Bureau claims … — June 7, 2013.

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>> TEN Cricket & Dish … contract dispute — May 30, 2013.
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I got this offer AGAIN in the mail today. Same one that I had 2 weeks ago and tried to get DirecTV to honor on Tuesday. Now realize that this guy ‘Robert McCaskill‘, contrary to what he claimed, does NOT work for DirecTV. He works for ‘travelresorts.com‘. Found that on his e-mail! Not amused. He assured me that he worked for DirecTV. I asked him explicitly.

Look at the 3rd sheet here. Click on any sheet to ENLARGE. Says ULTIMATE for $34.99.

Well, I got it! Took 20 minutes of ‘discussion’. They had to cancel my prior order and start again from SCRATCH. I now have TWO credit card charges.

This was NOT funny. Hope these offers help YOU.

Here is a GOOD number to call DirecTV: 1-800-531-5000.

Now, following my $10 referral discount (thanks to Deanna’s cousin, the same one that told us about Comet ISON), my monthly bill for the 1st year will be $45.99. That is quite a drop from the $100 I was paying to DISH after I cancelled my Cricket Pack.