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Re: [IP] Re: completely bummed/Minimed supply order problems

Writing to the CEO or operation manager or whoever is in charge always
helps.  I have done so with a shoe company, local stores and restaurants
 No, I don't take advantage.  Have the facts organized when you call or
write.  Don't lose your cool and become emotional.  Make it sounds like you
are actually calling for their benefit.  They can sell a pump once; but
it's the supplies that actually keep the customers coming back.  Good luck.

On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 1:16 AM, Pam <email @ redacted> wrote:

>  Try finding out who your local Minimed sales rep is. Just today I was
> talking
> to Minimed's pump sales people in San Antonio about replacing my out of
> warranty
> 523, and mentioned that my order for sets and reservoirs had been delayed
> for
> three weeks so far because the regular supply department was behind on
> verifying
> insurance coverage. The guy said that the local sales reps carry emergency
> supplies and that I could contact mine to get some.
>  Also, the other day when I called the regular supply ordering number to
> find
> out what was taking so long (I was only on hold 5 minutes), I asked if they
> could mail me a couple of samples of sets and they overnighted them to me
> at no
> cost. So you can try that too.
>  Also, for those who are experiencing long delays and poor customer
> service in
> getting supplies from Minimed lately, I suggest jointly sending a letter
> to the
> CEO about the problem. That's always worked wonders for me with other
> companies
> when I've experienced customer service problems. Most companies have
> special
> people assigned to handle complaints to the CEO. Last year when I got
> nowhere
> with GE about a microwave even after contacting the Senior VP of Customer
> Service, I emailed the CEO and within a day someone called me and I had
> complete
> resolution. I'd previously done something similar regarding a travel
> insurance
> claim with similar results. Pam
> Sent from my iPad
>  > On Jan 24, 2014, at 9:09 PM, email @ redacted
> (insulin-pumpers-digest) wrote:
> >
> > I'm sitting here trying to figure out how in the world I'm going to
> > get supplies after spending close to 2,000 dollars to move me and my son
> > into an apartment from which I was staying with a friend for 7 months yes
> > its very very difficult to try and raise a five year old in someone
> else's
> > house and also deal with the everyday stress and worry you have of the
> > disease if anyone could offer up any kind of suggestions or help I would
> > greatly appreciate it.
> .
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