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  • 1.Earthbound Trading Co

    496 W Prien Lake Rd

    Lake Charles,LA

    1.99 mi

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By: Alexa G.
Beauregard Electric Co-Op Inc
Total piece of crap company! Please somebody clean house with this company have been flipping 2 weeks to get power just turned on! They are aweful! And lazy!
By: christina.matz
Beauregard Electric Co-Op Inc
Easily on of the worst companies ive ever had to deal with. their staff is testy to say the least, they are not open at all on weekends (what if youre working a mon-fri 8-5 and need to pay cash??). i would give them negative 5 five stars if it was possible. i will never go back to this company if i can help it. unfortunately if you live in the moss bluff topsy area, youre out of luck. Just because you are the only option doesnt mean you shouldnt appreciate the customers that pay you for your service!!! i only put one star because i am required to to submit my review!
By: michelle.b.clark.33
Dollar General
You can never get down an isle that you need down. I understand you need to stock your store but you have night time for that what is most stores do. The isles are so packed with crap and every corner you turn. I have actually called and asked how packed their isles are before going so that i dont waste my time now. I now never go because you can not even move the huge carts full of stuff because it goes from one end to the other when you need things!! waste of time dont go!!
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