map-marker Fort Lauderdale, Florida

They ripped me off ... i do not know what happened to my$ 3000.oo

oh my god this people ripped me off! they don't even answer their phones!!! howard!!! where is my moneyyy!!! id order a grow box over 2 months ago, i sent home grown hydroponics a total amount of US$ 3000.00 and i was promised a jumbo deluxe grow box. till this day i haven't received nor the grow box or the money back. someone needs to put a stop to these wrong doers they are ripping people off and selling them items that they probably don't even exist. can someone please do something about it? they need to be punished.
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Not sure what type of grow box you are looking for but if you go to, they have a product called The Anywhere Garden that is pretty impressive. Sorry about you getting ripped off!! That SUCKS!!!

Kashmere Bht
map-marker Dallas, Texas

order# 2996?

I placed my order on 11/10/09. They said it would be 8 to 12 weeks. It's been 18 weeks. As of today I never recieved anything. I tried to call but the phones have been disconnected. I tried to email several times but got no reply. I sent a letter but got no response. Why can't they respond? I visited their web site and they had a messege saying that the business is for sale. I emailed that web site and still got no response. I hope they see this complaint and respond. Order# 2996 3/18/10
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You shouldn't be trying to grow pot.

Flora Egj
map-marker Worcester, Massachusetts

Worst investment i've ever made

I just bought a grow box from Homegrown-Hydroponics because I saw some good things about it online from blogs and whatnot. Turns out all of them are WRONG! My light came broken, as did my timer and they did not give me any pH equipment or all my nutrients. The customer service is quite possibly the worst thing ever to the point where you can say there is non at all. The one time I did manage to reach a live person he was a *** and basically called me an *** because the timer they sent had not on off segments even though he said there was, but what would i know I'm just an electrician who wires these things all the time. NEVER USE THIS COMPANY..EVAR!!!!
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map-marker Washington, District Of Columbia

Homegrown-Hydroponics ripped me off

So many options for the hydroponic enthusiast. Stay away from "Howard" and He shipped broken items and didn't fill the entire order. Not shockingly, the most expensive part of my order was never filled. (the hyphen is key) is rated "F" by the south Florida Better Business Bureau. I should have researched before I decided to do business with Howard Birnbaum. His company has also been reported to google because they spam search engines to increase their web presence. To top it off, it was the worst costumer service I've ever encountered.
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This company as well ad Delta 13 care absolutely nothing at all about customer service. The owner John skipped town and shut down his store owing me over $600 in products.

He made all kinds of excuses and when I would have the money returned to me. Then he simply stopped replying. I have to take him to small claims court which is a ton of effort and time just to have my money returned. Be careful doing business with John.

He is now trying to run the store online and as consumers you should be aware of his unsavory business practices. For those of you considering doing business with him now because of a special. Be aware that the same CAP 12 pot watering system is also $300 at Growers House in Tucson and they will be there to.back up the warranty. I hope this helps you make an informed decision.

We need to support the shops that care.

I have no affiliation with any grow shops. Be very wary of Delta 13 and Arizona Grow Depot.


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For anyone who is tired of the run around from these crooked hydro business and ready to do business with an experienced, polite, trustworthy company with outstanding quality product please check out!!


Looks like stealing money isn't the only thievery Howard practices. Google the content on his site.

His FAQ was straight copy and pasted from Messed up stealing a customers money, and other honorable companies hard work.







Well you know I have looked at the site never heard of it before but while Looking around for a MCC-1 I found GTGHydroponics and and Buyer beware. They are jacking the PRICE even over MSRP.

and well take the MCC-1 for 835.00 MSRP they have it listed there for 899.95 and they call that a Special Internet Price. hahahahA a rip off price.


Has anyone seen my order?


Oh Dear Howard, a great view of your place in the gated community, real good view from a Jet Ski....look real hard & you may just see me....


Agreed- He has my 5K. Bust rest assured, I have his home address, & I have his route down.....

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