I wish I had read Dr. Amy’s post on supplements before I did this asinine thing. But oh, no – I got scammed.
I like acai (ah-sci-EEE) juice. I put it in my smoothies and like the taste. I had also heard it was really good for you
Well, on a lot of Salon pages there is an ad for an Acai diet or cleansing or something. Now I buy off the Internet, but only from well known sites such as Amazon, Petsmart, etc…. you know what I mean.
So I clicked on the ad, filled with endorsements (supposedly from CNN, CBS etc.) about the advantages of acai due to the large number of anti-oxidants. I didn’t think about it too much but this ad kept coming up, and it offered a free month trial for only the shipping charges of 5.99. I thought, hell, what’s the harm? It came with an acai powder of some sort, and a colon cleanser (I should have been alerted to that – all I need is diarrhea).
At any rate, despite something in my gut saying ‘NO, NO, NO!” I ordered it. Well, shortly after I received a call from the Fraud Dept. at my credit card company. Did I endorse a charge of $79.99 from Perfect Health? NO, I replied, what do I do? He suggested first contacting the company to see what was going on, and then they’d take over if no satisfaction was obtained.
Well, I started an e-mail campaign – they had not lived up to the 5.99 ONLY shipping charge, I hadn’t even RECEIVED the stuff. I sent emails over and over only to get responses that they would ‘look into it’. Not good enough. The credit card company gave me their number. I called and was greeted by some poor soul in Mumbai or somewhere, who had to take my (low key) abuse. She tried to explain that after 2 weeks if I didn’t want it, I had to send it back within those two weeks. BUT IT WAS A MONTH FREE TRIAL!!! More snotty from me, no reasonable response and I kept calling getting more poor souls in Mumbai trying to explain something that made no sense, with a policy from some damned company that had hired them,
Finally, FINALLY, they saw I wasn’t going away, and with the threat of the Fraud Dept. coming there way very soon, they removed the charge from my credit card.
So I’ll be sending the damned stuff back. The only catch is – you have to send it back to China. I’ll probably pay half the 79.95 on postage. I was an arse.