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Do Not Order "Free Trials"!!!

Discussion in 'New Members Information' started by highping, Jan 26, 2010.

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  1. M3mph1s

    M3mph1s Full Member

    May 3, 2012
    Excellent post to be stickied, especially in the newb forum. I'm new to the world of vapor and had not heard of these scams. I am trying to get other friends into the hobby though, and now I know to insist that they stray away from practices like these.
  2. tdlauro

    tdlauro Full Member

    May 4, 2012
    Eagleville, pa
    Almost got me. Thanks for the warning!
  3. gabhayes

    gabhayes New Member

    Apr 17, 2012
    almost got me too.thanks very much.
  4. cnhauf

    cnhauf Full Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    North Carolina, USA
    I will try to refrain from using specifics but this e-gig company also has a famous diet using pretty much the same name :)
    It always shows up as one of the top five companies when you do a google search for "best e-cigs".
    Please do not get lured in like I did.
    For what I spent on their deluxe starter kit (which is totally worthless) you can pick up a complete Indulgence V3 kit for about the exact same price.
    The Indulgence blows their kit away by leaps and bounds.
    Then you can decide when to go ahead and buy the real BIG DADDY of them all out there, The Provari !!!
  5. undeadzombie47

    undeadzombie47 Full Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Breezy Point
    Im glad I discovered this site before i invested a lot of money in to those.
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    May 7, 2012
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  8. JennyS

    JennyS Full Member

    May 7, 2012
    Southern Indiana
    If it wasn't for my sister I would have done a free trial. I'm so glad she stopped me. She's been vaping a lot longer than me.
  9. CigSwitcher

    CigSwitcher Full Member

    May 8, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    Wish I've read this before... a friend of mine was ripped about $200 for a "free" trial a couple of months ago...
    Its a long story... but the only way he was able to stop the charges on his credit card was by closing it... I would say very bad luck and crappy bank customer service...
  10. izelian

    izelian Full Member

    May 8, 2012
    that is always the question. Great post thanks

  11. I fell for this scam initially, but quickly realized these were toys. I persisted until I found something that worked (more or less) and actually got off analogs.
  12. crazyaxl

    crazyaxl Full Member

    May 8, 2012
    thanks for posting!
  13. Barto

    Barto Moved On ECF Veteran

    Aug 4, 2011
    Remember that freebies should not ask for a credit card.
  14. Freeality

    Freeality Full Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    Olympia, WA
    indeed.. i sure am glad the whole autobill thing for "replacement" prefilled cartos didnt catch on-- one of the things i love about vaping is all the customization that is possible.
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    May 10, 2012
  16. ScottUSMC

    ScottUSMC New Member

    May 11, 2012
    Miami, Fl
    Would this include companies with 30 money back guarantees?
  17. Penru

    Penru Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 25, 2011
    Pittsburgh, Pa

    Yes, they will also auto bill ... but if you use a prepaid card with no overdrafts and only 5$ on it...
  18. BruceRH80

    BruceRH80 New Member

    May 19, 2012
    Great post. I signed up for one of those "free" offers, and after giving my email address, read that I was about to be automatically charged $49.95 / month unless/until I manually canceled. Of course, I backed out, and so far so good for not being continually spammed for the attempt. I have been smoke free for 79 days now, on over the counter kits, one "mod", and online refill eliquid.
  19. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Full Member Verified Member

    May 19, 2012
    Thanks for the info. I generally never respond to free offers for products of any kind. I always believed you get what you pay for, and nothing is really free.
  20. Takoda

    Takoda Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2012
    Thanks for the info!
  21. LilBoab

    LilBoab New Member

    May 22, 2012
    I'm the newest of newbies and my mate who's also vaping wanted to get a skycig free trial that looked dodgy as hell, talked him out of it and bought an E-Lite instead...
  22. kookycole

    kookycole Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2012
    Newark, OH
    I have to disagree with Penru on this one. I have personally used two companies with 30 day money-back guarantees on starter kits (Moderated) and neither of them auto billed. I'm sure there are companies that do it, but not all.
  23. tiberius_claud

    tiberius_claud Full Member

    Apr 30, 2012
    Vancouver, Canada
    Keep with the "shut up and take my money" approach, everybody.
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