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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. t.d

    t.d Moved On ECF Veteran

    May 23, 2009
    For n00bs I'd have to say just look for reputable companies on this forum and buy any kit you like. Then get some custom juice! (Moderated) can take my money! Their juice is great!

    ps. I'm really not liking these new restrictions.
  2. Urizen

    Urizen Full Member

    May 13, 2012
    Georgia, U.S.
    The 200 so pages of advice about researching e-cigs should be extended to any sort of purchase you make these days. It wasn't always so easy to do so, but thanks to the internet we can get feedback now on about everything. If something doesn't have reviews, or even worse does not allow reviews, be suspicious.
  3. Kevin King

    Kevin King Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    i am FURIOUS! just got my account dropped $120 or a free trial i ordered about last month. i called today and told them to cancel my membership that i had no knowabouts for watsoever, mainly because i wa dumb enough to believe it was actually free, and should have read the fine print. oh well. you learn from ur mistakes i guess.
  4. kerwoo

    kerwoo New Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    I haven't seen any Mall Kiosks in Canada
  5. JoeM86

    JoeM86 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Good info. I almost fell prey to it. I started doing heavy research about a week ago and found a site offering a free starter kit to US Military, which I am. Right away I thought hey this company must be great, glad I took the time to read the fine print. Got my first kit on the way now, after doing alot of reading especially on ECF, I cant wait, Im confident with my choice.
  6. A_Jerseygirl

    A_Jerseygirl Full Member

    Jun 4, 2012
    Manalapan, NJ
    I had a so called free trial till they charged me full price even though i sent the shipment back
  7. DigiBetti

    DigiBetti Full Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    I have never once come across one of these offers even after weeks of research online. Maybe the scammers haven't put much focus on the Canadian market due to the legislation regarding nicotine in PV's. Or maybe I auto-clicked away due to instinctual habit of avoiding anything that says "free trial." Anyway, my best friend is always buying stuff from those TV infomercials, and she's recently expressed an interest in vaping so I think I'll send her to this site A.S.A.P. Definitely good info to have for newcomers. Thanks.
  8. traveljess

    traveljess Full Member Verified Member

    May 3, 2012
    St. Louis
    They are everywhere! I have had so many people see me vaping, and suggest that they "enroll" to spam email they have received. I have to explain to them not to do that and why!
  9. Stefanie831

    Stefanie831 New Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    I tried this once and they kept charging my card each month, had to cancel and get a new card. Won't be fooled again !
  10. Scootawho

    Scootawho Full Member

    I very nearly fell prey to one of these companies. Went so far as to enter my address/name/phone/etc in a field, click next, and then it asked for a credit card. This made me a bit suspicious (Free things shouldn't need my credit card for any reason), so I reread the terms I was agreeing to. That's when I caught that I was going to be hooked into a plan to pay $80 every month for 5 cartridges. I hadn't started with ecigs yet at the time, but I knew enough to know that was ridiculous.

    Despite the fact that I didn't purchase anything, and in fact left the page right then, they then called the phone number I'd entered. Not once, but three times. I was very concerned that I would have to get it changed, but they finally gave up.
  11. Shamrock55

    Shamrock55 Full Member

    Jun 12, 2012
    In my Home
    I almost got nailed on one of these scams as well. Luck fully I got my head out of my ... and read the fine print.
  12. erroneous

    erroneous Full Member

    Jun 12, 2012
    Good save!
  13. erroneous

    erroneous Full Member

    Jun 12, 2012
    I might add that free stuff is never free and companies are in business to make money.... so if it looks like they won't be making any money on you, look again!
  14. dDubs

    dDubs Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
    I try my best to steer people in the right direction if they are looking to enter the vaping world. I have only been vaping since Sep. 7, 2011 but I have learned a LOT in that time and think that I know a lot now. Vape on!
  15. Dampfkocher

    Dampfkocher Full Member

    Jun 14, 2012
  16. Vixxen

    Vixxen Full Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    United States
    Most of these companies actually are a free trial offer for so many days and then your credit card gets charged for the full price of the kit and then you find out you are automatically be billed every month for a shipment of cartomizers as well. All for an ecig that does not work very well in the first place. There are quite a few electronic cigarettes that work great just have to do a lot of research to make the decision of which model is best suited for you.
  17. Koman

    Koman Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2010
    Got an influx with these spam mails offering trial to my email recently...weird...don't remember giving out my e-mail to anyone for this...anyone else had this?
  18. RollandOfGilead

    RollandOfGilead Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Kingston, On, Canada
  19. jimrug1

    jimrug1 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 27, 2012
    Peoria, IL
    This is my very first post on ECF

    I wish I had stumbled onto this thread a couple of weeks ago. I ordered a trial starter kit for the price of shipping. ($5.95). My Bad, but I am so use to ordering from Amazon and such that many times I do not immediately read “order conformation” or “your order has been shipped” emails.

    I was informed in the “your order has been shipped” email that by purchasing the starter kit, I was also enrolling in their membership program. In 15 days and every 30 days after, they would send me one pack of 10 prefilled tips (the claimed equivalent of 20 packs of standard cigarettes) and bill my card $80.00. There was also the guarantee that I could cancel my membership at anytime with a phone call.

    I had never seen a PV until about 3weeks ago, so I decided to see what all the talk was all about and then cancel if I did not like it. I called them up yesterday (again before I read this forum) and canceled my membership. The customer service rep assured me she canceled my membership, told me I did not need to return the device, and offered me a onetime purchase of 10 cartridges for 19.95. These are the same one’s they were going to send me for $80.00?

    I asked her twice if I would be billed for any amount other than the 10 cartridges. She said no, I would have to call them if I wanted to order more. I accepted her onetime offer. So………… did I just dig myself into a deeper hole?? I just wanted something to get me by until I decide on what to get.

    PS  I am still really struggling with the new terminology.
  20. OVS79

    OVS79 Full Member

    Jun 14, 2012
    Olympia, WA
    Good thing there are way more websites and brick and mortars than there used to be. Not so much scamming going on hopefully.
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