I very rarely ever try products from on-line companies. The only time I ever have has been when my daughters talked me into it. It has always been products they have wanted to try. It always seems like a lot of red tape and almost impossible to cancel once you order the products.
With this being said, I ordered a product this month. I did it. It was a free trial of Lifecell face lotion. It is a miracle and Dr. Oz said it was amazing, and a mom figured it out and all the plastic surgeons don’t want you to know about it. Seriously, how did I get sucked into this? I searched the product and all the reviews were pretty positive and the product actually worked for some women and didn’t work for others. After doing my research, I decided to try it. What do I have to lose? I never try anything and I do very little to care for my aging skin. I should do it, so I did! I paid my $4.95 shipping and handling fee and got my product in about 4 days! Wow! This is going to be good.
I was really excited and got started right away. I washed my face and took my before pictures. Then I applied the cream as directed. I was a little disappointed there was no tingling sensation. I read there should be a tingling sensation that follows application which means it’s really working (I feel really stupid just writing that). My face did feel tighter and softer. I took after pictures because I was sure it was working, besides the company tells you to do this because you will notice an immediate change. As much as I wanted to see it, I didn’t. I looked the same.
Then Steve, my husband called me and asked me what I bought for $189.00. What? It is a free trial! Ok, they have to put a pending charge on your card to make sure you are not trying to rip them off. I found this out vial e-mail during my inquiry as to why they charged me for my free trial. I also found out my thirty day trial is less than the actual size of the tube they sent me. So, if I was not happy with it I had to send the unused portion back or I would be charged $189.00. We know they will do it because they are already practicing it on my account.
The bank wanted to cancel my card and give me a new one and also wanted to charge the company for unauthorized charges. Oh boy… We got past it and Steve said, “You might as well try it, it’s already here.
Over the next 3 weeks I used the cream twice a day. I noticed one day after very little sleep that I didn’t have puffy eyes as I normally would. That was cool… Emma kind of noticed it. Steve wanted to notice it. I think he got scared every time I asked him if he noticed a difference. Honestly, my skin was softer, but that was about it. I noticed no changes so I decided to send the cream back before they charged me.
I went to print out the return form and my printer was out of ink. So now I had to buy an ink for $12.00. We couldn’t get to the store until a couple of days later. So, now time is really passing and I’m freaking out. I sent Steve to the store for the ink. We put it in the printer and then the other three inks were out. He went to buy the other inks but they are only sold in a pack of 5. So he bought it and some “free” photo paper for $60.00.
I finally got everything printed and boxed up and sent Steve to FEDEX to send the box so it will get back to the company within the thirty days. Whew! We made it! For $40.00 we sent the box two day shipping. After spending $117.00 I got to use my free trial and didn’t have to pay $189.00 for it.
Steve texted me this morning that Lifecell charged us anyway because today, the day it was delivered as a return was day thirty. Oh brother. So now my free trial has cost me $306.00. And it didn’t work. As a side note, this company was really nice and always fast to answer my e-mails.
I totally understand that the largest and stupidest part of all of this is on me. I’m sloppy this way. Stuff never slides by the easy way for me. If it can go wrong, it will and it’ll usually be because of something I did or didn’t do. However, knowing this is why I should not be ordering stuff on-line and trying things for “free.” Nothing is ever free.
PS The company said they will credit my account today after they process my return.