I signed up on 5/26/2008*, for the 14 day, $1.00 trial offer of "Hoodia Water" just pay shipping and handling of $4.95. I received the product and never opened it. After a short period of time, (13 days) I chose to call and cancel the order. After 20 days I noticed I had been billed on my bank account, $38.95 for the next shipment . I called to find out why, since I had cancelled. Seems there is a hidden, within all the legal jargon of their contract terms, the part about the next shipment and their cancellation and return policy**. I then followed their instructions to return the product for a refund less a "restocking fee" (15%). I sent the product back to them on 06/20/2008 with a "Delivery Confirmation of 06/23/2008*. This was 3 days within their 30 day return policy, and I as of yet 07/23/2008 have not seen nor heard from them nor have they refunded My MONEY. Now they have their product and My MONEY. I will try and contact them again to find out why. I'll be reporting back with any and all correspondance that I receive from them.
**Central Coast Nutraceuticals, Inc.
Return Policy: (verbatum)
"If you are not satisfied with the product for any reason, simply return all unopened units for a full refund (less Shipping & Handling) within 30 days of the original purchase.
Refunds will be given on unopened units only; Exceptions will be made for trial offers. All returns are subject to a 15% restocking fee. Rteurned merchandise requires a delivery confirmation from the shipping provider and an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number from Customer care. Refunds will not be made on packages marked "Return to Sender".
Attn: CCN Returns
123999 Belcher Road South
Largo, FL 33773
You may contact our customer service department by email at email@example.com or by calling out Toll Free telephone support at 1 (888) 692-8352 Monday - Friday 6am - -5pm MST Please reference your order number above when calling.
HOODIAWATER $1 Trial Offer Terms and Conditions:
Please take a few minutes to read the following as when you purchase the HOODIAWATER
$1 Trial Offer you automatically accept the following terms and conditions. You are ordering the HOODIAWATER 14-day risk-free trial offer for $1.00 plus $4.95 shipping and handling. Your 14-day trial begins when you receive the product. If you are not satisfied with your HOODIAWATER trial offer, return the unused portion anytime before the end of the 14-day trial period and you will have no further obligation. If you are happy with your HOODIAWATER, do nothing and your credit card will be charged an additional $38.95 approximately 14 days after your receive your trial shipment. That's 20% off the regular price for a 1-month supply of HOODIAWATER, normally $49.95 per bottle. In addition, approximately 30 days after you place your trial order for HOODIAWATER and about every 30 days thereafter, we will automatically send you a fresh 1-month supply of HOODIAWATER. The credit card you provide today will be billed the Member's Only price of $39.95 plus $4.95 s/h for a total of $44.90 when each new product ships. That's 20% off the regular price for a 1-month supply of HOODIAWATER, normally $49.95 per bottle. You also agree to the 21-day bonus trial to Fit Factory for $39.95 a month thereafter, should you choose not to cancel. Cancel any time by calling 1-866-407-1022 M-F, 9am-9pm, EST. You may cancel your membership to HOODIAWATER at any time by simply calling customer care at 888-692-8352 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, most customers see most noticeable results by using HOODIAWATER consistently for 3 months. If you are not fully satisfied with future shipments of HOODIAWATER, you may return any unopened containers of HOODIAWATER within 30 days of receipt for a full refund less the $4.95 s/h charge and a 15% restocking fee.
Negative Option Clause:
I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS CONSUMER TRANSACTION INVOLVES A NEGATIVE OPTION, AND THAT I MAY BE LIABLE FOR PAYMENT OF FUTURE GOODS AND SERVICES UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT FOR $39.95 PER MONTH IF I FAIL TO NOTIFY THE SUPPLIER NOT TO SUPPLY THE GOODS OR SERVICES DESCRIBED.
Our customer care representatives can resolve any billing issues that you may have.
Please contact Central Coast Nutraceuticals, Inc. Customer support by email, phone or postal mail.
Toll Free Customer Support Line: 1-888-692-8352
Customer Support Email: email@example.com
Just wanted to pass on this bit of information on to any who may want to investigate this company for their under-handed business practices.
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