• Report: #447705
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Natural Methods

  • Submitted: Thu, April 30, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, July 23, 2009

  • Reported By:Woodbury Minnesota
Natural Methods
USA Contact Info Natural Methods 300 International Drive, PMB # 10017 Williamsville, New York U.S.A.

Natural Methods BEWARE of Natural Methods Lady-Comp, Baby-Comp. NO refund. NO order. NO respond. Just a voicemail at all time. Williamsville, New York

*Consumer Comment: Update: Got refund and used a different reseller

*Consumer Suggestion: Alternatives for Purchasing the Lady-Comp within the U.S.

*Consumer Comment: Exact same bad experience with Natural Methods

*Consumer Suggestion: Sorry for your bad experience in trying to order a Lady-Comp.......

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On 2/18/09, after researching the company and found no negative complaints, I purchased a LadyComp equipment from Natural Methods using their monthly payment option -$130 down and $37.50 monthly (PayPal is the only payment method offered). On 2/25/09, Natural Methods approved my order and sent me an email stating that my item will be shipped to me approximately 3 to 4 weeks (was on back order). On 4/3/09, I still did not get my order so I decided to send Natural Methods an order status request using their online form (this is the recommended way for customer to request order status). On 4/16/ 09, I sent another email using their online form and and also called them only to be attended by a voice mail so I left a message message. On 4/23/09, I sent another online form and left another phone message. I also sent a direct email to sales@naturalmethods.com.

As of today's date, April 30, 2009, I received no respond from Natural Methods and no matter what time of the day, I continue to get a voicemail. I tired to file a dispute with PayPal for my $130 but PayPal said it has expired the 45days grace period so I have to contact Natural Methods directly. I was able to file a dispute for my March and April charge. However, not sure if Natural Methods will respond either. I probably going to just file fraud with my credit card company.

In total, I lost $205 and a lot of time with Natural Methods. This company offers the worst customer service. I heard some people did have to wait months for their order but a responsible company should at least RESPOND to a customer or just send out an email telling them about their order. After all, the dam equipment cost nearly $600!!!! TWO MONTHS of waiting with no responds and a lot of headaches trying to get my money back is not worth the trouble of this so called NATURAL BIRTH CONTROL - lady-comp, ladycomp. If anyone wants something much more reliable, try other options.

Woodbury, Minnesota

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#1 Consumer Comment

Update: Got refund and used a different reseller

AUTHOR: Consumer - (Canada)

I didn't file the original report but did file the comment titled "Exact same bad experience with Natural Methods".

I just wanted to update what happened to me: I ended up eventually getting through to Natural Methods via their phone line after repeated attempts. They told me they had been having customer service issues lately. They also said they were having some major troubles with their supplier. I cancelled my order and they refunded my money.

I then later re-ordered a LadyComp via RaXMedical and it was shipped right away. I made sure to phone first to confirm it was in stock.

It is a good product and RaXMedical seems to have their act together.
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Alternatives for Purchasing the Lady-Comp within the U.S.

AUTHOR: Naturally For Her - (U.S.A.)

As a Lady-Comp (Valley Electronics) authorized U.S. distributor located in California, we are very concerned about negative reports regarding late or missing shipments, limited product availability and poor customer service from various resellers.

The FDA approved Lady-Comp and the other V.E. Products are exceptional in terms of quality and reliability and we believe that customer service should always meet, if not exceed, our customers expectations. As the distributor presently servicing customers from within the U.S., exceptional and personalized service is our commitment to you.

Our hours of operation are convenient and all customers receive feedback by telephone or email within one business day, 7 days per week. All orders placed Mon-Fri are shipped within a 24 hour period, and orders received on Saturdays and Sundays are shipped immediately on Monday. For international or special shipping requests, we are pleased to accommodate whenever possible. Most orders are received within 3 business days.

We are always available to provide Lady-Comp support and to answer any questions you might have.

Kind regards,

Naturally For Her
Toll free: 1.866.590.9626
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#3 Consumer Comment

Exact same bad experience with Natural Methods

AUTHOR: Consumer - (Canada)

I've had the exact same experience as Kay in buying from Natural Methods.

I made my purchase about 6 weeks ago (except I paid the full $500+ upfront rather than in installments AND I paid for expedited shipping!). Natural Methods proceeded to charge my credit card and then sent me an email saying the product is back-ordered about 3-4 weeks.

After about 3 weeks I used their online form to ask what my order status was. They never got back to me. A couple weeks later I emailed them. They never responded. All I get when phoning (their many different numbers) is their voicemail, and they haven't returned my call. It's been over 6 weeks since I placed my order and I haven't been able to contact them once.

It's frustrating because I'll be moving soon and can't wait another month for my order to be shipped. I can't get ahold of them to change my address, nor do I want to wait indefinitely for something that I have no guarantee (or even a verbal/written assurance) I'll ever get. My only recourse might be to file a dispute or chargeback with my credit card company.

The thing is, I don't actually think Natural Methods is trying to scam or fraud anyone. They seem like they were at one time a reputable company. They just seem to either (A) have terrible customer service due to currently being phenomenally understaffed or incompetent or something, or (B) are going out of business and haven't tied up their loose ends yet.

It's totally unacceptable to charge a customer's credit card *months* in advance to shipping a product, especially when your website gives the promise that the product will arrive in a few days if one pays for expedited shipping. This would be still be forgivable, however, if I could actually speak to a customer representative to see what was going on. But I can't seem to do that.

In response to RaXMedical: I didn't order through your website so I can't say what your customer service is like. I ordered through http://ladycomp-babycomp.com. If you are in any way affiliated with that distributor, please let us know what's going on.
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

Sorry for your bad experience in trying to order a Lady-Comp.......

AUTHOR: Raxmedical - (Canada)


We read your experience online and we didn't want this poor sevice to reflect badly on the Lady-Comp and baby-Comp products. RaXMedical is the USA distributor of the products, we are never 'out of stock'. We have excellent customer service including a toll free number, 9-5 EST Monday to Friday and 7 day email service with a two hour response time.

We value the product's good reputation as a reliable, natural birth control and we make every effort to provide the best in customer service.

We ship twice a week and delivery is usually within 3 business days. We never process funds through your credit card until the day we ship the device.

Please let us know if we can assist you in the future.


RaXMedical Inc.
1 866 202 2193
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