Caveat Emptor Rvtl

Jan Leeming

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.

CAVEAT EMPTOR - RVTL

Date: 26th March 2015

Like most woman, I would love to discover the secrets of Eternal Youth! I’m not prepared to use Botox or go ‘under the knife’ but I do use products which I hope will do their best for my ‘fast fading youth’!!!!

I have read much about the benefits of RVTL which I understand can be had on prescription for those with severe acne. It is reputed to contain Vitamin C and to boost collagen. Whilst on the internet my eye caught an ad. for a free trial of RVTL with the customer only paying the postage. I thought it might be worth a try ………

I’d got as far as filling in my address etc. and was about to enter my credit card details when my home phone rang and a gentleman with a foreign accent asked for Miss Leeming. I was naturally cagey but then it transpired that the young man was phoning because my on line form filling had been directed to his company!!!! First red alert.

I was naturally wary and even more so when the gentleman indicated that if I placed the order for the free trial with his firm and then decided that I wanted to continue with the product I would be able to purchase it at a 70% discount over what I would have to pay if I continued my order online. More alarm bells!!

I wasn’t happy about this and decided to end the call and phone back on the number he gave me. I was put through to another operative – the first one being unavailable – and given the same chat. (Why is it that they all sound as though they are reading off a sheet in a Call Centre – maybe they are) They seem to be incapable of veering from a set spiel.  Getting nowhere I asked to speak to the Supervisor – but this was only the supervisor of that section and I needed the Supervisor in Sales.

Suggesting that the Supervisor should phone me, I then received another phone call from the first operative. I told him that I was not prepared to proceed unless I spoke to the Sales Supervisor. Finally getting through to him and telling him that I found the whole process decidedly ‘dodgy’ – How on earth could this ‘middleman’ offer 70% off the true price of the product - I learned that, as I suspected, one wouldn’t see any results in under 3 months (so why offer a 14 day trial!) but that the product would carry the 70% discount for at least 12 months!

I had almost decided to proceed when the Supervisor happened to say there would be two postage charges because the RVTL had to be used in conjunction with another product which I think he called Equinox. Suddenly, this product was looking more and more expensive. The online price was £95 for the RVTL which discounted would be around £35 – but then you discover you need to order 2 products per month – and outlay of around £840 for a year! I got him to repeat all this and decided that it was simply not on. (For that money I could have a holiday in France which I'm sure would do as much if not more good) I  then went back to the Ad page and scrolled through it – not once was there mention of the second ‘essential’ product. I also looked up RVTL and came across several articles declaring this to being something little short of a scam. Perhaps not a scam but certainly not 'honest marketing'.

So as they say ‘Caveat Emptor’ – let the buyer beware!  I’m glad I asked all the questions and eventually got down to basics – so sadly I will not be taking 10 years off my age in the next few months!! Ha Ha.
 

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