Monday, January 26, 2009

BodyBugg, and the Snuggies SCAM!

Calories eaten yesterday: 1164
Fat: 22g (17%)
Carbs: 88g (31%)
Protein: 148g (52%)
Weight this morning: 135.4 (One week ago: 136.8)
Calories burned in exercise today: 245

I don't know when I'll get to the Walk For Life stuff; the BodyBugg saga continues. I talked to the manager at 24 Hour Fitness today and he says I should wear it a bit more. It didn't misbehave when he looked at it and showed a rather modest calorie count (1300 for the last day worn). I think it is making up numbers because it most certainly did not show 1300 that last time I looked at it! Using the "trip" feature for my 30 minute walk to work it said I burned 200 calories! I don't think so. FitDay tells me 88 calories and I think that is much more accurate.

At any rate, I have to call tech support, get a return number from them, take that back to 24 Hour Fitness and jump through a bunch of hoops, then wait for a check. The return process is crazy.

I will give the BodyBugg a couple of days of wear and then (most likely) call tech support. I want it to work - I really do. It just doesn't seem to.

I called GoWear Fit but they assured me that all I had to do was send the device back and they will process it. I included the return slip in the package along with my reason for returning it and asking for a refund. They assured me that my credit card would be credited in time. So that is out of my hands.

I don't know if you have seen those commercials on TV for Snuggies. Well, they are a scam. A fraud. Plain and simple. The phone ordering was completely automated. I ordered two blue blankets. I wanted one extra thick and one regular, but they didn't give that option. There was no total quoted at the end.

After going through three phone numbers I finally got ahold of a live person. They say orders can take time to process so I ended up calling several times. Each time I was told that my order was not in the system. I eventually ended up ordering again figuring that my first order didn't go through for whatever reason.

Two days after I placed my new order, four Snuggies arrived in the mail, all super thick. I checked my bank account and I had been charged $99! WTH?!? I have not been able to contact the company since then. Hopefully tomorrow I can contact them. I filed a complaint with my bank saying these were unauthorized charges. I need to send these blankets back since they were not what I wanted.

The box contained no packing slip and there was no return address. The company is clearly making it as hard as possible to return merchandise. I found the company name through a Google search. I have already filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. When I checked out the company's rating it was an F!

At any rate, this company is running a SCAM! Do not fall for it!

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3 comments:

Carol Bardelli said...

My son wanted those Snuggies. Now I'm glad I nixed the idea. Best of luck getting everything straightened out.

Anonymous said...

I don't take it against you personally of course, but my experience with Christianity has been one big emotional lie.

A woman who led a Bible study for years, who introduced me to my husband, who was my spiritual mentor and best friend -- gets drunk every weekend and sleeps around now. My pastor was having an affair with a married woman in the church. My family turned against me in the name of God.

Most Christians are hypocritical, self-righteous liars.

Pillsbury Dough Girl said...

Anonymous,

I don't know what that had to do with my post since my post contained nothing about God (???), but okay.