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In which i didn’t read the fine print


The problem with never reading the fine print on things that you order is that you always end up having to clean up messes.


For example, I ordered some of this product “Sensa” to check out with Keely.  Truthfully, I never tried it but Keely did and she didn’t like putting the Sensa powder all over the food.


They offer you a free sample but you have to pay for shipping.  I got the two-month free sample and I figured we’d both try it and then we would know if we wanted more.  Little did I know that when I signed up for a “free” sample I also was automatically put into an “autoship” program?


Sure enough, two weeks ago I received some package and of course I didn’t open it.  When I was in Boston Kevin opened it and asked me what it was.  When I got home I checked and sure enough, it was a two-month supply of Sensa.


Sensa is supposed to work by tricking your taste buds into things they’re full.  I could see this would be good for people who overeat at meals but honestly, that’s not a problem of mine.  My problem is that I tend to eat in binges so if I’m binge eating I really am not thinking of pouring powder on it.


Keely tried it and truthfully, she hated having powder on her food so we didn’t really give the product a fair shake.  For all I know it works but that’s not even the point.  The point is that I just called up to cancel my “autoship” because they were threatening to send another two-month supply next month.  Never mind the fact that I never even tried the free sample and already have a two month supply that I don’t want.


So I called to cancel the entire program and I start getting this big song and dance about “did you use it properly?” and “were you consistent?” and “we can give you a discount if it’s a monetary thing” and “would your daughter like this free thing and that free thing?” and I’m just saying PLEASE CANCEL THE ORDER.


Finally, I got exasperated and explained that I had ordered it for my daughter who NO LONGER lived here so please, please just cancel the damn order.  She explained that it was her job to convince me to try Sensa and give it a chance.


“I don’t want it,” I explained, “I just want to return this box and stop all future shipments.”


They were having no part of it and in fact, told me that I could have half my money back if I didn’t even bother to return it.  By now I just wanted to get off the phone but at this point they started their survey.


Did I use it properly?


What were my goals?


What were my daughter’s goals?


What were my expectations?


My expectations?


To live through the phone call.


I started getting very impatient and told the lady, “look.  I just want to cancel all future orders and return this order.  I don’t want to answer any questions” to which she replied that she was an official Sensa weight loss consultant and was trained to help me.


Help me? If she wanted to help me she would have hung up the phone.  Long story short I got rid of my order and hopefully in the future I’ll learn that free samples have lots and lots of fine print that I should probably read.


That and I don’t like powder on my food.  That’s probably why I don’t use Chrystal Meth as a weight loss method either.  I’m just saying …

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  1. Name *
    February 18, 2013

    What a load of jiggery pokery! A pox upon these people.

  2. Julie
    February 18, 2013

    My daughter ordered some and we went through the same nightmare. By the time I got off te phone I was swaeting and had chest pains.

    • Lynn
      February 18, 2013

      hahaha…it was a pain in the ass wasn’t it

  3. Mom Off Meth
    February 18, 2013

    Well, I know from experience, meth has a very bitter taste, so that IS a good choice to skip sprinkling it on your chow.

    I have to say I was SO excited to read your post, because I wanted to know the truth about that stuff. So now I know. They harrass you for your cash. Thanks!!
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  4. Jester Queen
    February 18, 2013

    You remember those horrible herbal viagara people a few years ago? My sister worked their phone lines. She claimed it was legit, but she also did meth at the time. Total scam. You need to be damned sure that it’s now cancelled. (Sensa is a similar scam product. It may have a slight laxitive effect, but other than that, it’s a magic fucking feather.) People who ordered the herbal viagara would call and have the product cancelled, but the request would be “lost” and the cancellation would not take place. They’d keep getting billed and be unable to get refunds etc. Night. Mare.

  5. Mayor Gia
    February 18, 2013

    UGH! I’ve read that sensa does that to you if you try to cancel. I’m very wary of those free sample type things. They’re so pushy.
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  6. Amy
    February 18, 2013

    I love it. How your mind makes the leap from weight loss to meth. Cracked me up

    • Lynn
      February 18, 2013

      It’s a natural progression.

  7. Cara lyn erickson
    February 19, 2013

    Gotta hate that. I’m a sucker for that kind of stuff too.

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