Category Archives: Daily Deals

False Advertisement on BuyTopia: La Vie en Rose Boutique

One of the group buying websites BuyTopia offered a good deal in the end of December 2011: $25 for $50 Worth of Merchandise at ANY La Vie en Rose Boutique in Canada.

According to the advertisement it offers 50% off, and customers assume that they can spend $50 at La Vie en Rose Boutique and just present voucher at checkout. Experienced customers expect to pay HST on top of it as well.

But this deal turned to be one more false/deceptive advertisement from BuyTopia.

Memory Foam Pillows Scam on TeamBuy from iSkinMedix

Two deals featured by TeamBuy from iSkinMedix in September 2011 turned to be a scam. Customers placed orders months ago, but have not received anything yet. TeamBuy does not provide refunds to everyone giving some excuses or not responding to consumers at all. Instead of making things right, TeamBuy became the same scam as iSkinMedix letting thousands of their customers down…

TeamBuy does not have any kind of promises like other group buying websites like Groupon, DealFind, WagJag. Maybe it’s OK for TeamBuy not to stand for their own customers? No promises, no guarantees… Let scam going on… It’s that easy…

GoGadgety Review: Huge Price Markup for Daily Deals is a new website created for running deals on group buying sites which appeared in the Internet just in a week before DealTicker featured their first deal of Memory Foam Shoe Insoles. GoGadgety offers some popular stuff but with huge price markups. Even with 50-90% discount, which is typical for daily deals, the price is still much higher than offered by many other retailers for the same or better quality. Beware of this!

Complaint on Oral-B Toothbrush from XSV 360 and DealTicker

Beware of scams from XSV 360 and Dealticker! I purchased what was advertised as Oral B brushes – 12 for $34 inclusive of shipping and taxes – from Dealticker. Dealticker “deal” was supposedly to submit a “Voucher” on XSV 360 website. According to XSV 360, the voucher or coupon holder was to please “allow 24-28 hours after a deal has ended” before trying to redeem a coupon, and to “allow 7 days for delivery”. After almost 2 weeks, the status of my shipping was still showing “processing”, and half a dozen e-mails to XSV 360 and to Dealticker were all unanswered…

Fake Toshiba Memory Cards from XSV 360 on DealFind

XSV 360 was created to run shady daily deals on DealFind, DealTicker, WagJag, SwarmJam, Groupon, WebPiggy, Buy2, JabrDeals, PriceDodger, etc… They sell many scam products like Energy Balance Bracelets with ion technology, Kinoki Foot Pads, fake PNY 32GB SDHC memory cards, fake Vapur bottles, HCG diet stuff, and so on. But one of the latest deals showed really unacceptable support from DealFind with their fake “32GB SDHC Memory Cards Class 10 Powered by Toshiba”…

World Wide Connect Calling Cards Complaint

Trueler has received complaint on World Wide Connect Calling Cards ( purchased on one of the daily deal websites –
Initial investigation showed that it is a fresh website created for featuring on daily deal websites, and itself is very suspicious. As a potential customer I would never buy any services from them and as a daily deal site (if I were one of them) I would definitely NOT advertise World Wide Connect Calling Cards.

Negative Ion Bands, Bracelet and Sports Watch Scam

Reasons why “Negative Ion” bands, bracelets and watches do not work: There is no study or research which proves medical or health benefits from wearing “Negative Ion” stuff; Small piece of plastic physically can’t emit negative ions into the body.

However a lot of daily deal companies are still featuring Health Sport Watch Depot, LiveEZ Now, Powered Harmony and other “Negative Ion” bands “entrepreneurs”.

Scam on DealTicker: Shooting Range at Tim Hortons

Trueler has received many complaints on Shooting Range deal provided by Gladius International Protection Services Inc on DealTicker – one of the Canadian daily deal websites ( or Basically this deal turned into a scam very fast – shooting range does not exist at all!

DealTicker refused to issue any refunds for this deal and just became a part of the well planned scam. It could be even a joint venture by DealTicker and Gladius International, since DealTicker representatives do not want to cooperate with the customers to resolve the issue and make refunds to all victims.