Behind the “internet deals”
January 23, 2012 clinic

At least once a day everyone of us receive ”deal of the day”, “catch of the day” or some other internet deal website offering laser hair removal or other beauty treatments. Those deal promise you to pay less than half price (!) for anything and everything from pole-dancing classes to house cleaning.

However, many of them starting to generate complaints to be on the radar of consumer regulators. Grievances of unhappy buyers include:

  • under-delivery of quality of goods like promted 2hr massages becomes 1.5hrs
  • long delays obtaining goods or services paid for in advance due to number of offers sold well above resources allocated
  • fine print which makes offers difficult to redeem before expiry as they vouchers often have up to 6 month
  • genuineness of discounts & difficulties obtaining refunds no comments here

 deal of the day


1) Group-buying websites negotiate heavily discounted deals with individual businesses

2) These offers are then mass marketed via email

3) Consumer buys the voucher, then uses it to claim the product/service from the advertised business

4) Vouchers usually have fine print & 6 mnth expiry

5) The idea? Consumer gets a big discount; the individual business gets a new customers in the door; and the voucher company earns a cut

A spokeswoman for Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) says it has received an increasing number of inquiries and complaints about group buying, particularly in areas such as hair, beauty and personal-care/grooming services.

She says many of the problems reported to CAV are a “result of businesses not being prepared for the demand for a deal, lack of quality in the service delivered or service was not delivered in full”.


1) Your satisfaction and happiness are the utmost importance to us. We don’t make empty promises.

2) We concentrate on your safety & health

3) You are served by highly skilled, trained thera-pists with combined experience of over 23 years.

4) Value for your money deals and offers

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