Buyer Beware! Purchasing Fat Burners and Other Supplements Online

Written by Paul Crane

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Good luck getting your refund.

And when you buy products in this manner, often you'll get added to a recurring billing option without your consent. In other words, you'll receive another bottle ofrepparttar product every 30 days and your credit card will be charged accordingly.

Again, good luck getting your refund.

Bottom line?

Advertising and selling in this manner makes it very easy forrepparttar 131181 manufacturer to avoidrepparttar 131182 issue of accountability torepparttar 131183 customer. And most manufacturers use call centers, professional warehousing and drop shipping facilities to further isolate themselves from contact with their clients. Chances are that should you order such a product, you won't get a company representative onrepparttar 131184 phone, but a call-center employee with performance-based incentives. Is thatrepparttar 131185 sort of company you'd like to do business with?

By declining to sell their products in a local retail environment, manufacturers are able to isolate themselves fromrepparttar 131186 local merchants who could demand large volumes of refunds, and threaten their business by refusing to stock a low-quality product. Additionally, it also makes it more difficult for bad product word-of-mouth to circulate amongst consumers.


There are several recommendations I have for purchasing fat burners or any other supplements...

1) Do not buy products advertised on TV,repparttar 131187 radio, orrepparttar 131188 Internet unless...

a) those products CAN by purchased from a local retailer. That way, you'll have some recourse should you be unhappy withrepparttar 131189 product. While not all companies who advertise in this manner are deceptive or unethical, there is greater likelihood you will experience an issue with a merchant who advertises in this manner and does not maintain a local presence.

b)repparttar 131190 product is sold by a well-recognized, respectable brand company.

2) Buy only well-recognized brand names with a established history inrepparttar 131191 supplement industry (e.g.., MuscleTech, Isatori, Champion Nutrition, BioTest, EAS, and so on). I'm not sayingrepparttar 131192 major brands always create better products. I am saying, however, that their "brand" and reputation does mean something to them, and they do recognizerepparttar 131193 value of a long term repeat customer. 9 times out of 10, if you have a problem with a product, you can phone such a manufacturer for a refund directly.

Onrepparttar 131194 other hand, products marketed online or on TV do not have a "brand". So it does not matter whatrepparttar 131195 reputation of that brand is, or how it resonates with consumers, sincerepparttar 131196 manufacturer will simply create a new one forrepparttar 131197 next product.

3) Establish a relationship with a local or online merchant, and make all your purchases from that merchant. Trusted, valued customers can always take their complaints to a good merchant, who knows it is in his/her best interest to look after them.

Inrepparttar 131198 end, losing weight is hard enough without having to worry about losing your money, too. Your best bet is always to purchase brand name products from a trusted local retailer. Reviews of Fat Burners, Diet Supplements and Weight Loss Programs!

Fat Loss For Good

Written by Dr. Alan Jenks

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Start with creating good eating habits, if that is adding a salad to your lunch; then congratulations. Exercise more, if that is beginning with walking; then great! As days progress, walk faster and longer, try and develop a sweat. Most importantly, look inside and find out what emotional triggers are holding you back from losing weight. Dr. Alan Jenks is a Health & Wellness Consultant in British Columbia. His web site Weight Loss Chronicles was developed to create an open and honest information source for real weight loss solutions. Sign up for his free weight loss eCourse at

Dr. Alan Jenks is owner of www. An information source for weight loss ideas. Sign up for his free Fat Burning eCourse at

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