Went in to the hotel gift shop to buy an energy drink. Wound up sitting through facial treatments, seeing pictures of other customers, asked about how much I spend, telling me how great I look, and then telling me that I am getting a ridiculously good price, but I can't tell anyone about the low, low price I'm getting. I bought a couple of things, came back to my room, and started a little Internet research. My receipt said clearly that I could return the items within 7 days for a refund. Went back down to the gift shop at 4 pm, and even though the sales people said they would only be there until 2 pm (pressure to take the next best deal - at hush hush prices), they were still there.
I told them I wanted a refund and they wanted a reason. Told them I don't need a reason. Then I got put through the next wringer of negotiations - their "process" for refund. They had to call their manager, i.e., better sales person who tries to make you keep their stuff.
Then I got told that I'd have to come back tomorrow - NOPE - receipt doesn't say that - give me my refund.
Manager is busy and can't talk to me so I was given a card to call customer service - called and was told that it was 4 pm on a Friday and that person was already gone and would be back in on Monday. NOPE - give me my refund.
We need to talk to her because she has to give us a code. NOPE - give me my refund. You have a credit card machine and I know very well that it is just a different button to issue a credit vs. process a sale.
Oh, now she's available and she wants to talk to you. The pitch: $25,000 worth of retail products for $2,500. I don't need to pay for anything else - because they know I love the products and would tell all my friends so they would gain clients. NOPE - give me my refund.
FINALLY - got my refund on my credit card. Could also be that I took my phone out and was taking pictures of my credit card receipt and a copy of the sales receipt in preparation for contacting my credit card company to dispute the charges because of their refusal to honor their refund policy.
I agree with other reviewers - if they offered these products at a reasonable price to everyone and quit with the high pressure, they wouldn't have so much bad press.
Reason of review: Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy.
Monetary Loss: $300.
Preferred solution: That amount is for the time I spent trying to get my refund. That represents the time away from my vacation..
I liked: Sample guy was cute.
I didn't like: Pressure to buy more.