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Anybody have any experience with deals from sites like this? (WagJag) [Jan. 26th, 2013|07:29 pm]
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So, this deal was recently brought to my attention. It sounds way too good to be true. My friend has already gone to the salon in our area and she says it's legit. I guess you have to pay for the deal online, then pay for the taxes of it at the salon. I really want to do this but I'm afraid there may be hidden costs that they dont tell me about (I am going for a consultation, which is free, this Monday to ask questions, but fear I wont get all honest answers). Has anybody had any experience with too-good-to-be-true deals like this before?

[User Picture]From: gothstar
2013-01-27 12:50 am (UTC)


I did one for 12 sessions for $250 or $300 and I'm about to go for my 2nd to last session and no one has asked me for any kind of extra money but I used LivingSocial for a place local to me.

But yeah, not all are scams, but I'm sure some are. Also many places are very picky about who they will accept as customers in terms of darkness/thickness of hair, if it's been treated before, etc. because they don't want people to complain about poor results.
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[User Picture]From: persian__girl
2013-01-27 01:01 am (UTC)


And that's another good question, how much do you tip?
[User Picture]From: oicanon
2013-01-27 01:15 am (UTC)


i use groupon all the time with similar deals and it's always been fine
[User Picture]From: fleckerbug
2013-01-27 01:51 am (UTC)


That's a lot of tax though... it sounds like they're charging you tax on the $3000, not the $199? Did I misunderstand that?

I'd look more into it. Can't you call the place? My brother and his ex-wife did a supposed lifetime deal at a place, but it ended up costing them more and his hair removal didn't work as long as they said it would (and he's pretty business-savvy... I'm surprised he got duped).

Edited at 2013-01-27 01:51 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: blkrabbitofinle
2013-01-27 03:44 am (UTC)


To be fair, hair removal is one of those things that has unpredictable results even with the best of intentions (although that doesn't account for getting dicked on the cost).
[User Picture]From: offonmars
2013-01-27 02:03 am (UTC)


If you look at the discussion link, you'll get some answers to a few questions. The tax is only on the $199 price. WagJag (and Groupon, etc) are set up to provide deals like this. And you are protected by WagJag's terms and conditions. If you'll use it, it's a good deal.
[User Picture]From: anney
2013-01-28 01:58 am (UTC)


I bought one from Groupon at a Medspa near my place. Yelp had good reviews for it. I got 6 sessions for $199. I'm doing my lower legs. I've had three sessions so far, and it's most definitely worth it. I've already noticed the hair is growing in much finer and softer, and less thick. I haven't had to pay anything extra (taxes) though that might be a state law?