Beware the discount button

    Beware the discount button

    post #1 of 8
    Thread Starter 
    Just a word to the wise; if you take the tempting 10 percent discount (or more) offered on many shopping sites, they will sign you up to a 'shopping club'. This automatically withdraws, usually, about $13 from your account every month. If you have signed up to such a discount service, be sure to look at your accounts to get off the 'shopper's advantage' list or whatever they're calling it.
    post #2 of 8
    What sites are we talking here? Never heard of this before.
    post #3 of 8
    Thread Starter 
    I don't remember the name of the website. It was one that had a discount feature. I happened to see it on my bank account statement.
    post #4 of 8
    Probably FragranceNet is one of them. They had a magazine subscription, albeit free but automatic and unsolicited. They use some of the strongest spyware I've ever seen from e-tailers.
    post #5 of 8
    Thread Starter 
    That sounds about right, maybe- Scent Direct, something like that. All I remember was it had a discount tab you activated just as you checked out your purchase. When I protested that I never authorized this 'club' membership, the company said that by clicking the button I had given my authorization. It's in the fine print, they said, I looked, I never could find it. It should be illegal.
    post #6 of 8

    Agree - I've avoided completing purchases due to similar issues in the past, can't remember where 'though, maybe electricals.

    post #7 of 8

    I order from fragrancenet all the time - never have had this issue (no issues with strawberrynet either)...

    Probably a different online retailer? 

    post #8 of 8
    Thread Starter 
    This was a couple of years ago. I did get a refund when I complained. It's possible that they have stopped doing this, but beware. And if you HAVE used one of these discount buttons, check your account statement for a 'Shopper's Advantage club'. I found I had been paying for this for about four months before I caught it.
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    5/28/13 at 11:29am

    kumquat said:



    Just a word to the wise; if you take the tempting 10 percent discount (or more) offered on many shopping sites, they will sign you up to a 'shopping club'. This automatically withdraws, usually, about $13 from your account every month. If you have signed up to such a discount service, be sure to look at your accounts to get off the 'shopper's advantage' list or whatever they're calling it.

    5/28/13 at 7:40pm

    L'eaulita said:



    What sites are we talking here? Never heard of this before.

    5/28/13 at 8:33pm

    kumquat said:



    I don't remember the name of the website. It was one that had a discount feature. I happened to see it on my bank account statement.

    5/28/13 at 8:50pm

    Renaissance_Man said:



    Probably FragranceNet is one of them. They had a magazine subscription, albeit free but automatic and unsolicited. They use some of the strongest spyware I've ever seen from e-tailers.

    5/29/13 at 8:34am

    kumquat said:



    That sounds about right, maybe- Scent Direct, something like that. All I remember was it had a discount tab you activated just as you checked out your purchase. When I protested that I never authorized this 'club' membership, the company said that by clicking the button I had given my authorization. It's in the fine print, they said, I looked, I never could find it. It should be illegal.

    5/30/13 at 5:37am

    lpp said:



    Agree - I've avoided completing purchases due to similar issues in the past, can't remember where 'though, maybe electricals.

    5/30/13 at 6:47am

    badarun said:



    I order from fragrancenet all the time - never have had this issue (no issues with strawberrynet either)...

    Probably a different online retailer? 

    6/12/13 at 9:35am

    kumquat said:



    This was a couple of years ago. I did get a refund when I complained. It's possible that they have stopped doing this, but beware. And if you HAVE used one of these discount buttons, check your account statement for a 'Shopper's Advantage club'. I found I had been paying for this for about four months before I caught it.