Free trial dating sites
This presents new opportunities for traders to get consumers interested in free trials or subscriptions, not all of them good.
***Getting out there to meet the love of your life is often top of the New Year’s resolution agenda this time of year for singletons and so dating websites are inundated with new members all eager to get the romance started.
(charged .95 per month when it launched in 1995.) e Harmony, launched in 2000 and marketed toward people seeking long-term relationships, blazed a trail with its prices, charging some of the highest in the industry, says Mark Brooks, a dating-industry analyst and the editor of Online Personals Watch.
Of course, there was a business reason for charging low rates in the early days, some experts say: Sites needed to stock the sea of love with fish.
In some cases the free sample is not even delivered until after the trial period has ended.
Consumers are frequently given a third party mail distribution or forwarding address in Europe but the companies themselves are often based outside the EU which makes it difficult to secure redress.
Remember, there’s no such thing as free so think ‘what’s the catch?
***This is the time of year when some consumers may be looking for dieting pills, beauty products, health and protein shakes or supplements online.
From a health point of view you should always be careful what you buy online.
Those with gift receipts must be feeling pretty smug right now being able to avoid that rather awkward conversation with the gift-giver (we’ve all been there).
This is also the time of year when we might be faced with the task of returning unwanted Christmas presents or January sale items.