I bought a NutriBullet through Amazon Marketplace after searching online. I’ve purchased many products online before and nothing about this item set alarm bells ringing.
"Earlier this year, I bought a NutriBullet through Amazon Marketplace after searching online. I’ve purchased many products online before and nothing about this item set alarm bells ringing. The price was marginally cheaper than high street retailers, so I believed I was getting a discount and trusted the seller as I thought I was buying from Amazon.
However, when the delivery took weeks to arrive, and in battered packaging no less, I grew suspicious. Upon opening the box I instantly realised something was wrong, there were no trademark symbols, there wasn’t a warranty and the plug looked dangerous to use, with wires sticking out of it.
I was sure the product was a fake so contacted the seller for a full refund, instead they apologised that I was ‘not satisfied’ and suggested I give it to a friend. I was afraid to use the blender myself, so of course did not do so and contacted Amazon directly. Thankfully Amazon intervened and after a time consuming process, I was eventually refunded.
Looking back I was really lucky, had the blender been more professionally designed I might have plugged it in and been seriously injured! I’m now incredibly careful when shopping online through marketplace stores - it was a real wakeup call for just how easy it is to be taken in."
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