Last month I bought a new pair of GHD hair straighteners from Ebay, which when switched on became extremely hot and burst into flames!
"Last month I bought a new pair of GHD hair straighteners from Ebay, which when switched on became extremely hot and burst into flames! Before I could drop the straighteners onto the floor, the flames burnt my hand leaving a terrible mark that lasted for weeks. The incident has really shocked me, I didn’t realise how easy it was to be fooled by counterfeits online."
Certain that the hair straighteners were counterfeit, Vicky contacted the seller directly but was ignored. After leaving feedback to alert and inform other consumers, Vicky contacted PayPal which confirmed the straighteners were indeed fake and were able to help her get her money back.
The whole incident has shocked Vicky, who is now incredibly careful when purchasing electrics online. She is warning others to ensure they do their research before purchasing for online deals this Black Friday, as counterfeit products are becoming increasingly more difficult to spot.
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