English 60 – T/TR
23 February 2011
Mislead by the Pros.
In our lives, we see things that are not always what we think they are. Just because we believe something to be true, does not necessarily mean it is. Just because we do not believe something, does not mean that it is not true. For example some products and advertisements make promises that we seem to fall for, especially on television. Some good examples would be Proactiv Acne Solutions, and Fast Food restaurants. Proactiv claims to be “The Answer” for acne that works for everybody regardless of your age, skin type or severity of your acne. Proactiv claims to be different because it prevents future breakouts before they even surface on your skin, while other products only concentrate on getting rid of existing acne. My experience with Proactive was misleading. There are a couple of reasons why I thought Proactive was misleading. One was their price on television, Proactiv said when you order today, you get free shipping, three free gifts and your money back guaranteed for only nineteen ninety-five. As I started to figure out my skin was too sensitive to Proactiv, I called and explained to them that I wanted to send my set back and get the extra strong set. The extra strong set still didn’t work with my skin. I called them back a second time to cancel my account, and six months later their billing me for thirty-one dollars. I called Proactiv and they told me that I owe them money and that I never cancelled my account. They have very bad customer service. The next week I got two letters in the mail from them apologizing to me for their mistakes and for all the inconvenience. Till this day I still haven’t received my money back from Proactiv. Another reason why Proactiv’s misleading is because they hire all sorts of celebrities to do their commercials to convince the customers to buy their products. Don’t get me wrong when I saw Katy Perry doing a commercial for Proactiv, I...
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