Bottomslim groupon review got scammed bad experience !!!!!! Ladies be careful

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  1. Bottomslim Groupon Review by Me, Myself & I

    This is the my truthful experience... Back in MAY 2014 !

    Was contemplating for a long time whether to post this because it seemed I'm very stupid to get cheated ...... But I think should warn some people !

    I am going to share the true story of how Bottomslim works ... cus I got cheated T.T ... My experience is back in May 2014 and now if they got improve , that's good.. if not.. better watch out haha....>.<

    One fine day I bought the Bottomslim Groupon because it seemed like a good deal and I felt really bottom fat ....


    Extracts from what Groupon said :

    For $25, you get 20 Sessions of Tummy, Thighs & Calves Slimming and Cellu-Rid Treatments (worth $2666).

    Complimentary BottomSlim Formulated Fat Blast Essence and a $300 treatment voucher after sessions included

    My first visit :

    I went to the Takashimaya outlet . Firstly, they let me do a survey sitting outside. It was a simple form to fill in, asking about your weight and exercise habits etc..

    The therapists were all from China , from the 10 girls I saw , only 1 is Singaporean .

    After completing the survey , I was led into a small room, to do one to one consultation with my assigned therapist, is a young China lady - which I am surprised they are extremely bad at English and converse almost everything in Chinese.

    She asked me my purpose today and she starting using the information survey and misled me into thinking that my body is in extremely bad condition and needed treatment very badly. She said she was trained in TCM, and felt my body and pulse as very slow and "cooling" , most importantly , she convinced me that my instestinal health is detoriating and there was severe blockage in my intestines.

    (at the point of time I really got scared and did believe because my stomach bloating is very bad and I suffered from indigestion easily - I was genuinely worried something was wrong with my health). She asked me to partially take off my clothes so that she could show me how they can help to shape my body . Then she ask me to stand in front of a full length mirror and she started to like "push" my fats back so I can look slimmer in front of the mirror... -.-

    She wanted me to sign up a package costing close to $3K , I said NO WAY and kept insist I did not have enough money . She got 1 other "consultant" to come into the room to "pressurize" signing of contract, eventually because of my concerns of my health and their promises to "clear my intestinal blockage" as priority, I gave in and signed up the lowest priced trial package which is $800. I thought if it could help my health , I could give it a try . I told them I want to pay by instalment...

    First day visit was just consultation and hard selling - the treatment was slated to be on another day ...

    ** I made sure that she wrote on my receipt whatever I was deserved to get . They actually gave me a very simple receipt at first, I was displeased and demanded for a more detailed receipt ..

    The original receipt they wanted to give me is just stating the amount of money I paid and the date I paid ...... -.-

    Below shows a copy of my amended receipt : The therapist can't even spell the treatment names!


    Thats why they very serious about saying the NO REFUND POLICY ... cos its scam haha .. Can't even write the date properly LOLzz​

    What did I get from Groupon ?

    Well Groupon was extremely misleading in saying :

    For $25, you get 20 Sessions of Tummy, Thighs & Calves Slimming and Cellu-Rid Treatments (worth $2666).

    What I actually got :

    Its only 5 sessions altogether :

    * 1 x 5 Tummy
    * 1 x 5 Thighs
    * 1 x 5 Calves
    Total is 20mins

    This treatment is where you lie on the bed, they strap the magnetic shock pads hooked up to a machine to your respective areas ( 2 pads at tummy, 2 pads at thighs and 2 pads at calves) and leave you there for 20 minutes to shock your muscles using the electric pulsation . They claimed the magnetic shock pads are the same used as hospitals which improve circulation and break down fat ........ After that then I know this is called TMC Treatment.

    * 1 x 5 Thigh Mask (which is only a layer of cream / gel like thing )

    This treatment is where after removing the shock pads, they just apply a layer of cream or gel like thing to your thighs and leave you lying there for another 20 mins.

    * Total everything done in 40 mins .

    Machine looks like this :
    Credits to Google Search
    Just like a suitcase open up

    * Complimentary BottomSlim Formulated Fat Blast Essence and a $300 treatment voucher after sessions included

    If you don't ask for it , they would conviniently forget to give you !!! I demanded for mine on the 3rd season .....

    Look at its pathetic size.... hahaha...​

    No $300 treatment voucher as I did not sign the package which they wanted me to sign, which I was "supposed" to sign (the expensive package) on the first day of consultation . You only can get if you sign on the first day but to be frank , the package they selling you costs like $3K , you'll be a fool to sign up on the first day w/o trying .

    Whats in the "TRIAL" package of $800 that I got scammed to signed ?

    1) 10 X CLT Sessions

    When signing the package, my consultant say this is different from the Groupon one as this is much more effective , using a different method to simulate the fat cells and improve circulation . As I have never tried slimming treatments before, I did not know what to expect .

    Turns out this CLT is almost the same as TMC as I described above, they even use the same damn machine !!! Its also using electric pulsation which is still strapped the electric nodes pad to the SAME parts of your body to shock them , the only different thing is that the vibration / pulsation is different ! -- does not mean that it is stronger... It just vibrate differently !!!!

    So how they do the treatment for me is that :

    After my 20 mins treatment as described above which is TMC, they continue another 20 minutes (me in the exact same position) by adjusting the modes of the pulsation, which is CLT .

    ** Note the only different thing is the pulsation - where this is just another type of vibration movement. OMG . Feel so cheated T_T . So just lie there for total 40mins !! For the thing to vibrate ..............................

    Source: GOOGLE
    The situation is something like the above ..with the vibration pads strapped to the specific part of your body , but not so many pads ..​

    2) 10 X SLT Sessions

    This sounds good but it ain't anything except a freaking red light heating lamp . This one only do on the Thighs ! So what will be done is they will put the FBM on your thighs (apparently Fat Burning Mask) , then let the red heating lamp shine on your thighs for 20 mins. I felt no effect at all , except my thighs feel heated ... Where's the fat burn as promised ?? Any bare lamp put facing your thighs for 20mins also will feel hot leh ......

    The lamp is something like the below : INFRARED LAMP (Source: Google)


    3) 10 X FBM

    Described FBM as above - Fat Burning Mask !!! Lol ... Put this mask then let the light shine 20 mins ! Make it sound like damm chim shit LOL

    4) 1 X Free Sonic Treatment

    Ok this is painful , because they finally use another machine - suction roller type things where the therapist use it to press down and rub very hard against you waist , thighs surfaces to "shape" it ...

    I think is called UT09 machine ..

    Of course many of you may have come across other bloggers blog that some inches were lost and all ..... For mine !

    My therapist die die take picture of my before after to convince me to sign this package immediately saying I urgently need it and it's more effective if do together with the rest - more than $3K plus - I kept saying no money !!! It works a little but it didn't last , walked out of the centre with a little more shape but Bounced back the day right after the treatment ..... Wtf .

    ** throughout the whole treatment there was no "physical therapy" done by the therapist . All the Chinese ladies they only weigh you , move the machines in and out , strap you to the machine , on the machines and adjust the power setting lor!!! And put the mask for you ....


    Bear in mind to get prepared to get hard sell every minute you are there . Of course they will be friendly at first and get closer to you , but all wolves lol .... Because I haven't signed a more expensive package (anything below $1K is considered trial to them) by the 3rd session , they get their "manager" to come into the room to pressurize buying saying "today special offer for you" , "next time you come dont have" etc ..... And about the various installment plans available , make it "affordable for you"....

    Got once I fake fake tried to ask about this package which costs like $5K , but they can cut until $2K !!! Hahaha wtf... so remember to bargain until siao if you still wanna sign ....

    ** Every treatment - be mentally and physically prepared for their HARD SELLING when you're lying on the treatment bed half naked ....can be not only one person hard selling you , even their manager also come in and push it .. WTF

    I got so fed up that I just stopped going after 6th session ... Feel so irritated ... I just kept saying if it really works then of course I will sign , if it doesn't work then I pay for what ??? And they like to say your fats are breaking down , try to bluff you say you seem better after every treatment ..

    But the fact is with my normal diet & normal life after the 6 treatments , I didn't even lose like 500grams or become firmer anywhere ... measurements all the same ...

    I have no pics cus I didn't take -- believe that if you are reading this you would have come across other blogger blog post with pictures .. Just sharing my personal experience with you all so you all won't get scammed like me .... Please do enought research before choosing a slimming company !! Still paying the damn installments till this date .. Urgh

    What Bottomslim promised : Never delivered - examples of their promises as below ..

    Signature Tummy, Hip and Thighs Trimmer:
    - Shapes and trims away unwanted bulges at difficult to lose areas ( tummy, hip, thighs)
    - relieves water retention
    - tones and shapes up body area
    - detoxification
    - improves overall circulation

    Sonic Slim US
    Nano Slim Treatment
    - Mold body curve.
    -Remove excess fatty deposit.
    Lift saggy muscles.
    -Treat orange pell skin.
    -Improve tissue tone.
    -Reduce appearance cellulite.
    -Lighten stretch marks and scars.
    - Promote blood circulation.
    -Promote lymphatic circulation and metabolism.
    -Reinforce the effects of products, deep penetration.

    SLT + FBM
    Slender Light Therapy + Fat Blast Mask Treatment:
    - softens and breaks down fat deposits
    - boosts metabolism to promote internal fat burning
    - relieves water retention
    - aids in weight loss

    Hope this post helps those who are considering BottomSlim & pls be careful of what you are signing..

    Just posting based on my own personal experience.....​

    Posted by Olivia W. at 08:25
  2. This is my negative experience with BottomSlim and I would advise people to never step into this shop with unscrupulous salespeople.
    My nightmare started sometime in early June. I was reading blogs online when I came across a blogger’s review for a free trial at BottomSlim. Her blog entry ended with a free trial of 5 sessions for all her readers as long as we submit our name and particulars in the given box.
    I did not suspect anything wrong with this shop at first. Granted, that most of these slimming centres were all talk and no results – BottomSlim was the winner of CozyCot Awards 2010 and also the sponsor of Star Awards 2013.

    The centre of choice I picked for my free trial was at Ngee Ann City, and they called me on 8th June, Saturday. The first thing they told me was that they did not have any more available slots for the week and I should consider other branches since they have this ‘free gift’ if I can make it this week. I chose NEX at Serangoon and my first trial was on 10th June, Monday at 4.30pm.
    I reached BottomSlim at NEX on time and was asked to do a survey, never did I expect they will use the survey against you. Thankfully, I did not give out all my details. I was then ushered into a small room when I know all the hard selling will start.
    The consultant who is being assigned to me is Wendy. She asked me what’s my motive in signing up for today’s trial and I told her honestly I’m just here to try out. I told her I eat quite healthily, watch my diet and I exercise 3 times a week. All she could give me was sarcasm, and that my thigh muscles will probably become heavier and that all that exercise is of no use as compared to their technology and ‘many machines’ – as quoted.
    Wendy pushed me into believing that I was beyond help in terms of my figure. Yes, I was not perfect but I didn’t think that I was desperately in need of help though I wanted to lose weight.
    She spent close to 1 hour deceiving me into signing the package. The 5 trial sessions were non-existent and considered ‘not good’ by their standards. I was wondering if it is not good, why they offered us in the first place. Finally, I was offered 10 sessions at $688, but please note that they did not mention GST was not included. I told Wendy that I don’t want to pay such a big amount at a go and she say they have instalment plans for various credit cards.
    Do note that she did not tell me what the cards that BottomSlim offer for instalment, the months offered and also payment per month. I had to calculate everything on my own while she just stared at me with an impatient look. I asked if they have Citibank 12-month instalment plan which amounts to about $60+ a month which was still affordable to me. And since I was going to work hard to losing weight, I thought I would sign up with them.
    I asked Wendy if they do instalment plan on Citibank Rewards Mastercard, and she said she had to check so she needed my card. I was in the room and she went outside to the main counter. Without further ado, Wendy came back with a credit card slip with the amount of $736.16 (with GST) at 17:09 and no sign of any instalment plan.
    I do not think her English is that bad from differentiating to check if the customer’s card is valid for instalment plan or plainly just signing up the package. She just swiped my card without me confirming the purchase.
    I am working in the retail industry for close to 6 years. I know how instalment plans work and look like on credit card slips. All Wendy said was, “You have to call the bank on your own after 3 days to sign up for the instalment plan”.
    My first reaction was: What? After signing up for a package for them I still have to call the bank on my own? I have sign up for instalment plans before and even if the merchant’s credit card machine is not updated, the merchant will call the bank for me.
    I thought something was fishy but being cornered into the small room, I had no choice but to sign my credit card bill and call the bank after I am done with their treatment.
    I was taken into one of their rooms and after taking my weight and measurements (which they can’t show me), my treatment started with Wendy dragging the machine into the room. I wanted to close my eyes and finally enjoy my treatment and she mentioned that her manager is very kind to offer me 3 sessions for $300 (once again, no GST) for shaping of my legs and the usual price is $480 per session. And if I said yes, she will proceed to use 1 session of this later. I really wanted to say no, but she did not take my answer for a No. I was being cornered, I wanted to leave but my clothes and my belongings were stashed in their wardrobe.
    I asked Wendy if I can cancel the transaction just now and add this on to the instalment statement. She said no and then said, “You mean $300 you also cannot come up with it now? Need instalment plan?” I gave her my ATM card and without further ado again, she brought her wireless NETS machine into my treatment room. I was then again $321 poorer.
    My treatment promised of 10 sessions but nothing was clear. In the end, I ended up being attached to their machine with pads for 20 minutes, the pads just vibrate and this was supposed to help me detox. I could have gotten a simple machine for the same use at 10 times less the price. I was then ask to lie on my back and Wendy applied some cooling gel on the back of my thighs and use a red light machine to ‘shine’ on my thighs.
    If you remembered from my post earlier, Wendy mentioned that she will use the ‘3 for $300’ session on me but there was no such thing. She hurried me off after 40 minutes of treatment and I do not know why she hurried me to sign the latter when she did not even help me with it. I asked her about it and she said she will use it the next time.
    I spent close to 2.5 hours in the shop and out of which, 40 minutes was used for treatment.
    My first call to Citibank was at 6.50pm immediately after I left the shop. It was then I realized that I had to pay an extra 5% interest for instalment plan.

    Again, this was not known to me.
    I called Citibank again at 7.04pm again, this time I asked them if I could cancel my transaction as I really did not wish to continue any of this. Sad to say, Citibank said that only the Merchant can do the refund and they advised me to go back to the shop.
    I went back to the shop at approximately 7.20pm telling them about the 5% fee that was not known to me. All of them gave me weird looks and one of the staff even told me this, “If you are so concerned about the 5%, why not you just pay the amount in full?”
    The thing is this – Why would I asked for instalment plan if I can pay in full? I do not know if the salespeople were so used to acting blur, they just gave me a blank stare and told me no refunds were allowed.
    I called Citibank again at 8:10pm asking them for help but they advised me to go CASEwhen they heard about my story.
    On 11th June at approximately 5pm, my fiancé called BottomSlim to speak to them about my case.
    Around 5.30pm, the manager of BottomSlim NEX called me. I related the whole story to her but it was of no use. The manager’s remarks were condescending and she thought that I was so hard up of the 5% interest which amounts to about $40+. I told her it was not the amount I was angry about, it is the customer service given and the services that were promised. Besides, Wendy swiped my card without telling me and initially I gave her my card for her to check if my Citibank card was allowed for the Instalment plan.
    The manager did not apologize to me and react strongly when I wanted a refund. She said that no refunds were allowed and that I had signed the credit card slip. She also put the blame on me and mentioned something like – “no one put a gun into your head and ask you to sign”. And despite swiping my credit card without my permission, the manager said, “Since you already want to lose weight and you already came to our store, why not you just forget about this and continue the treatments?”
    I cannot believe such customer service and all she can offer was 2 more extra sessions. To me, it does not matter about the session, and in fact I would rather not go there anymore. I feel duped and cheated into signing a slip which I don’t want to and was not as promised.
    11th June 11pm – I have filed an online police report against them.
    12th June –With the help of my friend, we found one the address of one of the main branches of BottomSlim, which is at Orchard Central. Wrote a complain letter and sent it to them.
    17th June – I still have not received any reply from BottomSlim.
    If there’s anybody who can help me and knows what to do, I need your advice! To everyone out there who is interested in going for their trials and whatsoever, pleaseDON’T. I was stupid enough to not check reviews online before going.

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