I bought a groupon deal lately for a so called 'full treatment' from Dorra Slimming which advertised heavily on the radio and claimed to be the slimming expert for the lower body.
My appointment was in Mid Valley at the boulevard. I was arriving on time for my appt at 7pm. The sales staff immediately asked for my IC for registration. Is kinda making me feel uncomfortable why would they need my IC for? Anyway after a quick 'check-in'. I was weighed, filled up a form, and waiting for their sales speech to begin.
It started off by a young sales rep explained on the treatment how is it difference from other slimming centers. Half way thru another older lady came in to the room and claimed herself is a nutritionist to advice on the meal plan.
After that the 'nutritionist' checking on my diet history, explaining how fat would be accumulated bla bla bla and it took up to almost 2 hours long for the whole conversation. In actual fact, she turned to be a hardcore sales rep. It was such a desperate attempt, they keep persuade me to sign up for the full course for rm7500. I felt so repulsed, and immediately didn't want to purchase anything. I mentioned I just wanted to try the coupon- at least give the consumer a chance to experience what you advertised. The sales rep said, not everything is included, even though the coupon had referred to a full package. The management still reserves the right on the terms & condition. After all, the trial pack is just a gel to apply on my skin and with a roller to roll on few parts. While doing the trial, she kept pushing for the rm500 membership with a package of 10 treatments. So i agreed for that package. Later, she took a pic after she did on one thigh, asking me to spot the difference. Honestly there's no difference on both thighs but she kept saying the result is fantastic.
After that, I was taken back to the sales 'torture' room, and the door was closed. Again, I was subjected to seeing the same photographs. At this stage my thighs were absolutely burning and I was so uncomfortable. She again tried to sell me the package, starts from rm7500 down to rm2500. Each time when she stepped out, she would come back with a better deal. but I was just not interested, as I was really wanted to see result first before I convinced. She realized she couldn't sell me anything, even bringing the package down to a '500 deposit' & rm1100 package for 10 courses. Honestly I'm not stupid enough to be tricked again by all the sweet talk. Although I'm interested to find out if this really work for me. The entire Dorra experience was so extremely off putting. So beware, they hv new sales tactics now.
The result of the treatment- My thighs were red for the day, and I felt uncomfortable wearing a dress. By the next morning, I felt my thighs were smoother. But after a couple of days my thighs went back to their original state.
My conclusion- If you sign up with a package you will lose weight because you will be constantly criticized about your appearance by the sales rep and someone is eye watching your diet. Imaging you'll have to jot down what you eat for the day and at what time. If you're able to follow this thru, trust me. Gym would work double foe you with on Rm150 per month on your membership not some what rm7500 pqckage on non-guaranteed basis. Nothing would lady forever. And once you stop the treatments, you will return to your normal size again.
Be prepared to be subjected to a veryyy lonnnggg winded sales pitch and not so smart 'sweet talk'!
1. Not every groupon deal is a good deal and worth ur time to attend.
2. Be prepared for the long hour sales speech
3. Be firmed, do not bring cash or credit card during ur first visit. They even checking on what credit card you're holding and even asking what ATM card you have. So be careful!!
4. Don't be trapped. They will start convince you to sign up on during your first visit for the best price. It is not!
5. Don't get brainwashed. Once they know your credit card merchant, they will convince you to sign now n pay later with 0% installment for up to 36months!!! Aren't they crazieeee?!!?!
Be wise. Money is in ur hand nit theirs ;)