E-CIGARETTE FREE TRIAL SCAMS: RegalCigs

Would you pay $12 for an individual Cartomizer? Of course not. RegalCigs wants you to though. Here’s the scoop on the next Prada eCigs DISASTER.

Remember the number of complaints against Prada eCigs (safsecuretrial.com) on Consumer Affairs? (http://www.consumeraffairs.com/misc/prado_ecig.html)

The “Free Trial” eCig company ripped off thousands of smokers by convincing them to order an eCig starter kit for free, just pay shipping and handling. Because hundreds  of people did not read the fine print that were charged $149 a few days after receiving their starter kit and found themselves enrolled in a monthly program of refill cartomizers; 10 cartomizers for $69.99.

RegalCigs

RegalCigs, a company based in Escondido, CA (UPDATE: Regal Cigs is also located here; Regal Cigs at 405 W. Fairmont Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282)  has launched a nearly identical “free trail” offer today at www.getregalcigs.com and the terms and conditions are the same as Prada eCigs. It’s the same “14 Days”, including the time it takes to get to you, the same inexpensive crap starter kit that they bang you $120 for after your trial, and a whopping $12 PER cheap Cartomizer.

Unless we ACT now thousands of people that are looking to QUIT smoking will be ripped off, and will unfortunately be so afraid of being ripped off again that they’ll never try a REAL eCigarette, from a reputable company.

The RegalCigs Starter Kit

RegalCigs is offering a starter kit that contains;

  1. 1.    One (1) Battery
  2. 2.    5x Cartomizers
  3. 3.    USB Charger
  4. 4.    Wall Charger
  5. 5.    PCC case

This starter kit offers about the same number of items that many kits sold by legitimate eCig companies for less than $50. What do you pay a few days after receiving your “free trial”? A whopping $119.95, in addition to the $9.95 you paid in shipping for your “free trial”.e-cigarette free trial scams - Regal eCigs

As soon as you click the “Submit” button on the “getregalcigs.com” website your trial begins. Before it’s packaged, before you receive it, before you can even go to another website. By the time it arrives you’ll be lucky to have 2 days to cancel.

Can it get worse? Absolutely.

Your monthly REFILLS ($69.95 + $9.95 shipping) includes;

1 PACK of Cartomizers containing FIVE (5) Cartomizers. Cost? Try $59.95 + $9.95 for shipping. $70 for 5 cartomizers. $12 per cartomizer. TWELVE DOLLARS PER CARTOMIZER!!!

We all know that even most expensive Cartos on the market are about $2.00 – $2.50 per Carto. And the BEST cartos (in this authors opinion) run about $1.50 a piece.

is asking every reader to please, please, pass this information along to other you know. Post it in Forums, Tweet it, send people here to read the Purchase Agreement for this company… Whatever it takes, let us work TOGETHER to save thousands from being once again RIPPED OFF by the people behind companies like RegalCigs.

If you really want to stop these people, please write, email, call or fax Fox, CBS, Men’s Health and Discovery Channel and tell them the fact about eCigarettes and their relative cost against what RegalCigs is charging. Tell them to WITHDRAW the advertising of RegalCigs.

Is it a Scam? That’s for you to decide, but PLEASE, read the fine print, which we are reprinting below.

 

PURCHASING THE PRODUCT
Upon placing your first order for the Product you will be enrolled in Regal Refill Program. As a member in the Program, Regal Cigs will immediately send you a Starter Kit which includes one extended battery, one wall charger, one USB charger, one cigarette case, 5 nicotine cartomizers, and an instruction manual and all you pay for is shipping and handling at a rate of $9.95 (USD)(occasional promotional rates may apply). As a member in the Program, you have 14 days to try the Product (the Trial Period). Please note that delivery time is subtracted from your Trial Period, and will reduce the number of days allocated to your Trial Period. If the Product is not right for you call 1-888-822-5977 during the Trial Period. Otherwise, at the end of your Trial Period, as a member in the Program, your credit card will be charged $119.95 (USD) for the Product you already received. Then 30 days from your initial order of the Product (and every 30 days thereafter), you will be sent a new supply of the Product containing 5 cartomizers, (A total of 200 cigarettes worth) and your credit card will be charged $59.95 + $9.95 S/H (the Monthly Fee).

4. CANCELLATION AND REFUND AND EXCHANGE POLICY
If you wish to cancel future deliveries of the Product or receive an RMA number, you must call 1-888-822-5977. If you cancel within the 14 day trial and do not want to be charged for the starter kit we must receive your starter kit with a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number 30 days from the date you placed your order otherwise you will be billed $119.95. If you fail to cancel prior to the expiration of the Trial Period or you fail to return the starter kit with an RMA number within the 30 days from when you placed your order, your credit card will be charged $119.95 for the Product that was shipped to you.

You are able to use one (1) of the initial five (5) cartomizers that you receive with your starter kit  at no charge in order to decide if you like the product. Each additional cartomizer that is used and not returned in its original un-opened package will result in a charge of $5 per cartomizer.

The Entire Terms And Conditions for RegalCigs is reprinted below:

 

Terms & ConditionsThese Terms and Conditions (Terms) are entered into by the customer that accepts these Terms electronically (you or your means you and your agents, as applicable) and DJMC Enterprises Limited, LTD, DBA Regal Cigs (The Company). These Terms govern your purchase of Regal Cigs’ electronic cigarette product (the Product). These Terms may be updated from time to time, without notice to you. Your continued purchase of the Product constitutes your acceptance to the new Terms.1. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
If you are under the age of 18 (or under the age of 19 and you live in Alabama, Alaska, New Jersey, Utah and New York) please leave this Site immediately. By entering this Site, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age, or 19 in those jurisdictions mentioned above.
PLEASE NOTE that IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF OREGON, YOU MAY NOT PURCHASE THE PRODUCT. The Product is not intended as a “stop smoking” or “quit smoking” device; instead the Product provides an alternative to smoking by supplying nicotine through a personal atomizing device. Nicotine, even in low doses, can have a number of potentially harmful side effects.The Product should not be used by anyone under the age of 18 or anyone who is pregnant, nursing, or breastfeeding. Information and statements regarding product have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.2. Privacy Policy
Regal Cigs respects your privacy and permits you to control the treatment of your personal information. A complete statement of Regal Cigs current privacy policy can be found by clicking here The Privacy Policy is expressly incorporated into these Terms by this reference.3. PURCHASING THE PRODUCT
Upon placing your first order for the Product you will be enrolled in Regal Refill Program. As a member in the Program, Regal Cigs will immediately send you a Starter Kit which includes one extended battery, one wall charger, one USB charger, one cigarette case, 5 nicotine cartomizers, and an instruction manual and all you pay for is shipping and handling at a rate of $9.95 (USD)(occasional promotional rates may apply). As a member in the Program, you have 14 days to try the Product (the Trial Period). Please note that delivery time is subtracted from your Trial Period, and will reduce the number of days allocated to your Trial Period. If the Product is not right for you call 1-888-822-5977 during the Trial Period. Otherwise, at the end of your Trial Period, as a member in the Program, your credit card will be charged $119.95 (USD) for the Product you already received. Then 30 days from your initial order of the Product (and every 30 days thereafter), you will be sent a new supply of the Product containing 5 cartomizers, (A total of 200 cigarettes worth) and your credit card will be charged $59.95 + $9.95 S/H (the Monthly Fee).

Foreign Transaction Fee: Occasionally RegalCigs uses international banks for credit card processing. Some Issuing banks (the bank your credit card card is tied to) charge small fees for processing offshore. These may show up as “Int Fee”, “Foreign Transaction Fee,” or something similar. These fees are charged by your bank, not RegalCigs.

You hereby authorize Regal Cigs (or its partners, affiliates and/or agents) to charge your credit card the Monthly Fee and You acknowledge and agree that Regal Cigs  will not obtain additional authorization from you for each Monthly Fee charged to your Credit Card.

4. CANCELLATION AND REFUND AND EXCHANGE POLICY
If you wish to cancel future deliveries of the Product or receive an RMA number, you must call 1-888-822-5977. If you cancel within the 14 day trial and do not want to be charged for the starter kit we must receive your starter kit with a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number 30 days from the date you placed your order otherwise you will be billed $119.95. If you fail to cancel prior to the expiration of the Trial Period or you fail to return the starter kit with an RMA number within the 30 days from when you placed your order, your credit card will be charged $119.95 for the Product that was shipped to you.

You are able to use one (1) of the initial five (5) cartomizers that you receive with your starter kit  at no charge in order to decide if you like the product. Each additional cartomizer that is used and not returned in its original un-opened package will result in a charge of $5 per cartomizer.

If you cancel after the expiration of the Trial Period, you may receive a refund, but only if the starter kit is received by us with an RMA number within 30 days from the date you placed your order. Refunds will not be given on packages marked “Return To Sender”.  All Product returns must be sent to Regal Cigs at 405 W. Fairmont Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282. Once the product is received and checked by our warehouse, we will issue you the appropriate refund. The items must be returned in the same condition as received. Any damaged product may void issuance of refund.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A 20%  RESTOCKING FEE ON ALL RETURNED PRODUCTS. FURTHERMORE, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON THE CARTRIDGES ONCE SHIPPED (excluding the two cartridges allowed for trying the product).

5. GENERAL PAYMENT INFORMATION