The Amazon Diet Review
The Amazon Diet is a newcomer in the diet pill industry that is currently being heavily marketed in the U.S. Unfortunately, it seems that that’s about all there is to The Amazon Diet… a sales pitch. Their website gives virtually no useful information about the actual product, cites no research, and quickly tries to scam you into their autoship program disguised as a free trial. Oh, and did I mention that they have an extremely annoying audio sales pitch that automatically pops on when you visit the site? Way to much hype for a nothing of a product.
This review will look into the ingredient (notice the singularity) and the company behind The Amazon Diet to see if its as scammy as it seems.
The Amazon Diet Ingredient
- Cha de Bugre
Cha de Bugre or cordia salicifolia (it’s scientific name) is a claimed stimulant and an appetite suppressant. It’s a brazilian plant/berry that supposedly has been used for centuries for energy and alertness.” Personally, we dont buy it. It’s interesting to note that even on their website they say that “it is only a few years that this ‘miracle tree’ has been scientifically researched.” That is probably the only statement on their website that agree with. Through our own research we were able to find very little research supporting its claims. As a side note, one of the cha de bugre sites had a list of research links that went to research that didn’t even mention the ingredient.
The Amazon Diet’s Marketing
The first thing you notice when visiting the website is audio sales pitch that sounds like a movie trailer. Full of hype.
The Free Trial – This is where the real scam comes into focus. Many diet pills have an autoship program where, if you order once, they automatically start shipping you new bottles of pills on a monthly basis and draft the money out of your bank account. Its a common tactic used to get people to buy more product and hope that you are too lazy to return it. It’s also often a headache to cancel the autoship.
You ask for the free trial and 17 days later they automatically process an order for a 3 month supply which costs $129.95 (plus $19.95 shipping and handling)! So considering that you wont receive your free trial for a few days after they send it to you, you’ve only got around 14 days to hurry and cancel or you’ll conveniently see a $150 charge on your bank account. The sad thing is that most people will not read the terms and conditions and be totally suprised by the autoship program.
The Amazon Diet’s Price
The only price information that they supply is the $129.95 price for 3 months. That’s roughly $43 a bottle. For the one, non-proven ingredient that you’re getting, even $5 would be too much in my book.
The Amazon Diet Guarantee
They have a strict 30 day return policy (which, by the way had a number of requirements that makes it easier for them to reject your return).
This one tops the cake of horrible diet pills. They only include (or at least thats all they mention) one ingredient that has basically zero research backing it up. They are banking on marketing and hyped up sales pitches to give supposed credibility to their product. Their business model is nothing short of a bold faced scam, so don’t fall for it. Thumbs down for The Amazon Diet.