Finally Free is a combination electric tweezer and patch scam that should be avoided by all consumers.
Here are some Amazon reviews:
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful:
A Pain in the A**, October 3, 2001
Reviewer: Liz Kent (see more about me) from Sweet Briar College
Bottom line is, it sort of works … you have to hold each hair
for 30-60 seconds to make it turn loose. And one treatment won’t kill the hair. Imagine doing this for each and every hair! Believe me, this is a slow, slow, slow process.
It works better on thin hairs. Heavy chin hairs are immune to this product. So if you have a few thin eyebrow hairs to kill, it might be worth your time. But I would rather be washing a cat than use this thing again!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
do NOT buy, June 17, 2004
Reviewer: A customer from Houston, TX
This is a big waste of your time and money. In addition to the product not working and delivering promised results, the company does NOT stand behind its 100% satisfaction guarantee policy that is promoted on the website.
I purchased this unit plus 2 additional packs of the hair removal patches. When I returned it all (within 7 days of delivery) the company refunded my money for the unit itself, but NOT for the additional patches even though they were unopened.
I corresponded with the “president” (David Walsh) of the company and he refused to stand behind the 100% part of the satisfaction guarantee. He’d rather receive bad reviews about the product than refund me a minimal dollar amount. The dollar amount is only $26, but it really speaks volumes about the integrity of this company that he won’t sacrifice such a small amount to make a customer happy. They do not care about making customers happy or secure with their purchases.
Take your business and your money elsewhere. This product is as useful for removing hair as a tennis shoe would be.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Complete Rip Off, April 8, 2004
Reviewer: sandy4763 (see more about me) from GILBERT, AZ United States
This product is a complete rip off. It does nothing it claims to do and when trying to take advantage of the guarantee, they never respond.(…)
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
Approved by the FDA???, February 1, 2004
Reviewer: A customer from Auburn, Alabama United States
OK, yes this product has been approved for use by the FDA. BUT, after doing some research on the FDA’s website, I have discovered that all that takes is proving that this system is “essentially equivalent” to systems already out on the market! I also found that, according to the FDA, there is no statistically significant data available (even from their “published trials” which I had no luck in locating) to support claims of long-term or permanent hair removal through use of tweezer-type epilators. Bottom line…check the advertiser’s claims before you buy their product because obviously these claims don’t hold water!
47 of 47 people found the following review helpful:
frustrating trial, January 3, 2002
Reviewer: pennyan from Alabama
I ordered the Finally Free product for my daughter. She was so disappointed that she asked to write the review that follows: after using this product a year in hopes that something magical would happen- i have decided this product is […junk]. do not buy this product. it does not work, and it is a pain to think that this product got my hopes up to permantly remove embarrassing hairs. all i have to say is, Finally Free will be be Finally Chucked in the Garbage for me.
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful:
Save your money, November 29, 2001
Reviewer: A customer from New York City
Home electrolysis(the one with a needle) kits only work for one or two pesky thin hairs. This kind(the tweezer one)absolutely does not work. I’ve tried it, along with many other hair removal products, and it definitely does not work. If you feel very inclined to purchasing this, check the return policy carefully.
42 of 43 people found the following review helpful:
It does not work and can’t work, November 13, 2001
Reviewer: elevich from CO, USA
Don’t believe anybody who writes that this product works, because it does not and cannot - the whole conscept of killing hair roots by electric current is false and utopic because it’s been proved that the hair is not an electric current transistor (even if it’s completely wet, the electric current won’t penetrate below the skeen surface).
Note to Tamy (previous review): - it’s obvious that this review has been fabricated, because she writes about her own exprience and then suddenly announces that this product works on all hair types and colors. How can the person have multiple hair types or colors? It’s an obvious advertisement.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful:
It just doesn’t work., June 26, 2001
Reviewer: A customer from Atlanta, GA USA
The bottom line is, this product simply does not work. I followed the directions carefully, and waited the appropriate time, but saw no effect at all. As your mother probably told you, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” Once again, mother was right.
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