From a reader on 20 May 2003:
</font><blockquote><font size=“1” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>quote:</font><hr /><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>First off I want to say thank you for your thorough and informative site.
Even without all of the information from you that it contains, the forums are an
incredible resource. Anyway, I went to Sharperimage.com because I became
interested in buying the Emjoi Optima (double rotary) epilator after reading
about it in the forums, and was really surprised to see that they also sell the
E-pen. Surprised because I always thought of Sharper Image as such a ‘legit’
company/store, and obviously the E-pen isn’t legit (or at least it hasn’t been
proven to be, which is made worse by it’s claims of permanent hair removal).
It’s bad enough when a product description implies something without proof, but
E-pen outright promises permanent hair removal.
I noticed that your site said “If you see an ad claiming permanent hair
removal with a transcutaneous device, please contact me” so I just wanted to alert
you to the fact that if you go to sharperimage.com, click on women’s grooming
under personal care, and go to E-pen, there it is “E-Pen Electrolysis System
for At-Home Permanent Hair Removal.” I think it’s safe to assume that if you
went to a Sharper Image store in person, the sales help would probably also
assert this claim.
Thanks again for your site. It is definitely giving me info and guidance.
</font><hr /></blockquote><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>Yes, Sharper Image and the airplane in-flight catalog companies frequently feature hair removal scams. It’s been a real source of frustration for me.