A friend called me
about this new miraculous product: a wand that supposedly resonated
at zero-point energy. He sent me to a site to listen to the sales
pitch. According to the company’s spokesperson, if you have a wound,
you simply wave the wand around the area and within minutes, the
black and blue will start to disappear along with the pain. If you
wave it in a circle around a lemon, the lemon will taste sweeter.
You can read the FAQ about this here:
Amega® Global FAQ
Well, I bought one.
It was some outrageous price, over $300.00, but they guaranteed your
money back if unsatisfied.
I immediately began
testing it, using the lemons. Out of thirty people, only one felt
that the lemon I’d used the wand on was sweeter than the control
lemon. Nobody with any pain responded. I contacted the company for a
refund, and they never got back to me. I called at least half a
dozen times and left messages (never spoke to a real person) and
sent them emails. They never responded, so I contacted my credit
card company and put them to work on it.
At the end of
thirty days, my credit card company called me to tell me that they
cancelled the order and I got my money back. They also informed me
that the company never once responded to their requests. They said
that this is very odd; that normally a company would at least try to
contact them to either fight the reversal or give instructions on
how to return the product.
I have the damn
wand sitting on my desk in front of me. It probably cost them less
than 50 cents to stamp it out. The packaging cost more than it did
to make the thing.
I’ve tested a few
products (there are about six companies, at least that I’ve found on
the web) that sell some sort of “zero-point energy” products. I’ve
tested three and found them to be worthless. Funny, but if you tell
someone what will happen, it happens. People just want things to
work. So, in my testing, I never told any of the subjects what to
expect and sure enough the product fails about 99% of the time.
I have no idea why
the FCC hasn’t shut these people down, except that I’m sure a lot of
people who buy this crap are too embarrassed to file complaints. And
as always, I’m sure some people would swear they work just because
they want them to work. Anyway, save your money.