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Power Balance bracelets exposed as a scam

In follow up to a previous article I wrote on these little bullsh*t bands, there has been some legal action against The Power Balance band makers by The ACCC.

In an article over at smh.com.au (full article here), it reads:
“The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has ordered Power Balance Australia to refund all customers who feel they were misled by the supposed benefits of Power Balance bracelets.”

Wowser

I wonder if this very news will convince those that have already parted with their $60 to ask for a refund?
It’s a sad case of affairs when Santa Claus is exposed as a ‘sham’, then suddenly Power Balance bands are too.

Surely the sudden price-drop on Power Balance bracelets earlier in the year MUST have been an indication?

“The bracelets currently sell for $29.90 on the company’s website, down from $60 earlier in the year.”

Not only that..

It’s creators admitted to making false claims and misleading the public…
Power Balance acknowledged it had breached the code and said the relevant claims had been removed from its website.”

Now the Power Balance Bands have been outed, we can now all sleep easy, or can we?

It’s legions of followers claiming that it ‘worked’ for them, will have to search for a NEW placebo to waste money on.
Their strength, stability and powers of grey-skull have suddenly been stripped away in the blink-of-an-eye.

How can one EVEN walk down the street without a magnetic, plastic bracelet?
Time will tell…

Clint Nielsen

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  • Bryan says:

    Good. Every gimmick out there has its day. Glad this one has finally arrived. The sad part about this, is that the people that bought this one will be more susceptible to another one. Maybe the shake weight will have a greater following after this. A following all the way to the spiked koolaid stand.

  • harley says:

    fuck – i just invested my life savings into their hollogrammy strength enhancing awesomeness – better get on the phone to nigeria

  • I can’t belive people purchased these hoping to experience the false claims! Crazy stuff. At least the company made money I guess.

    Happy Holidays
    Jordan

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  • I cant understand how people can buy theses things (and for 60$), i see them everywhere here in australia! Ive even seen people with 2 of these braclets on them, maybe thinking it will double their powers ;).

    Merry Christmas Crude Fitness from Quake Fitness

  • Clint Nielsen says:

    Merry Xmas to everyone. I hope you have a magical day.
    Don’t forget to indulge either – there’ll more training tips AFTER santa has left the building including my final installment and wrap-up on Visual Impact!

  • Merry Christmas to all :)

    It is funny how people believe in such gimmicks, in my opinion they buy faith and it is a good idea to develop the new faith bracelet, ring, hat or what else and cash on people weaknesses. In my country we have a saying “It is not mad who eat the candies but who gave them (candies).”

  • PBCA says:

    A class action was filed yesterday in Southern California against Power Balanceā€¦ alleging unfair trade practices and false advertising (go see http://www.powerbalanceclassaction.com).

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