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Comparing Garcinia Cambogia Vendors

Comparing Garcinia Cambogia Vendors

For our third article related to garcinia cambogia, we’re going to take a look at some of the most advertised vendors of this supplement, and discuss why you should be careful before shelling out hard-earned cash for this product.

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Note: This is the third article in a series on garcinia cambogia. Be sure to read our previous articles on the supplement: Seeking Reviews for Garcinia Cambogia and Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects. Our first article has over 100 user reviews of the product.

Today we’re taking a look at some of the single-product vendors who sell nothing but garcinia cambogia. Note that most of these websites were created between October and December 2012.

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Questions to Ask Before Buying

With the dizzying array of vendors selling garcinia cambogia, it can be difficult to decide who to trust. There are several things to keep in mind when perusing various vendors of garcinia cambogia – or any product. The following questions can be helpful in determining whether or not to use a particular vendor.

How long has this vendor existed?
Many vendors selling their variety of garcinia cambogia have existed for only a few months. We prefer to deal with a more established company.

Does the vendor sell any other products?
Established vendors such as Puritan’s Pride or Swanson offer thousands of products. All of the website listed below only sell a single product. Should the novelty of garcinia cambogia fade, it’s likely these websites will disappear as well.

Does the vendor resort to fake urgency to encourage you to buy immediately?
Many garcinia cambogia vendors use statements which create a false sense of urgency. You’ll see claims such as “sold out in stores” or “we cannot guarantee supply.” Such statements are used to get you to act fast without thinking your purchase through.

Is this vendor shamelessly using Dr. Oz’ name?
Because Dr. Oz is the primary reason garcinia cambogia has risen in popularity, there are many affiliate marketers attempting to cash in on his name when marketing the product. Some feel that the more often a website uses the name “Dr. Oz” to sell a product, the less integrity it has.

Does the vendor only offer a free trial?
Some vendors don’t even allow you to purchase their product, but instead want you to sign up for a “free” bottle. This will lead to an expensive auto-ship program which can be difficult to cancel.

Are there annoying pop-ups upon exiting the page?
It’s rare for legitimate vendors to hound you with “Are you sure you want to leave?” pop-ups when you attempt to navigate away from their site.

Below is a list of vendors which sell only garcinia cambogia, as opposed to larger supplement vendors which sell thousands of different products, and a quick review of each. Let’s take a look at some of these websites that all appeared in the last several months – and only sell a single product. Most vendors have specials or discounts for multiple bottles. Because it is difficult to compare such offers, we are listing only their cost of purchasing a single bottle.

  • garciniacambogia1234.com – Created on March 19, 2013. Advertises via Google. A bottle costs $32.95.
  • garciniacambogiaextractmart.com – Created January 9, 2013. Uses Dr. Oz’ name 16 times on the main page. A bottle costs $35.95.
  • garciniacambogiahca.com – Created on October 29, 2012. Use Dr. Oz’ name 5 times. Clicking “Order now” takes you to garciniapure.com.
  • garciniacambogiaspremium.com – Heavily advertised, but reviews of the site are difficult to find. Created on December 12, 2012. Advertises via Google. Uses Dr. Oz’ name 7 times on the main page. A bottle containing a 1-month supply is $48.
  • garciniacambogiaultra.com – Created on November 5, 2012. Advertises via Google. Uses Dr. Oz’ name 10 times on the main page. A bottle costs $49.95.
  • garciniaextract.net – Created October 29, 2012. Uses Dr. Oz’ name 5 times. Clicking “Buy Now” takes you to purchasegarciniacambogiaextract.com.
  • garciniapure.com – Created on October 29, 2012. Only offers a “free” bottle, without opportunity to simply purchase the product.
  • miraclegarciniacambogia.com – Created on November 27, 2012. Advertises via Google. Fake comments which can be found on over 2000 different websites. They claim in bold writing that there is no auto-ship. Includes Dr. Oz video. Fake urgency that it is sold out in stores but still available online.
  • purchasegarciniacambogiaextract.com – Created on April 11, 2013. Fake urgency stating, “…we cannot guarantee supply.” Dr. Oz’ name used 4 times. Only offers a free bottle.
  • puregarciniacambogia.com – Created on October 31, 2012. Perhaps the most advertised garcinia product on the market, but internal reviews of it here have been less than impressive. Uses “Oz” in Google ads and 5 times on the website’s landing page. No way to order a bottle – only the “free” bottle is offered.

Bottom Line

Not every vendor selling garcinia cambogia is a scam or fly-by-night operation, but we urge you to consider the list of questions above before purchasing this product. It’s always best to shop around and use your best judgement when buying anything online. Our user reviews are mixed at best, but should you choose to try it yourself, we suggest going through one of the more reputable supplement websites or visiting a brick and mortar health shop in person.

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