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Did this energy drink company scam Cape Town people out of money? [pics]
Posted by on Feb 19th, 2013

Ok so in the competitive industry of energy drinks you need to set yourself apart from the competition, by offering something new. You’re never gonna be leader like Red Bull so you need to be different. One thing you should probably avoid though is offer people a bargain, make them pay and then not deliver the product. It’s also not a good idea to say on your Facebook page that you are not sure if it’s a scam and you think your CEO has run off with the money.

You see a while back a company based in Cape Town revealed a ‘slow release’ energy drink called Pure Energy. It’s a product formulated from US energy drink maker Rush who want to expand into the SA market. Long story short…they offered people a tablet computer on their Facebook page on Jan 28th for the low price of just R200.

Clearly plenty of people snapped up that offer and they even posted a pic of them counting the orders and telling folks to keep em coming.

Then they announced that the tablets have arrived and people could expect them with deliveries beginning on the 13th Feb. Not so much. At first it was shipping and then customs problems. Then clearing agent problems.

Then this.

Ya not ideal that. They have since removed that post, but a reader took a screenshot just in case.

They have now asked people for bank details so they can refund everyone who paid for the offer, but judging from comments there are still plenty of unhappy folks. Check the Facebook page HERE.

Tried to call them for comment, but apparently they have stopped taking calls because they “have been recieving death threating calls,sms,facebook messages and emails.”

Hopefully it’s just all a gigantic eff up and misunderstanding hey. Seems like the employers are trying their best to get things sorted.

[thanks M]

Me says:
February 02, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Who on earth is stupid enough to think you can buy a tablet for R200. Damn fools.

Me too says:
February 02, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Check out this link. Its the CEO of Rush Energy:

If you had any doubt about him being a fraud, remove it.

Lady says:
February 02, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Maybe if a good friend of yours worked for the company and convinced you that its not a scam and then what ??????

that’s what happened to me! damn scammers !!

Cant even trust your own friends these days.

Till today i’m still being promised a refund. Oh Well, guess if it looks too good to be true then it definitely is. Learnt my lesson !

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