As to the ProShot HDX I was sent, but am not sure I ordered as I never hit “send or submit” on their page, I wondered if you might have an email address …
The above is from Alan Brown. How to contact ProShot:
Website: ProShot HDX
303 Thomas Avenue North
Minneapolis MN 55416
March 20, 2018: It doesn’t look like much has changed since I reviewed this outfit a year ago. There may be nothing illegal or wrong with the following business practices. But they suggest that the seller is not to be trusted. I’m using my Scam-O-Meter scoring system; -1 means true (bad), +1 means false (good), and 0 means undetermined. I penalize the seller for statements made by shills.
Note: LUX HD450 used to sell the same lens. They are now just a “reviewer” (advertiser) for MobileOptiks.
Ridiculous claims: -1. In their charmingly unique English I read:
- “Instantly turns your “decent” pictures into professional quality high-definition works for art.“
- “Made with a high performing internal construction.“
- Voted best mobile product — by whom?
- 75% discount
Suspicious location: -1. Looks like they moved from the building to the left (#225) since last year; but it’s still their return address.
Other businesses located here, some of them dubious, include:
- Blue Drone
- Military Supply USA
- Push Interactive
- Top Source Media
- Consumer Rewards Hub
- Kingman Studios
Onerous terms: -1
- To get a refund, you have to return the lenses at your expense within 30 days from your order — not from the day you received it.
- They’ll deduct a $10 restocking fee from your refund.
- You get a lifetime replacement plan, but they’ll charge $10 to ship you replacement lenses.
- They don’t guarantee that the lenses are fit for any use; nor that anything they say is true.
- You can’t sue them, join a class action that’s suing them, or join a group arbitration.
Ads, spam, robocalls: -1
- They’ll beam ads at you, spam, junkmail and robocall you. And they’ll text you at your expense. You can opt out.
- They’ll share your personal data with other companies that will do the same.
- If you registered on a Do Not Call list, hahahaha!
Lying and deception: +1. MobileOptiks has withdrawn the images and statements I noted in this section last year.
- A countdown timer on the second page suggests you don’t have time to make a careful decision.
- You have to drill down three pages to find out the price ($56)
- Careful with the Order Form; it’s pre-filled for a quantity of five sets of lenses. Also, the small $10 expedited shipping option on the bottom edge of the form is pre-checked.
Phony reviews: -1. “It helps you to shoot all the focal lengths,” HealthGuideWebs.com assures us. Good to know; I wouldn’t want any of them to get away.
Crummy product: -1. I’ve tested these lenses; they’re toy quality.
Overpriced: -1. MobileOptix wants $56 for a set of lenses. Amazon offers a remarkably similar set for $12.
Bad service: +1. I found no reports of this. My test email was answered in less than a day.
Total score; -6
Unauthorized charges: I have one report of an order that MobileOptiks filled even tho the “customer” didn’t click Submit. MobileOptiks does not accept PayPal; this doesn’t look good.