Anyone have a Parlux hairdryer?

(29 Posts)
marellocherry25 Sat 26-Jan-13 15:40:32

Hi all,

I recently bought a parlux hairdryer through an Amazon seller. It's been a big faff actually getting the thing from them. It's arrived and has a European 2 pin plug. I just wanted to check that other people who have bought them in the UK have UK plugs before I complained?

Thanks!

Claire

Lozislovely Sat 26-Jan-13 15:56:45

I got one 2 weeks ago off eBay and it came with a UK plug.

COMPLAIN grin

ggirl Sat 26-Jan-13 15:57:42

I bought one and it came with uk plug...agree you need to complain

NoelHeadbands Sat 26-Jan-13 18:59:21

UK plug bought direct from Parlux

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 26-Jan-13 19:02:53

Like NoelHeadbands. It's a great hairdryer though!

Leedscatgirl Sat 26-Jan-13 19:04:16

Can I ask though is it worth getting?

Lozislovely Sat 26-Jan-13 20:25:13

Leedscatgirl - Parlux has transformed my hair. I have boob length hair which I wash and dry (and straighten) every day. My old hairdryer was always on its hottest setting to try and dry my hair a bit quicker. Result was a frizzy mess.

Now, with my Parlux, my hair dries in half the time with half the heat needed and I don't need to work the straighteners as hard.

Get one, you won't be disappointed!!

1gglePiggle Sat 26-Jan-13 22:27:00

I want to get one too but not sure what model to go for, there's so many different ones! Also any recommendations on a cheap but reliable retailer who stocks them?

PeachTown Sun 27-Jan-13 00:05:42

I have the compact Eco 3800 (neon green one). Bought via an amazon seller and had a UK plug. Definitely complain - they know they are selling to UK residents so unless it said about the plug they are in the wrong.

I like mine a lot - reduces the need for straighteners a lot.

feellikearubbishmummy Sun 27-Jan-13 00:13:31

Anyone know how they compare to ETI hairdryers?

LazyMachine Sun 27-Jan-13 00:23:10

Brilliant dryers, Parlux. Worth every penny.

And mine has a UK plug. However, I've also had one (years ago) with a US plug, which worked fine with the appropriate adapters in the UK and abroad. If getting a refund or exchange becomes to big of a faff then the once you have should be fine used with an adapter.

LazyMachine Sun 27-Jan-13 00:23:49

*the one

feellikearubbishmummy Sun 27-Jan-13 01:23:10

Now looking at Diva hairdryers after a quick search on here and they look good £45.00

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 27-Jan-13 08:44:12

Uk plug here too.
I love mine.

AgeingFop Sun 27-Jan-13 11:08:39

This gives me a great idea for a present for DW - her hairdryer is on it's last legs.

What are the differences between the various models and where's a good place to get them online?

valiumredhead Sun 27-Jan-13 11:38:47

Bought from the UK with a UK plug.

Lozislovely Sun 27-Jan-13 17:21:26

Ageing - I have the compact 3500 (it was the cheapest). I 'think' they are all much of a muchness though might be wrong on that.

Your wife will love you forever which ever model grin

Evizza Sun 27-Jan-13 17:50:19

UK plug bought from Sallys smile

marellocherry25 Wed 30-Jan-13 21:48:04

I've complained to Amazon. I'm hopping mad. The seller is based in Italy (this wasn't clear when I bought it) and they're telling me that I have to pay £45 to send it back to Italy for a refund even though the seller didn't make it clear it wasn't for use in the UK when I bought it.

Has anyone got any advice for me on how to handle this? I'm really upset as I bought this with my Christmas money.

valiumredhead Thu 31-Jan-13 08:11:40

No way! shock

That's terrible! It didn't say anything about it when you bought it in the small print?

Keep on and on and on at them. Did you pay by credit card?

AgeingFop Thu 31-Jan-13 11:17:32

There's an Amazon dispute procedure. A while back I bought an electrical item from a 3rd party seller on Amazon and it was faulty. I sent it back to a UK based returns centre - but the original seller did not refund or exchange. I followed the Amazon dispute procedure and they investigated. It took about 10 days, but I got my money back.

As for Parlux, it looks like Amazon and eBay are out, so I'll be trying Parlux UK as they look reputable.

emsyj Thu 31-Jan-13 12:16:00

I bought my Parlux on Amazon, but it was a UK seller. I wouldn't recommend them though (the seller, not the Parlux - that's brill) as the first one they say they sent never arrived and they tried to make me chase it up with the post office. It was a hassle getting them to send another one.

EarlyInTheMorning Thu 31-Jan-13 12:25:50

Definitely complain via Amazon, that's absolutely appalling. Get your money back and then buy a Parlux via a UK seller. Best hairdryers ever.

marellocherry25 Sat 02-Feb-13 15:47:29

I went through the dispute procedure on Amazon, they're telling me I have to pay £45 to return it sad Rubbish!

EarlyInTheMorning Sat 02-Feb-13 17:17:32

Just get one of this and leave them really bad feedback to warn others
www.amazon.co.uk/European-UK-Adapter-Plug-Adaptor/dp/B0039K5XNC

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