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Ledkr Sun 01-Feb-15 11:48:10

They will sting you if you are t very careful.
When u tick ts and cs you unwittingly agree to pay every month unless you opt out via the e mails they are supposed to send you it don't!
I've recently been stung by their other ripoff "just fab" and a google search showed in far from alone!

WalkWithTheLonelyOnes Sun 01-Feb-15 14:18:52

How have you been stung? Just fab says in the bottom that is a subscription service. I'm presuming it's illegal for them to just sign you up to a subscription. I think it's more of a case you you gave them your bank details without reading tje fine print properly

Prizepudding Sun 01-Feb-15 14:46:47

I looked at them as they were offering a good deal but cottoned on to it being a subscription, nowhere could I find the terms and conditions or anything clear and definitive on their website about how it works so stayed well clear. I still can't get my head round a monthly subscription for gym wear?? It's a shame as they have some nice stuff.

GotToBeInItToWinIt Sun 01-Feb-15 15:53:15

Did you read the T&C's before ticking them?

GokTwo Sun 01-Feb-15 16:57:44

What is the subscription actually for?

RiojaHaze Sun 01-Feb-15 17:27:47

I nearly got stung with this too. Picked out my gym gear for £22, really nice stuff, then realised they send you a full price outfit every 5 weeks and their stuff isn't cheap!

GokTwo Sun 01-Feb-15 17:28:22

Crikey, that's mad!

ScotsWhaHae Sun 01-Feb-15 17:30:30

You can get the 22 deal then skip months then cancel. It's not a con, it's all explained.

Odd thing to subscribe to, I agree.

dementedpixie Sun 01-Feb-15 17:33:37 - looks like they send you an outfit/charge you £44 a month unless you go into your account and tell them not to by a certain date.

its not something I would want to be tied into

LimeFizz Sun 01-Feb-15 17:34:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

dementedpixie Sun 01-Feb-15 17:36:56

and you only get the good price by becoming a vip member so they probably want you to forget to cancel it afterwards. Nobody really needs a new gym outfit every month

MmeMorrible Sun 01-Feb-15 17:39:03

Thanks for this. I nearly ordered a £22 outfit for DD & certainly saw noting about it being a subscription service! Glad I didn't order it now!

What an odd business model for clothing. It's really put me off the brand altogether.

Trills Sun 01-Feb-15 17:45:32

I found it reasonably clear that it was a subscription service.

I agree that it's an odd business model.

I wouldn't call it a "ripoff" - you just need to pay attention.

HotLipsHoulihan Wed 04-Feb-15 09:56:14

Thousands of very poor reviews - I'd avoid

crazykat Wed 04-Feb-15 11:56:43

I've only seen it advertised on TV and it's pretty clear that it's a subscription service, a bit like the one that was for a new pair of shoes every month. As with any advert you have to read the small print before you buy anything.

Gobbolinothewitchscat Wed 04-Feb-15 12:00:09

Who the hell needs a new gym outfit every month?! Surely even the most sweaty of gym instructors woukd struggle to wear one out in that time confused

Tennisnan Tue 14-Apr-15 20:48:20

Anyone saying otherwise in this forum is working for Fabletics. I shop a lot online, and my job is website support for the Worlds Favourite Airline so I know what Im talking about. Fabletics are definitely unscrupulous. They deliberately make it unclear what you are signing up to when you fall for their 'get 50% off your first outfit' advert. I bought one outfit at 50% discount. Without it being obvious what it incurred, and it should be obvious, I inadvertently signed up to a VIP membership, and planned to stop there. I then got emails saying 'You've got Credit of 238 points'. It didn't mention money, so I thought this was referring to loyalty points like Boots or Sainsburys and ingored the emails, not intending to buy anything else. I was wrong. By referring to 'points' it was a way of them hiding that they had taken £44 (twice) from my account because I hadn't told them not to.
Their website says you cant cancel your membership by email, so I phoned and chose the 5th option 'Cancel Your Membership' on the phone and hung on FOREVER. I then chose Option 1 'Place an Order' before I got through to anyone. Their Customer Service staff member lied several times during the course of the conversation in which I asked for a refund, asked for my bank details to be removed from their database and asked for my membership to be cancelled. He kept trying diversion tactics - How were the products? What sports do you play? etc. I stood my ground and got 1 of the 2 payments refunded, they wouldn't remove my details from their database as if they did, it would wipe out the £44 credit that he said he 'cant' refund. I thought I would simply order some goods with the £44 and then return for a refund. Oh No, they've got this sorted too - they just give you points back, not a refund. I really thought with the brilliant examples of customer service that John Lewis and other companies give today, that this sort of marketing and sales technique would be long gone. But no - it sadly lives on by the name of FABLETICS.

kinkyfuckery Tue 14-Apr-15 20:54:35


Stupid people shouldn't use the internet.

Perfectlypurple Tue 14-Apr-15 21:01:50

Have just looked at website and it is clear it is subscription

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Tue 14-Apr-15 21:04:33

I picked up it was a subscription thing from the TV ads and decided it wasn't something I was interested in

Now I know who falls for this sort of thing!

madreloco Tue 14-Apr-15 21:08:19

Im so sick of people complaining about being conned when its entirely their own fault. Stop signing up to shit you havent read at all!

Blueskybrightstar Tue 14-Apr-15 21:12:41

Doesn't Kate Hudson own this company?

Unexpected Tue 14-Apr-15 21:15:59

This is from the front page of the website and also under the tab "How it works" - very clear. If you don't choose to skip the month, you get charged! Seriously, just read what it says before handing over your card details!

Browse your personalised picks ready on the 1st of the month. Complete outfits start from just £44.

Make a purchase or log into your account to "Skip the Month" by the 5th and you will not be charged. If you do not shop or skip by the 5th, your credit card will be charged £44 (1 membership credit) on the 6th until you cancel. Skip as many months as you'd like – you may still shop after skipping the month. Each credit can be redeemed towards 1 outfit - use it to shop anytime.*

You may cancel your membership at any time. To cancel, call our Member Services team on 0843 504 1414, Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm.

namechange2468 Tue 14-Apr-15 21:17:55

I signed up, got a pair of leggings for under £20 and immediately cancelled via email.

I was emailed back the next day to say it was all cancelled - no problem.

Think I could have been lucky though?

shewept Tue 14-Apr-15 21:26:28

its very obvious. Its made clear on the TV advert and on the website.

I buy new gym clothes all the time, I go 5 times a week, so need a few sets of clothes. tbh i wouldn't spend £44 on one gym outfit anyway. No-one is duped by this. its made very clear.

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