Everything that she said is true. In fact, with the vacation, you pay a deposit of $100 and then all of the vacations are all-inclusive packages.
The "free vacation" that they give supposedly pays only for you lodging so you are forced to pay the fees applied for the all-inclusive feature. This can range from $220-$575 per person per day. So there is nothing free about the vacations. You would end up paying way more with the"free vacation" than you would with buying a normal vacation outright.
And the customer service talks around the issue and pretends like you are too dumb to realize that you are getting a good deal. They tell you, "this is a great deal, all you have to do is pay for food and alcohol," but anyone who has ever traveled to an all-inclusive resort knows that the "all-inclusive" price is included in the overall price that you are given for the vacation. The two are not sold separately. Additionally, the "$200 on wedding gifts" card that you get is for $200 toward items for your wedding like a cake topper, guest book, etc.
I went into the website and quickly learned that with every item I added to the cart, the shipping price increased. So at the end I had items totaling to $100 with a shipping cost of $75 (which you are responsible for paying). So essentially, this is also not a real deal or gift because the items in my cart were not even worth $75 at regular value. The cooking pots: NOT WORTH $2K!
The demonstration and the reality are TWO different entities. During the demonstration, Jerry (201-919-8590) cooked chicken breast without adding any oil and using two seasonings. For the demonstration the chicken didn't stick and when he was finished cooking he wiped the pan clean with a paper towel. The reality, it doesn't cook like that (the chicken sticks, you have to scrub to clean, and the whistle doesn't "sound" when the food is finished).
When I called the company about it they tried to say that it depends on it you have a gas or electric stove and blah blah blah. I realized early on that this company feels like their product can do no wrong and they are going to tell you that you are wrong instead of taking some ownership in the horrid scam that you just fell victim to. When purchasing the pots, the contract is binding 3 days after signing for them, which is wayyy before you actually get the pots and pans in the mail. The customer service is more like a mob.
In particular, I spoke to Dan [845-782-5982 Extension: 24] after writing a review that he found and he spent three weeks of back and forth phone calls of trying to make me happy with the cookware and the price that I paid. Additionally, he tried to convince me that the gifts that I received were not *** (which they are). His way of trying to satisfy me (the customer) was to offer me an omelet pan or a griddle which I am sure that I am not going to get because the conversation became hostile when I was not agreeing to accept that I was not scammed. He tried to explain that people would pay $2K for the pots without the added on "vacations" and "gifts" and that the company was perfectly sustainable without the facade of getting "more for you money." I disagreed with him and he became upset and spoke over me on numerous occasions.
I am so upset with this transaction and wanted to get a refund once I realize how horrible to company is.
Unfortunately, it is not possible so that best I can do is spread the word about how much of scam. I plan to do this any time or any where I see the name "Cookworld" or "Bridal Registries" mentioned.