Most people that know me, probably are quite aware of just how much I dislike Androtics Direct and their business practices – especially on their PheroTalk forum.
In fact, if I were to guess, I’d say they’ve been on the verge of going absolutely bankrupt because they are losing BIG TIME to other outstanding pheromone vendors that have popped up in recent years.
Today I want to talk about something else though, and that’s Pherotalk (or pheromonetalk.com) — the official Androtics Direct forum…
In the article I linked above, I briefly touched on some of the bizarre antics that go on there, such as blanking out names of other vendors, or talking about how other vendors are ripping people off, when they’re the guiltiest of them all.
For example, a product called Instant Honesty, jumped from it’s price tag of $50 to more than DOUBLE that — to $120. Now, this product is made up of 2 very common pheromones, alpha androstenol and beta androstenol. There may be a touch of another proprietary pheromone in there, but at its core that’s all it is…
NO other vendor raised their prices.
What reason did Androtics Direct give?
That their molecules went up in price, and they had to include it in the newly updated price… unfortunately, that was complete BS. They were fully aware that they were lying to their customers and it showed, big time.
On Pherotalk, they continue to lie about how “scarce” their molecules are, which is a very poor way to run a business.
And after many months of complaining from users, they still haven’t changed – it just goes to show that they are only in it for the money and simply do not care for most loyal users of their product line (mind you, they’ve lost a very large chunk of their customers).
So if you are thinking of joining pherotalk, or pheromonetalk – it’s very important to consider the fact that there are a number of suspiciously “raving” fans who will answer every single post about any query.
Now, I don’t know anybody that has enough time to rack up over 10000 posts on a forum about pheromones…
… unless of course they were getting paid for it.
One such user goes by “mobocaster”, and I strongly believe “he” is an owner or employee of Androtics Direct.
Now, I know there are “diehard” fans for a lot of brands out there – but pheromones are a very niche, and very small part of most of our lives. Sure, we might be aware of them and take them a bit more seriously… but they still revolve around our lives. Our lives don’t revolve around THEM.
Another thing that irks me is how childishly they treat their readers on the forum – any mention of another brand like Liquid Alchemy Labs, PheromoneXS, Alpha Dream, or any other can get you a “warning”… um, what?
Yes, it’s true. Although I don’t have a screenshot, you’ll often see sprinkles of this type of behavior from the moderators all over the forum. People are actively discouraged from looking outside of the AD product line, or even asking about other products.
If you ask me, it’s just them hanging onto the last few tree branches before the evaporate into an epic failure. Things would have been different if they haven’t decided to rip people off – but hey, atleast there are fantastic alternatives out there.