Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ripoff Alert

A year or so ago, I did a post saying how goofy I thought those plaster casts of pregnant bellies were. Of course, that was before my daughter-in-law got pregnant. Now, we must have one. She promises me it won't be painted with NASCAR or anything shall I put this...stupid. (That isn't her plaster belly up there.)

Jamie ordered a kit online from Glamourbelly. She never received the kit and she isn't alone. Do a Google for Glamourbelly and you will find lots of other people who have also been ripped off by this woman.

As if ripping off people, especially pregnant people, isn't despicable enough, the Glamourbelly woman also has logos at the bottom of her web page inferring that she is recommended by The Learning Channel, Baby Story and the March of Dimes. Jamie is contacting those companies as well as her local television stations to alert them to this scam.

Cory and Jamie decided to buy a kit from a local store and did the belly cast at her mom's house after Jamie's baby shower. In case you were wondering how to get the plaster off after you're done, I was wondering the same thing.

"How did you get the plaster off when you were done?" I asked Cory.

"I took her in the backyard and hosed her down," he said.

Of course. How silly of me.


Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

That's awful!!! What a horrible person to con pregnant women!

(Hahaha to Cory hosing her off!)

Word verification: ducttv. Sounds like a home improvement channel.

se7en said...

That's despicable, by the way this is the first of heard of plaster casting your belly! LOL

Laurie said...

Jen - Isn't that terrible?! I couldn't believe it. (Cory cracks me up.)

Se7en - Isn't that wild?! I wonder if men are going to start trying to talk their girlfriends into making a plaster cast of their boobs. That could be quite an interesting collection to look back on in their old age.

Peter said...

Yeah !!!!!!!!!!! the boobs idea Laurie.

TexasGal said...

So what do you do with it after you've made? Do people sign it like a regular cast?

Comfort Addict said...

Perhaps the company has other branches that rip off widows, orphans and seniors. Its shares are held by social irresponsibility mutual funds.

Laurie said...

Peter - Somehow, I knew you'd like that suggestion.

Texas Gal - They do all sorts of things. I'll take a picture of Jamie's when it's done.

Comfort Addicts - I wouldn't be a bit surprised.

neil said...

I know why they didn't deliver, they probably didn't want to get sued. You're not supposed to get plastered when you're pregnant.

Laurie said...

Neil - Hahahaha! Oh, if I had a classic comments collection, that one would go in there. :)