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Glamour Shots / Complete Scam and Rip Off

1 NY, United States Review updated:

I set up an appointment online to do Glamour Shots with my family (about 8 of us). When they called me to confirm that we were on for the appointment because it was the day after Thanksgiving and they felt it'll be busy, they also asked me to put down $20 to hold the position which I was fine in doing because I thought that it would go towards the total price. I asked the guy what the packages were and he gave me a line of BS that said that Packages start at $130 and that he'd explain them to me that day. When I got there he said the same thing and that payment was due that day and I signed a contract. My sister had gone there 2 years ago and it cost her only $300 for just her package. We took a series of pictures and tells us to be back in a 1/2 hour. He wasn't ready in a 1/2 hour so we waited and waited and waited. Then he finally showed us 6 (JUST 6..where the others went, I don't know!) out of the 100's he took of us and some of them we didn't like. We picked out 5 that we really liked and he said...well, you can do this and that and this and it'll cost you this...OVER $2, 000!!! He said that each picture that he took was $130 PER PIC and that if we wanted it on DVD it would be $160 per picture because we'd be buying the copyrights. We ended up buying 4 pictures on the DVD which ended up costing us $640 anyway and got no hair and makeup done! What a freaking rip off!!! It was much cheaper to have Kodak develop the pics for us then it would've been for GS! And it's been over a month and I still haven't gotten my free 8X10. We were all soooooooo disappointed & disgusted at what a scam this is. We could've gone to Sears or JCPenney's and got an entire package for a heck of a lot cheaper then this place. I don't recommend anyone going there...it's highly overrated and a total RIPOFF!!!

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Sa
  3rd of Dec, 2010
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I work for GS. We do rip people off. We tell everyone our Glamour touch ("Adobe Photoshop retouching") is sent to a lab, but we do it in the store when your not looking. We retouch quick to save money. You will be able to tell a bad touch up job if the detail under your eyeballs is gone. That detail under eyeball is natural and tell the person has an eyeball. The employs are paid an hourly low wage or commission which ever is higher. This might explain the high pressure sales. We have a three day special for seven dollars at most stores that has been up for a year, but if you ask when it started we will lie and tell you it started today. If you call up GlamourShots they will tell you there hair and makeup is 19.95 or 29.95 but if you walk to the store you will see the (Seven dollar) sign for high and makeup. They will do there best not to let you know about this special. One more thing about the seven dolor sign, we say hair and makeup with the photo session is normally 30 to 40 dollars and you can get all that for seven but that is a lie. GS does not charge for a photo-session. Our photographs come from a low megapixel camera that is blown up beyond its compatibility which softens the image and looses sharpness. The wall displays are photos glued to foam board framed with a out glass. That means it will eventually peal with the dust/sun destroying your photograph, so think about that when you pay 1200 for your 30x40 or 460 for your 20x24, quality is not what you are paying for. GS has a application they try to make you fill out so you

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