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International Oddities / false advertising - false and misleading advertising, errors & ommissions

1 P.O. Box 14627, Torrance, CA, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 1-800-730-i-get-bud

This company gives the impression to the consumer that their beautiful buds are "Hybrids" which to most people in the know means a hybrid of the marijuana plant spliced in with some other legal herb plant that packs a legal wallop of chemicals like Kava Kava, Valerian, Ginkoba Biloba, etc. Therefore, you get the distinct impression and expectations that their "smoke" will at least taste like the real deal and have a noticeable buzz, "Guess Again". The website claims that they DON'T use tobacco, but in fact their products all taste so similar that they have to be flavored TOBACCO. I was sucked in by the beautiful pictures and the hype rather than reading this complaint forum, and spent around $210 for utter trash. As has been said before by many other reviewers here, International Oddities offers "NO REFUND WHATSOEVER". Now I truly believe that all the testimonials on the website are mythical ### made up by I.O. advertising department to boost their sales. In the old days when false advertising and misrepresentation got you shut down (and/or) fined, this company would have been history from the get go, and most likely would have never entered the market. Clearly someone in California state government is covering for these SOB's, otherwise they wouldn't have stayed in business for (supposedly 30 years) Some of the "high signs" to look for - "We Don't Discuss Effects Of Our Products", the word "Strong" describing some of their product lines, which can simply mean harsh (and/or) strong smoke. Purposefully misleading and enticing photos and ads. This company should not only be shut down pronto, but be made to pay full restitution to its customers. This company is a lame horse which needs to be shot.

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  • Tr
      31st of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes

    I too was ripped off by this company. I have done some research and see that it is a CA corp showing an address of POB 14627 Torrance CA 90503; The contact is an attorney named Fred Crawford with a listed address of 2638 W. Beverly Blvd, Montebello CA 90640. A search of the CA Bar records shows Fred Crawford's address is 404 Torrance Blvd Redondo Beach CA 90277; his website is crawfordlegal.com. phone 310 792 3738 and fax 310 792 3739;
    I do not understand why High Times accepts advertising from IO???

  • Tr
      31st of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes

    [protected]@hightimes.com <[protected]@hightimes.com> Here is the email address to write a letter to the editor of high times. If each of us will write a letter to the editor via email and point out the problems we are having with IO and question High Times promoting IO's products through advertising, it might create more awareness about this issue!

  • Be
      2nd of Feb, 2011
    0 Votes

    this company is a rip off and all the comments about them being anything but are from the company itslef read all the other complaints and all the possitive comments are the same. i was STUPID enought to purchase some of thier dro it smelled like chewing tabacco and smoking it was horrible but i didnt stop because i wanted to share with eveyone out there what would happen if you did smoke the stuff for a long period of time. it made me extremely ill and i ended up going to the doctor with complaints of chest pains told him what i was trying and gave him a sample. my doc had it anilized and come to find out there are extremely harmfull chemicals in this ### that proplonged use can cause cancer, not reffering to the fact that it is a tabacco based product but the other ### they put in it so all in a nut shell if you smoke it you will die!!!

  • Tr
      5th of Feb, 2011
    0 Votes

    I got my $ back through the bank!!

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