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PURELIFE ESSENTIALS / FRAUD

1 123 N CONGRESS AVE #346Boynton Beach, FL, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 5612003238

My fiancé and I attended a presentation put on by a company calling themselves PURELIFE ESSESENTIALS, the presentation was for some very expensive cookware. I received a call from a person who stated that if me and my fiancé attended the seminar we would receive 'FREE' vacation deals, of course I was a little skeptical but we did go last night at the Hilton Hotel in Dallas, TX. The 'FREE' vacation deals was a travel coupon booklet, supposedly worth over $10, 000, at the end of the seminar after you are asked to sign the dotted line for cookware costing over $2000!! dollars, they give you a 'certificate' that you are instructed to mail in with a check for $15.95 for 'processing and handling' and they will 'mail' you your travel booklet. The salesmen don't have business cards, giving the excuse that no one ever calls them and basically try to get you to buy right then, so you don’t 'lose the deal'. I went online to research the company before I was going to write my check, to my surprise, there is NOTHING on this company other than their own website www.purelife-essentials.com/. they are not listed under the better business bureau, there are no other hits on the internet for PURELIFE ESSENTIALS/PURE LIFE COMPANY, After further digging, found this site http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-561-697-2490/4 with people talking about this company which used to be ANOTHER Company BRIDAL PREVIEW! AND is now selling the same SCAM under PURELIFE ESSENTIALS, THERE ARE NO REPORTS THAT ANYONE HAS SUCCESSFULLY USED THE TRAVEL BOOKLETS, THERE ARE MANY REPORTS OF PEOPLE NEVER GETTING THEIR BOOKLETS, AND THIS AFTER THE COMPANY HAS CASHED THEIR CHECK, AND IF THE PERSON DID GET THE TRAVEL BOOKLET-THEY COULD NOT USE IT BECAUSE IT WAS MISSING THE REQUIRED CODES! BEWARE COUPLES, THEY TRAVEL ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY WITH BRIDAL SHOWS/EXPOS, THEY GET YOUR INFO OFF WEDDING SITES AND CALL YOU TO TRY TO GET YOU TO SHOW UP TO ONE OF THEIR PRESENTATIONS AND BAIT YOU WITH THE 'FREE TRAVEL DISCOUNTS OR OTHER DISCOUNTS' DO NOT BELIEVE THE HYPE! TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND ANYONE ELSE YOU KNOW IS GETTING MARRIED OR IS MARRIED, DONT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY-NEITHER OF WHICH YOU WILL GET BACK IF YOU FALL FOR THIS SCAM.

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  • Kb
      16th of Jun, 2010
    0 Votes

    The person above, is correct...its the same company. I know this bc i worked for this guy for a long long time. The whole thing is a scam, i mean dont get me wrong if you biuy the cookware, you will recieve the cookware, but all the free stuff is a joke, and thats if he ever gets to mailing it to you. The cookware isnt amazing, its good qualitybut nothing better than high quality store bought cookware.

    The owners name is Steve Zbarsky. He is a worthless person, quite frankly i dont know how he sleeps at night. Not only does he screw random strangers all over the country out of their hard earned money, but he has gone through a couple offices, hiring a staff of around 15, and then he doesnt pay them, acts like hes going to in a few weeks and then says hes shutting down, and all this stuff, then he puts an ad in the paper and does it all over agian with a new group of innocent people. I mean seriously steve, how do you look at yourself in the mirror? Its insane. Hopefully someone finds this beofre they attend the show or answer a job offer for this company (if thats what you even want to call it)

  • Km
      13th of Jan, 2011
    -1 Votes

    My name is Kristin, and whoever wrote that was pretending to be me. I imagine it was Slava Morgenshteyn, from Ultimate Bridal Concepts. Steve taught Slava everything he knew and when Steve had the opportunity to start his own company, instead of supporting him and being grateful, he went to his old supplier and tried to advance his own career. I guess it didn't work because if he has enough spare time to try to go on sites and make up lies about his former boss and friend, he must not be very busy. I wish Steve Zbarsky and Pure Life all the luck and success they desreve. Slava, you should be ashamed. Concentrate on building your business and stop stealing all your ideas from others.

  • Ju
      12th of Apr, 2011
    +1 Votes

    Pure-Life Essentials is now being fronted by Ribbons and Roses, 5681 Caruso Ct, Suite 102 • Boynton Beach, FL 33437 • Phone: 1-800-985-7640 • Fax: 1-888-391-5936 .
    Steve Zbarsky is the owner of both companies and runs Ribbons and Roses out of his mom's house (Suite 102 is a condo - Google Map It!). He uses it to collect names and phone numbers and to have a presence at all the bridal shows his Pure Life Essentials has been banned from. If you register with Ribbons and Roses you will get a call to attend his cooking showcase in exchage for worthless gifts that you may never get. Buyer Beware! Oh, and he does pay people to talk good about his company on complaint sites like this so I'm sure "Kristin" was either paid or possibly Steve Zbarsky himself pretending to be a Bride... How do I know? I worked for the devil once too!

  • Jo
      15th of Jul, 2011
    0 Votes

    I have used the travel voucher and saved a lot of money.
    Some people just like to complain.
    Happy clients don't usually bother with this stuff.
    I agree with Kristen. It's probably competitors making up this ###.

  • Jo
      15th of Jul, 2011
    0 Votes

    I've seen the cookware and the quality is worth the money.
    The one lady is correct in saying that it's about the same as high quality cookware in stores. But the high quality sets are over 3000.00.
    Where does she shop?

  • Th
      30th of Sep, 2011
    0 Votes

    http://florida.arrests.org/Arrests/Steven_Zbarsky_1248541/ is this his mug shot? please someone confirm it is him. more complaints here: https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/purelife-essentials-c320242.html

  • So
      28th of Jan, 2013
    0 Votes

    After doing some research for a client I came across this company Pure Life Essentials. It seems this company and others like my client's have been targeted by either competitors or just flat out scam artists.
    My client who wishes to remain private was being extorted by a so called bad review/complaint site. Buyer beware both ways. Do your own research and educate yourselves. Here is a link.
    http://ohiorealtors.org/2013/01/25/scam-complaint-site-that-was-targeting-realtors-in-ohio-elsewhere-goes-dormant/

    The latest trend seems to be can't beat them slander them.

  • St
      20th of Aug, 2013
    0 Votes

    The mug shot is indeed Steve Zbarsky. Rather than paying the wages he owed, he used our wages for his bail. While in his employ, his Kokomo, IN office was closed and those people were stiffed for their wages too. It's quite obvious by his mug shots where the money is going. Guess poor Steve never heard of the the D.A.R.E. (drugs are really expensive). To see how many times this scammer has closed and reopened, go to sunbiz.org, put in his name and voila... you'll see a lot of businesses that he renamed to keep his scam going by closing and reopening. Every time he closes, he owes people wages. I especially like his own financial companies too.

  • Ma
      9th of Apr, 2015
    +1 Votes

    I have purchased the cookware. I really like the cookware but I am curious about how much others paid for the cookware. Let me know how much you paid for the smallest set and the bigger set. I am curious if people are told different prices. I have not tried the voucher. Thank you

  • Lo
      3rd of Jul, 2015
    0 Votes

    We recently went to a show at the Hampton Inn where we were invited by a wedding planner we met. The cookware was nice and we do agree that it was probably worth the amount. What bothered us is the high pressure sales technique. The discount (if there really is one) is only good for the day. One lady could not buy a full set because her fiancée wasn't there. (Strange) The lady who invited me was there but she was more of a host. I didn't see her selling anything but we are a bit skeptical. After reading the other comments, I see that they are old. Has anyone purchased cookware in 2015? If so, are you satisfied. He did give us his phone number in case we wanted to buy. We just want to be sure it is a good deal and NOT a scam.

  • Ro
      4th of Apr, 2016
    0 Votes

    You get what you pay for.
    I'm a reseller and have been buying cookware from Steve for many years.
    Always got them and every client who has bought them were happy.
    I agree they are not cheap. But compared to an 8000.00 set from Salad Master they are a steal.
    Regarding the travel vouchers, I'm not sure if they are a good thing or not. These things have been around a long time and I have not heard anyone ever being happy about the deal. For all i know it may be a timeshare deal.
    But regardless of the crummy 'give away' the products are of far better quality than anything I have seen in stores.
    It would be good to hear Steve side of the story about the salary thing and I will ask him.
    I have heard of people blogging bad things about people to hurt them or because they are a competitor. I also don't believe everything I read.

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