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Power balance scam doing the rounds

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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2010, 09:10:52 AM »

Thanks, please let me know via the 'report to moderator' link at the bottom of the post when it happens again.
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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2010, 13:53:31 PM »


Valheru #20/20HP Level 1 Mage> look

You are in a cramped room devoid of light. A rusty piece of chain lies in the corner.

Exits are N, E.

Valheru #20/20HP Level 1 Mage> cast flamestrike chain

Your flamestrike >>>ANIHILATES<<< the mimic (1hp). The mimic is DEAD!

Valheru #20/20HP Level 1 Mage> pilf corpse

The corpse of the mimic contains:

A tarnished metal bracelet

Valheru #20/20HP Level 1 Mage> cast identify bracelet

Knowledge about the artifact floods your consciousness.

Power Balance Bracelet [-10] [Cursed]

Valheru #20/20HP Level 1 Mage> equip bracelet

You are too high a level to equip it.

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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2010, 13:56:41 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2010, 18:37:43 PM »

Valerie, you are a real tjop!
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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2010, 07:57:38 AM »

And just *how* did Valeru know it was a mimic??
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« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2010, 08:02:07 AM »

I didn't. I moered first, asked questions later.

It's very healthy to be sceptical. Especially of rusty pieces of chain laying in the corner.
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« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2010, 08:04:22 AM »

Besides:

Valheru has become better at FlameStrike! (98%)

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« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2010, 08:04:42 AM »

lol  - idd


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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2010, 12:15:39 PM »

Hi guys, new to the forum  Grin

On a serious note though; someone at my work is peddling this shit and people are actually being duped into buying the plastic bracelets for "half price" ie. R200.

Very sticky situation as it really tends to rub people the wrong way when you tell them they're gullible and they spent lots of money on complete BS. Even more difficult is confronting the seller who genuinely believes she's helping people.

Amazing how the skeptical position towards alternative woo-woo is the marginal one in Pretoria.
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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2010, 12:28:58 PM »

You underestimate the purchasing power (and stupidity) of Moreleta Park huisvrou-dames. Anything to make themselves more attractive to the horticultural employee trimming the verge.
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« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2010, 20:58:27 PM »

i bought one of those bands. and it works for me. my backache is a thing of the past.and my gym workout has improved drastically.
its funny how some people say some thing is crap. if they never tried it. or can prove its crap.u might say its all in Ur head.
maybe. but if i am thinking this band is healing me and that tricks my mind in healing me. so be it. then it is still doing its job
 they say its a proven fact if you give some one a sweet that looks like a pill in a expensive pill holder. and tell them its extremely expensive
 and good pills. they will use it and there headache will disappear.
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« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2010, 22:33:56 PM »

i bought one of those bands. and it works for me. my backache is a thing of the past.and my gym workout has improved drastically.
its funny how some people say some thing is crap. if they never tried it. or can prove its crap.u might say its all in Ur head.
maybe. but if i am thinking this band is healing me and that tricks my mind in healing me. so be it. then it is still doing its job
 they say its a proven fact if you give some one a sweet that looks like a pill in a expensive pill holder. and tell them its extremely expensive
 and good pills. they will use it and there headache will disappear.

Placebos should be dirt cheap. The Power-you-can't-push-me-down-Bands aren't.
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« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2010, 23:53:33 PM »

i bought one of those bands. and it works for me.


I love this, "Hi everyone, I'm a HUGE sucker!"

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its funny how some people say some thing is crap. if they never tried it. or can prove its crap.


That's why the FSM gave us double blind tests. Yay! Check out

Power & Balance test put the the "REAL DOUBLE BLIND TEST"


But I'm guessing you're gonna come back with "Well I dunno about that..." because you know, who believes proof anyway...

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u might say its all in Ur head. maybe. but if i am thinking this band is healing me and that tricks my mind in healing me. so be it.


Still makes you a massive schmuck.
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« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2010, 11:12:19 AM »

The "placebos work, so what's so bad about them" argument is tired and full of flaws.

Out of the top of my head:

  • They cost (sometimes a lot of) money
  • They turn people away from evidence based treatment
  • They misinform and promote misinformation
  • The effect is unreliable

Unfortunately "The world wants to be deceived."
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« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2010, 15:42:24 PM »

I saw a video about this bracelet a while ago, about the angles and the placement of the feet, (before and after) that explains quite well whats happening. I can't find it now but a friend of mine was carrying on about this last night. I would like to send her this video. Anybody knows what I am talking about and where to find it? The one above here still leave room for interpretation.
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