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Lifebooker.com: Site Review

Everyone has less cash to spend these days, but let’s face it—a girls gotta keep herself up. And if you’re in the big city (say New York, or LA) the prices usually carry the highest budget damage potential. Enter Lifebooker.com—a site that is a scheduling center of sorts, for all those beauty rituals we’ve become accustomed to, not only the trip to the hairstylist but waxing, mani/pedis, massage, tanning and more. But even beyond just setting appointments, Lifebooker offers online only discounts for all those that book appointments, meaning you get to fit your bikini wax into both your timeline and your budget, without the hassle of getting put on hold when you’ve only got 26 seconds left in your lunch hour …

Our Review: It sounds too good to be true—can the discounts really be that great? In fact, after cruising around the site for a bit, we found that they can. Haircuts, for example—we scanned the NYC salons and found that most cuts listed at over $100 were reduced to as low as $50. And in the facial department, we found multiple treatments, including micro-dermabrasion, oxygen facials, and peels for up to half off as well.

So how do we know these places are any good? Lifebooker features user reviews, posted, according to the site, only by users who have booked and kept appointments. The site also details how long treatments and services will take, and allows you to sort by date, time range, discount, price, and rating, as well as by location and which places are booked the most.

The Verdict: Looks like a Yea to us … but as with any personal service, we’d recommend you do a little research on any salon before you book an appointment and go for the first time, to make sure the quality will be up to your standards before you walk through the door. And the site only covers New York and Los Angeles, so the rest of us are out of luck …

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g1na1011

Sunday 22nd of September 2013

NEVER, EVER PURCHASE ANYTHING FROM THIS SITE! They included my friend's business on there without ANY CONSENT, causing a bunch of confusion between both the business and the consumers! They have no rights to do this and should really be shut down! Please save your money for a legit business like Groupon or Living Social.

Nichole Mayers

Thursday 2nd of August 2012

I used to be an avid client of Lifebooker until earlier this year, when I purchased two Lifebooker vouchers for Soca Motion classes and after calling and writing the merchant repeatedly to schedule the classes and receiving no response, I contacted Lifebooker for a refund and was told, basically, that it was not Lifebooker’s problem.

I've had this problem with Groupon and they contacted the merchant to discuss. The merchant confirmed that they couldn't schedule me at any foreseeable time and Groupon issued a refund. Lifebooker didn't even make an effort to resolve the issue.

I haven't returned to their site since that experience, but I've had pretty good experiences with Bloomspot, Giltcity, Groupon and Living Social/Amazon Local. And to imagine-- I actually used to recommend Lifebooker all the time...

Laura

Tuesday 31st of July 2012

DO NOT USE LIFEBOOKER!!! THE COMPANIES THAT USE THEM ARE SCAM ARTISTS AND SO IS LIFEBOOKER ITSELF. THEY DON'T HAVE ANY CUSTOMER SERVICE, THEY DON'T REFUND MONEY AND THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE PHONE NUMBER IS A JOKE. SO YOU ARE SCREWED! DON'T USE THIS COMPANY, EVER!!!

John

Monday 16th of July 2012

Bad experience as well. Purchased a bottle of supplements the code appeared to have worked but after filling in all the required information, there was a problem procesing the order. Called lifebooker couldn't get an answer. Sent an email. The reply told me to call after several minutes on hold was sent to voicemail. Stick with groupon. This is my first and last experience with lifebooker.

Cindy Real

Wednesday 25th of April 2012

I had a horrible experience with Lifebooker. I will never use them again. They have poor customer service . I purchased 3 life booker coupons for a salon in Burbank. I called several times to book an appointment and was unsuccessful. There was never a live person to answer my call, so I left three messages. When a representative did call me back I informed her about the life booker coupon that I had purchased for a facial and microdermabrasion. She then stated that it would be about a month until I got an appointment and that Kasey would call me back to book it. I never got a return phone call. After several attempts I contacted life booker directly to inform them of the issues I was having, and they were unable to get me a refund but stated that I can email the salon to make an appt. I have had great experiences with Groupon and that is who I will use. Stay away from Lifebooker and any facials/microdermabrasion from a salon called Glow Skin by Kasey.

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