As loyal readers know, we here at The Blog are quite skeptical when it comes to hard-to-believe advertising claims. The XHose? Too good to be true. The FlexBelt? Looks like another fibber. And now ….. the 5 Second Fix. If you’re like us and watch even a few minutes of late night TV weekly, you’ve probably come across an ad for the 5 Second Fix – a supposed upgrade over traditional superglues that is “welded” with an ultraviolet light shortly after application, allowing you to “fix, fill and seal … in 5 second or less” and achieve a “durable permanent bond” and “everlasting repair.” But don’t listen to us; hear it from the manufacturer itself:
I mean, you can’t argue with that ad? 5 Second Fix couldn’t actually be a scam or ripoff, right? I mean, look how well it works in that commercial? But what if 5 Second Fix doesn’t work? Does that mean that 5 Second Fix’s marketing claims are completely bogus? Unfortunately, our investigation suggests that 5 Second Fix simply doesn’t work as advertised and will not create a permanent bond. In short, 5 Second Fix likely is a scam product intended to rip off customers for their hard-earned dollars.
As is often the case, Amazon.com tells most of the story. 48& of Amazon’s reviews for 5 Second Fix are ONE STAR. ONE. STAR. And although 28% of reviewers gave it 5-stars, other reviewers indicate that rating may be inflated by customers who provide a good review on Amazon in exchange for free, additional tubes of 5 Second Fix. In other words, 5 Second Fix is using customers unaware they have been ripped off by a product that does not work in order to scam new customers with the exact same defective product! Just look at some of these reviews: Continue reading