18 Sep '11, 2pm

Is this a scam, or a valuable home heating device? "Heat Surge fireplace – what’s up with that?" #heatsurge

Is this a scam, or a valuable home heating device? "Heat Surge fireplace – what’s up with that?" #heatsurge

Just ran across a two-page spread in the Sunday paper for the Heat Surge Roll ‘n Glow portable electric fireplace which set off a red flag alert in my blog-addled mind. The company HeatSurge, LLC has a website amishfireplaces.com where you can enter a code to presumably get 2 free heating units during this special offer by purchasing the accompanying Amish-made mantle, you just have to respond within a 1-800-ripmeoff-ish 48 hours. The headline for the ad reads “Amish man’s new miracle idea helps home heat bills hit rock bottom” which would indicate that an Amish man (traditional Amish sects disavow the use of electricity, phones and mechanized stuff) invented this product. The small print states that the heating technology itself was actually invented by an “engineering genius” in China. The Amish are making the handcrafted wooden mantle. Some consumers have taken issue wi...

Full article: http://www.alternativeconsumer.com/2007/12/09/heat-surge-...

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