PusH2O is an attachment to your yard faucets that they say not only gives you an additional spigot, but both these nozzles click off and on with a white button. They claim it’s great for people with arthritis and will help you reduce water waste. But is it really worth the price?
PusH2O, also referred to as Push 2.0, is sold by Allstar Products Group There doesn’t seem to be any info about them on the BBB website (except they also go by Merchandise Direct and are based in Hawthorne, NY). Around the web, there seems to be plenty of “ripoff” complaints about various products they sell.
The PusH2O Pitch
The makers of PusH2O try to sell you the convenience of push-button activation versus turning a faucet knob, which they say can be difficult, especially for those with arthritis. They add that it’s made of non-corrosive metal and “push button technology” that won’t leak or break. To prove its strength, they show Push 2.0 being run over by a giant tire wheel; it seems to be unharmed. In addition, they promise you a 10 year money-back guarantee, minus S&H (we’ll get to that later).
How Push 2.0 Works
Push 2.0 is a Y-shaped adaptor designed to fit on a spigot. Instead of having a knob or switch to control water flow, you do it with the push of its big plastic button. You can hook up hoses to one or both sides, and control each separately allowing you to both wash the car and water the garden without any switcheroo.
Each PusH2O Order includes:
- 2 PusH2O Hose Connectors
- 2 Adjustable Water Pressure Nozzles
- 10 year money-back guarantee
The PusH2O “Buy One Get One Free” Catch
PusH2O claims it sells for $10 on the website and that if you buy one set (it includes a spray nozzle) they’ll throw in another “free.” But a closer look at the pitch reveals the true cost is $25.90: they charge $10 for the first set and tack on $7.95 in S&H; they say the second set is “free” but add another $7.95 in fees.
Privacy? Not so much. Their policy allows them to do anything they want, including calling, emailing or snail-mailing you stuff and letting third parties have at you in the same way. They do say, however, that they will make “commercially reasonable efforts” to limit abuse.
Bottom Line: Is PusH2O a Scam?
One of our biggest questions is: what happened to Push 1.0? And how is Push 2.0 better? Or is this a play on pusH20? It actually makes no difference: this product might work but the company policies are too suspect. A rule of thumb we use is if the shipping and handling fees (in this case $15.90) are greater than the purchase price ($10), you know something fishy is going on because they will make money off of you whether you return it 9 days or 9 years 11 months 31 days from receipt. Find a cheaper, similar faucet adapter at your hardware store.