Q Grips Reviews
Q-Grips is a ear cleaning device that the seller claims is a breakthrough, easy-to-use ear wax tool.
The seller states it works gently without damaging the ear canal, using a massaging tip that is proven to be safer than an ordinary cotton swab (or "Q-tip").
How Does it Work?
When you use a Q-tip, you will clean out some of the wax, but you’ll also push some of it further back into the ear canal, up against your eardrum, possibly causing an earwax blockage that can not only be painful, but dangerous and difficult to remove.
Q-Grips claims to work in a different way. It has a spiral head and works with a gently turning motion to remove earwax without pushing or pressure.
Once you're done using a spiral tip, you either clean it or snap a new one on.
Cost and Price Plans
Q-Grips are sold at QGripsEarWax.com for 2 for $39.95 up to 10 QGrips for $149.95. Shipping for any purchase is $3.95.
According to the company's website, all purchases are backed by a 90 day guarantee - with the return shipping paid by the customer.
Q-Grips has a customer service department that can be reached via email at [email protected]
You can also call the customer service phone number during support hours at 1 (855) 236-8072.
Online Reviews & Complaints
Reviews of Q-Grips are mostly negative, with the only positive reviews found on their sales page and other affiliate sites promoting the product.
We found several reviews that claim the products are too expensive and come with no instructions.
Despite the fact that the website claims to ship these orders with 16 replacement heads, many customers report not receiving them at all.
The cleaning tips are said to be quite flimsy and since return shipment is so expensive, it’s often not worth the effort to return the product.
The consensus from reviews on our site is simply that this product does not work, is cheaply made plastic, and worst of all may be dangerous to your ears.
Competitors and Alternatives
If you’re looking for a better way to clean excess earwax from your ears, there might be better ways to do it than with Q-Grips.
Most doctors recommend leaving your ears alone - after all, ear wax is a natural cleanser to prevent things like dirt and debris from infecting your ears.
However, you may occasionally need to get earwax out of there. For the most part, doctors recommend using simple water and perhaps baby oil to clean your ears.
Other homeopathic professionals recommend ear candling.
If you aren’t feeling that exotic, you might want to try the Gentee Ear Wax Removal Tool or the Creation Farm Ear Drops for Wax Removal.
Gentee is a lot like Q-Grips in that it utilizes gentle silicone heads to clean your ears.
These are pain-free and available on Amazon. They have an ergonomic handle and a design that fits easily in your ear.
Another option is the Creation Farm Ear Drops.
These soothe your ears and don’t require you to jam tools unhealthily into your ears. Plus, they are enriched with natural herbs and olive oil to calm irritation and remove wax.
The Bottom Line
The product may be a good idea, but the manufacturer’s somewhat shady online reputation has us concerned.
Q-Grips is being sold through multiple websites, so it’s difficult to determine which one is legitimate and which one is a scam (if not all). Some of the sites in question are QGripsEarWax.com, Q-Grips.com, and QGripShop.com.
While the websites redirect you to the same purchasing page, they have distinct designs that leave us feeling confused and skeptical.
There are also a number of identical looking products sold through Amazon from a variety of sellers.
As is often the case with these kinds of products, you have multiple sellers buying cheap items at wholesale then simultaneously branding and marketing their own “versions.”
While we do not recommend this product, if you insist on trying it, you’ll be better off purchasing through Amazon which will provide you some additional consumer protections.
If you have any experience with Q-Grips, please leave your reviews below.
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Q Grips Customer Reviews
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They show a big blob on tv and mine didn't do anything.
Not Worth A Dollar!
This company and product are a rip off...
Sent for them and they did not work but in fact hurt to use.
Requested refund and only got a small percent of $ back.
Biggest rip off ever.
I am 72 and my primary care cleans my wax out once a year with no charge...
Yes I agree with the above review. I feel absolutely stupid for falling for that now obviously scam advert. Hugely expensive Ordered three weeks ago but still not arrived but if or when it does I don’t think I’ll be using them. Also beware that if you do fall for this you will be constantly beset by other advertising so make sure they go in your junk mail.
Stupid me I ordered the qgrips without reading complaints. Suffice to say I cancelled my order that I placed on Aug. 24 2022. I informed the support people that I was going to take legal action and inform Micro Soft of their sleazy business practices. I have given them 24 hrs to send a confirming e-mail that my payment would be back in my credit card account. E-mail sent back to me informing me that they would let the warehouse know my order was cancelled. My reply again was just get my money back into my account with a confirming e-mail or legal action will be my next step. I am so fed up of seniors been taken advantage of time we stopped been afraid and fought back.
This e-mail to Chris Coleman, If you do not have a tracking # for your order they have not sent it yet. I to had a huge order and fortunately it has not ben processed. If this is the case with your order e-mail the support group at qgrip and let them know you want your money refunded or you will take legal action against the company.
30 day trial is a scam | Do not give your money to this company
I don’t normally report bad experiences with and never as a scam, but Q-Grips is a huge exception and I am writing in hopes that their fraudulent lies to create sales will get investigated by whoever would do such investigation. The situation is short and to the point.
They claim (you can see t on their web site) no risk 30 trial to see if Q-Grips is right for you. If you decide they are not for you, then they say they will refund your money.
Well, here’s the catch, which in my eyes should be illegal (maybe it is and nobody has acted on it). They will gladly refund your money provided you return the unused/unopened Q-Grips. The question is, since a “trial” is to try something out to see if you like it or not. Correct? How can you possibly trial the Q-Grips is you don’t open the package and use it???
Bottom line, this is a complete fraud and needs to be addressed. Hopefully someone will read this that has the know-how or authority to initiate an investigation. I lost $39.95 on this scam making a purchase on the pretense that I could check them out to see if they work for me. I was dissatisfied with Q-Grips, they will not honor their 30 day trial because I had to open the package to trial them.
This Product Is Worthless Rubbish!
I ordered two of these at a cost of £34-94p.
They arrived after 17 days with no instructions, no replacement tips and no apology for lateness.
The devices look cheap, shoddy and to make things worse, they don't work as described.
I should have known better and checked the scam reports first. DO NOT BUY THIS RUBBISH.
Q GRIPS is a total scam. They do not work. I called to return for a refund; but I didn't realize that I had to pay for their shipping cost and a restocking fee in addition to, my shipping cost to send back which I understand.
The lady I spoke with informed me that I could get
a $19.97 credit and I keep the product of which I accepted.
I totally agree it's a Scam and not worth the money and when I used it barely any ear wax was on the tip and I expected a lot more because I know my ears are plugged plus of course the bottom of the box Made in China so to sum up Don't buy these.
They promote a money back 30 day trial, but will not honor it because they will only refund unopened and unused. How can you trial something if you can't try/use it?
I totally agree!!!
Q Grips Are A Scam - It Does Not Work!
Don't waste your money
This is a scam, with no functionality of any kind!
do not waste your money
Does not remove anything
Not a positive experience.
A bit of an impulse buy and I wish I had done my due diligence before ordering. Ordered May 23, nothing until July 10 Had ordered the 2 for 1 special which was $60 Canadian.
Received two packs of tips only. C emailed for a refund and was given the “it will take a long time to process, you will pay shipping - or take a 65% refund and keep what was sent. Amazon has versions of this much cheaper, likewise Ali Express sells petty much the same thing for under $5.
I have told q grip to send me a packing slip/return address to return the items. Frustrating waste of time and money
I did buy about three lots of this product from Groupon when they were on sale I did try them once but found them rubbish and ended up throwing them away total waste of money in my opinion.
Yes, you wasted your money. On Ebay today I see "Ear Wax Cleaner Q-Grips Swab Remover Tools Removal Earpick Handle With 16 Heads" from China for £1.89, free post.
Absolutely right! These are rubbish......!!Bobbo
Not only did I wait four weeks for delivery, it does not work. The worst bit of rubbish I have ever brought
Be warned DO NOT BUY this item it is no good, it's a rip-off.
I haven't tried Q-grips, I just saw an ad on youtube. However, I have a comment about this article. It suggest cleaning out ear wax with water? Uh oh. Careful. Sure the pinky finger can help clean out the ear in the shower when a little bit of water drips down from the head, but whatever you do, don't do what I did!
Months ago, without the advice of a doctor, I let the shower water shoot directly into my ear (on purpose, thinking that'd clean them out. Whatever cleanliness resulted was not worth it, considering the painful ear infection that resulted. It took lots of time --and prescription meds-- to heal it. It still bothers me a little.
I may have also given myself vertigo due to doing that). This was not wise. There are earplugs for swimmers for a reason. Hope that helps someone out there.