WHAT AUSTRALIAN MEN WANT, and the little blue pill
Well, we think they want convenience, reliability, price and quality. That’s pretty much a staple criteria when buying anything online or face to face, including blue pills.
Unfortunately, men do experience erectile dysfunction, whether it’s regularly or intermittently, this condition affects Aussies males physically and emotionally.
What we did discover was a recent online Facebook survey by EDcure https://www.facebook.com/edcureaustralia/?modal=admin_todo_tour . The survey attracted the following;
Question: Do you think generic medications are equal or inferior?
VOTE Yes for equal, No for inferior.
RESULTS: 76% said YES
It is interesting to discover the survey resulted in 76% of Australia men preferred generic Viagra, Cialis and the likes.
Unfortunately, the survey did not delve into the why of the 24% of men that said no. This could possibly be simply due to having a poor experience online. But it was very encouraging to discover (although a small sample) that overwhelmingly Australian men agreed that generic ED pills are just as good as their brand name counterparts.
So what we did next
We engaged an independent specialist to evaluated erectile dysfunction generic medication websites (who claimed they are Australian based). So these are the websites that sell Suhagra, Tadarise, Tadacip, Kamagra in many formats such as pills, tablets, jelly, soft tabs, it’s amazing as to the plethora of varieties.
Who’s the best for generic Viagra & Cialis Australia?
We’ve road tested Australia’s best websites to buy medications
Our aim was to provide an unbiased report on the best websites to purchase generic erectile dysfunction medications from.
What we deduced was, many spruik they are Australian and indeed are not, it was easy to eliminate the imposters. We scoured the internet and concluded very few online pharmacies offering generic medications, directly imported from overseas were Australian.
To test the waters, we purchased from the four remaining websites that seemed to be Australian based.
Here’s our criteria on who made the cut of best online pharmacy;
- Internet Safety
- Safe Payment Gateway
- Cheaper than mainstream pharmacies or chemist warehouses
How we eliminated the others;
- Bogus ABN or ACN quoted
- Bogus phone numbers
- Quantity of pills available for order. In Australia according to the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) it is legal to import up to 90 days’ supply with a prescription, for personal use.
- Those without an SSL certificate, this can be easily identified by a url beginning with https.
- Checkout procedure, those dealing in Bitcoins or Western Union.
- Product quality, those not dealing with ISO9001 accredited offshore pharmaceutical companies.
- Did not quote prices in Australian Dollars only.
Who we chose to buy generic medications from in Australia
There were four stand out websites, that we consider are reputable and safe to buy generic erectile dysfunction medications from in Australia;
We could not find any correlation with the ‘OZ’ guys!
We placed two test orders with each website to ensure our sample was sound.
All four online pharmacy websites were exemplary. Our orders were;
- Delivered on time by Australia Post
- Discreetly packaged
- Quality products that worked
Best Quality Erectile Dysfunction Medication Australia
All tested were equal in quality, shelf life and safe packaging.
This is where the real disparity lie, with Oz Pills nearly 100% more expensive than that of its rivals. Possibly the reason for this could be they are well established and rely on repeat orders as they declared they have some thirty thousand customers. Oz Meds Direct also is fairly well established and offer a much fairer price point. The remainder Oz Meds Online and Vialis Meds are new players in the market and price may well be their tactic to secure market share.
Whilst there was not a significant price differences in EMS shipping by Australia Post. What did impact on the consumer outcome was the FREE shipping threshold. Oz Meds Online and Vialis Meds both offered a generous ‘orders over $99AUD’ received free shipping, whereas Oz Meds Direct’s threshold was $150AUD and Oz Pills a whopping $224.38AUD!
Oz Pills and Vialis Meds offered a wider range of both Cialis & Viagra in generic formats ranging from pills, soft tabs, oral jelly etc. Oz Pills did not differentiate between different strains of their products such as Tadora, Tadacip, Cenforce, Suhagra and the list goes on.
Three offered online checkout using major credit cards. Oz Meds Direct did not have this facility, we perceived this as a negative to the consumer as direct debit does not offer the normal security of the major credit cards. It also impacts on expediting your order whilst waiting for funds to clear. We wondered why they were not eligible to offer this feature to their clients.
We announce the Winner!
There were little differences between all four tested and importantly, we have confidence in buying again as they all offered good products, service and communication.
It was a close race, but overall www.vialismeds.com and www.ozmedsonline.com outshone.
- Price point
- Free shipping threshold on orders
More about the participants
All men that took part in the testing of our online orders had been diagnosed with erectile dysfunction and had a prescription from their medical doctor. They were aged between 32 and 68 years and had previous used brand name Viagra & Cialis. Of the seven respondents all were happy to use generic medications moving forward.
What’s the Alternative?
In Australia it is difficult and inconvenient for men to purchase online and in person, even once they have procured a prescription.
We took into consideration a few aspects and used Chemist Warehouse as part of this case study. Whilst we agree Chemist Warehouse is a great company and do not make the laws, this is not a slur on their reputation.
Twelve tablets cost $38.94 including postage, with the maximum quantity available for purchase twenty four. When amortised they were more expensive than all four online companies we trialled. To purchase you would have to perform two transactions to buy a similar quantity. Then you would need to produce your prescription to Australia Post to enable your order to be released, how embarrassing!
Eight tablets cost was $210.00 including postage, outrageous! Yes that is $27.50 per pill or you could simply purchase ninety for $2475.00AUD, this is not a typo. With a maximum of sixteen pills available for purchase in one transaction this would mean six orders, six post office visits and in excess of $2000.00 AUD lighter in your pocket.
Erectile dysfunction is a sensitive problem for men of all ages and does not discriminate. It impacts on men physically and emotionally. For men with this condition we firmly believe that there is little need for medications that assist them being out of reach for so many due to their price.
Until then online pharmacies like the ones we reviewed are a safe, affordable option when taken in consultation with your medical practitioner.
*All information correct at time of publishing.
Although OzMeds Online were not the outright winner, we were extremely proud with the result debatably a tie.