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Today, email discount service Groupon is offering members three laser hair removal sessions (usually worth up to $897) for $199 at Assara Laser in midtown. It sounds like a great deal, but only until you start looking at their Citysearch page. Assara has an improbable 359 five-star reviews up, all of which sound suspiciously similar. As for their fourteen one-star reviews, here's a sample quote: "My name is K>B. and I am suing assara right now because they burned my abdomen." Yeah, maybe $199 for singed nether regions isn't such a great deal after all. [Groupon; The Doree Chronicles]