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have you ever bought anything from an infomercial?

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you know, one of those commercials that say something like "act now and we can slash over 50% of retail value". i'll admit some of the stuff ive seen looks like a good deal but ive never bought anything before
 

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No because we don't have infomercials here.
 

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i bought a 'food dehydrator' once (you know, make your own dried fruits and such) years ago.

can't remember if it ever got used. probably rotting away in storage somewhere.

i'm kind of tempted to buy the ShamWOW! but have a sneaking suspicion that it doesn't work...

damn these infomercials and their carnival barker hosts with their inexplicably hypnotic powers!
 

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I've bought banjo minnows from a store. I never tried them out. I did see a guy catch a bass at a pond with one, though. At a Wal-mart there was a live demonstration of knives and my dad bought some. It was definitely an infomercial type demonstration. It shocked me, because he usually is not influenced by that kind of thing. The knives that my dad bought turned out to be ok, but the free paring knives seemed to dull quickly.

I've never bought from infomercials. Occasionally, I'll see something that interests me, but when I research it on the internet I find out that it is not very good. I would definitely recommend doing a search for the product online first. There will usually be at least some opinions/reviews by past customers.

i'm kind of tempted to buy the ShamWOW! but have a sneaking suspicion that it doesn't work...

damn these infomercials and their carnival barker hosts with their inexplicably hypnotic powers!
Many of the opinons I've seen online don't seem to be very good
 

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Seen many, never bought.
 

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i'm kind of tempted to buy the ShamWOW! but have a sneaking suspicion that it doesn't work...
my parents bought something like that. not sure if it was shamwow or an imitator. its ok for drying your car but it doesnt soak up water like it does in the commercials
thanks for the input! my suspicions have been confirmed. 'Vince' is just so convincing (ha).
vince is that skinny hyper guy? didnt he get busted for hitting a prostitute?
 

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My mom bought that thing where you just pull down the lever and it chops apples and stuff..
It didn't work..
My mom returned it
 

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I bought a Snuggie :D.
Kidding. I have never actually sat by the tv with phone in hand, waiting for the right disaster-mercial to come and offer me their money back guarantee.
 

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I would buy one of those PediPaws thingys, but my cat would kill me if I tried to use it on her claws :D.
 

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I bought a Snuggie :D.
Kidding. I have never actually sat by the tv with phone in hand, waiting for the right disaster-mercial to come and offer me their money back guarantee.
my fam bougth the snuggie!! It is soooo confy! I have pretty much claimed the blue one as MINE. And yes, the blue and red snuggies came with 2 book lights :)

I also have the Smooth Away (razorless hair remover). It works!
The PedEgg (doesnt work. just cuts your skin up)
aaannnddd i think that's it... thinking about getting my mom shamwow

oh wait!! We have the tomato plant thing too! I have to ask my step mom how that thing is doing. :)
 

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vince is that skinny hyper guy? didnt he get busted for hitting a prostitute?
hahaha, yes, that's him. i dunno, i guess i get hypnotized every time he comes on the tv screen. his crazy, wonky meth eye is just mesmerizing.
 
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