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POLL: "As Seen on TV"


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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Once was enough to learn better, some decades ago. Momentary amusement and entertainment at the hands of a sharp carny artist on the TV were to blame. And the cooking product seemed to fill a genuine need. But then -- You get a hard sell on the other end of the phone trying to hustle MORE products, you may find yourself being overbilled and in a tussle with your credit card company, you may find yourself receiving OTHER items (and bills) for things someone will claim you ordered, your name goes on a thousand solicitors' and scammers' lists and they never stop calling.

Moreover, the product turns out to not deliver what was promised. It falls apart, the coating comes off, it doesn't really clean that easily. Rubbish. Not sold in stores because stores don't want to hassle with all the customer returns!


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
once
7
6%
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I distrust unknown fancy gadgets
3
3%
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never
64
54%
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I prefer to buy in stores
16
14%
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more than once
8
7%
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don't have these kinds of products or advertising in my country
1
1%
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other (explain)
1
1%
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no, but I've been curious
18
15%
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POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP writes:

My local Wal-Mart has an "As Seen on TV" section where the registers are located. I have to say that I'm very impressed with it, which got me to thinking about a TMP poll question. Has anyone here ever seen a "As Seen on TV" commercial and bought one of these types of products over the phone?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.