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Have You Ever Purchased Something From an Infomercial?

Have You Ever Purchased Something From an Infomercial?

Late-night infomercials can cause people to act out of character and buy things over the phone that they don't really need. Have you ever fallen prey to the often-convincing advertisements?

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xxstardust xxstardust 7 years
I got a pediegg for easter. HOLY COW it is the most amazing thing I've ever had. Years of cheerleading/gymnastics coupled with my habit of being barefoot whenever possible means I get NASTY calluses .. and this thing really does take them right off. I can't say enough good things. FYI to those who may have ordered it - the company that markets the Shamwow is being investigated for fraud.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
yes i have - i've gotten those ab worker things ...the ones that you strap on and they have this pulsing thing that makes your abs work while yo'ure just sitting there watching tv
rosey rosey 7 years
I love infomercials, but never actually buy anything from them, mostly because I don't need any of it at all. And I think Snuggies are ridiculous. I think the only infomercial item that would ever tempt me would any of the Time Life Collections--I love those things! The bonus CDs are usually what hook me in, if the "celebrity" doesn't.
goldiecar goldiecar 7 years
I usually wait until it's cheaper on Amazon and then get whatever I've been watching... I'm such a sucker!!! But, Turbo Jam is really good!
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 7 years
I have shamwows and a swivel sweeper from my in laws...they are pretty cool.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
yes, i was kind of addicted to the shopping channel awhile back :oy: about a year ago i had a question for our postman, and went out to his mail jeep. the ENTIRE back of it was jam packed full of boxes with "QVC" return addresses. apparently i'm not the only one that found it addicting :)
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I've never ordered anything from an infomercial; probably because my dad ordered something once that was a total piece of junk. It was this metal plate that would supposedly thaw meat really fast by sucking heat out of the air and transferring into the meat. It basically had the same effect as just leaving the meat out on the counter and I'm pretty sure it made the meat a breeding ground for all sorts of gross things.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
I have a snuggie, hahaha! LOOOOVE it.
chiaramw chiaramw 7 years
I bought those Debbie Meyer's green bags which is supposed to stop produce from spoiling quickly and they work pretty well but I found that they work much better on some vegetable/fruit then others.
luna08 luna08 7 years
My dad has chronic insomnia and is constantly ordering from infomercials and then giving them to me! :)
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 7 years
And i totally want the Bumpit.
aistea311 aistea311 7 years
I've bought a ped egg and the shoe under. They were both 10 bucks but I bought them at Walgreens. I bought Bare Escentuals after seeing it on TV at Sephora before my big trip to London and love it!
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 7 years
I have a magic bullet but got it at a store though and I love it my blender got pushed to the back of the cabinets.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 7 years
Does any one have Easy Curves? I want to try it.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 7 years
The Pedegg, Listen Up kit, Epil Stop. And im about to buy the Pedipaws.
colormesticky colormesticky 7 years
I've never ordered over the phone, but I have a Swivel Sweeper I got at Target and I love it. And I totally want a ShamWow.
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
I bought a Tae Bo video once. The InStyler has almost sucked me in. I read a review by Glamour online the other day ChimericGirl. They said it wasn't bad and actually left their hair shinier than a straightening iron. I'm still undecided.
ChimericGirl ChimericGirl 7 years
Oh, and I've almost reached for the phone a few times on the InStyler...anybody tried it?
ChimericGirl ChimericGirl 7 years
I totally got taken in by the Yoga Booty Ballet. They are fun videos but I don't have the discipline to do my exercise at home.
ayanaphil ayanaphil 7 years
I forgot all about Yoga Booty Ballet. Yeah, I did buy that from the informercial.
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
No, I haven't.
margokhal margokhal 7 years
I've never bought anything from an infomercial, but I've been seriously tempted. Bed, Bath & Beyond says they sell most infomercial products, so I'd probably get it from there - no shipping & handling! I really want a Magic Bullet. My favorite infomercial of al time has to be Yoga Booty Ballet, though! :D
Kate14909563 Kate14909563 7 years
The Magic Bullet is my favorite informercial, though I have not bought it yet. I did buy TurboJam because I love my Turbo Kick classes at the gym and wanted to do it all the time haha.
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