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Old 11-30-08   #1
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How often do you buy what's on tv?

How much of what you see on tv do you buy? Personally I don't buy anything, except for dvds.

My reasons being:
The only reason you saw that commercial, or information commercial, or whatever it is that you saw that someone wanted you to buy is just that: You saw it because someone wants your money. Is it a good product? Probably not. The Miracle Knife set looked good, but they keep coming out with "better" versions. The same is true for Vacuum Cleaners, towels, hand dusters, polish, ect.
I go with my gut instinct when I see something on tv (other then dvds and such) I don't think: is this product better? But rather: Do I need this product?
Most of the time, the answer is no. Because like it shows on those Juicer commercials: you probably have a whole bunch of that item in your house somewhere. Not me though, I'm poor.
Which brings me to my next point: People are in debt because they don't know how to manage their money (this is obviously not the only reason, but I personally believe that if people knew how to spend their money better, they'd be allot better off), and when those magic words hit the screen and say Buy Now! or Limited time Offer! They can't refuse. Again, personal views here.

So how much do you buy that you see on tv? Are you happy with the product once you buy it? Does it sit in it's space most of the day until you have to use it?

Just wondering.
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I don't buy anything off of the tube. I go to walmart.

Everything I need is there, and more.
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including being trampled to death on sale days..

But yes, most everything you see ion infomercials are junk. Or they are just trying to get your money. The news here had a bit on how some of them overcharge your credit card on the shipping/handling charges to make up for the 'low-low price' they offer.
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Never.
Usually I find those ads a great source of mirth.
Then you see the cut down payments, which in fact equate to a huge sum for a bit of plastic crap. "3 easy payments of 49.99 = 150". Then add on the postage costs. Nasty.

What the fuck do you need a professional nibbler or a vital juicer for anyway?
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I don't own a tv, nor would I buy things off of it if I did.
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i can't afford it off tv besides i prefer the instant gratification of a personal store purchase...if i pay that sort of money i want it now, not having to pay ten dollars more to wait three or more weeks for it to arrive.
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I probably buy all kinds of things that are featured on t.v. I just don't know it because I don't watch it.

Why pay for something I can get on the internet for free?
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i do occasionally, only if it's something worth buying

but most of the time i get into a tv series after it has aired
a friend usually burns me a few episode of some series, if i like i'll go and buy it
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They've got a new one here. A vibratey belt thing that shakes the fat off, while you stand on an oscillating board.

The fun never stops, watching them try to upsell this crap.
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