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Help I got in the fangs of infomercial!
"If you order now we will throw in absolutely free...."

 12:38 pm on Oct 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

I switch through the TV channels last night and there is this infomercial. A bunch of friends sitting around a kitchen table, and a happy couple which could just have sprung out of the movie "The Stepford Wives" are presenting their new super versatile mixer and showing how they can create all this wonderful stuff to eat in just a few seconds. After ten minutes of watching I just could not believe I could have lived a happy life without this wonderful gadget. So I found myself flipping out my VISA card before they even could say "If you order now we will throw in this great juice maker for free". Now I'm a hundred Euro poorer but will soon be the happy owner of a "magic bullet" mixer set.

Now I'm wondering. Is this just the beginning? Will I soon be cutting my hair with a hair clipper attached to a vacuum cleaner?

Have you ordered something on Home Order Television before? If yes does it work and do you even use it?



 1:32 pm on Oct 23, 2004 (gmt 0)


I work opposite this woman and she's an addict for buying from one of those TV shopping channels, I must admit she does get some good deals.

The whole process i.e sitting front of a Tv waiting for something any thing to buy seems sad and lonely to me.

But who am I to judge.


 3:54 pm on Oct 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

You mean she watches this stuff regularly? Like other people would watch their favorite sitcom? Come on you're kidding me it can't get this worse...


 5:03 pm on Oct 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

You surely haven't watched never-get-dull-for-your-life-knives yet :)


 5:31 pm on Oct 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

I've considered getting one of those magic bullets myself... please let me know how you like it.


 8:06 pm on Oct 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

You mean she watches this stuff regularly? - Oh yeah and brags about it.

Its just so mind numbing. I thought the point of shopping was that its part social event and part practical.

I could do with a few silver bullets for the werewolves of Colchester, mainly appear at the weekend, so pass them along now.


 4:38 pm on Oct 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

The Ginsu Knife is the best infomercial ever.

"This knife is so strong it'll cut through shoes"

You actually imagine you want this product.

"I'm gonna get this knife and cut my shoes up!".

(credit: Seinfeld)



 12:59 pm on Oct 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Ok - the mixer set just arrived. Thought I give it a try but found out that I had nothing to eat in the house to use it on.

What was the reason again I ordered this thing?


 1:12 pm on Oct 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

I would have thought that the most important question here would be ..Did "shak" make any money as result of your purcahse? ...No? So what went wrong ..?


 7:14 pm on Oct 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

*** FOR SALE *** Magic Bullet Mixer Set *** FOR SALE ***

Included: Book with tasty recipees like - I Quote:

"Gruel-Less Gazpacho"
"Bada-Bing Badda-Boom Garlic Bread" or
"Halleluja Hummus"

Only used once to make an "Almost-Makes-Itself-Omlett". Don't know how it would have tasted though. Spoiled the whole mess over my pants.

Oh well. I think I'll just give it to my mom as Christmas Present...


 10:02 pm on Oct 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sorry for your purchase jecasc, but still, you made it [google.com]!



 10:51 pm on Oct 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

I was the victim of an infomercial a couple of years ago involving The Video Computer Store. They've gone defunct, but not before screwing thousands of us on new machines that were plagued with problems from day one.

What a nightmare that was.

Even when they KNEW they were going under, they continued putting together machines and pumping them out the door.

Fortunately, this occurred under the realm of the State in which I was residing Attorney General's office.

As it goes, I will never purchase anything unless I can physically touch it first.


 3:48 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Actually, the Magic Bullet is great. Expensive if you buy it from TV, but I found the entire set at a pawn shop for $18 (must have "fallen" off the truck). :)

I use it all the time for mixing drinks. lol!

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