Ever buy or try something you saw in an infomercial? What did you think?

@wiccania (3360)
United States
July 16, 2009 10:34pm CST
There have actually been a number of items I've purchased either through the infomercial or later when I found it in a store. How about you? What did you think of what you purchased? Was it worth it? Things I've tried: Thigh Master - mom picked it up when I was about 16. Used it, loved it. It really did help tone my thighs. The rest of the exercises sucked though. Miracle Blades - you know, the ones with the rock & chop and the chop & scoop? I got them as a gift and I LOVED them. Had to get rid of them when I moved but I plan on getting a new set as soon as possible. RonCo Rotisserie - my absolute favorite kitchen gadget ever. Smooth Away - way too much work. Seriously, it's quicker to just shave your legs. Microtouch trimmer - awesome. I love it. Sesame Street Cookie Press - It's awesome, I love it. It took a little time to get the rhythm of cranking out cookies, but after that it was perfect. Microbead cooling pillow - didn't work. Swivel Sweeper - it's SO awesome. That's all I can think of at the moment. What have you tried?
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7 responses
17 Jul 09
I have never tried anything from an infomercial. always thought it would be dodgy giving them debit/credit card numbers and then maybe recieving something that doesn't work. I have found many interesting things ( mostly cookware) that I would probably buy but have always been a bit unsure of actually buying them.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
23 Jul 09
Well, fortunately there are a lot of stores picking up "as seen on tv" merchandise. I know Walmart carries the ronco rotisserie and a few other items. CVS also carries some, and some malls actually have stores that sell "as seen on tv" items almost exclusively. So you might be able to pick up the things you wanted to try without giving someone your information over the phone. There is something to be said for the security of buying something in plain old cash these days.
@abenitez (501)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I have never bought anything that I saw on an infomercial. I think it is pointless to do so, 9 times out of 10 the products will eventually come out at a store and sometimes even cheaper than on tv.
@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
17 Jul 09
My wife bought that swivel sweeper, she really liked it to, but it will not pick up small pieces of paper or feathers. I actually only did this once. I bought some door insalator things. I was so proud of myself, but it took them a long time to come, I never did use them. I don't even know where they are now.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
23 Jul 09
I find the swivel sweeper is ideal for picking up spills and pet hair. We have a dog, so the carpet gets kinda hairy sometimes. It takes care of that. Plus, we have smokers in the house and inevitably the ashtrays end up falling off the table and making a mess on the carpet. The only way to get the ash up without staining or rubbing it into the carpet is to vacuum it up, which is a pain in the butt. The swivel sweeper is awesome for stuff like that. Spilled sugar, too.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I bought this thing that was supposed to help you peel eggs easier. I can't even remember what it was called. It was pretty stupid though. For all the work you had to put into this "easy" peeling thing, it was easier to just peel the egg yourself. My sister bought the snuggy. I think that is what it is called. It is the blanket with sleeves. Ah, hello people, it is a robe, put on backwards! Other than that I really don't go for the infomercial stuff. But I suppose if I had more money I would be more likely to try stuff.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
23 Jul 09
I saw a thing on the news after the egg peeler one came out. For some reason no one who tried it when they tested it could get the eggs to peel.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
17 Jul 09
The pediegg- it's a lot of work, but it does work. I was amazed at all the skin that came off my foot The Snuggy--- awesome LOVE it Magic bullet blender thingy--- didn't use it much but it worked I really want the Ronco Rotisserie-- "Set it and Forget it"
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
23 Jul 09
The Ronco is awesome. I've even made "fried" chicken in mine. Just breaded the chicken, put it into the basket and used a squirt bottle to mist it with a little oil so the breading would brown up. I've been thinking about the pediegg. I've got bad calouses on my feet. Does it hurt at all?
• Jamaica
17 Jul 09
I bought smooth away and it didn't work for me at all. Baby Einstein dvd for my children and I guess they found it to be boring or something because, I can't get them to watch it. Rock -n- learn dvds and they totally love then, looking to find some more upbeat educational dvds. Ped eggs worked excellent, no regrets there.
@Shadorma (58)
• United States
17 Jul 09
Everything I've purchased from a late night infomercial has been a piece of crap! An exercise machine that was supposed to be quiet... money making schemes... and a few other things... I've learned, DON'T BUY ANYTHING FROM AN INFOMERCIAL! It's probably for sale at WalMart anyways, in their "as seen on tv" section! Then if you don't like it, you could at least return it.
• United States
17 Jul 09
About four or five years ago I bought Michael Thurmonds "Six Week Body Makeover." I had it about nine months before I really got serious about trying it out. My doctor really scared me about my health and I got out the kit and did what it told me to do. I had a nutritionist also help with a few added ideas and in six weeks I had dropped 40 lbs. The fat just melted off of me with no effort really. I felt great and had a ton of energy. I have goofed off mostly since then and it took me about five years to gain back some of the weight but even now I am still 25 lbs. lighter than when I started the diet originally. As for the other things you mentioned, my one sister seems to buy almost everything and I always wait to ask her how she liked the product. She usually gets rid of it at some point and that's when I say, "Can I try it?" With a little patience, I get the item for free.