Have You Ever Wondered About This?

United States
April 14, 2017 8:43am CST
TV Commercials I am so frustrated with TV commercials. I usually try to DVR programs and watch them the next day when I can fast forward through the commercials. First of all, I don’t really understand how companies spend MILLIONS of dollars on TV commercials that play over and over all day long, can still keep the price of their product affordable. I have always said that if a company would STOP spending all that money on their commercials, they wouldn’t have to charge so much for whatever they are selling. Right now there is a CAR DEALERSHIP in this area that has to be spending thousands, if not millions, of dollars on TV commercials and yet the salesman in the commercial claims that their dealership has the lowest prices on new cars, in the state of Virginia. I see the commercial all the time and I don’t watch that much TV. I wonder how many times a day, that commercial is shown every day, when I’m NOT watching TV? Just out of curiosity, I would really like to call that TV station and see how much it would cost for ME to run a commercial like theirs on TV? I could pretend to be in the market for advertising my product and just say, that I want a commercial similar to that car dealership and see what price they would give me. I won’t be doing that, of course, but I am curious. What do you think?
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6 responses
@Courtlynn (66048)
• United States
14 Apr 17
Ive always hated commericals. But then again, how can we use the bathroom or run to grab something to eat without missing our show if we didnt have them
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@Kuttu_007 (1077)
• India
15 Apr 17
Hahahaha
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@sugartoes (40713)
• Greencastle, Indiana
14 Apr 17
I bet if you did, you wouldn't like the price they give you cause from what I hear their NOT cheap by NO MEANS for 2 mins
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• United States
14 Apr 17
Yes, that's what I mean. How can companies pay these high prices for commercials and keep the price of their product low? It's the customers who ultimately have to pay for the commercials in the long run.
@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
14 Apr 17
I have become quite good at tuning out commercials, but some are so annoying they do get through. Recording for later viewing is my solution, too
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@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
17 Apr 17
@IreneVincent I take what the Dr orders, but like to avoid if I can. I think they way prescriptions are given are different over here
@JohnRoberts (56723)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Apr 17
You can also ask why do legitimate companies make solicitation calls or bombard with emails that only irritate, anger and turn off people. Do they actually drum up business with these methods?
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• United States
15 Apr 17
It seems to me that it must work in drumming up business, or they wouldn't keep doing it, but I can't imagine why it would work. It certainly doesn't work with me.
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@reskyyandi (3691)
• Indonesia
15 Apr 17
The price is depends duration of the commercial and reputation the channel
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@Kuttu_007 (1077)
• India
14 Apr 17
By the way the picture is nice..
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