You Need to Buy Me Right Now!

@moffittjc (34793)
Gainesville, Florida
September 2, 2017 9:19pm CST
I was watching tv tonight, and a commercial came on advertising the latest, greatest model of television on the market, with the voice-over narrator explaining how their particular tv brand had the clearest, crispest image available on the market today. And all the while the narrator is speaking, images are being shown on the tv in the commercial, providing examples of how crisp and clear their images are. But it got me thinking. If I'm watching their commercial on my technologically obsolete, "last-year's model" substandard tv, then how can I see just how crisp and clear their tv image is, if the images on my tv are not as good as the images on their brand of tv? How can I tell how advanced their technology is, when my tv is using last year's technology? Oh wait, it's a trick, right? I think I am seeing a better image on their tv than I am on my tv...all the while I am watching their commercial on my obsolete tv. If the image they're projecting on their tv in the commercial looks crisp and sharp on my tv, wouldn't that mean that my tv is also projecting a nice, clear, sharp and crisp image? Or maybe the advertiser is simply trying to oversell the quality of their tv, thinking I am gullible enough to jump up off of my couch and run to the nearest store and buy their technologically advanced tv. No thanks. Apparently I must have a pretty good tv, because the commercial advertising their brand of tv looked perfectly good to me on my tv. So I guess I don't need a new tv after all! Did you follow all of that?
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@bluesa (11951)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Sep
Lmao. Yeah, followed. You don't need that extra special t.v.. Yours is purty enuff!
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@moffittjc (34793)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Sep
My tv was last year's state-of-the-art model. I'm pretty sure it's not quite obsolete just yet. Maybe in another year, but for right now it is good enough for me. Besides, I don't watch that much tv anyway! haha
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@bluesa (11951)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Sep
@moffittjc , good you don't watch too much tv, because if you did, you would get square eyes!
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@moffittjc (34793)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Sep
@bluesa Oh goodness, I certainly wouldn't want square eyes! That can't be too attractive to the ladies, I'm sure!
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@Courtlynn (47581)
• United States
3 Sep
I followed it and I agree lol. I dont buy tvs. My bf does cuz he knows whats good and what not.. he got my mom ricky and i a smart tv for Christmas for a family gift for the living room
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@moffittjc (34793)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Sep
My tv in the living room is a smart tv. I love it, and it's nice to have the smart features right at your fingertips, but for the most part I don't watch tv enough to really need all that fanciness! As long as I have a hi-def image and a good refresh rate, I am fine.
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@Courtlynn (47581)
• United States
3 Sep
@moffittjc bedrooms all have regular hdtvs. But he liked smarttvs and got us one for the livingroom but technially its mine
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@moffittjc (34793)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Sep
@Courtlynn Yeah, I have regular hdtv's in all the bedrooms too How's your day so far?
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• Lakewood, Colorado
4 Sep
haha Yes I did Jeff..and it is so true...the fads on the tv are not so hot.
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@Hannihar (10416)
3 Sep
They just want the person watching the commercial to go out and buy what they are selling whether it is good or not. I listen to someone I trust about buying something new and then decide if want to buy it or not.
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@moffittjc (34793)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Sep
I always go on the internet and do a search for a product and read all the reviews about it before I decided to go out and spend my hard-earned money on the product.
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@Hannihar (10416)
3 Sep
@moffittjc Jeff very wise and very smart to check it out first. Do you ask people too if they tried that product to see what they have to say about it if they tried it?
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@moffittjc (34793)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Sep
@Hannihar I read online reviews, yes.
@FourWalls (9525)
• United States
3 Sep
But, theirs is newer and improved-er!!!!! You see right through their ploy. By the way, if I need to buy you, how much are you selling yourself for?
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@FourWalls (9525)
• United States
3 Sep
@moffittjc -- terrific! Do you take Visa, Discover, or American Express?
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@moffittjc (34793)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Sep
@FourWalls I take Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and Apple Pay. I'm working with my bank to accept Discover, but American Express charges way too much in credit card fees, so I won't accept that card.
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@sabtraversa (9818)
• Italy
3 Sep
Hypnosis, that's a thing. It doesn't make any sense, it's like watching a cooking channel and pretending to smell the dish. If they edited everything except the TV screen, making the surroundings blurred and the TV sharp and clear, then that's a new level of deceit.
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@andriaperry (31226)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Sep
I did and I agree. Said the same thing, hey that looks good on my old piece of junk!
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@moffittjc (34793)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Sep
Would you believe that I still have an old 21-inch tube tv that I bought in 1990 that is still working and in use in my home? Granted, I don't ever use it that much, but it still works, and it still has a great image. I did have to buy one of those digital converter thingys from my cable company when they switch from analog broadcast to digital broadcast, but other than that the tv still works great and still puts out a good picture.
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@Srbageldog (4916)
• United States
3 Sep
Hahaha, I wonder if they filmed the rest of the commercial with lower quality film just to make the "superb!" image quality of their new-and-improved TV stand out. Sneaky infomercials!
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@moffittjc (34793)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Sep
Ooh, that's a good point! I didn't even factor in the type of cameras they use to film the commercials! For all we know, they could be using old cameras to record the commercial, and then going in and editing the footage to make the tv stand out more clearly!
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@kobesbuddy (17090)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Sep
@moffittjc Yes, your television is apparently just as efficient, at projecting a clear, sharp picture! It's terrible, how people get manipulated into buying a new set, when they don't actually need one:(
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@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
3 Sep
Yup I followed lol. And you do make a good point. I just mute all the commercials when I'm watching something with commercials. Most I watch netflix, nooooooooo commercials. They shove that mess down our throats, I get so sick of it that no way in hell am I going to buy their product.
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@DaddyEvil (22024)
• United States
5 Sep
Are you trying to put Walmart out of business, Jeff? You know I work there, right? If they close up shop because of your discussion, I'm moving in with you!
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@moffittjc (34793)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Sep
Can you send me all your cases of water and Gatorade? Every retailer in florida is sold out right now because of the approaching hurricane. That will more than make up for the TVs.
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@DaddyEvil (22024)
• United States
5 Sep
@moffittjc I would be willing to let you come here, Jeff... We can always make up some extra pallets on the floor!
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@DianneN (57344)
• United States
5 Sep
Lol! Stay with what you have.
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@moffittjc (34793)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Sep
That's the plan!
@Tampa_girl7 (21349)
• United States
5 Sep
We do not have a television newer then 2009 I wait until a television breaks before I buy a new one.
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@moffittjc (34793)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Sep
I'm the same way! I will run it into the ground until it stops working! And then try to fix it. And then if they doesn't work, then I go buy a new one!
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@JESSY3236 (4901)
• United States
5 Sep
lol. Yeah I have seen commercials like that. I also wonder that too. There is one I love to watch about an awning where there is a voice over saying a different price each year. Also I used to have VCR tapes where I would tape movies off tv. There would be commercials of Rooms to Go talking about their rates until 1996. I used to laugh because it would be 2001.
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@moffittjc (34793)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Sep
I always love the commercials you see where they say the first 100 callers will get a special deal on limited supplies. But then every week you see them running that same commercial. In the back of my mind I'm thinking to myself, I'm pretty sure more than a 100 people have called already. Some people are so gullible, thinking they are going to get a special offer if they're one of the first callers. I'm pretty sure I could be caller 1,247,542 and still get the same deal! haha
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@just4him (89326)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Sep
I did follow all that. And I have to agree with you. I've seen those commercials as well, and never got sucked into them because my TV was just as clear as theirs.
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