Have you ever bought something off of an infomercial?

@maezee (41049)
United States
February 13, 2009 12:01am CST
Have you ever bought something that you saw on an infomercial? What was it & how much did you pay for it? Was it something you bought on impulse - and regretted later, or something you genuinely needed? I've personally never bought anything I've seen on TV, although I've been tempted to sometimes! What about you?
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@BlueGoblin (1831)
• United States
13 Feb 09
My television is not hooked up to anything. I just watch my favorite shows on the internet. I remember the Ginsu knife though. You could cut a Coke can with it. Very helpful when cooking Coke cans.
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@maezee (41049)
• United States
13 Feb 09
How much did you pay for it? And why would you want to cut a Coke can? What purpose does that serve your every-day life? =P
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• United States
13 Feb 09
I bought that stupid bullet thing..the food processor thingie..I don't know what I was thinking when I did that..all I knew was there was money in my bank account and I needed to spend it somehow..evrytime I look at that thing in the back of the cabinet I curse a little..it was such a waste of money for me..
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@maezee (41049)
• United States
13 Feb 09
Aww that's too bad. Can you possibly sell them? Thanks for responding, by the way!
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• United States
13 Feb 09
Thank you for not having a boring discussion..lol..well, I only used it once and I wanted someone to come along and just take it but I can't even give the thing away..my friends all said the same thing..what am i supposed to do with that? I don't even cook!..so I guess I am just stuck with the thing..
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@jesssp (2739)
• Canada
13 Feb 09
I bought one too - The Magic Bullet is what it's called - and it is a total piece of sh!t. It only has one speed and it leaks if you aren't careful. The juicer is useless too. The stupid infomercial was really convincing, I was totally sucked in. It now just takes up space in our cupboard too.
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• United States
19 Feb 09
My entire family always laugh at me. I bought so much stuff from the infomercials. Not one have I regretted as of yet. The last thing was the sham wow towels. A few days after buying them my toilet flooded over. They came in handy fast. My down stairs neighbor was not affected by the water.
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@maezee (41049)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I always wanted to know if those really worked! Great to know that they do, thanks! (Isn't the guy in that commercial super annoying..? LOL). And I guess as long as you don't regret any of it, that's all that really counts! Thanks for responding to this discussion (as well as the others of mine that you've responded to!) :)
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• United States
22 Feb 09
I have done this, I purchased the instyler, hair straightener, they gave me one free and I paid for one so they say. I paid alot, can't remember exactly how much but it was well worth it, I love it, and I sold the extra one on ebay for 100 bucks. :] I am such a sucker for infomercials, they just make the product look so good. Ha! Great discussion by the way! Happy mylotting
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@maezee (41049)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I agree - infomercials do a GREAT job in luering a person in to buying a product (and being convinced that the product will work wonders), when usually that's not necessarily the truth. Did the hair straightener actually work? Hair straighteners, I have to admit, are pretty much my weak spot - I bought my Chi for over $120, and it's AMAZING and TOTALLY WORTH IT. =) Thanks for responding!
• United States
26 Feb 09
Oh yes it works wonders. I love it, its a rotating iron so it also does curls. And lifts. Totally worth the money. I wanted a chi but decided on the instyler. Maybe I will get a chi in the future, I am a total sucker for hair straightners, I have a ton already and use just about every one that I have lol/ :]