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Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: gadje
Date: September 08, 2023 07:27PM
I never ordered any of these items I see on TV, I have some doubts about the quality of these items and about their shipping policies and fees

Let's take a random example I just saw on TV

[www.buyzoomoptics.com]

1 for $39.99 + $9.99 S&H
2 for $39.99 + $9.99 S&H and *Just pay a separate $9.99 fee

Return Policy
60-Day Money Back Guarantee (Less Shipping, Processing, Handling, and Fees). Return via USPS.

So they do not tell you how much is the Processing, Handling, and Fees

I am curios how much refund you actually get, if you buy one for $50 (39.99 + 9.99), how much of that 39.99 you get back and how much you spend to send it back.

I have a suspicion that they charge so many fees that make the return impractical.

And there is no way to read reviews about any of these products.

So if you bought something, was it any good? did you try to return it? or do you have family members that buy things they see on TV?
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: September 08, 2023 07:41PM
[www.youtube.com]

The Titan Peeler

It actually is fantastic. We purchased one and they sent two in 2009. So we ordered two more and they sent four more. Several family members got that for a Christmas stocking stuffer.

Ours is still in service and looks brand new 14 years later. Of the three peelers in our kitchen, the Titan is always my first choice. The others are there just for when someone offers to help peel potatoes.



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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: gadje
Date: September 08, 2023 07:46PM
the titan peeler does look good indeed. If the web site were up, I would probably buy one, based on your direct recommendation, LOL
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: gadje
Date: September 08, 2023 07:49PM
Hmm, it is on Amazon now. 1 for $16 or 2 for $47? is it the same thing though, or someone stole the brand?

[www.amazon.com]

[www.amazon.com]
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: September 08, 2023 07:50PM
smiley-laughing001 They look the same!



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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: jonny
Date: September 08, 2023 07:52PM
[youtu.be]
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: gadje
Date: September 08, 2023 07:56PM
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jonny
[youtu.be]

how did that work??? did you need special processing? how did you view the pictures?
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: jonny
Date: September 08, 2023 08:01PM
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gadje
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jonny
[youtu.be]

how did that work??? did you need special processing? how did you view the pictures?

It shot 4 half frames on 35mm film then processed with a lenticular plastic melded to the front. Super cool, but the pictures were pricy. About $1 a shot.

I bought it in the early days of shop at home on cable.
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 08, 2023 08:06PM
We own iPhones because my wife watched the original Steve Jobs' keynote announcement.

Does that count?!
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: gadje
Date: September 08, 2023 08:09PM
No, iPhone does not count. You know what I meant. See the website I posted.
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: gadje
Date: September 08, 2023 08:11PM
here is another one running on CNN right now

[buysocketfan.com]
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: John B.
Date: September 08, 2023 08:18PM
If you live in a part of the country where there are Menards stores, they have a lot of that “as seen on TV” stuff in one section (I think Target used to have a similar section/end cap, not sure if they still do).

In any case, I saw that socket fan on the shelf at Menards when I was shopping there tonight. Just checked their website and it’s $39.95 there.
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: wurm
Date: September 08, 2023 09:06PM
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gadje
the titan peeler does look good indeed. If the web site were up, I would probably buy one, based on your direct recommendation, LOL

I had the same reaction. smiling smiley
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 09, 2023 10:01AM
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gadje
No, iPhone does not count. You know what I meant. See the website I posted.

Just messing around.
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: polychrome
Date: September 09, 2023 10:59AM
I've purchased several things I saw on TV. Bought two things "As Seen On TV". Table Mate TV Tray Table and the Original Slap Chop. The Table Mate was very useful for many years, then I gave it away because I was moving. The Slap Chop was crap, used it twice, and donated it.
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 09, 2023 11:00AM
Chia pet
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: hal
Date: September 09, 2023 11:44AM
I learned a valuable lesson when I demanded a Rock'em Sock'em Robots set for xmas...
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 09, 2023 12:38PM
Never.
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: rz
Date: September 09, 2023 05:48PM
Local flea market had an “ as seen on tv” section where I bought a few things. Nothing really stands out in my memory though.
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: September 09, 2023 06:59PM
I got a chill chest at Wally’s seen on section.
Light, unobtrusive, and an excellent rib or dough rest area. I like it a lot.

[www.asseenontvlive.com]
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: btfc
Date: September 09, 2023 07:32PM
Super Bass-O-Matic
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: gabester
Date: September 09, 2023 09:25PM
The McDonalds Arch Deluxe. Pitched as an upscale burger.

I succumbed to the ad blast, bought an Arch Deluxe one night when I wanted to feel special. I was a college student at the time, so paying something priced at an amount that would have gotten at least two other fancy burgers (whopper, Big Mac) a costly, one time experiment. In fact it soured me on McDonalds overall...

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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 09, 2023 10:30PM
Hmm, it is on Amazon now. 1 for $16


It shows as $23.90 and so the $47 for two makes sense.


I don't think I've bought any As Seen On TV stuff, but my memory conveniently fails at the moment.






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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 09, 2023 11:05PM
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hal
I learned a valuable lesson when I demanded a Rock'em Sock'em Robots set for xmas...

I once bought my kids Rock'em Sock'em Robots, it was unifying in that we shared a disappointing experience together.
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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: September 10, 2023 10:19AM
Yes! I actually bought one of these, which is quite handy: [secure.cyberbrands.com]




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Re: Did you ever buy something you saw on TV ads?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: September 10, 2023 12:40PM
I can't think of a single thing I bought because I saw an ad that made me want it. On the rare occasion that an ad is actually clever and entertaining, it tends to be for something I don't want or need.

The Spectrum ads make me want to switch to Verizon. The only thing still holding me back is NY1, and although NY1 is not great, it still beats the awful local news programs from local affiliates.



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