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Wonder why most products sold exclusively thru TV ads cost $19.95? Everything seems to be priced at $19.95 - a car wash system (which can also clean your gutters), a handsfree gadget for your cellphone, instant hair removal gel, a DIY paint roller... just about anything.
Two common things about these ads: there's always a before and after scene - without the gadget you are struggling, sloppy, messy; with the gadget you are cool, everything's easy. And another thing: if you call within the next 30 mins you get products/attachments X, Y and Z free, all for just $19.95.
I hate all these ads. The one I hate most: Oxiclean. Everytime that fellow comes on TV, I change my channel - his salespitch is obnoxious.
What ads do you hate?
 
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yea, that Oxiclean guy is very annoying! if you watch the washing machine when he pours in the powder, you will notice that all the "clean, clear, white" water comes from the bottom... not the top. it is as if they are pumping the clean water into the machine.
one of these days i am going to wait 45 minutes before i call and ask them if i get my discount for calling "within the next 30 minutes..." when they say "of course," i am going to tell them that i saw the commercial 45 minutes ago.
 
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Prices like $19.95 are called psychological pricing. It just seems so much cheaper than $20 doesn't it.
 
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the oxiclean guy isn't nearly as annoying as that asian fellow with that gadget that uses electrical shocks to "tone" muscles. (load of bs)
but i always get sucked into watching the one for Nad's hair remover, i've seen it like 20 times and never change the channel. i dunno why
 
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Ive heard that Oxi clean actually works. My gf's parents use it and they say it works great on whites and colors. I am gonna borrow some and try it out since i dont believe her.
And that instant hair removal thing cannot be safe. If it dissolves hair like that then that has to be some powerful stuff like acid, hehe. Ill stick to shaving.
 
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The ones I hate are anything by that guy from Ronco!!
Spray paint hair, the meat dehydrator..
I love beef jerky, but do I need t omake 40 pounds of it??
 
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Give me a moment to put on my rock deflecting armor....ah, that's it. Pinches a bit, but that's OK.
A. Perhaps you don't watch enough TV (which is, admittedly, probably a good thing.) This couch potato sees products advertised for 3 payments of 19.95 or 29.95 etc.
B. Oxi-clean actually works. My wife and I use it on a variety of things. Clothes, furniture, carpet...
C. Oxi-clean has entered the mainsteam, it's not going away. I've bought Oxi-clean in both Kmart and Costco.
Face flap down (click), ready for assault.
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one product which talks about increasing your bustline
another which says that "not all american are satisfied with there sex life"
and some sick electric gadget for weight loss??
can't trmember there names

Originally posted by Manku Thimma:
Wonder why most products sold exclusively thru TV ads cost $19.95? Everything seems to be priced at $19.95 - a car wash system (which can also clean your gutters), a handsfree gadget for your cellphone, instant hair removal gel, a DIY paint roller... just about anything.
Two common things about these ads: there's always a before and after scene - without the gadget you are struggling, sloppy, messy; with the gadget you are cool, everything's easy. And another thing: if you call within the next 30 mins you get products/attachments X, Y and Z free, all for just $19.95.
I hate all these ads. The one I hate most: Oxiclean. Everytime that fellow comes on TV, I change my channel - his salespitch is obnoxious.
What ads do you hate?


 
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actually the hair remover one i'm thinking of is like wax, except not wax, it's more like sugaring, only not. i dunno, it's a totally unique product, and they claim that unlike wax it bonds only to the hair, not to the skin, so it doesn't hurt. but i've heard that it doesn't work that well and hurts like hell, but i dunno, i'd still try it if it weren't so expensive. actually the price isn't bad, but i'd have to pay in US dollars and like a million dollars shipping and handling, so thpt that.
 
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I hate the Britney Spears Ad ....the one for some company called Pepsi....
ha ha haha....just joking guys...

 
What a show! What atmosphere! What fun! What a tiny ad!
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