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Would you buy this?


I am obsessed with infomercials. I have a DVR, and I speed through all commercials -- but I stop for infomercials. (Drives my husband crazy. He kindly indulges me, and knows to slow down for any infomercials. And if Vince from ShamWow is on, my husband will put it all on hold and call me in from the other room. But I digress.)

The infomercials all follow a very particular format and story struture. And my favorite part, of course, is the set up where they show the overly exaggerated trials and tribulations of how horrible life is without [insert the name of the gadget they are selling here]. This one does not disappoint.

So would you buy this? Do you share my infomercial fascination? What's the best/worst infomercial you know of?

-- Rene Lynch
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I would not buy this product. But it's the exact same idea as the crystal (others are made of china) plates my mom used to have. But those were for little sandwiches and a cup of tea. I only used them once, when I hosted a wedding shower, and they added a nice touch. But their odd shape made them difficult to store, and they ended up at Goodwill.

I agree, there is something hypnotic about infomercials, I can't resist watching them. I've been living in the Netherlands for almost a year and I do miss American infomercials

Hands down the Shake Weight infomercial is the worst and best!


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