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post #31 of 51
I never buy anything straight off the commercial. I'll sometimes buy things like that at Walgreens or Target, which is where they eventually sell much of that stuff. I bought the pedi-egg, which I love, and I think it works fine. I had the mini-chopper, but that was before it was on a commercial, and I believe a different brand, same idea. It was awful. It never fully chopped through stuff, and was hard to clean.

I've never bought the sham wow, but I've heard nothing but terrible things about them.
post #32 of 51
I have bought (never from the TV, but rather from walgreeens)

The windsheild cleaning thing. It's OK, but not great

The E-Z combs. I had previously purchased a similar product from the H.S.N. so I knew I liked them. I think they are great, but my only complaint would be that the elastic in the E-Z combs is not a durable as the other product I have.

That stuipd thing pad thing that is supposed to replace shaving. Didn't work at all. (luckily my Mom boght it & gave me her free set)

The Strap Perfect. So uncomfortable I think I used it once.

Pedi Paws: I think it would work if the cats weren't trying to bite me to get away from the tool.

Things I wonder about:

The hot iron thing that rotates. I saw it at bed bath & beyond the other day & almost bought it, but decided against it.

The snuggie for dogs, really I wonder if my cats would like one.
post #33 of 51
The dryer balls, the went black
post #34 of 51
I don't buy from TV either, but I got at Walgreens that Sonic Scrubber that is like an electric toothbrush. The one for cars works great! Not sold on smooth away either.
post #35 of 51
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Originally Posted by 3CatsN1Dog View Post
Does anyone remember NADS????
LMAO I do. I also wanted to try it but I never ended up buying the stuff. One of my friends did and she said it didn't work well. I almost asked her to give the rest of it to me..

I have bought Proactiv, from ebay though. I also got my ex to use it too. It's quite good, but obviously not as 'miraculous' as on TV. We have to buy it from US as the European version has different ingredients and it's not as good as the US version.
post #36 of 51
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Originally Posted by Nekomania View Post

Oh! And I also borrowed somebody's Pedi-paws before and it almost ripped Bean Bean's nail out!!! So I'll never recommend that to anyone!
My Mum bought a rip off Pedi-paws for her dog but the sound was so loud she couldn't get it near the dog.

I thought I'd try it on myself before I tried it on the cats and my skin started burning and bleeding. Needless to say it didn't go anywhere near the cats.
post #37 of 51
I just bought a dog snuggie yesterday as a joke gift for my brother's dachshund for Christmas.
post #38 of 51
Its horrible..I really try not to get into those fad type things but man I want one after seeing the box for it!!!! Im half tempted to get one for Franklin today when I go to the store for coffee..lmao
post #39 of 51
Great idea for a thread.

About 15 years ago, I bought a Flowbee hair cut system.
Loved it...
still use it.

A couple of years ago, I bought a hand steam cleaner...
it works great. Several brands are sold in stores.
It does everything the commercial said it would do.

The SHAM WOW commercial has become a classic.
It is so bad, it's good.
post #40 of 51
I take after my mother and am what my father calls "A Salesman's Dream". I feel like Lucy in the episode where she buys the chopper and just keeps getting more and more stuff when she tries to return it, . Josh has to keep me away from the "As Seen on TV" aisle in Walgreens.

I have managed to get my hands on the Magic Bullet (fairly impressive, but not great), Smooth Away (a total waste of money that irritated my skin for weeks), ShamWow (good for soaking up spilled things out of the carpet, but only as a first step), and whatever that Australian no heat hair removal stuff was...it was green...and DIDN'T work. I got the worst bruises from that, and still had hair!

Pretty much anything I see on infomercials I want.... Especially kitchen gadgets. My parents have the chopper thing and I like it. Especially since I am completely incapable of cutting an onion. I don't know why I keep buying the stuff. I know it won't work nearly as well as they say, yet my reasoning is always "But the man said it would.....!"

EDIT: I also got the PedEgg, which is okay, but I much prefer my pumus stone and little Dr. Scholl's (sp?) file.
post #41 of 51
I have fantastic sales resistance, especially when it comes to these TV offers, which are just elaborate exercises in psychological manipulation. My mom, on the other hand, is Lucy Ricardo to the max -- she falls for every silly pitch she hears. She came home from Wal-Mart with a PediPaws awhile back, and I hung my head in despair.

"Mom," I reasoned, "if we can't even get these cats to hold still for a quick snip with a tiny little clipper, how are we going to get them to let us grind their claws down with a big noisy machine?"

"Well... the kitties on TV seem to like it."

"Oh, mom," I said gently, laying a hand on her shoulder. "They've probably got those kitties so hopped up on 'nip they could trim their claws with a lawnmower."

She laughed and we took the blasted thing back to Wal-Mart.
post #42 of 51
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
I have fantastic sales resistance, especially when it comes to these TV offers, which are just elaborate exercises in psychological manipulation. My mom, on the other hand, is Lucy Ricardo to the max -- she falls for every silly pitch she hears. She came home from Wal-Mart with a PediPaws awhile back, and I hung my head in despair.

"Mom," I reasoned, "if we can't even get these cats to hold still for a quick snip with a tiny little clipper, how are we going to get them to let us grind their claws down with a big noisy machine?"

"Well... the kitties on TV seem to like it."

"Oh, mom," I said gently, laying a hand on her shoulder. "They've probably got those kitties so hopped up on 'nip they could trim their claws with a lawnmower."

She laughed and we took the blasted thing back to Wal-Mart.
LMAO!!! Omg thats hilarious and sounds like my excuse to by something stupid...Thank heavens I take my conscious along with me when I go to WalMart otherwise Id have come home a snuggie for my dog today!!!!! I was very firmly told NO WAY JOSE and dragged down the coffee aisle
post #43 of 51
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Originally Posted by CatNurse22 View Post
I take after my mother and am what my father calls "A Salesman's Dream".
I'm beginning to feel like I'm the same way. The green stuff was Nads & I totally agree, no it did not work.

I also bought some hair removal stuff that you just sprayed on. Worked fine on the legs, but the underarms. Well lets just say I couldn't put my arm down for days due to the chemical burn.
post #44 of 51
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Originally Posted by zoeysmom View Post
OK folks...'fess up...what informercial/As Seen On TV products have you purchased, do you want to purchase, or do you wonder if they really do what is claimed on the TV?
I really really wonder about this one!! Bullet Express
http://www.buybulletexpress.com/
........the TV demo's are so darn impressive. I also love drinking fresh vegetable juices and this thing "becomes" a power juicer by simply adding/shifting a few du-dads (or so they say), all included in the original price (approx.$120 (IIRC))

I bought some blue dryer balls at Bed Bath & Beyond --I currently use them for decor - one of these days I do intend to use them properly (in the dryer!)

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Originally Posted by nurseangel View Post
I bought a Turbo-cooker years ago, don't think they sell them anymore, but it's great.
I turned my Turbo Cooker into a regular pan after about a week. I felt duped. And yeah,I don't think they're made anymore.
post #45 of 51
My opinion:

Ped Egg = waste of $ (tried it, didn't like it)

Mighty Mend-it = sorta works, but definitely not like advertised Also I understand it is a knockoff of Sew-No-More and similar products that have been around for years

Snuggie = I don't own one. I just use a robe (although a robe will leave your calves and feet exposed)

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What I'd like to see in action:

the TOBI garment steamer
(pitch = "Get wrinkle-free clothes in seconds without ironing or a trip to the cleaners")
http://www.tobisteamer.com/
post #46 of 51
Proud owner of Space Bags, Ped Egg and EZ-Combs here!

Space Bags I have about a 50/50 chance of them staying sealed I think I pack to much stuff in them.

Ped Eggs ROCK! I'm buying a lifetime supply .

The EZ Combs work, too. I just wish they didn't have to glam them up . They just need to have clear elastic and plain combs.

I am sure I have purchased other junk that really never worked which is why I don't remember it
post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by CatNurse22 View Post
and whatever that Australian no heat hair removal stuff was...it was green...and DIDN'T work. I got the worst bruises from that, and still had hair!
It's called NADS.

I bought some from The Shopping Channel once. I had already been using Alexandria Body Sugaring so decided to give this other one a try.

It worked ok, but it was too thick and goopy. I found it way too messy to apply. The Alexandria Body Sugaring went on warm and was thin so applying it was easier.

However, both of them did remove the hair.

So far as the bruises you got from using it and no hair removal, that's because you didn't apply it properly or remove the strip properly. Any hair removal tool that removes hair by the root will cause bruising if done incorrectly. I've been using body sugar for years and never get bumps and/or bruises, nor does anyone I've used the sugaring on.
post #48 of 51
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Originally Posted by captiva View Post
Ped Eggs ROCK! I'm buying a lifetime supply .
I bought a ped egg and I hate it. I know a few people who have bought them too and they all hate it. I find it makes my heels kind of rough feeling.
post #49 of 51
I bought NADS, too, only I got it at a store. The commercials made it seem so progressive, like everybody in Europe uses it. After using it myself, I seriously doubt that.

I recently bought the Titan peeler in the "As Seen on TV" section at CVS. Maybe it's just me being left-handed, but I couldn't get it to work right. Back to the store it went.

I've been wanting to try those hair thingys. Not the Bumpits, but the ones someone mentioned a few posts up.
post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
It's called NADS.

I bought some from The Shopping Channel once. I had already been using Alexandria Body Sugaring so decided to give this other one a try.

It worked ok, but it was too thick and goopy. I found it way too messy to apply. The Alexandria Body Sugaring went on warm and was thin so applying it was easier.

However, both of them did remove the hair.

So far as the bruises you got from using it and no hair removal, that's because you didn't apply it properly or remove the strip properly. Any hair removal tool that removes hair by the root will cause bruising if done incorrectly. I've been using body sugar for years and never get bumps and/or bruises, nor does anyone I've used the sugaring on.
Probably did mess something up, but I do bruise INSANELY easy. I got my legs professionally waxed and even had some bruising then. Minor compared to my job though, .
post #51 of 51
I've never bought anything I've seen on TV. I have been wanting to buy these hair clips though that supposedly hold your hair in a perfect bun...forgot their name...
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