Hubby Hates Infomercials – “As Seen on TV”
Okay, I confess… Hubby is clueless to the contents of my spare closet in the extra bedroom. A good thing too because it is hiding “As Seen on TV” products going back 10 years.
Some are broken, some unused, but most are simply stashed away because they never did the job “as advertised’ in the first place.
No, I would never disclose my hidden stash in the closet to Hubby, mainly because he can not browse through the listings on Television without getting angry at some infomercial. Then Hubby grumbles, “…anyone who is stupid enough to buy that junk, deserves what he gets.”
I admit that I do blush a little as I nod in full agreement and pray that we find something else to watch before we have to hear the rest of his lecture…
That stuff is junk…
It never works…
It never looks like it does in the picture…
It will break within a month, if it doesn’t show up cracked when you get it…
And after a pause, he always adds: “No, they will not stand behind the warranty.”
Actually, I have purchased more than a few “As Seen on TV” items that I still use and love. The Mouli, The Bullet, MagicJack. In fact, I saved a bundle when I installed the MagicJack and have already added a Review to this blog.
But I also have many more As Seen on TV Items that were returned or died shortly after their purchase. I don’t tell hubby about those, and they will remain anonymous in my spare closet in the extra bedroom.
Since my positive experience with MagicJack last month, though, I’ve decided to Review a few more of my favorite items from “As Seen On TV.” I think that is a legitimate idea and a good reason to buy a few more.
Wouldn’t you rather read a Review that includes the good, the bad and the Ugly of a product before you spend your hard-earned money to buy it?
“I think I’ll make a Category and Review lots of “As Seen On TV” items,” I think aloud.
“I’m sure some folks would like to know about the item before they buy it. I would be offering a service, don’t you think?”
Then Hubby smiles an evil grin, “You might be right. A Review like that might draw more readers to your blog. Then they could save money and avoid a bad purchase.” After a pause, he adds quite bravely, “And you would save money too…” then he turns on his heel, and heads for the back door.
I frown, puzzled. “I would Save money?…” (Secretly I was hoping I could spend money on a few more “As Seen on TV” items, for Review purposes, of course.)
The screen door slams and Hubby pushes his nose against the mesh as he affirms, “Sure, you’ll save money by Reviewing all that junk in the closet in the spare bedroom before you buy any more of that stuff.”
Well, that’s a thought… I guess.
Pending Reviews from my Closet:
Stone Wave Crock Microwave Scrambled Eggs, The Bullet / The Ninja Bullet, The Mouli, The Potato Microwave Bake, The Pocket Hose, Magic Mesh Doorway, Hamburger Patty Maker, Super glue for boat bottoms ….
I will need to do an inventory of my closet in the spare bedroom before I give an updated, complete list of Coming Reviews—