Thursday, December 30, 2010

Infomercials: They Aren't A Joke Afterall

Those that know me crack jokes over how whenever a new infomercial comes out, I have to buy that product. Dating back to all of the infomercials from the late Billy Mays, that is where it all started. I would see products like the Hercules Hooks, and the Mighty Putty, and they would all intrigue me and so I would say to myself, "I have to buy this now"!

So, I would purchase it online, because I do not trust talking to random customer service reps over the phone and giving out my information, so I wait until the online purchase page says its secure than I purchase. It would arrive a couple weeks later and I would give it out as a gift. Sometimes, if you purchase the product directly from the manufacturer's website it will say that it will take six to eight weeks to arrive. I would just buy it from merchants like or if that was the case.

A product that came out over an infomercial about six months ago, that I always wanted to try, was the Shake Weight. They made it seem so awesome and convenient if you really want to weight lift but you didn't have time to do the dumb bells and bench pressing and all that. Six minutes a day and you're done it says. It seemed too good to be true so I always wanted to buy one. My brother found out and kept making fun of me, saying that it was the ultimate "hand job" tool and that it was made for homosexuals. I just looked at him and said, "I will show you that it works".

Christmas comes, and what is under my stocking? None other than the Shake Weight. I waited until later in the day and then I opened it up, and I tried it. It actually works, and it operates on what is called Dynamic Inertia. That is the movement of muscles on an even plane and the contracting of the muscles. Holding a position multiple times provides ten times the muscle cooperation than dumb bells can do in a lesser amount of time. It comes with a DVD and I intend to use that soon as well to get more exercises out of it. I look over at my brother now, and flex and then smile, because now I'm showing him that it works. Infomercial products actually can work and it is a surprise.

I think the next on my list will be the Magic Bullet, you know, the blender slash juicer. What do you think?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Dating websites, A Fraudulent Ploy to Gain Trust

Websites like eHarmony and are just websites created for business purposes to make a quick buck for the company representing them and to give the customer hope that there is a possibility of something amazing happening.

The person puts up his or her credit card information and then their personal information, and plans on being billed monthly or signs up for the six month plan. The company will give you a good deal for the holiday season or whatnot, and than you'll figure since you're saving quite a bit of money why not pay for a monthly package. It is all a ruse set up by not only the credit card companies themselves, but by the companies representing the top dating websites.

It is all a fradulent ploy to gain trust on the part of the customer, and then once we pay, the cancellation services are far too difficult to go through with, that they sucker us in and keep us there whether we are satisfied or not. This is why the free dating websites, the ones that do not require a credit card, like OKcupid and Plentyoffish, are the ones that come with all the success and the top success rate at that.

Look at the advertisements for; do you see the fact that it is all the "beautiful people" in the advertisements. All the good looking men and women getting together at a bar or whatnot. What about the average looking people, it almost seems unrealistic the more the beautiful people are on the advertisements simply because since they're so good looking, they could go out to a bar or club and find love, they don't need to use the internet. Smart people see through this and know it is all a marketing ploy.

Coming from experience on this end, stick with the free websites and do not give out your credit card information ever. Stay the course, and be patient and you'll be alright. There is plenty of fish in the sea, remember that! Do not give in to the marketing hijinx. Stay the course!

Monday, December 13, 2010

I was told what RSVP meant but randomly forgot. I think when people tell us what RSVP means we tend to forget simply because we are used to it being called and referred to by its initials that we take for granted the fact that maybe, just maybe it means something. I know that might not make much sense, but it can.

Words like RSVP, and yes I will refer to them as words, they are apart of us and we always know what they mean when we mention them. It is late at night and i'm writing this while tired, but I just had to get it off of my chest. Just like SOS, RSVP goes a long way and we automatically know what they each mean and what they each are referred to. Interesting eh?