as seen on tv

  1. so has anyone bought something that was advertised thru an infomercial on tv? if so, what was it and do/did you enjoy your purchase?

    my quick chop sucks! bought a pilates tape that i saw on tv and love it!

    so fess up...who owns an egg wave...(i do, haven't used it yet tho), a perfect pancake, an ab-doer, any igia users out there? my fiancee loves what have you purchased and do you love it or hate it?!
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  3. by   knowlegzseekr
    O.K. I'll fess up, I ordered the AB-doer or whatever it's called,
    thinking I could get a six-pack without doin any work :roll
    Only to find out on CNN a couple of days later that it don't
    work! :chuckle
    I guess the old saying's true 'if something sounds too good to be true it probably is!"
    Last edit by knowlegzseekr on Jul 12, '02
  4. by   colleen10
    Ok, Ok, I'll admit that I purchased "Nads" hair wax remover.

    It was awful. Didn't do a darn thing. I'd be surprised if it removed even a single hair. And it hurt like heck.

    I did send it back and got a full refund.

    I don't feel too bad about it because I later found out that a lot of people have purchased it and it didn't work on them either.

    My step mother loves QVC and she really has purchased some nice stuff that works well like the Hepa Vac and such.
  5. by   colleen10
    Also, the George Forman Grill started out as an "as seen on T.V." and my step mother purchased one and loved it so we got one to and it is really great.

    You can now purchase them in department stores. I haven't tried Oxi Clean yet but heard it works really well too. They now sell it in stores like wal Mart. That must be how you can tell something is good. It ends up in a store.
    I ordered those little round touch lights. What a waste! They aren't nearly as bright as they show, and they ate through 4 AA batteries in a few short hours!

  7. by   NurseDennie
    I saw Oxi-Clean on TV but I buy it at Sam's Club. I love it. Once we saw the info-mercial just once too often about those knives, and we got them. That was about 12 years ago and we still have them and they're not too bad.

    I have a sister who buys "treasures" from the home shopping tv thingie.


  8. by   oramar
    Funniest thing that happened to me was when I ordered a "Set it and Forget it Oven from AOL. I got a computer moniter instead. Really bizzare mistake if you ask me. They refunded some of the shipping charges but not all, also you have to figure it was charged to a charge account that had a balance. So I figure even thought they gave me a credit I ended up paying interest. I could have complained but that was it for me and AOL.
  9. by   knowlegzseekr
    Now that George Foreman grill got it going on! It makes the best
    hamburgers, next to the good ole outdoors grill of course!:chuckle
  10. by   live4today
    I love my George Foreman grill too, but I waited until it became available in the stores before I purchased one. I want to try that Oxy-clean too, so good to know it's now in the stores.

    Many years back, I ordered a Thigh Master that Suzanne Somers promoted. Does it work??? HA! Guess it might if I worked it. Well.........I still have it, and use it on occasion.
  11. by   Rustyhammer
    I bought one of those hand held blenders that could chop ice, make lucious desserts and even mix COOKIE DOUGH!!!
    It broke on the first use.
    I bought a "pocket fisherman" years ago...still have it and use it.
    Never bought a thigh master but I still remember the commercials
  12. by   suzannasue
    Did not buy from infomercial, but did purchase,at Wal-Mart the "food saver" vacuum bag thingie... wish I had waited and bought the infomercial super-deluxe model that does the jar vacuum storage...I absolutely have vacuum bagged a lot of veggies and other stuff that I bought in only gripe is that the bags are all quart sized and they have included 4 pint sized bags in box,then they have a survey card..."would you buy pint sized bags"...umm,yeah...howzabout making them and marketing them...the there is the roll that you can make any sized bag and I have had some difficulty getting the edges to seal, but I do like this machine a whole working myself half to death freezing stuff for winter but if this drought continues,
    my freezer will be grossly lacking !!!!
    Please pray for rain in the south...light a candle,burn incense...whatever...please.
  13. by   NurseAngie
    I purchased my bread maker from QVC I think it was and I LOVE IT! I always wanted one and one night hubby was still at class and I was bored SO....bought myself a little gift We used to use it often. I just got the George Foreman grill, but I got it from WalMart. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And that Oxyclean stuff is wonderful~ I even used that to clean my fish's bowl.

  14. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by obnurseheather
    i ordered those little round touch lights. what a waste! they aren't nearly as bright as they show, and they ate through 4 aa batteries in a few short hours!

    although i didn't order mine, i was disappointed with them just the same. "what a waste!". i agree!