Sponsored Content
Food Thread: Beerslinger Returns! A Beer Primer[CBD] | Main | Overnight Open Thread 9/28/14 (tmi3rd)
September 28, 2014

What A Bargain! - [Niedermeyer's Dead Horse]

A couple of weeks ago I spotted a $5 cell phone holder which attaches to a car's air conditioning vent. Yesterday I finally got around to opening the package and installing it in the car. It took approximately .5 seconds for me to decide that it had to come out. So, 5 minutes later, pliers in hand, I broke off the clips and tossed the entire device. $5 down the drain.

Marketeers (yes. I call them marketeers) know that there is a break-point at which a customer will make the effort to return a bad product and, for many people, $5 ain't it.

So, think about it. How much money do you suppose you have wasted buying bad products? How's your luck with As-Seen-On-TV products?

Is there anything you've purchased which exceeded your expectations?

Just a curiosity.

Some of my favorite purchases of the non-infomercial variety include, well, besides my handbags and shoes, a 4' scaffold for about $80 and a coffee table I picked up from a thrift store for $25.

What are some of your favorites?



Open thread.


digg this
posted by Open Blogger at 07:07 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
COMountainMarie : "Made it! ..."

OrangeEnt: "Nice little creek there. Oh look, I see a paddle. ..."

lin-duh: "Was worried about you MisHum! ..."

mindful webworker - behold: "NOOD ONT ribbed for your pleasure https://acecom ..."

Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Next year in Corsicana - again! ~ [/i][/b][/u][/s]: "Late! ..."

Blanco Basura : "Yay, ONT! ..."

ALH: "st ..."

Alberta Oil Peon: "Unless you've got a $1200 telescope... I wouldn't ..."

Diogenes: "Dang. Harsh. The QB for Dallas, and his girlfrie ..."

LRob in OK: "Early! ..."

Zettai: " Слава З ..."

mindful webworker - mmm flakey: "🍻 Fresh new ONT Just in time Well, more ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64