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The thread about returning low cost items for their money back guarantee prompted me to start this thread.

Now, I know no one on this forum ever purchased those gimmick items advertised on T.V., all seemingly priced at $19.95. Still, I've been curious about the tag-on to the promotion which always seems to be, "Order now and well send you a second __________ for only a small fee."

My question is, how much is the fee? Is it additional shipping and handling or is it equal to the cost of another gimmick? Also, can you refuse to get the second one "free?" I suspect the fee is equal to or greater than the wholesale cost of the gimmick, which certainly is far below $19.95.

Anyone have a "friend" who bought one of these T.V. specials and can let us know about the additional fee?

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I would rather get a facial tattoo than watch a second of those stupid commercials. I love my DVR. I have never tried any of the "but wait there is more" claptrap products.
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not a single thing! none.

wait, was a salad spinner one of those?
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My question is, how much is the fee? Is it additional shipping and handling or is it equal to the cost of another gimmick?
I always wondered how they explain why they can't just throw a second one in the box to begin with and skip the extra fees. I have no personal experience with this stuff, but I think that once they get you on the phone, they try pressuring you into buying other items too.

I always liked the ones that say that there's a STRICT limit on the quantity of whatever crap they're selling. I'll bet they'd sell me a thousand if I wanted 'em...
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What is annoying me now more than those commercials are the adds you see in game apps on your phone. Like that flashlight that is as bright as the sun, or the laser deals.

Those irritate me.
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I would rather get a facial tattoo than watch a second of those stupid commercials. I love my DVR. I have never tried any of the "but wait there is more" claptrap products.
One that says "Fk the Police"..right across the forehead so ya cant miss it.

Yeah baby go for it...
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Surfing the channels, came across a pitch for an "invicta" watch. Jesus! Butt Ugly, the size of an alarm clock, weird colors...

People must buy them, but I have to wonder who.
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People must buy them, but I have to wonder who.
Those "But Wait..." spots are rolled out to a number markets at the same time. If sales in any particular market are weak, the ad's quickly pulled and the money is redirected to buy more time where the action is. The very fact that you're seeing them more than once means that it's all penciling out for someone.
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Around here they don't quote the price of the product, but say "30 days free trial, $19.95 postage and handling." WTF, I'd like to know the price if I'm buying something dodgy off the TV.

And another one completely free if you are one of the first 30 callers, you only pay postage and handling LOL
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How many people fall for the " if you order in the next 15 minutes " ??? Do you really need more cheap Chinese garbage ? And people wonder why they are drowning in credit card debt . Hard to fix stupid 😀
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Surfing the channels, came across a pitch for an "invicta" watch. Jesus! Butt Ugly, the size of an alarm clock, weird colors...
People must buy them, but I have to wonder who.
Go to their website they have some decent ones. Here's my 10 yo Invicta automatic



Rock solid for 10 years. Just had is serviced for the first time this year. Does it steal the look of Rolex? yes. Is it butt ugly? I don't think so.
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Go to their website they have some decent ones. Here's my 10 yo Invicta automatic



Rock solid for 10 years. Just had is serviced for the first time this year. Does it steal the look of Rolex? yes. Is it butt ugly? I don't think so.
Positively better looking than the monstrosity I saw on TV...

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