I was watching an infomercial last night. I watch them because some of them are quite amusing, almost like a comedy show. I figured I'd write about some of them every now and then..
Last night was John Beck's program on how to buy houses worth 180,000 for as little as $300
While I'm watching, they are flashing nice looking homes on the screen, and coming up with numbers and testimonials. "I bought this house for $427.65!"
They go on and on... Now while it all sounds amazing.. at some point, a logical person has to go..
WHAT IS THE CATCH? Surely if homes worth $180,000 can be bought for $300 and THESE INFOMERCIAL people know that..
What the heck are they doing advertising how to do it? Surely they would be running around buying as many of these homes by themselves and turning profits.
Well think about that ... think about it again.. and then again...
Why would anyone pick up a phone and order the program without some advanced research? I can tell you why. People watching the program late at night are overtired, some have been drinking, people's minds don't work right and they just go "ah, what do I have to lose"
Well today, I did some research, and YUP, there is a RipOffReport about this:
So people, if you are reading this blog right now.. It means YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET.
..and if you do have access to the internet -- whenever an infomercial advertises something you might be interested in, DO SOME RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET BEFORE ORDERING!
Simple concept. Yet millions of people don't think. They pickup the telephone and grab their credit card without doing any research whatsoever. The excitement of watching something on TV that you want to be part of, confuses the logical part of your brain.
Have you ever been taken advantage of by an infomercial? If so, let's hear your story. Be honest -- many of us can learn by hearing about any misfortunes you might have experienced.