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Dien Rice
October 30, 2012, 07:17 AM
So Wrong, Yet So Right: How Infomercial Impulse Buys Will Make You The Life Of The Holiday Party...

More infomercial disasters...! ...

[Great] Topic and Discussion selection Dien... :)

Could Make for a Very interesting Discussion, Lessons and Then some...

With some [Quick] ''twists' on the Topic & Discussion of course...

Just in case A few old Fans weren't aware...

“King of Infomercials” Don Lapre Commits Suicide Before Fraud Trial... :(
https://www.google.com/search?q=%E2%80%9CKing+of+Infomercials%E2%80%9D+Do n+Lapre+Commits+Suicide+Before+Fraud+Trial&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

infomercial scams...

So Wrong, Yet So Right: How Infomercial Impulse Buys Will Make You The Life Of The Holiday Party...

Hawaii Chair... Blocked in the Above link! Had Google Unlock it, immediately! ... :cool:

3,532,460 and Growing views! ...
Hi Phil,

Thanks for sharing that... Some very interesting links!

I remember Don Lapre's original ad... About how you could make money with "tiny classified ads"... Certainly sounded intriguing!

I think where he went wrong was he was basically upselling - through a very "hard sell" - to his infomercial customers expensive commercial "900 phone lines" (i.e. where people would call and get a message, and you'd charge them a fee for it), which his customers didn't want or need...

Of course, there are good infomercials and infomercial products.

Here's "Good Housekeeping's" list of some good infomercial products...


"Back in the day" I was a fan of those old "BluBlocker" infomercials - by Joe Sugarman (also famous for the "JS&A" catalog)...

Here's one of those old BluBlocker infomercials... Quite different from the "gee whizzy" infomercials of today!

1980s Paid Advertisement -- Consumer Challenge (Blublocker Sunglasses)

Best wishes,


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