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If there’s ONE thing my family knows, it’s pancakes.
Mickey Mouse shaped ones. Silver dollar ones. Pancakes with sprinkles. Flower shaped ones. Pancakes with strawberry eyes and blueberry mouths. Chocolate chip pancakes. Cinnamon pancakes. Pancakes with syrup. Pancakes with butter.

So, one night while watching something I am sure was super educational, I saw a commercial for THIS:

And it had to be mine. HAD TO.

I made amazing pancakes, but here was my chance to make THE PERFECT PANCAKES. I mean, infomercials are always right, right? So, of course, I bought it.
And do you want to take a guess how it ended?

JUST GUESS.

It didn’t work.

Not even one bit. Not only did it not make the perfect pancakes, it pretty much made completely inedible pancakes. my kids completely rejected them. The perfect pancake machine went straight into the garbage. And I went back to making my regular old amazing pancakes.

That is, of course, until I saw the infomercial for THOSE FILLED PANCAKES OMG.

I totally have to have that.

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  1. Yes, I bought Ginsu knives and a George Foreman grill after seeing them on TV. I’ve also bought tons of exercise videos from infomercials. I still use the Ginsu knives!

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    Comment by mami2jcn on October 12, 2010
  2. I bought an upside-down tomato planter. By the time you get all the dirt in it, that sucker is heavy! No tomatoes but it was sure a conversation piece — they all laughed.

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    Comment by Pat Radtke on October 12, 2010
  3. You know what I just *had* to have after seeing it on TV? Barbecue ribs from Swiss Chalet. Although.. that’s not quite the same thing. We also have a Super Gym Gold (or something like that) that’s collecting dust in a corner somewhere.

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    Comment by Jessica on October 12, 2010
  4. Hahahaha! I can’t believe you bought the Perfect Pancake!

    I bought some exercise equipment off the TV. And I bought the George Foreman grill. And I’m sure there are others.

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    Comment by Kristabella on October 12, 2010
  5. I always want to try out the infomercial stuff, even knowing that they are usually crap. I usually manage to restrain myself, but now they are selling that stuff in stores, and I walk right by them…..Recently I’ve bought the purse organizer thingy.

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    Comment by sherri on October 12, 2010
  6. BUMPITS!!!!! They make it look so easy, my hair is too thin so it totally looks like a hunk of plastic perched on top of my head. Not hot, at all.

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    Comment by Lesley on October 12, 2010
  7. I bought Heel Tastic and it really did work. Amazing difference in my dry cracked heels in just one night.

    My daughter wanted a Fushigi ball,it just arrived a few days ago so I can’t tell you if it’s awesome yet.

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    Comment by Lorna on October 12, 2010
  8. I’ve bought a few items. Don’t know why. I know most are a waste of money. But it is just so enticing everything that they can do for you.

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    Comment by Maria on October 12, 2010
  9. I’ve bought several of them but I try to be very selective and not just get sucked in by the TV ad.

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    Comment by Emily N. on October 12, 2010
  10. I bought Quick ‘n Brite. I don’t regret it one bit and I’ve been using it for 15 years. It’s the best stuff ever!

    We got a George Foreman a few years ago when I had surgery so my husband would stop setting off the smoke alarm with burgers. Another great investment. I didn’t know those were infomercial stuff. We got ours from a department store.

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    Comment by tammigirl on October 13, 2010
  11. I always want to buy one of those cooking things. They make omelets and cakes with mini candy bars in them. But I never have! I do however shop on QVC, :(.

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    Comment by Tammi Marie on October 13, 2010
  12. We’ve recieved as-seen-on-TV products as gifts plenty of time, the quality has always been poor enough to make me think twice before ordering any from a commercial no matter how tempting.
    chainmail(at) iwon(dot)com

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    Comment by Sunshyn V on October 13, 2010
  13. I tweeted this
    http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/27260866201

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    Comment by Sunshyn V on October 13, 2010
  14. No….but my husband is. He will buy these gadgets when he’s at the store.
    Walgreens seems to be the place to find tv advertised items.

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    Comment by wanda on October 13, 2010
  15. I’m a TOTAL sucker for them, although I usually just watch and don’t buy. However, I did get the Mari Windsor pilates DVD set (which is actually pretty good!), the pancake puff pan (good pancakes, but time consuming!), and the Magic Bullet (LOVE it!) The last two I got from the store, so I didn’t have to pay shipping.

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    Comment by Karate Mom on October 13, 2010
  16. I have bought something. It was that little shaver that can safely trim nose hair and eyebrows.

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    Comment by Susan S on October 13, 2010
  17. Whenever I see things on tv I always want them, but never buy them.

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    Comment by Kristen on October 13, 2010
  18. I am wary of the quality so I never buy

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    Comment by Lisa Foster on October 13, 2010
  19. http://twitter.com/#!/fostertam/status/27278738446

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    Comment by Lisa Foster on October 13, 2010
  20. I’ve ‘fallen’ for As Seen on Tv a couple of times… the funniest was the ‘sonic’ things that plugged into outlets to (supposedly) keep away rodents, spiders, bugs…. I ROFL when I saw a spider building a web on it. So much for THAT one!

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    Comment by Suzanne K on October 13, 2010
  21. Oh let me count the ways….err, things! Actually, it’s not that bad – but we do have a Shark and an Ab Circle – neither of which get used.

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    Comment by Darcy on October 13, 2010
  22. I’ve always wanted to buy one of those waffle makers on the infomercials but I’ve never actually purchased anything from an infomercial. I always think they’re scamming…hahah

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    Comment by Grace on October 14, 2010
  23. I have ALWAYS wanted to buy products from the TV but never have—hmmmm, maybe I should give it a shot!??!

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    Comment by Nicole Greene on October 14, 2010
  24. i bought a perfect pancake pan! i bought mine at target though. i actually never tried to make pancakes in it, but it is PERFECT for making a grilled cheese sandwich!

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    Comment by Mona Mildew on October 14, 2010
  25. I don’t watch the infomercials too much, but I do have a couple of the Ove Gloves that I received as a Christmas gift :-)

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    Comment by Kristie on October 14, 2010
  26. LOL I also bought the Perfect Pancake and what do you know it ended up in the trash although I still use the white thing to make a bit less of a mess when pouring the pancakes in the pan.
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

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    Comment by Becky Horn on October 14, 2010
  27. Ummmm….I always WANT to buy all this stuff. I bought a back rest pillow thingy that worked out ok!
    HobartsMama {AT} AOL.COM

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    Comment by Jennai on October 14, 2010
  28. I posted this on my blog.
    http://jennaiscorner.blogspot......-club.html
    HobartsMama [at] aol.com

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    Comment by Jennai on October 14, 2010
  29. About 10 years ago I bought ProActive, even though I only had the occasional breakout. I couldn’t wait to use it, and afterwards, was seriously regretting my purchase when my face felt like it was on fire and turned red. I had no idea I was allergic to benzole peroxide. Oops.

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    Comment by Mandy on October 15, 2010
  30. No, I’ve never been tempted to buy something from one of those type of commercials! Thanks!
    kmassman gmail

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    Comment by Kelly Massman on October 15, 2010
  31. The few things that I have bought I really like: silicone bakeware;one touch can opener;stick vacuum cleaner…I bought locally bit I saw on tv

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    Comment by Betty N on October 15, 2010
  32. I have only bought one thing that I have seen on TV and that was the Gopher Grabber. I loved it and used it until my hubby broke it! LOL

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    Comment by angie on October 15, 2010
  33. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/27445717588

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    Comment by angie on October 15, 2010
  34. I have never bought anything from TV but I received a sewing kit from my parents one year for Christmas and it was a big piece of cheap poo! LOL I still have it but its a nightmare to deal with. I don’t remember the brand.

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    Comment by scott on October 15, 2010
  35. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPu.....7447292759

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    Comment by scott on October 15, 2010
  36. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/Grandma3.....7480488233

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    Comment by Betty N on October 15, 2010
  37. I’ve never bought one- sorry that didn’t work for you!

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    Comment by Steph on October 15, 2010
  38. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoine.....7504350545

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    Comment by Steph on October 15, 2010
  39. My Grandma Bought a nifty egg-whisk/spatula on TV once. It actually works great so we “borrowed” it but have yet to give it back!

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    Comment by Erin M. on October 16, 2010
  40. I have the perfect pancake maker…it works great!

    leahforlove(at)aol(dot)com

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    Comment by Leah on October 16, 2010
  41. http://twitter.com/#!/leahforl.....7547957935

    leahforlove(at)aol(dot)com

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    Comment by Leah on October 16, 2010
  42. I think the closest thing I’ve bought is my George Foreman grill – and I absolutely LOVE it!

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    Comment by Debra F on October 16, 2010
  43. I haven’t bought any AsSeenOnTV products

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    Comment by Susan Smith on October 16, 2010
  44. http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/27572479547

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    Comment by Susan Smith on October 16, 2010
  45. I got the george foreman grill and those cloths that soak up everything
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Comment by Tabathia B on October 16, 2010
  46. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/27575078768
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Comment by Tabathia B on October 16, 2010
  47. Okay, I’ll admit I bought a slap chop which is now sitting disused in a cabinet.

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    Comment by Lewis F on October 16, 2010
  48. My husband always wants to buy as seen on tv stuff!!! He got an Ab Roller once…..that was it! No more as seen on tv buying!

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    Comment by kate on October 16, 2010
  49. I did buy Lauren Hutton cosmetics from an infomercial – and I love it!

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    Comment by LAMusing on October 16, 2010
  50. I’ve only bought “as seen on TV” stuff when it hits the stores – Rite Aid has a whole shelf of it :)

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    Comment by Norma on October 16, 2010
  51. http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/27598906203

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    Comment by LAMusing on October 16, 2010
  52. I sometimes watch infomercials just for fun. I totally want one of those bullet blender things.
    But the only thing I’ve bought form TV was a set of Mari Windsor’s Pilates HVS tapes. Oh, and a manual treadmill that SUCKS.

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    Comment by monstergirlee on October 17, 2010
  53. I like the Baker’s Edge brownie pan from TV! ;)

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    Comment by amber on October 17, 2010
  54. Tweeted:http://twitter.com/lipsticknca.....7641235294

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    Comment by amber on October 17, 2010
  55. Well I have to admit, I did buy the Ped Egg, but it actually works pretty well.

    ewalsh40(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Comment by Erin Walsh on October 17, 2010
  56. I’m a total sucker for as seen on tv things.. My most recent purchase was the perfect sliders maker.

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    Comment by Danielle on October 17, 2010
  57. I bought a George Foreman grill and love it…I love making my own paninis on it!

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    Comment by Milissa on October 17, 2010
  58. Set it and Forget It – makes delicious chicken and roasts
    lovefool827 (at) yahoo (dotcom)

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    Comment by Heather W on October 17, 2010
  59. I’m not much on buying the TV gadgets. Just never hit me right.
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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    Comment by Georgia on October 17, 2010
  60. Tweeted here
    http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/27679712623
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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    Comment by Georgia on October 17, 2010
  61. Most of the As Seen on TV products tend to be a letdown, but I am glad that I bought a Ped Egg. That thing is incredible!

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    Comment by Tracy Robertson on October 17, 2010
  62. I once bought an “As Seen On TV” pasta maker. Two days later it was back in the store!

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    Comment by Carol W. on October 17, 2010
  63. I have purchased several as-seen-on-TV products and about half of them have been great and other half junk.

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    Comment by Emily N. on October 17, 2010
  64. Not really a sucker – but I do have the magic bullet and I really like it.

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    Comment by Kerry on October 17, 2010
  65. i have never..but am really tempted to get the jack lalanne juicer
    my coffee maker

    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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    Comment by nan lara on October 17, 2010
  66. No..I’ve never bought one. I think I’m too frugal or is it cheap or practical?

    I don’t know.

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    Comment by won on October 17, 2010
  67. http://twitter.com/#!/won2x/status/27699662562

    Thank you.

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    Comment by won on October 17, 2010
  68. funny story is that I purchased the exact same pancake device as you and totally regret it lol worst pancakes ever! The only one I ever did like was the magic bullet for my morning smoothies :)

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    Comment by Dee on October 18, 2010
  69. blogged :) http://deegee13.xanga.com/7342.....giveaways/

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    Comment by Dee on October 18, 2010
  70. We got a magic bullet for christmas, and we LOVE it.
    I am tempted to buy the cupcake cake pan… do you know which one i’m talking about? it makes the biggest cupcake ever… :)

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    Comment by Lisa on October 18, 2010
  71. I have been tempted, but always managed to restrain myself well restraint and an empty pocketbook…

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    Comment by rebecca on October 18, 2010
  72. Hubby had to have the helicopter, lasted about 30 minutes before the dog got hold of it.

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    Comment by rebecca on October 18, 2010
  73. Can’t say that I’ve bought an as-seen-on-TV product!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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    Comment by Henria O. on October 18, 2010
  74. We bought the Slap Chop, which worked great until I made the mistake of trying to slap chop a too large piece of potato.
    Hubby also bought Mighty Putty, not sure if it works because I always forget to ask how the stuff he mighty puttied is holding up.

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    Comment by Karine Traverse on October 18, 2010
  75. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/SAHMofDQ/status/27717553239

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    Comment by Karine Traverse on October 18, 2010
  76. Yes, when I was in high school, I bought some dumb exercise equipment. My mother had tried to tell me it was a waste of money, but she was right. And I’ve never bought any since then.

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    Comment by barbara wright on October 18, 2010
  77. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/bsw529/status/27726733449

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    Comment by barbara wright on October 18, 2010
  78. I have a swivel sweeper. It does not pick up paper clips like they show. They also don’t show it dealing with dog fur, of which my house has lots. Maybe the fur is blocking the paper clip sucking!

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    Comment by Katy on October 18, 2010
  79. Dude. Snuggie, Magic Bullet and George Foreman grill. Hell, those commericals even made me want to buy Bumpits.

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    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on October 18, 2010
  80. Tried Proactive. I’m allergic to some of the ingredients, so it was short lived.

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    Comment by Erica on October 18, 2010
  81. I have a Magic Bullet. And I love it. Smoothies for breakfast lunch and dinner (okay, maybe not ALL the time).

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    Comment by Laura on October 18, 2010
  82. NEVER HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY ANY AS SEEN ON TV PRODUCTS BUT LET ME TELL YOU, IF I DID… I WOULD kytah00@yahoo.com

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    Comment by ANGEL JACKLYN on October 18, 2010
  83. SECOND TWEET http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/27755388445 kytah00@yahoo.com

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    Comment by ANGEL JACKLYN on October 18, 2010
  84. No, but that is CUTE! I’d love to have a waffle maker!

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    Comment by b smith on October 18, 2010
  85. So far I’ve never bought any but I’ve been tempted

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    Comment by Jill H on October 18, 2010
  86. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/27757972801

    Thanks

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    Comment by Jill H on October 18, 2010
  87. I bought a pilates circle exercise contraption that was supposed to give me great abs and thighs. It didn’t. Also, saw the same “after” results on a different infomercial a few weeks later. Sad day.

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    Comment by Chistina on October 18, 2010
  88. Yes, I did buy a magic bullet. It works really well, but I wish it was made out of glass instead of plastic.

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    Comment by PauleyD on October 18, 2010
  89. tweeted:

    (http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/27761880751)

    Thanks!

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    Comment by PauleyD on October 18, 2010
  90. I haven’t bought anything yet but am thinking about buying the George Foreman grill every time I see his commercial.

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    Comment by Jeanine on October 18, 2010
  91. http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/27762518262

    tweet

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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    Comment by eunice b on October 18, 2010
  92. No, we don’t have TV, so that helps w/ us not being tempted to buy those things. :-)

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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    Comment by eunice b on October 18, 2010
  93. So I’ve never purchased the product via the 800 number, but have, in fact, purchased the TOPSY TURVY at a nursery BECAUSE of the infomercial. It worked as well as my tomato garden, which was NOT AT ALL. But I think that’s due to the black thumb more than the product.

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    Comment by Allison on October 18, 2010
  94. I myself have never purchased an “As Seen On TV” product, though my mother delights in purchasing them and gifting them to my sister and I. Enter The Magic Bullet, which is thankfully a food processor and not a sex toy, as I originally imagined when I first heard the name.

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    Comment by Kerri Anne on October 18, 2010
  95. I have been a sucker for those as seen on tv products – I have a rotisserie that sits on my kitchen counter that gets so hot I’m afraid to use it! I think they said on tv you could “Set it and forget it! ” Yeah right

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    Comment by Debbie Bellows on October 18, 2010
  96. tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/bellows22/status/27778706047

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    Comment by Debbie Bellows on October 18, 2010
  97. I’m pretty sure I paid extra to get my V-Slicer RIGHT NOW! I still have the scars.

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    Comment by Heidibide on October 18, 2010
  98. I luckily don’t watch TV so I am not lured by infomercials

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    Comment by Judith on October 18, 2010
  99. http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/27793530298

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    Comment by Judith on October 18, 2010
  100. I almost bought those magic painting pad thingies, but first I googled them, and oh my, the complaints.

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    Comment by Cyndi on October 18, 2010
  101. I found a “Perfect Pancake” in one of the local Goodwill stores, and bought it for the express purpose of using it for a camp skillet. Took it home cleaned it up, and tried it out. No-stick? That’s a joke. Surface was nice and unmarked, but a fried egg stuck like super glue. But,it should suffice for my purposes, and cook a veal cutlet without grease splattering everywhere.

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    Comment by Dave on August 25, 2011
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