The Item That Will Change Your Life

Why is it that we can hear that promise again and again for different products, yet we still perk our ears up to find out what it is that is being advertised and if it really will change our life? We all want the magic cure to the inconveniences we face in life but does that really exist, and if it does, how much is it worth?

Enter the world of salesmen and “As Seen on TV” products. You’ve seen the commercials: “Have you ever had this happen to you? (insert annoying occurrence here) Well, then you need (insert product being sold). And you can get it for only $19.95!” (and why, exactly, are all those products $19.95?)

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2 Responses to The Item That Will Change Your Life

  1. Yuri says:

    I love to cook and bake and my partner seems to think that any little gadget that removes the inconvenience is worth getting it for me. However, I choose my battles. I recently got myself a kitchenaid mixer, which in my logic was (although more expensive) more beneficial in regards to saving time in preparing the meals by almost half the time. For me, it’s between spending ten to twenty minutes beating the egg and sugar mixture with a handheld beater and not being able to do anything else or using the mixer and multitasking. For her, it’s getting me an apple slicer just to save a few seconds of my time. My value of time maybe different from hers. Before I purchased the mixer I did my research in price comparison and asked around the office if anyone had one. A few people said the price hasn’t really dropped since ten years ago.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch says:

    With some of those time saving kitchen gadgets you end up spending the saved time working on cleaning the darned thing after its use.

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