Once again I’m probably the last to know. This time it’s websites that rate and review all those “As Seen on TV” products that I’ve always assumed are probably cheap junk and scams. And often the companies make their profit not on the cheap product but on inflated shipping charges, difficult returns, or misrepresented free trials.
I came across such a site this morning at Consumer Search; it features a long list of those TV gadgets with reviews of each, where-to-buy information, and the commercials themselves. I had no idea there were so many of those gimmicky products out there. Not on the list are products/services/surgeries like Lifestyle Lift and Bosley Hair Restoration, which are equally suspect and a lot more expensive. Not to mention potentially dangerous. The takeaway, as always: Caveat emptor.