Why I shouldn’t be allowed to view Infomercials

April 29, 2009 — 16 Comments

The above video is on the front page of Reddit this evening. It’s a remix of an infomercial to music.

I would be lucky to watch TV once a week, and when I do it’s usually the ABC, so no infomercials. Oddly when I visit the US, I often watch informercials in my hotel room, only because they’re so foreign to me, I find them fascinating.

So I watched the above video, and while the music mix was good, I found the product even better. I did some quick research, and found some real world testing examples that backed up the claim.

I then hit Google to see 1: how much it cost 2: if you can get it in Australia. You can’t, but there are eBay sellers who offer shipping here.

For around $47 shipped (the shipping was more than the product), in about 10 days I’ll proudly own a Slap Chop 🙂

16 responses to Why I shouldn’t be allowed to view Infomercials

  1. Haha you actualy bougth the product after watching the video mocking it (kinda)? Wow, you must have a lot of time on your hands to research all this stuff (though I agree – SlapChop is awesome!)

  2. Lol. Thank you for helping out the economy. I had a similar product years ago although it was marketed as an onion chopper.

  3. Oh, dear. Now I'm worried that you'll go through great lengths to get a U.S. feed for products such as “the Great Wok of China.”

    Perhaps geotarding IS a good thing…

    P.S. Next time you're in the States, check your nearby mall to see if it has an “As Seen On TV” outlet. The company also has a web site for online purchases, but they only ship to the USA and Canada.

  4. better than a turkey slap!

  5. You know that guy Vince was recently arrested for beating a prostitute, lol.

  6. I had a similar product years ago although it was marketed as an onion chopper.

  7. this is very informative blog.this video is very super.i like it very much.It?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s a remix of an infomercial to music. thank u for sharing.

  8. That's one of the reasons I don't even own a TV 😉 I can see all tv shows I want on-line, and I won't fell victim to ads. Because I don't really need all this stuff … at least that's what I think before getting mesmerized by commercials…. After i watch them it turns out I absolutely cannot live without some gadget like this one …. which ain't true, but I only realize it after I buy.
    Seriously, sell your tv!

  9. cool product, the only downside is it can only accommodate small pieces so you basically need to chop those large chunk to small piece in order to fit in slap chop.

  10. Nice post and great article and this is very informative blog.this video is very super.i like it very much. thank you for sharing with us.

  11. I watched the above video, and while the music mix was good, I found the product even better. I did some quick research, and found some real world testing examples that backed up the claim.

  12. I would be lucky to watch TV once a week, and when I do it?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s usually the ABC, so no infomercials. Oddly when I visit the US, I often watch infomercials in my hotel room, only because they?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢re so foreign to me, I find them fascinating

  13. I would be lucky to watch TV once a week, and when I do it’s usually the ABC, so no infomercials. Oddly when I visit the US, I often watch infomercials in my hotel room, only because they’re so foreign to me, I find them fascinating

  14. I would be lucky to watch TV once a week, and when I do it’s usually the ABC, so no infomercials. Oddly when I visit the US, I often watch infomercials in my hotel room, only because they’re so foreign to me, I find them fascinating

  15. Haha Nice commercial, it really can get your attention into watching it. And it gets you interested on the product itself. I love it on how they did it. Slap CHop ow yeah!

  16. If you have a interest in a particular area (cooking in this context) infomercials can easily have u shell out your money (you have spent more than what is “value for money”) cause they are that convincing!!!. stay away and you could save some bugs!

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