As the owner of approximately 3 dozen “As Seen On TV”
products, one could say that I’m a sucker for a sales pitch. OK…I am a sucker, but I proclaim loudly and
proudly that, despite my chump status, I have made very few poor decisions in
the infomercial department. The
overwhelming majority of products that I have secured have been successes. I’m not a 3am, can’t sleep, “Yeah, I do have
a hard time getting soap scum off of my shower curtain!” kind of
purchaser. It’s a drawn out analysis of
assessed need, claim legitimacy, and cost scrutiny. I know, I know…shocker…Nick conducts a drawn
out analysis before making a purchase.
Anyway, my point is that I put a lot of thought into a potential purchase before pulling the trigger. Like lyrics to a song, I pay close attention. So yesterday this new Febreze Allergen Reducer spray danced across my screen. Being a year-round dust/mold allergy sufferer, I was very interested in what this might be able to do for me…until I watched the commercial. The product’s big moment came in the pillow test. Here, see it for yourself:
Oh wow! That’s incredible! Yeah. The thing is, you would achieve the exact same result with a spray bottle filled with plain old water. The Febreze has nothing to do with it. The pillow on the right doesn’t erupt with dust BECAUSE IT’S WET!