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What ever happened to plain honest descriptions of a product and its benefits? This is the current description for a set of pliers for sale on Sams Club website.

"The Tactix Pro 7-piece plier set combines strength and strategy while giving you the pliers you need to get the job. The set comes with five full-sized pliers and two mini-pliers, giving you versatility in your plier selection. Made from high-quality steel, these pliers are equipped with the Tactix Pro finish ensuring longevity in the tool. The ergonomic handles provide you with a superior grip leaving you satisfied before, during and after your work is completed."

A set of pliers that can "leave me satisfied" even before I use them. Now that is a set of pliers. Do I have to confess to my wife after using them??

What is the most ridiculous or over hyped ad you have seen recently?
 
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If advertised properly, you can sell cat turds to people.


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LOL @ "Tactix Pro"!

Does it come with a pair of HD Special Ops sunglasses?
 
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LOL @ "Tactix Pro"!

Does it come with a pair of HD Special Ops sunglasses?


Well the ad does say they come with a "strategy". That is same as tactics right? Never realized that I needed a strategy for using pliers.
 
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I'm guessing Tactix Pro's are made in China so that should tell you all you need to know.
 
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Thinking of overhyped ads reminded me of the Herters Catalog in the early 1960's.
 
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Anyone ever belong to a cheese or wine of the month club? Some of the most wordy people I have ever encountered.
 
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Anyone ever belong to a cheese or wine of the month club? Some of the most wordy people I have ever encountered.


For sure. I've also seen people wax eloquent over coffee: "Hints of this and that, blah, blah, blah...and a nutty finish."

"Nutty finish..." he sez. More than you realize, Scooter...




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If advertised properly, you can sell cat turds to people.

Reminds me of an old George Carlin line.

Nail two things together that nobody has nailed together before, and some schmuck will buy it.


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The Olympic Games are hyped to no end. They are advertising them and they don't even start until 2020.


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If the dog turds are pink, you can charge women more for them.
 
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You’re misreading. “ leave you satisfied before... your work is completed.”

The ad writer learned from the now defunct sharper image company. They became successful from taking full page magazine ads and writing about crappy watches. I know, I bought one of their early watches.



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Marketing guys get paid by the word.




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What is the most ridiculous or over hyped ad you have seen recently?


Not recent (clearly) but for many years I was in the habit of making my dad mix tapes for Christmas from the music I'd accumulated over the previous year. He was into it and frequently commented on how much he enjoyed that.

At one point I came home from the store with a package of 3 *blank* TDK SA-90s. Blank.

The little bag they came in, in addition to touting the clearly superior technical attributes of the contents, bore this gem:

"Perfect for recording."





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If the dog turds are pink, you can charge women more for them.


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