Stop yelling at me, I do NOT want to buy your product!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MattyK, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. MattyK macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone else hate those radio and television ads, where all they do is yell at you to buy their products?
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I hate ads period. I tape most of the tv I watch on my DVR and fast forward through the commercials when I watch the shows.
     
  3. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    :) have you seen the Chaser's skits on this?

    For those who haven't, here they are on YouTube:

    Video 1
    Compilation

    Quite amusing.
     
  4. MattyK thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I've seen them, geez the chasers are funny, shame they got banned..
     
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I don't think I could live without a DVR now, after getting so used to it. :eek:
     
  6. juanm macrumors 65816

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    I guess I'm an anachronism, but I've never had a TV. Or rather we've had a TV since the beginning of the VCRs, but we never attached it to the antenna. We bought or rented our movies/documentaries. Never had to deal with commercials. Now my gf and I are about to move to a new appartment, and we don't plan on getting TV unless we get a very good deal to get english and french speaking channels (we live in Spain, and TV here sucks)
     
  7. conch575 macrumors 6502

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    I think the yelling implies urgency or something. They want you to REMEMBER their ad and when you see their products, they want you to have that annoying guy's voice in your head "now now now!"
     
  8. matthewscott661 macrumors 6502

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    Their objective should be to show you that their product is the best and that it is what you need, not to annoy you so you remember it.

    If the only reason you remember a product is because the commercial was obnoxious, then that product is not worth buying.

    Good products sell themselves.
     
  9. AdamLikesMusic macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone seen the infomercial dubs on YouTube? I won't link, as I'm not sure what's allowed to be posted here, but they're pretty funny.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    The yelling isn't too bad, but when a commercial comes on, and the volume jumps up several notches, well that rally irks me. I don't need to be blasted out of my living room for a commercial.
     
  11. LizKat macrumors 68030

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    Marshall McLuhan famously said with respect to television, "The medium is the message." The message became intolerable noise and clutter chopped into programming content without regard for the overall effect on the viewer. It's why I no longer have a television set.
     
  12. ethical macrumors 68000

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    Normal adverts I can just about stand, but it's the "infomercials" that really grind my gears. The ones that give you a number at the end of the advert, because they think their pack of kitchen towels is so important that we'd instantly grab the phone and order 50 packs!
     
  13. MacVixen macrumors 6502

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    Like the remix for the SlapChop? That's a great vid. I'm tempted to buy the SlapChop more the awesome remix vid, then Vince's "real" pitch :p
     
  14. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    I shall miss Billy Mays and his yelling at me to buy Oxy-Clean. May his body be carried by mighty putty to the heavens.
     
  15. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Hey, I think those yelling commercials got the message across.

    I mean, we are talking about it right now, right? ;)
     
  16. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    We shall all miss Billy Mays.
     
  17. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I guess one advantage of not having a TV, is that you don't get yelled at! :)
     
  18. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    And here I had forgotten he had died. :(
    I miss Billy.
    Please Billy, if you can hear me, please yell a sign that I should buy more Oxy Clean and Mini Burger Makers.
     
  19. sushi Moderator emeritus

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  21. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    :eek::eek::eek:I'm embarrassed to say that I enjoy some of those infomercials, especially those involving lawn care equipment or power tools.:eek::eek::eek: I drooled at the prospect of owning a Fien MultiMaster until the stick shock brought me back to earth.:p The Omni Dual Saw.:cool: How about the Worx GT? That made me want to buy the edger/trimmer even though my yard is small enough to trim with a pair of scissors.;)
     
  22. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I wonder what possessed them to call their furniture store a flea market to begin with. :D
     
  23. danpass macrumors 68020

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    BILLY MAYS HERE WITH THE INCREDIBLE AWESOME AUGER!



    :D
     
  24. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    It had the complete opposite effect on me.
     

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