Products Gone Wrong
Hucksters and scamsters are among us, and they peddle this junk with no regard for quality or taste!
Feb. 2, 2018
Carol Wright Catalog is SHOCKING!
Even though Amazon is becoming the “king of the retail jungle,” we occasionally get junk mail that reminds us of the good old days. But now, I’m reminded of the Brian Wilson’s lyrics in “I guess I just wasn’t made for these times.”
Remember the variety catalogs with a plethora of kitchen tools, pet sweaters, slippers, gadgets and knick-knacks…say like the Carol Wright catalogue that just came in (Jan. 2018).
Flipping through the pages, checking out the new stuff is like comfort food for some. So you can see how it was a bit jarring when I hit pages 26-27!
July 19, 2014
Question: When is copper not just copper?
Ans.: When it costs $42 to $79 for 6.5 ft. of standard “RCA” to 3.5mm stereo audio coax cables. Looks like they have created new “hybrid” elements. Here is a link to a 2001 whitepaper by U. Texas Thomas D. Kite, Ph.D., Audio Precision, Inc. He debunks this type of audio engineering nonsense and other audio products typical of the Skymall.
July 18, 2013
More Medical Devices from the Skymall
These ads pretty much speak for themselves–for the latest in alternative, unproven medical device technology, the Skymall is the place to go!
October 10, 2011
More Products of Questionable Value
I’m always on the lookout for scams, so during a recent flight, I grabbed the newest Skymall catalogue, hoping to find some bogus products–and I did! More than a few questionable medical devices, and for the sophisticated landscape designer, they sell zombie gnomes. Here they are, the “HalfAlert Highlights”….
Do these things work? There don’t appear to be any good studies. This appears to be an intelligent discussion:
Link to discussion on the physics of laser hair therapy.
March 10, 2011
Products for the Rich &/or Stupid
These are all real products, offered in the “Skymall” catalog (Nov. 2010) that can be found in the seat pocket of your favorite commercial jet airliners.
……….is just around the corner.
Fight back with this amazing $79.95 LED Device.
Here we go again..Middle East chaos, and we didn’t quite get around to that independence from oil project.
Are you ready to save BIG $$ with this simple device? Too bad the car companies have this diabolical international conspiracy (why else would the Europeans drive such tiny cars?) to keep this simple technology out of our cars.
Frozen Bushes are now a
THING OF THE PAST!
It’s Spring, 2011, but you better order early–winter will be here before you know it!
Don’t just clean house this spring!
Rearrange your vibes too! When it’s time to move furnigure, hang things or throw stuff out, don’t just guess about the electromagnetic fields in your home–get high tech guidance and save a lot of couch pushing and backaches!
And, unless you have a spare lead box laying around the house, don’t forget to order the $49.95 shielded case to ensure your readings are most accurate.
Stop the Foot Gawkers
Another Get Ready for Spring tip from Halfalert. Alright ladies–no more excuses for those unsightly white feet! And guys can use it too (just as long as they’re shower fresh, right gals?).