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    You really can sell anything these days...

    After reading Sair's thread HERE, I see some clever chap is selling 'Shropshire Mud' for people in cities to spray their 4X4's (and number plates ) with to get that country look. Not that I would need any, living in the Shropshire Countryside, but damn I wish I had come up with that one!

    Further proof you really can sell anything if it's packaged in the right way.

    I saw a children's advert, during the early morning brain washing session, for a so called "Yo Stick". Basically it's a fancy looking stick you can do tricks with. Some Dude's in 'cool' clothes listening to so 'cool' pop were chucking it around. But ultimately it was just a stick. A stick god damn it! I am sure toy's are being dumbed down more and more. I remember Lego, QUALITY Action Man and Star Wars stuff. No wonder kids seem to be getting thicker!

    Anyway, my point is I find it amazing what people can sell these days. We really will be selling ice to Eskimos soon. So can anyone else think of any examples of things being sold that just should not sell?

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    X-box box. 'Nuff said.

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    Ice cubes.

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    Hey, I buy ice cubes. Why? Because I cba filling up the stupid tray thing every time I want some ice and then waiting for it to freeze. Yes, no doubt 'convenience', or should I say 'lazyness' is responsible for many such products.

    As far as the stick goes....back in the day....or rather, back in Victorian times, that's about as entertaining as kids toys got. So not only are the toy gurus now selling sticks, they've run out of ideas and have thieved the idea from someone before them.

    Ban advertising for children, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    IPods.
    Agreed.

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    ipods

    tongue scrapers - i remember waking up on the lounge floor once at about 4 am and the telly had an infomercial on tongue scrapers.......it lasted about 45 minutes - all of which i watched and due to the alcohol level in my system, i actually tried to order one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS
    Hey, I buy ice cubes. Why? Because I cba filling up the stupid tray thing every time I want some ice and then waiting for it to freeze. Yes, no doubt 'convenience', or should I say 'lazyness' is responsible for many such products.
    Fair enuff. I just usually buy a load of the empty bags and leave then in the freezer for whenever though.

    Ban advertising for children, please.
    Amen to that!!

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    Grated cheese in a bag is another one that springs to mind.

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    Again, I purchase. And chopped onions in a bag. And anything else that the supermarket can be bothered to prepare for me. I just cba, I'd rather pay more and save myself the time.

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    Theres nothing wrong with ipods, can everyone just leave them alone because they dont have the money to buy 1

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    Tinned eggs.
    For those who arnt very good at cracking them though I woulda thought that tins would be harder to open.

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    about the ice-cubes... you'll find a lot of pubs and restaurants buy ice cubes, so they don't get done over when someone gets dysentry... "What ice cubes are you using?" "we get them out of the tap and freeze them.." "jail for you" etc etc. at least buying them, you've got soe comeback on the manufacturer if someone gets dysentry from them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by silent ben
    Theres nothing wrong with ipods, can everyone just leave them alone because they dont have the money to buy 1
    Every idiot in London has the money to buy one. I had one and sold it. Times have moved on, there are better products available, deal with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS
    Every idiot in London has the money to buy one. I had one and sold it. Times have moved on, there are better products available, deal with it
    I wish people like you who've had one and moved on would be the one's to "deal with it" considering they tend to be the ones that go on and on

    and on

    and on

    and on and on about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tumble
    about the ice-cubes... you'll find a lot of pubs and restaurants buy ice cubes, so they don't get done over when someone gets dysentry... "What ice cubes are you using?" "we get them out of the tap and freeze them.." "jail for you" etc etc. at least buying them, you've got soe comeback on the manufacturer if someone gets dysentry from them...
    Where would they store them all? Most of the pubs i have worked in would have needed about 10 big chest freezers for an avarage weekends worth. Most pubs have good ice cube making machines that make them in minutes and many have good filtration. Dysentery can come from loads of places in a pub if it was there surely.
    I would not mind having one of those mini ones for my place in the summer, but i bet they use loads of energy.

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