Americans Will Buy ANYTHING: Remember These Crazy Products?
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Americans Will Buy ANYTHING: Remember These Crazy Products?

Before there were clickbait and push notifications nagging you every other hour into yet another I-really-don’t-need-this purchase, there was the OG marketing shark: the infomercial. Seen in some of our most vulnerable moments (AKA, half-asleep and restless at 2 a.m. on a Tuesday), these multi-hours long commercials had us purchasing the most irrelevant things. Using loud tactics full of shame weaved into phrases like, “Don’t you want your life to be better?”, and “What are you waiting for?”, mixed with 47 monthly payments and FREE shipping, who were any of us to resist? Check out the craziest of the craziest infomercial products ever below.

Potty Putter

Potty Putter

The Claim: Helps even the crappiest golfer improve their putting game
Price: $12.99

This infomercial bestseller promised buyers to keep their golf game skills on a roll, and really, who doesn’t need a break from scrolling social media while on the porcelain throne? One thing’s for sure—after a round of Potty Putter, you’re sure to be wiped.

Highly Rectumended!

Potty Putter 2

“Missing the putting hole...pretty important piece in this game. Paid for rush ordering to get here for my husband's birthday. Very disappointing.” - Kelsey

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