LOLOL - In the FITNESS niche? THIS is what you're dealing with... wow

by Tang
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I just read a blog comment from a person who bought a Shake Weight - you know, from the infomercial...

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COMMENTER 1:
June 15th, 2011 at 6:47 am · Reply

I purchased a Shake Weight, watched the DVD — twice in fact. No where does it indicate how to start the darn thing to shaking. Went to their website concerning returning for refund. that was no help. If I could use it, it might work. But not know how to ‘start’ it, just another waste of money.

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COMMENTER 2:
June 15th, 2011 at 7:17 am · Reply

Hi,

You don’t “start” it. You need to actively shake it. It doesn’t run on batteries.
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...did anyone else besides me just DIE laughing??

This teaches me that refunds are not always a reflection on the product - sometimes the customer is just extremely lazy, or not very bright!
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert M Gouge
    Ha! I really lol'd to that one. That's just pure gold.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dash Evra
    Haha Lol...

    But in all fairness, the infomercial does make it look like it shakes by itself...

    On another topic, I used to "shake weight" every night in my teen years :p. Didn't get close to getting buff. So, I don't that product will do much
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  • Profile picture of the author Cee
    LOL I've never seen the commercial. How exactly does it shake itself? Too funny!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dash Evra
      Originally Posted by Cee View Post

      LOL I've never seen the commercial. How exactly does it shake itself? Too funny!
      Many of those scenes show very little hand motion while the machine is bouncing fast which gives the illusion that the machine is doing more work.

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      • Profile picture of the author Cee
        Originally Posted by Dash Evra View Post

        Many of those scenes show very little hand motion while the machine and bouncing fast which gives the illusion that the machine is doing more work.
        You're right! That thing looks like it's on turbo mode.
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        • Profile picture of the author Tang
          Well I thought it was pretty clear... I guess not!
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          • Profile picture of the author chumpschimps
            Haha, love it.

            An old friend of mine was manager at a big chemist/pharmacy and once told me about a guy who bought one of those twist-up deodorant sticks.

            Apparently, he brought it back wanting a refund because he'd followed the instructions and claimed the deodorant didn't work.

            Unfortunately, he might have taken the, "Twist and push up bottom" instructions a little bit too closely!!!
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            • Profile picture of the author Michael Silvester
              Obviously Shake Weight Need to Supply a "Quick Start Guide"!

              Step 1: Collect your mail!

              Step 2: Unwrap your package!

              Step 3: Read the disclaimer that explains that you aint
              going to gain sh*t, and its not their fault you just
              bought a dodgy product.

              Step 4: Shake the sh*t out of it with your arms!

              *Batteries not included
              **This is not an Adult sex toy
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Whisonant
    They even sell those things in Walmart now.

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  • Profile picture of the author weblink29
    I bought a toy from Amazon.com for my friends 2 year old son. It was one of those toys that shoots balls out of the top of it. I received the item and I tested it before Christmas. I put the batteries in it and turned on the off/on switch but nothing happened. I contacted Amazon.com and exchanged it for a new one only to have the same problem with the new toy.

    That's when I pushed the yellow head at the top of the toy and it started to run.

    Here's the toy
    Amazon.com: Playskool Explore and Grow Busy Ball...Amazon.com: Playskool Explore and Grow Busy Ball...

    So yea, I got stumped by a 2 year olds toy
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    • Profile picture of the author Cee
      Originally Posted by weblink29 View Post


      So yea, I got stumped by a 2 year olds toy

      That's because kids are smarter nowadays :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Dash Evra
    Originally Posted by ncmedia View Post

    My buddy works at a FutureShop.

    He had a customer bring his PC in,
    and he found some of that pressured
    air in a can you can spray to clean
    your machines insides from dust and
    dirt etc. The can read 'Clean Your PC'
    or something.

    So this guy walks up, puts his PC on the
    counter - puts the pressured 'clean your PC'
    can up to my friends face and asks:

    "Hey, so let me get this straight, all I
    have to do is spray this inside my
    machine - and it will clean it? Like it will
    get rid of all the viruses and crap that's
    on it just with this?"


    I 'd
    Hahahah... Good one
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  • Profile picture of the author JamieSEO
    Originally Posted by dtang View Post

    I just read a blog comment from a person who bought a Shake Weight - you know, from the infomercial...

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    COMMENTER 1:
    June 15th, 2011 at 6:47 am · Reply

    I purchased a Shake Weight, watched the DVD -- twice in fact. No where does it indicate how to start the darn thing to shaking. Went to their website concerning returning for refund. that was no help. If I could use it, it might work. But not know how to 'start' it, just another waste of money.

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    COMMENTER 2:
    June 15th, 2011 at 7:17 am · Reply

    Hi,

    You don't "start" it. You need to actively shake it. It doesn't run on batteries.
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    ...did anyone else besides me just DIE laughing??

    This teaches me that refunds are not always a reflection on the product - sometimes the customer is just extremely lazy, or not very bright!
    roflmao

    But don't you know the customer is always right?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tang
    Originally Posted by ncmedia View Post

    "Hey, so let me get this straight, all I
    have to do is spray this inside my
    machine - and it will clean it? Like it will
    get rid of all the viruses and crap that's
    on it just with this?"
    Hilarious!
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewNeer
    Thats super funny man, I cant believe that. People are so dumb sometimes...
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert X
    See the South Park episode of the shake weight,,,, it's hilarious
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Umm...isn't the REAL lesson here that people selling products need to make the instructions clear?

    I was wondering if the Shake Weight ran on batteries or not, now I know. So, no, it's not as obvious as some people think. However, I'm pretty sure I could figure it out.

    Anyway, are there instructions with the Shake Weight that say "The Shake Weight is human powered. No need for batteries. No need for electricity. Just start shaking it for the workout of your life."

    ?

    I know I've seen a few e-book sellers give a brief explanation about what a digital download is.

    Anyway, glad you all can laugh at the "idiots" who are "out there", what's it like to be perfect?

    Just curious.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tang
      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

      Anyway, are there instructions with the Shake Weight that say "The Shake Weight is human powered. No need for batteries. No need for electricity. Just start shaking it for the workout of your life."

      ?

      I know I've seen a few e-book sellers give a brief explanation about what a digital download is.

      Anyway, glad you all can laugh at the "idiots" who are "out there", what's it like to be perfect?

      Just curious.
      Good points. Really can't argue with that... moment of immaturity there.

      I like your lines - "The Shake Weight is human powered. No need for batteries. No need for electricity. Just start shaking it for the workout of your life."

      ...you're a natural! Have to say that's much clearer than what's in the commercial...

      Good stuff
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    • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

      Umm...isn't the REAL lesson here that people selling products need to make the instructions clear?
      No, the real lesson is there are dumb people out there who won't get it no matter what you do.


      Anyway, glad you all can laugh at the "idiots" who are "out there", what's it like to be perfect?

      Just curious.
      It's quite nice. What's it like to be clueless?
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
        Originally Posted by Black Hat Cat View Post

        No, the real lesson is there are dumb people out there who won't get it no matter what you do.




        It's quite nice. What's it like to be clueless?
        Typical remark. Now you can go back to your litter box.

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    • Profile picture of the author chumpschimps
      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post


      Anyway, glad you all can laugh at the "idiots" who are "out there", what's it like to be perfect?

      Just curious.
      No-one's perfect and no-one's better than anyone else - we're all just different individuals with different strengths.

      I have a very basic sense of humour and find the simplest of things funny. But, do you know what?

      That makes my life fun!

      Yes, I laugh at something someone else does, but I laugh harder at my own goofs and mistakes. That doesn't make me a bad person, because I laugh WITH others, not AT them and I don't have the attitude that I'm better than someone else.

      Yes, my sense of humour might be basic, but I have another quality that's way above normal - that doesn't mean I look down on people who are average/below average in the area where I excel.

      I won't apologise if my basic humour is beneath you, just as I wouldn't expect you to apologise that your ____ is of a lower level than mine.

      I (and dare I presume others reading this thread) was simply enjoying something that someone kindly shared, which brought a smile to my face - that doesn't mean I think I'm better than the person requesting a refund.
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      • Profile picture of the author lisakleinweber
        I gotta be honest. I thought the thing shook itself and the muscle action was brought into play by trying to hold onto it while it shakes.

        My husband has a kind of gyroscope thingy that works in that way that works on the forearm muscles. You hold it, it bounces around in your hand, and you try to hold on to it. It jerks your hand around.

        I don't have one, but my friend's mother does. I saw it and was like wow, cool, I want to try it! I looked everywhere for the on button. When I saw there was no on button I thought it was much less cool.
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

      Umm...isn't the REAL lesson here that people selling products need to make the instructions clear?

      I was wondering if the Shake Weight ran on batteries or not, now I know. So, no, it's not as obvious as some people think. However, I'm pretty sure I could figure it out.

      Anyway, are there instructions with the Shake Weight that say "The Shake Weight is human powered. No need for batteries. No need for electricity. Just start shaking it for the workout of your life."

      ?

      I know I've seen a few e-book sellers give a brief explanation about what a digital download is.

      Anyway, glad you all can laugh at the "idiots" who are "out there", what's it like to be perfect?

      Just curious.
      Michael, I think sometimes it's possible to laugh at the misconceptions people have while taking note of the need to improve your instructions. I once advertised a party at a private language school from 9 - 2 and at 9 a.m. a student turned up asking where the party was. I thought it was funny but the time on every party poster from then on was 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. I think it comes down to reasonable assumptions. In the case of the party, the poster said there was alcohol and there was nothing about lessons being cancelled in the morning. In the case of new (technology) products that will be bought by all and sundry I think you cannot explain enough. I've said this before a few times; a lot of the people on this forum don't know how to teach and they don't know how to explain - they blame everything on the stupidity/laziness of their students. Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author krikkod
    I first lold at the OP then i lold at the commercial - its like a vibrator for men
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  • Profile picture of the author ConvertingTraffic
    lol so funny..

    hahha

    nv thought of that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
    I sell 7-10 a week from my blog. Never had a refund. I must get the intelligent buyers lol
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    lol ... priceless. Obviously, the product needs some instructions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Lol that's classic.

    But the clue is in the name.
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    • Profile picture of the author KevinA
      I hate all these 'new gadgets' in the fitness industry - it clearly shows how full of BS the industry really is!!
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  • Profile picture of the author redbearing
    Ah, that looks like an interesting work-out tool! But yeah, the ad was not clear enough when explaining how to use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nadim Hussain
    Originally Posted by dtang View Post

    I just read a blog comment from a person who bought a Shake Weight - you know, from the infomercial...

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    COMMENTER 1:
    June 15th, 2011 at 6:47 am · Reply

    I purchased a Shake Weight, watched the DVD -- twice in fact. No where does it indicate how to start the darn thing to shaking. Went to their website concerning returning for refund. that was no help. If I could use it, it might work. But not know how to 'start' it, just another waste of money.

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    COMMENTER 2:
    June 15th, 2011 at 7:17 am · Reply

    Hi,

    You don't "start" it. You need to actively shake it. It doesn't run on batteries.
    ____

    ...did anyone else besides me just DIE laughing??

    This teaches me that refunds are not always a reflection on the product - sometimes the customer is just extremely lazy, or not very bright!

    LOL!! Thank you for brightening up a gloomy day in London!!
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  • Profile picture of the author xxdksxx
    Haha wow this is by far the funniest thing I have seen today. Some people amaze me thinking that no matter what it is that it will all be done for you. Just like people that think "Push button money blogs" work are the same people that think that can buy something battery operated and that it will be done for them. Amazing...
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  • Profile picture of the author gskesavan
    Interesting case study. LOL!
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  • Profile picture of the author kellyburdes
    One of the earliest lessons I learned was that you won't go broke by underestimating the intellect of your average buyer, but you could by over estimating it.
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    • Profile picture of the author chumpschimps
      Originally Posted by kellyburdes View Post

      One of the earliest lessons I learned was that you won't go broke by underestimating the intellect of your average buyer, but you could by over estimating it.
      That's something I've also come to learn over the last few years too.

      I think the key is in the style of writing, so as not to patronise the reader. But, get the style right, start with the most basic first step and the results will be good.

      I've unpacked boxes in the past, not knowing something was concealed, or packed separately, and then spent 5 minutes looking for that xx bit that wasn't with the rest - I wouldn't have been offended if the instructions were....

      1. Unpack the main xx from the box before locating the yy which is taped to the underside/ packed separately in zz location.

      2 .............
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Unfortunately there are customers that would like a one push button solution for their purchase, I am sure secretly many companies love these folks
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