Topsy Turvy Pros/Cons? Pros Easy to start No full garden necessary Helps eliminate ground pests and weeds Fun family project No weeding Cons Needs constant watering Only small plants Plastic may tear Not ideal growing conditions Topsy Turvy Review: Home gardening is rising and with it comes trendy inventions such as the Topsy Turvy Tomato [...]
Crafts — Infomercial Reviews…
Infomercials generally pitch arts and crafts that are fun; but also that have the potential to make money. You will usually see craft items that can make products for sale. This connect with two power drivers of human behavior. 1) leisure and enjoyment and 2) to make money.
If you plan on purchasing an arts and craft ‘as seen on tv’ item to make money, make sure you have a plan on where and how to sell the items. It’s recommended that you connect with other people selling these items and make sure they have some reasonable success before you buy.
If you plan on purchasing a craft product for pure enjoyment, it’s really up to you if you really need the item.
Do They Really Work?
The big question is: Does it really work. Some infomercials make it look so easy to use on TV. However, when the product arrives you find it may be clumsy or difficult to use properly. Or the material is flimsy and you feel like you are one use away from breakage. You can verify if it really works by consulting reviews online.
Fine Print and True Cost
Make sure you read the fine print about returns and/or a possible money back guarantee. Find out what qualifies for a total refund. In addition, make sure you learn the total cost of ownership: Do you have to buy any other products for the craft. If so, are the products widely available in stores or do you have to order through the same company. By checking these items out you’ll understand exactly the true cost of ownership.
Some infomercials try to sell you product patterns or guides that are widely available for free online. Do a quick internet search to see what you can find before you buy.
When you order the product pay attention to the shipping costs associated with any bonuses you are eligible for. In some cases you may be required to pay a separate shipping cost for each extra bonus you accept. In some cases these extra shipping costs could be more than the original product itself. Pay attention to these details and
you’ll enjoy your purchase much more.