February 21, 2005

The $600 Vacuum

Incase you haven't seen the commercials for this thing, allow me provide the scenario. There's this Australian guy, (I think he's Australian because he sounds like that crocodile guy) - in any case, he has a heavy accent and he sure knows his stuff about the product - he talks about how his vacuum cleaner invention will suck forever; longer even, than you will breathe.

You have to love vacuum cleaners ~ they are the only product we purchase based on how much it sucks.

Anyway, he claims he has worked on inventing this device for years. He explains all the technical baloney and tells you, quite convincingly, how he cannot believe you've gotten by without this thing till now. It swirls, it twirls, it's quick, easy and clean.

I don't know about you but for 600 freaking dollars, it better fix dinner and tell me I'm beautiful at the end of the day as well.

My personal thoughts on this are as follows:
  • accents can be a fine source of entertainment
  • this vacuum dude has no life
  • any woman who would spend $600 on his product needs take off the apron and get out more
  • I'd like to get my hands on this particular "buyer list." Seems like it might be a great means to thin the herd
  • to anyone who has arrived at this post through a search on the word "suck" ~ sorry to disappoint


Blogger brooksba said...


Classic! Absolutely classic. I know I've seen some of the infomercials and I find myself shaking my head each and every time. I can proudly say I've never given in to the products sold on TV, but I am still fascinated by the "Muppet Show" collection. That infomercial is the best to watch!


2:15 AM  
Blogger John said...

Good points! I never thought about buying a product just because it sucks well!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Wally said...


I always get a kick out of seeing that vacuum cleaner, that can pick up a 16 pound bowling ball. Yeah! But, I'll tell ya what! If dust balls ever get ta be that big and heavy, well; I'm moving out of my house. I mean geeez! Just imagine how big those "dust-mites," would have ta be! ;-)
*I'm more than sure, that no one would be sorry coming to your delightful site!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Bry-2000 said...

I always have to watch an informercial if the seller has an accent.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Sparkling Beige said...

Hey Carol

Since you visited my page I have been a regular vistor to your blog.

Thanks for keeping me entertained! And I love to read the comments of others about your thoughts.


2:03 AM  
Blogger Swifty said...

This comment is in regard to the guy, John, who 'never thought about buying a product just because it sucks well'. I can assure him this is a key selling point in the 'oldest profession in the world'.

Have a nice day.

4:40 AM  

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