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March 18, 2019

Thanks for Nothing, 2019 – Part 1

Filed under: Food/Groceries,Humor,Internet,Retail,Thanks for Nothing — Edgar (aka MrConsumer) @ 5:51 am

“Thanks for Nothing” spotlights advertising that seemingly promises a great deal, and then lets you down big-time, or makes a product claim that proves untrue, or just makes you scratch your head and laugh.

Example 1:

Buy Dig is an online seller of electronics and other goods. Recently they advertised a pretty high-value coupon online, $50 off.

$50 off

However, if you click-through to see the actual deal, you would no doubt be disappointed.


$2000 purchase required

To save that $50, you have to make a $2000 purchase, saving a mere 2.5% off. Thanks for nothing, Buy Dig.

Example 2:

The problem with this Aunt Jemima syrup doesn’t even require you to read the fine print ingredients statement.

Butter syrup

What? Contains no butter? Thanks for nothing, Auntie.

Example 3:

Nothing turns shoppers off like high shipping costs, but this example takes the cake.

high shipping costs

A cheap, small plastic bottle costs over $18 to ship and the tax is three times the item’s price? Thanks for nothing.

Example 4:

Finally, if you want a quick meal, ramen noodles are about as fast as you can get, and dirt cheap in this offer. The trouble is you could starve before your order arrives.

ramen noodles

Thanks for nothing, Amazon

If you find an offer suitable for a “Thanks for Nothing” mention, please submit it to edgar(at symbol) .

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  1. On those Ramen noodles, it may take awhile to get them, but you can’t beat the price: 51 cents for a 24 pack, for a unit price of 2.125 cents apiece. Plus you can have them gift wrapped!

    Comment by Richard — March 18, 2019 @ 10:35 am
  2. The Aunt Jemima product is egregiously insulting. That should be a FDA labeling violation if it isn’t already one.

    Comment by Wayne — March 18, 2019 @ 12:02 pm
  3. 50 bucks off 2000 bucks is not a lot of money for sure although they do see TV’s over that 2 grand price point.

    Comment by richard Ginn — March 18, 2019 @ 3:57 pm
  4. Unless you’re going to buy something else as well or order 50 cases of the Ramen, that price wouldn’t do you much good as you’d get charged shipping.

    Comment by Dan — March 18, 2019 @ 5:58 pm
  5. “Butter” “Rich” “Syrup”

    Just another swill product that ain’t good for you…

    Comment by Bearcat44 — March 18, 2019 @ 7:49 pm
  6. As for the Ramen Noodles, I would question the price of $0.51 for a case of 24. Without being able to check out the rest of the listing, I think the $0.51 is the price per individual packet but the case price is $12.24 which is much more in line with the other pricing. Also with Amazon many times for shipping of non-prime items they list a longer period of time and you receive the item much quicker.

    As fast as outrageous shipping prices. Check out Ebay where may items sell cheap but the shipping is excessive. This is done by some seller to avoid paying sellers fees to Ebay since you do not pay a fee on shipping. As always a good buyer has to look at the total price (item plus shipping)to compare apples to apples.

    Comment by Joseph — March 25, 2019 @ 10:27 am
  7. How can the tax be more than the profuct unless they sre charging tax on shipping.
    I would report them to state tax authority . Seems they are collecting excess tax…are they paying it ?

    Comment by Rich — April 2, 2019 @ 9:30 pm

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