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July 22, 2019

Thanks for Nothing – Summer 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Edgar (aka MrConsumer) @ 5:25 am

Every so often you see offers that make you do a double-take, or promise a great deal but only disappoint you when the true facts are revealed. Here’s the latest crop.

Example 1:

While it still is summer, you might decide to buy new sunglasses. No brand is more famous than Ray Ban and the crooks that are marketing these knock-offs know it.


Rayban knock-offs

Thanks for nothing (and trying to scam buyers). Photo credit:Reddit.

Example 2:

Just about now, despite the current heat wave, stores are starting to get in fall and winter clothing and accessories. Here’s an odd one:

heated insoles

These are heated insoles to keep your feet warm in shoes or boots. They are usb-powered, so they have to be connected to your computer. Just be sure to buy a really long extension cord for when you’re out in the cold. Thanks for nothing.

Example 3:

As we continue with the summer theme, sporting goods are big sellers this time of year. Here’s a kickball for your kids or grandkids, but there is a surprise safety warning in small print.


Don't kick the kickball

Thanks for nothing, Gopher. Photo credit: Reddit.

Example 4:

On a hot day, nothing beats an icy cold beer (I’m told). And if the beer is free, all the better. This Connecticut bar and grill decided to offer just that. But there was an asterisk after the word “free.”


free beer with coupon
Photo credit: Reddit

Thanks for … the chuckle, Wood -n- Tap.

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  1. Never seen a portable usb power bank?

    Comment by Mike — July 22, 2019 @ 7:41 am
  2. The kickball is epic though.

    Comment by Mike — July 22, 2019 @ 7:42 am
  3. The USB insoles could be plugged into an external battery pack like those used to charge phones.

    Comment by Tim S — July 22, 2019 @ 7:42 am
  4. The USB insoles could be good for sitting in a chilly office or home office environment.

    Comment by Richard — July 22, 2019 @ 12:13 pm
  5. Take a pic of the billboard…print it…and then use the coupon. Nothing in the fine print about copies or size.

    Comment by Chris — July 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
  6. Nor a limit to the number of times the coupon can be reproduced or used.

    Comment by Kim T. — July 31, 2019 @ 10:01 pm

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