MemberSince99 wrote:My guess is not everyone does, or they wouldn't send them out. Someone must get suckered in and buy.
There are still Nigerian Prince emails going out, and that's the biggest clichÃ© scam in the book. It must work on SOMEONE, right?
I bought a new car for the first time this past spring, and boy was I unprepared for all the extra insurance they try to sell you. And this was from the dealership. I had no idea they did this. After we already bought the car and signed everything (or so I thought) we must have spent over an hour in the office of a completely different person whose sole job, as near as I can tell, is trying to scare you into buying layers upon layers of extra insurance. When we finally got away from her my wife was like, "yeah, sorry, I should have warned you about that."
I didn't buy anything; hopefully I don't end up regretting it. I kept trying to get her to explain it more, but she kept flipping through the same books and regurgitating the same stock pitches. The car this replaced had 185,000 miles on it when we bought it
nearly 5 years ago and in the whole time we had it we had one big expensive repair to make. So I'll take my chances with a brand new car. Sure nothing is guaranteed, but I would rather dip into savings for a major repair than spend $100+ per month on the offchance it ever needs one. I just am not going to pay for something when I don't understand what I am getting, and the fact that she couldn't explain it any further made me instantly distrust her.
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MemberSince99 wrote:I read that the media uses this fear to help the advertisers sell their products