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  1. Silly Wabbitt at |

    and all of these products are available at your local Wal-mart, walgreens and cvs. hurry and go buy it all now.

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  2. Aron at |

    As silly as it sounds, the high-end electrical outlet does serve a real purpose. And it’s all about the strength and cleanliness of the power running through it. Naturally, this electricity would be run through a power conditioner to smooth out any remaining spikes before it would be connected to A/V equipment.

    Audiophilia is an expensive hobby.

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    1. marc at |

      I was going to say something similar. My guess would be that it reduces ground hums and that pesky 60Hz buzz associated with electricity in the US.

      I still think it’s pretty F’ing ridiculous though.

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    2. John Fisher at |

      And a gullible one.

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    3. Bumboclot at |

      It may do something to help your sound if there is a buzz in the audio, but it won’t do anything if your sound is good already. I can’t really tell from the info provided – but I wouldn’t dismiss it completely as a scam.

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    4. David Sims at |

      I have yet to try the ‘audiophile grade” outlets, but noticed a definite improvement with a ‘hospital grade” outlet (they have a green dot and cost $20 to $25). A dedicated AC circuit also helps. Even my wife said the stereo sounded better. But you need to be a good listener (many people are almost tone deaf) and have a decent stereo system that is properly set up to hear the difference. I assure you it is there. However, the $90 to $100 outlet may not be the best choice for you, but outlet quality does influence the sound of your audio system.

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    5. gullible bob at |

      My carbon fiber spindle sticks and copper plated framastan converter work really well also. They bring out the color and tone of the music.

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      1. Xopher at |

        So basically you’re just jumping to believing that since someone else said it was a scam, and someone provided a definite argument why it’s not, that they’re gullible and you’re not?

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      2. marc at |

        no moon-rock phonograph needle or laser balanced capstan?

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    6. Michael Warren at |

      You take things too seriously. Of course some of this stuff does work, but most people don’t understand that. This page is just intended to make you laugh.

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  3. Peter Boucher at |

    Well for me particularly for me, any kind of scam is no laughing matter. I’ve “been around the block” a few times in my life and know all about scamming. One of them is do not get involved with people from Western Africa (especially Nigeria and Ghana). Also look up the term “Fiance Visa” and how many men fall for it. There is also a website called stopscammers.com which is very interesting. Personally, I was scammed out of $6500 from a Born Again Christian thinking that we were going into the restaurant business when actually he used the money for his tithing his own church (hence one of the thousands of reasons that I am an atheist). If I ever see him again, I will become “Dirty Harry” (Clint Eastwood), point the gun at his head and ask him, “Do you feel lucky punk ? Well, do ya”

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  4. Jaguiar at |

    Those sunglasses may not be HD but they are very nice I think they missed the mark on that one. At $10 it’s a pretty good deal, and no this is not spam.

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  5. Jay at |

    The HD sunglasses may not be technically HD but they are pretty good for $10

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  6. Dave Z at |

    The use of the term “HD” with those sunglasses may be a bit of marketing hype, but the basic claims are valid. I have never tried this specific brand of sunglasses, but I have tried others with a similar orange/brown tinting. I was instantly amazed at how vibrant all the colors appeared when I looked out the window of the optical shop on a sunny day. Of course this isn’t any sort of magic. Absorbing various frequencies of light can dramatically change the appearance of our surroundings.

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  7. A. Colin Flood at |

    The Wattgate receptacle may be horribly overpriced, but your typical wall outlet is a light weight piece of junk. Anybody looking for a low cost improvement in background noise and grunge on their high end home music reproduction system WILL notice an improvement with a quality (hospital grade) wall outlet.

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  8. Mark at |

    The canned oxygen is a novelty product, not a scam. You’re not actually supposed to open it, it’s just a joke item.

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  9. D.G. at |

    I’ve owned the HD glasses for about 5 years and everything seems a lot clearer. The colors pop, and they greatly reduce glare on the road.

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  10. Mack at |

    You forgot: Magnet and copper bracelets that do nothing and turn your arm green respectively , and Snuggie, A blanket!

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  11. Lex at |

    Why does “Tasmania” link to “Top Ten Fictional Brands from Movies and TV”? If you’re assuming it’s a fictional place, it’s not. Tasmania is a small island south of Australia and, due to weather patterns, would have extremely clean rain water.

    Not that it’s worth buying in a bottle mind you. I live there, so I get it out of the tap.

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  12. Big Al at |

    #9 – Works. Very useful if you are a pilot by the way, even if your not at an altitude that requires oxygen a shot of it every so often keeps you sharp.
    #7 – True. Relaxation helps one heal and the music relaxes you. Music can directly effect your body, pumping up your energy level, or soothing the beast within. Mellow out dude. It’s all good.
    #5 – Useful. Try them and you’ll be suprised.
    #2 – Works. Eleminates any ground hum. Like butter, dude!

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  13. Stefan at |

    Those energy bands are being sold at my nearby corner store. They are a hoax, and it has to do with how the salesperson sells me them. He tests me on my balance before and after I wear one, but the test involves me standing on one leg with my arms extended and the salesperson pushing down. Before the test with the band he pushed much farther away from my center of gravity then when I had the band on. That was easy to notice. Also he made me see how much I can twist my torso. The first test he told me to twist as far as I can. The test with the band he told me to twist as far as I can, but as I did, he pushed me verbally to twist my body more. I said I noticed no difference but he said he noticed a difference. The explanation of how the product works to me was that the band removed the signals from all the wireless networks activated around the area. The product is unconvincing, and scientifically unproven. As for the commercials, watch for camera angles and similar tricks.

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  14. Richie at |

    That’s an interesting additive for diesel. By their own numbers it would bring the flashpoint of diesel to -326*F and the auto-ignite temperature to 110*F. So you’d have to cool it to within 133* of absolute zero to keep it in liquid form, and it would spontaneously combust on a hot day!

    Science is fun if you believe in magic.

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  15. Michael Warren at |

    These jokes are great. It reminds me of the stores that are full of merchandise that nobody buys but they just look at. Plus it makes me think of the whole computer market, which is about 90% scams.

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  16. Raen at |

    #9 – …you do know that air is 70% nitrogen, right?

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  17. Michael at |

    How about condoms?

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