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Name the most flagrantly misdescribed item you can think of

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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
You see a product that you think looks the dogz nuts, and it turns out to be no different to 100 other items that are half the price. You know the ones ;-)

My nomination ...

JML Miracle Dry Foam

'Miracle' my a***. It's a shampoo that mixes with water and you scrub it into the carpet with a sponge! How is that different in any way to loads of other carpet shampoos that costs pennies in comparison??
I thought it was a miraculous spray-on foam that you hoover off and the stain is gone. I'd rather buy Vanish, that does exactly 'what it says on the tin', from now on. If I wanted to get down on hands and knees and scrub out the stains, I wouldn't have bothered.

Name you're favorite (in your opinion) mis-sold product.
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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
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#1
any "unlimited" broadband connection with a fair usage policy :)
#2
robgoldt
any "unlimited" broadband connection with a fair usage policy :)


Tell me about it. Virgin Media throttle the bandwidth after 20 mins, between 16:00 and 24:00
#3
vinylandtrinkets
i bought this and it worked brilliant on my carpets:giggle:


It does work, I agree. But it isn't a foam. It's a shampoo.
I can think of many shampoos that work, and are a lot less than £8 :?
That's my opinion anyway. I thought it was one of those 'spray on, hoover off' jobbies.
If the box had shown some housewife scrubbing the carpet on all fours, i'd have known what I was buying ;-)
#4
99.9% of all face creams!! :giggle:
#5
any kids toy advertised on tv at Christmas, bar a very few...
#6
I posted a while back about a guy selling McDonalds Monopoly Bond Street on ebay- which would be worth £100k if you had the other two.

He had only put McDonalds in the title and then in the description written something like 'Bond Street Monopoly to complete your set'.

Reading between the lines it was apparent the guy was just selling actual Monopoly cards!!!

But the worst thing about it was that listing had about 14 bids and was on £104 with days to go!

edit: For obvious reasons he didnt bother to put a picture in the listing!
#7
sugar free drinks, yes the sugar is minimalised, but as a substitue they have to pump it with lots of other chemicals
#8
Microsoft Works.

A contradiction if I ever heard one...
#9
10bellies
Microsoft Works.

A contradiction if I ever heard one...


:giggle: :giggle: :giggle:
[mod]#10
Life. :thumbsup:
#11
suze
99.9% of all face creams!! :giggle:


I hear you on that. :giggle:
#12
CALL GIRL....complete rip off coz never met one that actually calls!!
#13
currychops
CALL GIRL....complete rip off coz never met one that actually calls!!



:giggle: :giggle:
#14
kk_cheung
sugar free drinks, yes the sugar is minimalised, but as a substitue they have to pump it with lots of other chemicals

ooooo mega bug bare of mine. Suger free drinks :x
#15
currychops
CALL GIRL....complete rip off coz never met one that actually calls!!

How many have you met CC.You sound well learned on this.:giggle:
Nice new avatar by the way.:thumbsup:
it is new isn't it or have i not being paying attention.:roll:
#16
Newcastle United Football club.No football played there.:roll:
#17
bazr
How many have you met CC.You sound well learned on this.:giggle:
Nice new avatar by the way.:thumbsup:
it is new isn't it or have i not being paying attention.:roll:


Hi bazr...hope life is full of joy ont teeside...yes thought a female avi would be a change...not come out right though coz the chest is supposed to bounce!!...as for call girls the less said the better..family forum and all that jazz..take care.
#18
[quote=bazr]Newcastle United Football club.No football played there.:roll:

some good fights though when Mr Barton arrives..LOL
#19
currychops
[quote=bazr]Newcastle United Football club.No football played there.:roll:

some good fights though when Mr Barton arrives..LOL

Yeah,hope he beats up that turncoat Viduka.:roll:
#20
middlesborough trophy room ! (could be a broom cupboard !)
#21
ooo all this talk of foot ball reminds me of another one

Sports personality of the year :)
#22
robgoldt
any "unlimited" broadband connection with a fair usage policy :)



That's the one.

If there's a 'fair use' policy, what exactly does 'unlimited' mean?

I completely understand the reasons behind a 'FUP'... but then it's not unlimited is it?
#23
Probably not the most misdescribed item I have come across, but it made me giggle

Winnie the Pooh roller blind (near the bottom of page) has a description that reads "adjusts to fit toilet". I just stuck mine on the car window, didn't realise it was meant to go on the loo!! :giggle:
#24
The film, 'The Never Ending Story'. Finished after 90 minutes. Blatant disregard of the Trades Descriptions Act. :o
#25
Scouser78
The film, 'The Never Ending Story'. Finished after 90 minutes. Blatant disregard of the Trades Descriptions Act. :o

But they did bring out more so maybe it hasn't finished yet!
#26
stora
Tell me about it. Virgin Media throttle the bandwidth after 20 mins, between 16:00 and 24:00



Please elaborate?
#27
Virgin-on-the-ridiculous media throttle your bandwidth if you download more than 4gb in 24 hours. 50% between 16:00 - 0:00 or for 4hrs after going over the (ahem) cap

Not sure where the 20mins came from though. 4gb in 20mins on Virgin, good luck with that ;)
#28
The Technical stuff

Here are some details about the different thresholds for each broadband service:

Broadband Size: M
During peak times, the top 5% on the Size: M package download at least 350MB of traffic each.

Any users hitting this amount during peak times (4pm till midnight) will have their broadband speed temporarily traffic managed – their download speed will be set to 1Mb, with their upload speed set to 128Kb. This will last for 4 hours from when the traffic management policy is applied.

Even if a Broadband Size: M user has their speed temporarily traffic managed, they can still download over 1,000 music files per day.

Broadband Size: L
During peak times, the top 5% on the Size: L package download at least 750MB of traffic each.

Any users hitting this amount during peak times (4pm till midnight) will have their broadband speed temporarily traffic managed – their download speed will be set to 2Mb, with their upload speed set to 192Kb. This will last for 4 hours from when the traffic management policy is applied.

Even if a Broadband: Size L user has their speed temporarily traffic managed, they can still download over 1,500 music files per day.

Broadband Size: XL
During peak times, the top 5% on the Size: XL package download at least 3GB of traffic each.

Any users hitting this amount during peak times (4pm till midnight) will have their broadband speed temporarily traffic managed – their download speed will be set to 5Mb, with their upload speed set to 256Kb. This will last for 4 hours from when the traffic management policy is applied.

Even if a Broadband Size: XL user has their speed temporarily traffic managed, they can still download over 4,000 music files per day.
How do we know this will work?

Well, as we said, we've carried out a trial in which we looked closely at when the heaviest users were downloading the most information, and how that affected the service for everybody else.

We found that this small minority of customers were actually downloading or uploading enough information to significantly affect the service for other customers' broadband service. To put it another way, just 5% of customers were affecting the service for the other 95% during peak times (that's between 4pm and midnight).

What's more, we noticed that when we restricted the speed of the service for this 5 % of users, we had a positive response from customers (there were less calls into our technical support teams regarding problems with broadband performance). We also noticed that the broadband speed was faster for the vast majority of users.
#29
Tiscali
#30
J.Dance
Tiscali

Tell that to Fox2020....
#31
CHARLIETHIRTYTWO
Tell that to Fox2020....



Ok Fox2020 Tiscali :-D
#32
J.Dance
Ok Fox2020 Tiscali :-D

I said 'tell that' not 'add that to'...
banned#33
"XBOX BOX - Be the envy of yor mates" on ebay when they first came out. Winning bidder paid £140 for just the box and the deal went through. Its not really as though the seller was mis-advertising. It was quite funny to see all these dimwits bidding the box up. I always thoroughly read ebay items now before I make a bid.
#34
Scouser78
The film, 'The Never Ending Story'. Finished after 90 minutes. Blatant disregard of the Trades Descriptions Act. :o


And the book don't forgett the darn book. was gutted when I finnished that!
#35
I'd have thought the magic porridge pot was more your taste!?!?!!!
#36
CHARLIETHIRTYTWO
I'd have thought the magic porridge pot was more your taste!?!?!!!

don't set all standards by your own Mr 32
#37
Skoda
#38
jennybubbles
don't set all standards by your own Mr 32

Phew, I can take being called greedy. Just thought I was gonna get done for racist comments against the Scots & there's been no accidents round here for me to steal flowers from the roadside like Steve did!!!!!
#39
CHARLIETHIRTYTWO
Phew, I can take being called greedy. Just thought I was gonna get done for racist comments against the Scots & there's been no accidents round here for me to steal flowers from the roadside like Steve did!!!!!


We covered that once before remember. For the depths of insults coming from you flowers need to be surpassed by alcohol :giggle:
#40
jennybubbles
We covered that once before remember. For the depths of insults coming from you flowers need to be surpassed by alcohol :giggle:

Join the queue honey, join the queue.....

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