My small blender arrived and I like it.
It does blend everything in about 10 seconds like they said.
I haven't tried to make an omelette yet so I don't know if it really grates cheese at the same time it mixes eggs.
So, as the ordering process had sunk my confidence in the company, I am pleasantly surprised to have a wonderful new kitchen gadget.
I've thought about infomercials since posing the question - Here are a few ways they could improve.
What about a more interesting story line?
Up to now, the infomercial story line is: this is what my product does and here is an example of people who need it. With up to 30 minutes of air time, perhaps there could be more complexity.
What about interesting visuals?
If the story line is going to stay simple, what about experimenting with the visuals?
What about animation?
My blender infomercial was better quality than some so perhaps there are improvements ahead.
What about not coercing interested customers to listen to other offers?
What about not overcharging on shipping?
I think it's time for infomercials to take a step up. Since they have proven to be somewhat successful at selling despite a lack of quality and frustrating customer service, imagine how successful they could be with a new and improved makeover.
What if infomercials were a pleasure to watch and a pleasure to order from?
If you have ordered from an infomercial, I would be interested in hearing about the process and if the product panned out to be what they said.