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Sakata's avatar

Does the ShamWow! really work as well as Vince says it does in the commercial?

Asked by Sakata (3332points) January 21st, 2009
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psyla's avatar

Consumer Reports and Wired say yes!

jessturtle23's avatar

No. I tried to get some water off of a hardwood floor today and it sucked. It’s a sham.

jca's avatar

Jesse: it’s not a sham, it’s a ShamWow!

jbfletcherfan's avatar

I bought the Zorbee’s out of a catalog & they’re a complete waste of time & money. I’d assume that the ShamWow thing is the same stuff. When he runs it down his arm & says that team olympic divers use them to dry off, I have to laugh. Suuuure they do! Can we say “rip off”?

Likeradar's avatar

Pretty much a total rip off.

andrew's avatar

I think consumer reports is a bit of a sham, myself.

tonedef's avatar

Have you guys read about Vince’s run-ins and continuing legal battle against the Church of Scientology? He actually sells this shit on TV to raise money for his civil suit. No lie!

Judi's avatar

We bought one at the fair. My husband said it’s no better than any other shammy he’s used for the cars.

Judi's avatar

@tonedef ; Great LINK!!

tonedef's avatar

Oh my gosh! In the commercial, it shows people selling buying them and giving testimonials at the fair. I always scream at the TV, “HOW CAN YOU GIVE A TESTIMONIAL?? IT’S STILL WRAPPED UP WITH THE RUBBER BAND ON IT.”

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Hahahaaaaa…....you have a point there.

Those Zorbees things are nothing more than a piece of felt!!!

galileogirl's avatar

We were thinking of getting them for school car washes because old towels are pretty useless for more than one car (hours to dry) so is the consensus is no?

andrew's avatar

Everyone. You must. See. This

psyla's avatar

I’m not a ShamWow salesman but, in the video Andrew posted, looks like it works. I earned a boatload of carbon credits in the Kyoto Protocol by reusing dishrags for 10 years. Now I’m cashing in my credits buying 8 8-packs of paper towels every month.

As far as ShamWow being Eco, did you know that particles of pollution in the clouds reflect far more sunlight than particles of water? That’s right folks, air pollution has saved us from global warming!

Wine3213's avatar

I don’t know if they work or not, but I do know the saleman guy needs to cut back on whatever he’s taking.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

lol wow, who knew there was such an interesting back story to this shamwow and that vince guy. I am gonna go buy myself a few orders of these shamwows.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

Everyone must see THIS

SeventhSense's avatar

Point of interst in the Shamwow commerical when he pours it on the carpet piece.
There is a momentary break in the video. Look after he pours it and the soda overflows the edge of the carpet. Right then is a break. Next he is applying the shamwow but look again and the soda is not oveflowing the edge of the carpet before he applies the “shammy”. And a sham it is…

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@SeventhSense: ARE YOU IMPLYING THAT SHAMWOW LIED TO ME???? I think I might have to ask you to step outside!

SeventhSense's avatar

@TitsMcGhee
You’ve always had a crush on Vince and…ok I’m jealous…You were always fine with my shammies and now he has to come around with his fast talkin’ sales pitch…

jca's avatar

Costco sells this now.

Shuttle128's avatar

I think I’d rather just send him money personally than artificially promote the sale of sham products.

lillycoyote's avatar

Excuse, my ignorance but what exactly is the Shamwow supposed to do exactly? What is so special about it; what puts the “wow” in it?

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