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The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Did you buy anything that Billy Mays was selling when he was alive?

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Dog's avatar

I just saw that he died. Nope- I am sorry to say that his sales pitch only convinced me to change the channel.

Tink's avatar

Nope his beard freaked me out

SirBailey's avatar

He died???

cak's avatar

I just read the story! Unreal. He was so young!

casheroo's avatar

I’m more upset about this, than Michael Jacksons death :( :(

AstroChuck's avatar

Has anybody checked on Anthony Sullivan and Ron Popeil?

SirBailey's avatar

@AstroChuck, you think they killed him? I never DID trust that Ron Popeil. “Set it and Forget it”? Bull!!!

chyna's avatar

No! He was so loud!

Bri_L's avatar

@AstroChuck – Ron Popeil has been dead for 13 years. You’ve just been seeing the Ron Popeil “Ron Popeil So Real!” So real, no one will notice!

As for Billy Mays I saw he and his wife interviewed and they honestly used what he promotes.

AstroChuck's avatar

@Bri_L- My God! That leaves only Anthony Sullivan. Somebody send the police over there to protect him!

lunabean's avatar

my mom has used oxi clean and it worked as advertised. I never had the urge to buy anything he pitched but I thought he was fun to watch.

SuperMouse's avatar

Did he sell one of those miracle stain removers? If he did then I have bought one of his products. The problem was that along with the stains, it removed the color from my carpet.

juwhite1's avatar

Nope… I typically don’t buy things from people who are yelling at me… or from infomercials.

MacBean's avatar

I have an irrational hatred for all the products he shouted about, because he shouted about him. As I said on Twitter, I AM NOT SAD ABOUT HIS DEATH, BUT I WILL HONOR HIS MEMORY WITH CAPS, BECAUSE THAT IS HOW HE SPOKE.

chelseababyy's avatar

Oxyclean, once. It worked wonders on dirty shoe laces. Thank you Billy Mays

aprilsimnel's avatar

Walter Cronkite’s very ill now, too, and is not expected to recover. :(

chyna's avatar

This is starting out as the Summer of Celebrity Deaths.

chelseababyy's avatar

@chyna For serious. It’s kinda scary.

SuperMouse's avatar

@chyna and @chelseababyy I’ll bet Patrick Swayze is a nervous wreck right now.

chyna's avatar

@SuperMouse I forgot that he was sick. His death would really break my heart.

chelseababyy's avatar

@SuperMouse Poor Patrick Swayze, he’s so awesome.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

No but I had to google him just now to even know who he was. I still don’t miss TV.

augustlan's avatar

I use OxyClean all the time, but I never bought it from him. Only started buying it after it was available in every grocery store.

Apparently, though he was obnoxious on screen, he was a quiet guy in real life.

SirBailey's avatar

I bought the putty stuff he sells. I swear by it. It does everything he says.

chyna's avatar

@SirBailey Really, because I couldn’t get it to work. I must have used it incorrectly.

SirBailey's avatar

You have to mix it enough. It smells like heck until it hardens. I have it holding up a towel rack, sealing a water pipe leak, even attaching a handle to an old oven door. I would definitely buy it again but you get enough to last awhile.

chyna's avatar

I actually was ticked off with it and threw it away.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I’m hearing that people think it’s probably a subdural hematoma from his bumpy US Air plane ride yesterday. How awful. And how some spokesbot at the FAA said, “Well, he didn’t have his seat belt on.” I thought, Yeah, but if something fell and hit you on the head, what does a seat belt have to do with it? And then the spokesbot took it back.

I smell wrongful death lawsuit.

AstroChuck's avatar

It’s a shame. I’ll miss the excellent show, Pitchmen on Discovery Channel.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@AstroChuck i watched that show once, it was the worst hour of my life. Yet for some reason, i was unable to change the channel. Kind of like that whole train wreck thing.

AstroChuck's avatar

I think it’s hilarious. Some of the shit they come up with…

Strauss's avatar

I bought that wood floor cleaning system from him. I found it interesting that the phone was first answered by a pitch for another product, and the order taker tried to upsell yet another product. I held to my guns and only ordered what I called for in the first place. It works just like he said it would.

Bluefreedom's avatar

It just won’t be the same watching television at 2 a.m. and not being yelled at about all the benefits of Oxyclean and a half dozen other products I’ll never want or need. RIP Billy.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

my mum bought oxyclean, but couldn’t really credit the purchase to billy mays. she bought it to remove stains, but not because he screamed at her to do it.

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