Thursday, October 02, 2008

Vince the ShamWOW! guy warned me about this

Are the orange felt cloths I bought at the Texas State Fair genuine ShamWOW! towels? I'm beginning to wonder!

The sales booth -- right in the center of the Embarcadaro Building, you can't miss it -- is manned by a product demo guy who follows Vince's script almost to the letter. He uses orange towels that are stamped "Made In Germany." And the sign says "ShamWOW." But. There's no exclamation point.

I snapped up two rolls anyway then looked at the little photocopied label curled up in my purchase: "The Original Super Shami."

Taken in at the fair. So cruel. But I wasn't the only one because everyone was toting around those big orange rolls. Also, Dillard's seemed to be doing a brisk business selling perfumes (weird to you?) and KitchenCraft is everywhere as always. If luxury merchandise isn't selling so well, I'd blame higher prices for rides and concessions. 12 coupons for the Crazy Mouse! Highway robbery.

4 comments:

Make the logo bigger said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Make the logo bigger said...

So the hoops in the basketball shooting game were narrower than the ball? I knew it. If you can’t trust a carney...

ShamWow said...

well in today's world you cna trust no body.

Anne said...

I am pretty sure they are shamwow brand. (That's what the sign over their booth says). that booth has been at the state fair as long as i can remember and they have a huge following among fair-goers. in fact, i regretted not buying any last year and made myself wait for the fair to open up so that i could buy some this year. i don't think you got scammed.