Ab Circle PRO must refund money

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When I first saw the infomercial I knew this Chinese manufactured piece of junk was worthless.



WASHINGTON — Companies marketing the Ab Circle Pro exercise device have agreed to pay as much as $25 million in refunds to customers to settle federal regulators’ charges of deceptive advertising.

The Federal Trade Commission says it was deceptive to promise that people could lose 10 pounds in two weeks by using the abdominal exercise device for only three minutes a day. The TV infomercials touted the fiberglass disk with handlebars and knee rests selling for $200 to $250.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/companies-marketing-ab-circle-pro-to-pay-up-to-25-million-in-refunds-to-settle-ads-charges/2012/08/23/77799a20-ed33-11e1-866f-60a00f604425_story.html [Broken]

Are people really that gullible or is it just those who stay up late at night??
 
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Drakkith
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Are people really that gullible or is it just those who stay up late at night??
People of all types fall to these sorts of deceptions.
 
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Chronos
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The later this kind of commercial airs, the less credible it is. There is no telling what may sway folks after a bowl of rasberry custard at 3 am.
 

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