I just want to give some warnings re infomercials. One of the sales techniques being used a lot these days is tactics like "Try it for 30 days for only $14.99!" when the product actually costs $100 and they’re going to start billing your credit card for the full amount after the 30 days. Sometimes you have to really dig to find out what the actual cost of the product is. I find that to be pretty misleading. The other tatic is the supposed "risk free money-back guarantee". Very few companies reimburse you for shipping and handling and sometimes they really ream you on it, charging excessive S/H fees. Don’t forget you also have to pay shipping to return the item and to be sure it doesn’t get supposedly "lost", you need to insure it or pay extra to confirm delivery. Also, it takes time to repack the stuff and go to the post office and wait in line and all.
Then there’s always the risk that even after you cancel the product being auto-shipped periodically, that they will still continue to send you product and bill you for it. That happened to me and many others with ProActiv, which is why I always recommend ordering ProActiv through QVC rather than through the actual company. Another tactic is to make it virtually impossible to get through to customer service, like by changing the phone numbers for customer service or by having so few operators that you end up being on hold forever.
Another tactic is to say "You have to order in the next 10 minutes or the price will go up!!" Baloney. They want to pressure you to order before you have a chance to think it over or do any research on the product. I’m sorry to sound so cynical, and certainly there are many very good products sold through infomercials, but you do have to be careful. I always research online for reviews and complaints about a product or company before I order anything. It might be a good idea to search the Better Business Bureau for any complaints about the company: www.bbb.org . The longer a company’s been around the more likely that it is going to be a reputable company I would think.
I don’t want to scare you off of infomercials altogether, but just be cautious about getting carried away too quickly.