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    Posted: 13 Jul 2008 at 8:53am
This has to go to In Charge Debt Solutions, who runs the disclaimer at the end of the dramatic ads for their services. Tell me, who under the age of 18 is in debt anyway? Then again, these days, in which teenagers can get credit cards, they may be starting their debt young.

Staying on topic, when did they start using this tagline at the end of every two-minute commercial for a cheap "miracle" product? Were kids crank calling these numbers every time they came on? If they really wanted the product, they'd ask their parents to buy it anyway.  Maybe it came from the same great people who now forces three hours of bad educational TV marked "E/I" on TV stations each week.
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That tagline NEEDS to DIE...along with "part of a good breakfast with 12 key vitamins and minerals!!!" Look goddammit, sugary cereal with your favorite cartoon character on the box is anything but a good breakfast. What ever happened to eggs, bacon, toast, and fruit?
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Originally posted by TWCFan TWCFan wrote:

That tagline NEEDS to DIE...along with "part of a good breakfast with 12 key vitamins and minerals!!!" Look goddammit, sugary cereal with your favorite cartoon character on the box is anything but a good breakfast. What ever happened to eggs, bacon, toast, and fruit?


It's so funny you bring that up!  Just the other day I was remembering one of my earliest "business/marketing" classes in school, in around seventh grade when they started introducing that stuff to students back then (mid eighties), and we did a section on marketing tactics in commercials.  We covered the whole "part of a good breakfast" thing and the reason they get away with it is because of the word "part."  The example my teacher made that always stuck in my head was "you could put two pencils down near a bowl of fruit and call the pencils PART of the healthy breakfast."  It's irritating how decades later (many of the examples cited were fifties commercials) they still use the same tired old misleading tactics (and people keep falling for it).
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Yeah, if your diet was balanced anyway, it wouldn't matter so much whether you were getting your grains from Cheerios!
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Originally posted by DesertX DesertX wrote:

This has to go to In Charge Debt Solutions, who runs the disclaimer at the end of the dramatic ads for their services. Tell me, who under the age of 18 is in debt anyway?
 
Especially when in most states it is illegal for a minor to enter into a contract.
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