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    Posted: 10 May 2017 at 3:39am
New to the forum.  Glad to be here.

I pay $90 a month to watch TV.  I want no commercials.  Zero.  None.

Therefore, anytime a commercials beats me to the channel change button and I hear their name, I add that product or service to the boycott list.  For life.  Permanently.  Some of the products I will never buy:

Honda
Toyota
Mercedes
Acura
Ford
GMC
Hyundai
Kia

These are the products they advertise that most people can't afford or get financing for anywhere, therefore, because they interrupt the content of my programming, I won't ever buy their products.

The same goes for durable goods and consumables. 

All of these commercials need to go to separate channels so they can be watched if desired, but if they interrupt the content of what I'm watching, I retaliate by not buying their products.

If TV was free, and I don't mean the garbage network or shopping channels that anyone could get, then my attitude would be different.  I want to see content while I'm watching.  When I'm eating, drinking, whatever.  Content.  No commercials.

The prices of the products that advertisers show would be significantly lower if their advertising budget went away, and everything was word of mouth.

I make an exception for public service announcements.

Commercials are the way of the past, and I hope advertisers get the message: you advertise it, we boycott it!  Now run along.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote regulus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2017 at 5:01am
My pet peeve WAS the prescription drug commercials. ESPECIALLY the ones dealing with "bodily functions" up to and including sex. After seeing an ad for one of those "ED" pills aired during a kid's show I cancelled my subscription to Pay TV. At the time I was paying $65.00 a month to subscribe. After "cutting the cord" I used that money to purchase commercial-free TV Shows, Movies, Serials and Documentaries on home video. This all happened a little over ten years ago, since then I have acquired over 1,000 TV Shows (Over 44,000 Episodes), over 2,700 Movies, over 1,200 Serial Chapters and over 500 Documentaries on home video. I'm set for life! Big smile
A recent poll says all the bad boys and girls would prefer getting lumps of coal from Santa Claus instead of a Pay-TV subscription!
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I tape nearly everything I'm going to watch, then FF through the ads.  I don't have cable etc. because I can't see paying $100+/month just for 2 or 3 extra hours of TV over that which I already get free on-air.  As far as a 'boycott', not wasting my time telling advertisers that I'm not going to buy a product that I'm not going to buy anyway.
But, good luck on your crusade, anyway...  Thumbs Up
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It is true that the brand names are more expensive because of their advertising budget being passed along to the consumer.  Many hyped products are more expensive just for the commercials on TV, radio, magazines, newspapers and online ads.

What make of car are you going to ever buy next?  Confused

Boycotting toilet paper might be tricky.  Unless you like the store brands.  Wink
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Originally posted by DarkRealmStar DarkRealmStar wrote:

Boycotting toilet paper might be tricky.  Unless you like the store brands.  Wink


Or grow a tree in your yard with very large, wide leaves.



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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by DarkRealmStar DarkRealmStar wrote:

Boycotting toilet paper might be tricky.  Unless you like the store brands.  Wink


Or grow a tree in your yard with very large, wide leaves.



Or eat a lot of corn on the cob and save the cobs.  Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2017 at 9:16pm
Originally posted by DarkRealmStar DarkRealmStar wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by DarkRealmStar DarkRealmStar wrote:

Boycotting toilet paper might be tricky.  Unless you like the store brands.  Wink


Or grow a tree in your yard with very large, wide leaves.



Or eat a lot of corn on the cob and save the cobs.  Big smile


Wouldn't that just "compound" the problem?

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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by DarkRealmStar DarkRealmStar wrote:

Boycotting toilet paper might be tricky.  Unless you like the store brands.  Wink


Or grow a tree in your yard with very large, wide leaves.





I SELDOM buy name brands, The generic products are just as good and CONSIDERABLY Cheaper( I once worked (as a temporary laborer) at a plant that made laundry detergent. There were two lines. One line packaged Purex, The other (which I was on) packaged a generic brand. BOTH BRANDS CAME FROM THE SAME SOURCE!. Shocked The difference in prices isn't the quality, it's the brand.
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I make NO exceptions for PSAs!

I hate them every bit as much as the worst of the "normal" ads. GRRRR!!!
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