Sunday, March 7, 2010

Darn Those Advertising Bums!

You know, advertising really sells! And with saying that, I hate people in the advertising industry like myself who cons and influences people to buy products that they either don't need or fork out more money for a product which has cheaper options.

My older boy has been reminding wifey that his shampoo is finished and to get him a new one. He keep telling her he wants this particular men's shampoo that he saw on TV. Now, whenever he finishes his shampoo, wifey and me will always get him a cheaper brand of shampoo than the one he asks for cos men's shampoo can really be a lot more pricey that women's shampoo.

After all, as far as I'm concerned, all shampoo are more or less the same and half the time you're only paying for the brand cos they have to get back all their money spent for those expensive TV commercials. And besides, that boy can finish his shampoo faster than you can spell shampoo. Wifey and me share a shampoo and ours last so much longer than his.

So today we went grocery shopping and he reminded her to get his shampoo again with emphasis on the brand that he wants. Normally both wifey and me will just say okay and get him some other cheaper brand and that would be it.

But today, when we were buying his shampoo, we picked up another brand other than the one he wanted, which by the way was bloody expensive and was about to put it in the shopping cart and he got angry cos we weren't getting him what he wanted. Next thing you know he's got this angry, sour face and then he storms off away from us.

Wifey didn't want to cause a scene there and decided to get him the shampoo that he wanted and I wasn't too pleased with it cos to me, I think most shampoo's are the same and that you're only paying for the brand. Now, that's the power of advertising for you. That darn shampoo ad must have been so good and effective that it would make a kid insist on getting it or else ...

I haven't seen the ad and I think I really should go and check the ad to see how it is. No, I'm not going to give it more ad space here and mention the brand cos I think the price they put on their shampoo is just bloody ridiculous. In fact, all men's shampoo have bloody ridiculous prices which is why I use wifey's shampoo which is way cheaper and yes, I have no issues using a woman's shampoo.

The thing is my elder boy is easily influenced by things he watches on TV. I suppose he is growing up and wants to use most of the things he sees on TV as it is probably 'cool' and all that but heck, I can be a fussy pot about spending on something expensive when you can find a cheaper alternative. I wonder if he saw an ad for the best acne body wash on TV, he would pester wifey to get one for him too?

Did I mention I hate people in advertising?
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21 comments:

  1. You could try to influence your son that by being different, he is a wee bit more unique than his peers?

    Ask him to listen to greenday's minority

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  2. I take the last suggestion back. He may start going against his parents with that. Sorry.

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  3. I know, I hate the price of shampoos, not only that, I hate the price of everything! It's so blardy expensive these days. Nothing is cheap T_T haihs, oh except the vegetarian mee hoon I usually have for breakfast that cost RM1? XD

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  4. urmmm... get him popinjay soap next time la.. hhahahahaha.. urmm.. i am wicked

    too much tv laaaa

    sometimes i pon pamper the boy here.. and gets him cool men shampoo as a treat for helping me at home.. he usually don't dare to ask for expensive stuffs.. cos he knows i'll give him a rock to bathe himself if he does :D oh yeh! i am wicked

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  5. Advertising is a powerful tool.

    Having said that, I do believe you get what you pay for. A more expensive shampoo does have all the extras that cheaper brands may not have. But then again, it's individual preference. I use salon shampoos versus supermarket ones as I find the quality better.

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  6. Wow. I never knew men's shampoo could cost that much. The ad must have been something!

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  7. so true....advertising really can be really influencing

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  8. Anny,
    Aiyoh! So long never see popinjay soap. My grandma loved this soap. :D

    I always get tempted to buy stuff through advertisement but generally I can "tahan" unless there's a really good promoter promoting the stuff at the store.
    I believe in the power of good service more. :P

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  9. HAHAHA! I hate 'em, too. But I can't help but be sucked into their world of flash and snaz! My mother used to tell me when I was little I'd run to the TV to see...the commercials. Gads.

    Great post.

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  10. Terra - That boy is a little stubborn and gets cranky when he can't get what he wants ...

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  11. Terra - LOL! Yes, he just might ...

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  12. Maslight - I have to agree, nothing is cheap. Even my favourite snack has gone up in price.

    And just where do you find this RM1 Mee hoon la?

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  13. Anny - Hahaha ... Popinjay! I haven't heard of that soap in ages la! Yes, you're wicked ... hahaha!

    Aiyoooooo, teruk la you. Give him a rock to bathe with lagi ... LOL! Wicked, real wicked :D

    But yes, I agree, too much TV la they all.

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  14. Mei Teng - You might be right there but I still believe they're all just the same but packed in a different way. They're still able to wash your hair anyway :D

    As for me, I just skimp off wifey's shampoo ... LOL!

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  15. Sriyany - It must be because we men have shorter hair and don't use that much shampoo so they must charge us more cos our shampoo lasts that much longer.

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  16. Sweet Girlicious - Advertising is evil :D

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  17. Lina - Betul tu, I also haven't heard of Popinjay in ages until Anny brought it up.

    I'm only tempted by ads when it involves electronic gadgets unfortunately or fortunately, electronic gadgets cost too much so I can't really get tempted by the ads even if I wanted too ... LOL!

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  18. L Avery Brown - I always knew commercials where just to sucker people to buy something they don't need, why do you think I picked advertising as my career ... LOL!

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  19. this goes to show that... i am as old as Popinjay.. hahhahahahaha.. urmm.. here ye here ye.. come bow to me now that i am much much older than you :D

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  20. Yep. Advertising can be VERY influential. Especially on children.

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