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Name: Jill Rudolph
Where Purchased: From TV Ad
Price: $14.99 plus Shipping and Handling
Reason: Included Glamour guide was too good to
Quote: "When I got the Glamour Guide and
hairagami my life changed. People looked at me differently now
that my hair was in the shape of a flying bird."
Billy the Singing Bass
Name: Frank Destren
Where Purchased: Little Rock Wal-Mart
Reason: Make trailer feel more like a home.
Quote: "When I get lonely I like to talk
to Billy and have him sing to me. One time I was really drunk and
he scared the crap out of me. I almost blew his freaking head off.
Oh, Billy will you ever forgive me?"
Name: Jose Giconda
Where Purchased: Exquisites and More
Reason: Impress friends
Quote: "I can't really afford this stuff,
but I like to impress my friends with the stuff I buy. Just last
week I bought a Range Rover. I don't even know how to drive!"
Name: Sam Jenkins
Where Purchased: Office Max
Reason: Needed to compose memos at home.
Quote: "I feel proud to support such a great
corporation like Microsoft. My co-workers just 'borrowed' the company's
copy, but I'm just not that kind of guy. When I need to type my
memos at home I'm glad to say that my Office 2000 is bought and
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