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2013-01-20 01:52:55 AM
Did anyone really believe that?
 
2013-01-20 02:40:44 AM

Lsherm: Did anyone really believe that?


They had a CGI image of a flag waving in the background during the ads, so it must be true.
 
2013-01-20 02:58:07 AM
I'm still waiting for that feeling of satisfaction I was supposed to get from purchasing the Obama collector's plate.
 
2013-01-20 04:20:17 AM
But wait.....there's more
 
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2013-01-20 07:23:04 AM

Lsherm: Did anyone really believe that?


I would imagine the same people who prepare for each and every end of the world.
 
2013-01-20 07:50:24 AM
Odds that the very next commercial break contained an ad for this company's wares - if not this actual product? 1-1
 
2013-01-20 08:52:51 AM

Lsherm: Did anyone really believe that?


The average fox news viewer is 65 years or older. (2010)

After age 60, reasoning and cognitive skills begin to decline in many people. So yes, I'm sure lots of old people believed it.
 
2013-01-20 09:27:10 AM
If somebody buys those coins, they deserve what they get.

CLAD IN .000006 GRAMS OF PURE SILVER!
 
2013-01-20 09:28:27 AM
If it doesn't have the standing Twin Towers, then its not legit.

www.nationalcollectorsmint.com
 
2013-01-20 09:32:12 AM
If something is marketed as a collectors item, it isn't a collectors item.

How many people actually bought those things?
 
2013-01-20 09:38:03 AM

TheGreatGazoo: If something is marketed as a collectors item, it isn't a collectors item.

How many people actually bought those things?


P. T. Barnum would like a word with you.

Also, I get the feeling that if the government didn't have their own "official" medal, the FTC wouldn't give two shiats about it.
 
2013-01-20 10:11:47 AM
Why would anyone want to buy something that ghoulish?
 
2013-01-20 10:14:18 AM

KWess: Why would anyone want to buy something that ghoulish?


img2.joyreactor.com
 
2013-01-20 10:23:40 AM
Anyone who bought these things are as guilty as the company that made them. That's called "blood money". If you got scammed by these then good for you.
 
2013-01-20 10:55:27 AM
if you bought one of these paperweights you deserve to be duped.

Not just in bad taste but a bad investment.

/coin collector, early commemoratives FTW baby
 
2013-01-20 11:10:14 AM
That's FOUR nines!
 
2013-01-20 11:18:21 AM
My favorite description of Franklin Mint products is - "Limited edition to the Franklin Mint means it's limited to the number of orders they recieve for it". Heard on Personal FX
 
2013-01-20 11:21:31 AM
People should really stick to collectibles that actually have market value.
 
2013-01-20 11:33:34 AM

MisterTweak: Lsherm: Did anyone really believe that?

They had a CGI image of a flag waving in the background during the ads, so it must be true.


That works for Faux News.
 
2013-01-20 11:43:51 AM
Hmm... Do you think this article hurts my chances of using my stockpile of these things to pay for TotalFark?
 
2013-01-20 12:31:35 PM
FTA: Schumer said Saturday that the nation will not tolerate a "despicable scam."

He paused, and went on to say "...unless you give us our cut. Then, of course, we'll waive any charges as long as you promise to stop your deceptive advertising." Remember, businessfolks, as long as you give the government their cut of your illicit profits, the government will protect you from your pissed-off customers.

Meanwhile, the folks actually harmed by the scam, the ones that spent money on what amounts to a fraud, have no recourse. They're stuck with them.
 
2013-01-20 01:20:48 PM

FormlessOne: Meanwhile, the folks actually harmed by the scam, the ones that spent money on what amounts to a fraud, have no recourse. They're stuck with them.


I read that as "We're stuck with them." Sadly, that's equally true.
 
2013-01-20 01:33:10 PM
I dont care if they're not made from the Freedom Silver as was originally advertised.

They look absolutely beautiful displayed next to the crown jewel of my commemorative plate collection.

commemorativeplates.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-20 02:38:56 PM
Silver is made of fungible atoms. Silver was recovered from the WTC, and there's some silver on these coins, so what's the problem?
 
2013-01-20 03:38:46 PM
Well, to be fair, if they'd actually delivered on the promise they would have had to have collected whole sackfuls of teeth.
 
2013-01-20 03:50:36 PM

SomethingToDo: Well, to be fair, if they'd actually delivered on the promise they would have had to have collected whole sackfuls of teeth.


Why is that? There was silver and gold stored in vaults under the WTC.

But anyway, I still see commercials for these coins, so they must be selling.
 
2013-01-20 04:14:28 PM
And no one is going to jail for this scam? Bernie Madoff should be pissed.
 
2013-01-20 04:17:17 PM

lilbjorn: And no one is going to jail for this scam? Bernie Madoff should be pissed.


Oh, wait. I know why. Madoff scammed RICH people.
 
2013-01-20 04:45:49 PM
 
2013-01-20 04:55:03 PM

BronyMedic: Lsherm: Did anyone really believe that?

The average fox news viewer is 65 years or older. (2010)

After age 60, reasoning and cognitive skills begin to decline in many people. So yes, I'm sure lots of old people believed it.


82 yr old mom couldn't return to her home after seizures. cleaning out the hoarder-like two story was proof positive of your claim. easily ten thousand dollars worth of mail order crap crammed into closets, boxes and desk drawers. souvenir S&P shakers from states she' s never been to; horrible over priced plastic ware like the tacky dog themed wall clock that barked on the hour, every hour. i can't give enough thanks and praises to the sanitation guys who never once grumbled about taking incredibly huge amounts of bags and boxes from all over her front lawn every week for several months.
 
2013-01-20 05:38:38 PM

lilbjorn: lilbjorn: And no one is going to jail for this scam? Bernie Madoff should be pissed.

Oh, wait. I know why. Madoff scammed RICH people.


Said it before I could.
 
2013-01-20 07:37:09 PM

BronyMedic: Lsherm: Did anyone really believe that?

The average fox news viewer is 65 years or older. (2010)

After age 60, reasoning and cognitive skills begin to decline in many people. So yes, I'm sure lots of old people believed it.


What the fark does this have to do with Fox News?  They played these ads all over cable for over a year.
 
2013-01-20 08:03:27 PM

Lsherm: BronyMedic: Lsherm: Did anyone really believe that?

The average fox news viewer is 65 years or older. (2010)

After age 60, reasoning and cognitive skills begin to decline in many people. So yes, I'm sure lots of old people believed it.

What the fark does this have to do with Fox News?  They played these ads all over cable for over a year.


Well, you're right, they did...but I'd be willing to bet that the Venn diagram of Fox viewers and the purchasers of this item is fairly simple.
 
2013-01-20 09:06:35 PM

Bonanza Jellybean: If it doesn't have the standing Twin Towers, then its not legit.


OMG! WANT!
 
2013-01-21 09:48:53 AM

KWess: Lsherm: BronyMedic: Lsherm: Did anyone really believe that?

The average fox news viewer is 65 years or older. (2010)

After age 60, reasoning and cognitive skills begin to decline in many people. So yes, I'm sure lots of old people believed it.

What the fark does this have to do with Fox News?  They played these ads all over cable for over a year.

Well, you're right, they did...but I'd be willing to bet that the Venn diagram of Fox viewers and the purchasers of this item is fairly simple.


Venn diagrams are always very simple...
 
2013-01-21 12:43:18 PM

Lsherm: Did anyone really believe that?


People who can dress themselves in the morning should have picked up on these schemesters immediately but apparently there are enough grown adults with mittens at the end of strings but still have enough disposable income to keep this outfit afloat.
 
2013-01-21 01:50:52 PM

sjmcc13: Venn diagrams are always very simple...


They become a bit more complicated when you have to represent 11 sets.
 
2013-01-21 03:23:15 PM
Sounds like they;re as good an investment as the $20 Liberian gold coins being sold for $20 US

/that's $20 Liberian.
//study it out.
 
2013-01-22 01:01:27 AM

Ivo Shandor: sjmcc13: Venn diagrams are always very simple...

They become a bit more complicated when you have to represent 11 sets.


Or want to incorporate a picture of a banana into the diagram. Link
 
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