Power balance scam doing the rounds

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BoogieMonster (February 08, 2010, 15:58:17 PM):
So I overheard some murmurs at a party over the weekend about this "Power balance bracelet" thing that "really works", but before I could chip in the party went another direction, and I let it slide.... how folly of me.. Getting into the office I started hearing similar claims from others all over the place. Couldn't stop getting earfuls of how crazy stupid-fly this bracelet is... So here's a heads-up skeptics: Someone is making a killing selling a bracelet that has a holographic sticker on it and claims to "correct your bodies frequencies" and other such nonsense. They do the classic "I can't push you over if you're wearing the bracelet" trick, known to be a placebo effect since forever....

Linky to the site: http://www.powerbalance.net/
mdg (February 09, 2010, 16:10:14 PM):
Holy Crap!!! :o

Have you seen how much those magic doodahs are selling for here??

Power Balance S.A.
BoogieMonster (February 09, 2010, 16:15:23 PM):
Woo does generally seem to be a profitable business. What must that bracelet cost to make? couple of rand? Sometimes it's enticing to think about launching a woo-brand of my own.
bluegray (February 09, 2010, 16:18:41 PM):
Cheap ones don't work as well. Placebo studies have proved this ::)
Woo does generally seem to be a profitable business. What must that bracelet cost to make? couple of rand? Sometimes it's enticing to think about launching a woo-brand of my own.
Yup, if I can only get around my conscience ;)
BoogieMonster (February 09, 2010, 16:30:45 PM):
One could always build a MLM network to sell science books. >:D

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