Umpteen people getting sick of the avalanche of imbecilic TV commercials. These days the same draggy commercials are repeated often three or four times during a one hour TV program.
Why would anybody compelled to rush out and buy some minor household item when a nice elderly lady for the third time, within sixty minutes, demonstrates the wonders of this new duster, or whatever? She is calling her catnapping husband, "Morty, are you asleep?". The poor old sod groggily replies, "I am awake".
Old Morty, probably like the rest of us does not give a rat's ass about the advertised item. Frankly, the dull and often repeated commercials escape my memory the moment after they aired.
Spam, the unwanted garbage in your in box is frustrating for the recipient, and actually could be expensive if one has a limited amount of bandwith.
Yet, spam must be paying off for some advertisers otherwise they would not pay spammers to infect the Internet with billions of mostly useless spam, often elaborate scams. But some people are falling for it.
One of the most disgusting underhanded deed is the installation of stealth software programs you did not wanted to install when downloading another program.
People telling me, this happened when they downloaded some applauded and recommended program, only to end up with an unwanted browser. One would never trust a vendor who has to smuggle its product onto your hard drive.
The above mentioned examples are only a fraction of the countless unusual, often simplistic methods employed by people to induce a desire in you to spend money purchasing, their often jerry-built products.
However, there are exceptions. Not all advertisers peddling useless products. In the final analysis, you, the target of their approach will decide, whether or not to bite, that is to buy the advertised product.