13 Things That Seem Like Scams But Are Actually Great

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By Walter Hickey

People are always on the lookout for scams. You kind of have to be, these days.

While a website may assure you you're that millionth visitor, you probably don't want to risk it for an iPod. Believe it or not, "male performance enhancements" are probably just playing into people's own self-doubts. And most infomercial products won't revolutionize your life.

The issue with this, of course, is that sometimes awesome products that actually work get written off because people's spam filters just think of them as a scam. These days, how exactly do you sell something that really is "too good to be true?"

Luckily, Reddit recently had a thread where people mentioned things that seem like scams but are actually legitimate.

Here are the 13 most interesting of them:


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bcheerful3

Yah great, you big spenders with your dollar store toxins are creating this weather havoc we are all in. THINK BAKING SODA not ChiMexico crap!

June 13 2013 at 11:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Duncan

Not only does Rainex allow the drops to flee the windshield, it also make it easier to clean off the bugs that hit during warm weater...and now they make a pre-mixed solution for filling your washer reservoir... Been using this product for about 20 years now on all my vehicles, including my boat windshield.

June 13 2013 at 12:02 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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indypassionguy

AGREED

June 13 2013 at 2:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dewey and Candace

I\'ve used The Works for years. Greatest product since SnoBowl (which can no longer be found).

June 13 2013 at 9:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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indypassionguy

I TOO HAVE USED THIS FOR PAST 4 YRS NOW...WORKS GREAT!!

June 13 2013 at 2:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
socalflash

It\'s still b.s. because congress left a loophole. Credit agencies do not have to give you your credit score - which is the main reason most people want to see their free credit report. After you get your report and cannot find your score, then the credit agency will sell you your score. I believe congress did this intentionally. The question is, why?

June 12 2013 at 2:04 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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indypassionguy

yeps!

June 13 2013 at 2:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply