Most Overused Advertising Cliches

Experts say that the average person is exposed to about 3,000 advertisements every day. With that many advertisements out there, it is no surprise that advertisers have a hard time coming up with something new. It seems that many advertisers out there have completely given up on being original and are simply recycling the same old ads. This list is a collection of the cliches that advertisers keep on throwing in their ads.

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1But wait! Order now and you also get

There are at least 50 ads on tv right now that have this on it

yes, I hear that on every commercial - Razor79

Oh. So if I order this piece of crap now I can get more crap. ? Wow "cool"

But wait! Blah blah blah - Enderninja327

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2Any price ending with 95 or 99 cents

There is actually a point behind it, though. Science shows that is you have a, say, 5 dollar product, and sell it for 4.99, (Or 4.95 if you live in a country where the penny no longer exists), you will thinks it's a cheaper price

3Cool looking ads that have nothing to do with the product

These ones are great. You watch a 60 second commercial and when it is over, you have no idea what it is that you are supposed to buy.

I watched a vodaphone commercial and I had know idea what was being advertised - Enderninja327

Imagine a short philosophical art piece, where Tarkovsky-esque cinematography shows a man running into a blinding light, while narration tells us about the horrors of the world currently happening, and asks us the questions, "How would you hide from the disaster you are in the process of making? How can you escape the utter calamity, the hysteria outside? "

Now imagine that as a Dunkin Donuts commercial. Trust me, it's gonna get made one day. Just you wait. - ArchAces

4Fake Doctors

it is fraud and false advertising which are both criminal acts - moose4life19

5Children advising parents on finances, real estate, insurance etc.

Thank you! Those commercials are not cute at all! They're annoying, especially the smart-daughter-dumb-daddy ads!!

These are bad because they all try to make you laugh, and think they are original, but the kids are just annoying. - RoBot214

6But wait! There's more!

When you put the tip in and she already moanin.
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

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725 percent more effective!

Research shows that you must not use round numbers for percentages. Use numbers like 37, 23, 78 etc, so people will fall for it easily.

8As seen on TV!

Isn't it on T.V. already? - ArpstaAmy333

9Prices too low to advertise!

You'd think they didn't want people pounding on their doors in a frenzy to get their product. Maybe it's a safety issue - "we don't want our employees trampled to death, so we won't tell you how low our prices are! " Give me a break.

10For a limited time only

Oh yeah! This simply means: "We're going to stop selling this in a few years". Well any product can be : "For a limited time". You can't sell something FOREVER!

When I actually want to buy the product, ill refresh the limited time to get the bonus!

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11The first 100 callers also get...

Cheap ass way to make idiots buy it faster.

12Going out of business sale

Ever heard of The Dump? It's a furniture store that probably has had four or five "going out of business" sales that I can remember hearing about on television.

13Cell Phone Commercials That Don't Know About House Phones
14For only 17 payments of $29.99

It normally costs hundreds of dollars, but you can get it here for only 5 payments of $75 - waterboy51

For only three easy payments of $39.99.
JEEZ! Please, just put the normal price. And no shipping! Make it so the shipping is in the cost. And instead of $39.99 put $40.00.

15In business since...

Just because a company is old doesn't mean it's good.

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16The more you buy, the more you save!

You save money by spending it!

17Today Only!V1 Comment
18Comes with certificate of authenticity
19We?re overstocked so we are running a sale to reduce our inventoryV1 Comment
202 day sales

Is there such thing as a two day sale. I've seen "Two Day Sale: This Friday through Sunday" Can't these people count

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