ShamWow! [Review] w/ Vince Offer. Damn. Talk About Second Chances.

Posted on: Jul 06 2011 at 05:14 - comments
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Original offer details & such:  8 towels - $19.95 + $7.95 S&H. Includes:  Twist Mop - $7.95 S&H. Sales tax:  NV.

Of course, when I finally got the right to do all the Billy Mays products, they tacked on ShamWow as a punishment. I hate Vince Offer. I hate ShamWow! Why? Well, jealously. Billy called them out because it was a "direct competitor" to Billy's ZorBEEZ product. The products got placed side-by-side and ShamWow! won. GRRRRRR. I couldn't believe it. Vince has even gone to jail for slapping a hooker and yet the product is still in the consumer consciousness. 

Well, let's see what's so ************** "Wow!" about ShamWow!

What Is ShamWow!

It's a ZorBEEZ! Clone. Pure & simple. Vince copied a Billy Mays product, made a viral commercial with while wearing a Time/Life operator headset, had some glitching editing that people only picked up after watching the commercial 2343243242352353 times, claimed it was from Germany and, "Wow!" an American success story.

But, give Vince credit. He got ShamWoW! and Slap Chop on the market and in heavy rotation before fading away into the sunset. 

Benefits, Claims & Features

According to, ShamWow! claims the following features and benefits:

  • rated #1 infomercial by CNBC
  • for car, house & boat
  • holds 12x weight in liquid
  • washable & bleachable
  • made in Germany - (you know the Germans make good stuff)

Does ShamWow! Work? Complaints, Frauds, Rip-Offs, Scams...

Order Process:  Surprisingly, given that at one point ShamWow! overtook Snuggie as the best selling infomercial product, we expected to find more issues with the order process. We found a few about waiting for the order to arrive but not much after that.

Product Performance: What? People found that product didn't work quite as advertised? Shut up?!?!!!? :-P. There were some complaint on complaintsboard & ripoffreport about the product performance. From our experiences with it, the thing works but not quite as advertised. I know, surprising :-). But it's fun to own.

Check out our playlist below. You'll find some classic parodies including the CollegeHumor skit and different variations of the ShamWow! song.

Customer Service:  

ShamWow PO Box 3005 Wallingford, CT 06492

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:30am-10pm EST. Phone:  1-866-879-3813 Email:

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