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October 25, 2014, 05:32:18 AM

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Question: Which info-mercial legand would win?
Billy "I yell at you!" Mays - 1 (33.3%)
Ron "Now how much would you pay?" Popeil - 2 (66.7%)
Total Voters: 2

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« on: May 06, 2009, 05:30:27 AM »

Here is a question I am just dying to know the answer to.  If Bill Mays and Ron Popeil got in a fight, who would win?  As far as I am concerned, they are both legends in the info-mercial business and have annoying many people over the ages.  So now it is your turn to pick the winner:

In this corner... Billy Mays! (profile via Wikipedia)

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William "Billy" D. Mays (born July 20, 1958) is a television commercial and infomercial salesperson most notable for promoting OxiClean, Orange Glo, and other cleaning, home-based, and maintenance products. His distinctive beard and loud sales pitches have made him a recognizable television presence.

Example of Info-mercial Salesmanship:  http://www.asseenontvvideo.com/604/Awesome-Auger.html


And in the OTHER corner... Ron Popeil! (profile via Wikipedia)

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Ronald M. Popeil (born May 3, 1935) is an American inventor and marketing personality, best known for his direct response marketing company Ronco. He is well known for his appearances in infomercials for the Showtime Rotisserie ("Set it, and forget it!") and for using Ed Valenti's (Ginsu knife creator) famous lines, "But wait, there's more!" and "Now how much would you pay?" Each phrase followed the addition of another item or feature to the catalog of a product's advantages or attachments.

Example of Info-mercial Salesmanship:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0NS44D7MYo

Now who do you think is the king of the info-mercial ring?
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 12:12:51 PM »

What, no takers yet? Very Happy
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 12:13:53 PM »

... wondering if people are mad cause I left out the ShamWow guy.  Roll
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 12:48:53 PM »

Ron... all the way Smile . Why he could out sell that young whippersnapper Mays with one hand tied behind his back.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 11:06:14 AM »

After much consideration...

I got to go for Billy Mays, he's got that whole Bob Villa thing going for him.   Thumbs Up
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009, 04:55:31 AM »

Come on, we need somebody to come in and break the tie!  Grr..!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009, 09:04:18 AM »

Billy would kick butt  Banana Dancer Banana Dancer Banana Dancer oh by the way,,,,,,,,,i bought a shamwow and i like it - billys worst nightmre
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009, 11:18:56 AM »

Billy Bad A%%  Soooo Cool should take care of this.
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2009, 10:06:58 AM »

Wow- bad news- http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/06/28/mays.death/index.html
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2009, 06:10:05 AM »

Yeah, thought about this thread when I heard about this over the weekend.  Very sad indeed. 

Been watching some of his blooper videos via YouTube too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SabRvYb0eE

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