Modern American businesses.

The standards and social expectations of modern America seem to be…based on the acquistion of money and nothing else. No matter what the risks are, who suffers in the process, or any long-term benefit, they seem to do anything for the money.

Many people agree with this opening paragraph, especially on media services which let you upload any video you can record, e.g this YouTube video:

Let’s get the advertisement being described and analyze it.

It is an ad for some free Tomahawk Hybrid Iron golf clubs, which the advertisement claims have no catches, and are absolutely free, with the only charge ($23.50/£16.60) for shipping and handling. But the video points out that they are 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) smaller than normal golf clubs, which means you have to buy a new shaft and get it processed.

Some Google searches for steel-iron golf shafts ranged from $5.99 (£4.23) to $40 (£28.23) and graphite-iron ones from $4.80 (£3.38) to $47 (£33.20) (on both occasions there was one for $270 and $80, respectively, but those were far off). So total cost could equal £49.70.

So, we have determined that this is a misleading advertisement?

There is one more thing.

Some businesses, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, used 1-900 numbers, which were premium-rate. One “psychic hotline” type of 1-900/1-976 number was $2.99 for the first minute (vs $0.02-$0.08/minute for 1-800) and $0.99 for every single one after that. (Web scam serivces often use them, often for literal money-sucking) So, for a 23 minute call, 4 times in a week, every week, thats US$90.11/week

So I hope this has let you see how American business exists only for the sole gathering of money and nothing else. Neophyte out.


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