Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Product review you won't be reading on The Velvet Blog


This pitch was in my in-box this morning:

Hello,

I'm the webmaster of [redacted].

I wanted to know if by any chance you would be interested in doing an unbiased review of our site [redacted] on your blog.

If you agree you can choose between receiving a product sample or receiving a payment.

Cool! I can take this blog in a whole different direction! Reports on products that wise consumers need to know about!
If you choose the product sample instead of the payment the sample is yours to keep and you don't need to send it back.

Oh, I'm sure anything you send will be just fine. I love to get free stuff!
The product sample that you can get is [redacted] - a penis enhancer and you can see it there:[redacted]

Please let me know if you are interested.

Thank you

Well, at least they're polite.

5 comments:

Jay Jordan said...

you still got their number?

Jim Donahue said...

Jay, I can forward the e-mail to you.

God Is My Codependent said...

Frankly, I think there are enough big dicks out there already.

TwoBusy said...

So... that's a no?

Posolxstvo I said...

Oddly, I got the exact same request, only the line where it describes the product and the website appeared to have some sort of data merge error...

"The product sample that you can get is %product and you can see it there: %product_url"

This was copied and pasted from the email I received. Needless to say, I have absolutely no need of any %products and only got an error when I tried to visit %product_url.