Heater Hustlers from Canton again: HEAT SURGE Roll-n-Glow Fireplace

Well, it's the silly season. My local paper just ran a full-page ad for the HEAT SURGE Roll-n-Glow Fireplace. It is an electric heater disguised as a fireplace ("fireless flame") and sold wrapped in a "real Amish fireplace mantel". Wow!
"The HEAT SURGE miracle heater is a work of engineering genius from the China coast so advanced, you simply plug it into any standard wall outlet". They don't say where on the coast. Maybe it's near the Canton in China (Guangzhou)? The upper right corner of the ad says it comes from Heat Surge LLC located in the other town named Canton, in Ohio. (Canton, Ohio is also where the heavily advertised EdenPURE heater is sold from, although it also is made in China).
You can see the color version (Wilmington, NC Star) at: http://www.marketplacelocal.com/portalWeb/portal.aspx?groupidE5&pagename=printitem&itemidP568495&eadvertiseridg422
Or, look at the website at: http://www.heatsurge.com
What a pile of horsecrap! These clowns should be horsewhipped, since they are probably going to make a pile of money by swindling the gullible and elderly.
"It uses less energy than it takes to run a coffee maker. Yet it produces an amazing 5,119 BTU's." Well, guess what? 5119 BTU/hr converts to exactly 1499 watts, and it always will.
That's right folks, it's just another lousy little 1500 watt portable electric heater with a fan, like you can buy anywhere for $25. They will sell it to you for only $298 (or for $249 each if you buy a pair of them)! No wonder they can afford to give you for free a gen-u-ine oak or cherry Amish mantle.
The HEAT SURGE just is another example of the "boom box" or (for old- timers) "console radio" marketing fallacy that a bigger cabinet and a higher price OBVIOUSLY means that you are getting a better product.
Pittsburgh Pete
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Well, it's the silly season. My local paper just ran a full-page ad for the HEAT SURGE Roll-n-Glow Fireplace. It is an electric heater disguised as a fireplace ("fireless flame") and sold wrapped in a "real Amish fireplace mantel". Wow!
"The HEAT SURGE miracle heater is a work of engineering genius from the China coast so advanced, you simply plug it into any standard wall outlet". They don't say where on the coast. Maybe it's near the Canton in China (Guangzhou)? The upper right corner of the ad says it comes from Heat Surge LLC located in the other town named Canton, in Ohio. (Canton, Ohio is also where the heavily advertised EdenPURE heater is sold from, although it also is made in China).
You can see the color version (Wilmington, NC Star) at: http://www.marketplacelocal.com/portalWeb/portal.aspx?groupidE5&pagename=printitem&itemidP568495&eadvertiseridg422
Or, look at the website at: http://www.heatsurge.com
What a pile of horsecrap! These clowns should be horsewhipped, since they are probably going to make a pile of money by swindling the gullible and elderly.
"It uses less energy than it takes to run a coffee maker. Yet it produces an amazing 5,119 BTU's." Well, guess what? 5119 BTU/hr converts to exactly 1499 watts, and it always will.
That's right folks, it's just another lousy little 1500 watt portable electric heater with a fan, like you can buy anywhere for $25. They will sell it to you for only $298 (or for $249 each if you buy a pair of them)! No wonder they can afford to give you for free a gen-u-ine oak or cherry Amish mantle.
The HEAT SURGE just is another example of the "boom box" or (for old- timers) "console radio" marketing fallacy that a bigger cabinet and a higher price OBVIOUSLY means that you are getting a better product.
Pittsburgh Pete
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Anyone remember that rabbit ears antenna with the dish, they sold on TV Guide? "You are not paying cable or satelite fees! You are not receving satelite or cable!" I wonder if anyone bought those?
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