Usually, I leave the advertisement discussions to my friend at Drink Moxie, but since this one has a bit of a personal finance relationship, I figured I’d mention it.
Every year, when Christmas starts to roll around, there’s a whole slew of ads. And the ads that bother me the most are the ads for new cars. Almost all of them involve someone surprising their loved one with a brand new shiny car. Complete with a bright red bow on top.
Do these ads bother anyone else? How many people actually do this? I’m guessing it’s usually just the luxury cars on these ads since it’s the more well-to-do people that could actually afford to surprise someone with a car. But how often do people do that? Every Christmas? But like most ads, they’re trying to convince you it’s the thing to do; everyone else is doing it!
Do you let the commercials out there impact what you buy? I’d like to think that most commercials don’t affect me. The only ones that make me crave what they’re selling are ads related to chocolate. M&M’s and Toll House ads get me drooling every time.