Bogus Clear-Cast Digital Antenna Ad
Today’s N&R back page of the A section featured a full page ad for a Clear-Cast digital antenna for free if Greensboro residents in the listed zip codes called a listed number in the next 48 hours.
From Stop the Cap:
In fact, the published account about the “new invention” was actually a paid advertisement-designed-to-look-like-a-news-story. Clear Cast is effectively a variation on the traditional indoor UHF bow tie antenna your local Radio Shack used to sell for $1.49. The major difference is that it is designed to be attached to a window with accompanying suction cups. That is a valid approach to improving reception, but whether it is worth the asking price of $38 is another matter.
I really appreciate the N&R helping to perpetrate a scam on its readers.
Of course, it wasn’t really free:
Only callers who beat the order deadline and provide the operator with the valid Free TV Claim Code listed above and live in one of the Greensboro area zip codes that get Free TV will be permitted to get the Clear-Cast for just $47 and shipping that pulls in up to 953 crystal clear digital TV shows each year for Free with no monthly bills.