HSN Informative - HSN Lying About Retail Values
I'm a fashion nut and think I know something about quality (or lack of it) items. I have bought some of HSN's fashion products and most of what I bought was so poor that they were only worth the clearance price. Yet, HSN almost always has a retail value comparison which they mark way up. For example, I bought a simple cotton big shirt that had a regular HSN price of $36.90 at the clearance price $10, but the website said the retail value is $68.00. Now, the quality of the garment was what one could get at JCPenney or even KMart. Besides being dishonest with their so-called "retail price" (which would be the price they claim you'd find the same/similar garment in other stores), the hosts often talk with over-exuberance and often compare their low-quality fashions with the higher prices of very expensive designers/fashions (An HSN price of a $100 garment might be compared unfairly to hundreds of dollars you would pay, for example, at a store on Rodeo Drive or some fancy boutique, which is a ridiculous comparison, since HSN quality is like WalMart, maybe even worse.) There are lots of 1-star or 2-star customer reviews on their fashion items, but I'm sure HSN doesn't care, since they have a high volume of viewers and potential suckers. I'm sure even customers who have given them bad reviews of their products continue to shop there because they have a nice website and are entertaining and alluring.