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Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:40 AM

Why Jared's ads piss me off.

1. It is bad enough that they market junk. But to call it something that rhymes with Diarrhea?

Jared's - The Diarrhea of Jewelry!

2. Their x-mas ads started BEFORE FUCKING THANKSGIVING!

3. Did I mention that they market junk?

4. Finally, I cannot think of a smarmier, more irritating tone and atmosphere done by any other advertiser. Even a Better Call Saul ad would be preferable.


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Which ads piss you off?

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Reply Why Jared's ads piss me off. (Original post)
ChairmanAgnostic Dec 2013 OP
cthulu2016 Dec 2013 #1
ChairmanAgnostic Dec 2013 #2
Marrah_G Dec 2013 #3
WorseBeforeBetter Dec 2013 #7
zbdent Dec 2013 #25
sweetapogee Dec 2013 #40
WorseBeforeBetter Dec 2013 #45
sweetapogee Dec 2013 #48
Orrex Dec 2013 #4
blogslut Dec 2013 #28
Javaman Dec 2013 #5
TlalocW Dec 2013 #9
Amaril Dec 2013 #31
packman Dec 2013 #12
kcr Dec 2013 #6
cthulu2016 Dec 2013 #8
TlalocW Dec 2013 #15
frylock Dec 2013 #32
AngryAmish Dec 2013 #10
snooper2 Dec 2013 #11
rudolph the red Dec 2013 #13
ChairmanAgnostic Dec 2013 #16
pipi_k Dec 2013 #19
rurallib Dec 2013 #14
Logical Dec 2013 #17
Liberal Veteran Dec 2013 #22
Logical Dec 2013 #24
FrodosPet Dec 2013 #53
hfojvt Dec 2013 #34
CatWoman Dec 2013 #46
ProdigalJunkMail Dec 2013 #18
pipi_k Dec 2013 #26
bullwinkle428 Dec 2013 #29
MineralMan Dec 2013 #33
sendero Dec 2013 #20
spanone Dec 2013 #21
dionysus Dec 2013 #23
Name removed Dec 2013 #27
yesphan Dec 2013 #30
Bombero1956 Dec 2013 #35
rusty fender Dec 2013 #47
geek tragedy Dec 2013 #36
frogmarch Dec 2013 #37
ChairmanAgnostic Dec 2013 #41
KurtNYC Dec 2013 #38
xfundy Dec 2013 #39
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2013 #42
jmowreader Dec 2013 #43
Initech Dec 2013 #44
edhopper Dec 2013 #49
ChairmanAgnostic Dec 2013 #50
AngryOldDem Dec 2013 #51
jollyreaper2112 Dec 2013 #52
missingthebigdog Dec 2013 #54

Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:43 AM

1. And don't get me started on "Ave Maria..."

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:44 AM

2. ZING!

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:45 AM

3. Jared ads make me want to throw the tv

Car companies showing CARS as gift items make steam come out of my ears.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:50 AM

7. I'm getting a shiny new Lexus for Christmas, isn't everyone?

Jared's ads annoy me to no end, and ugh, ads for Hardees.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:11 AM

25. naw ... just those who

b*tch about spending another penny in taxes on poor people who can't afford Lexuses because they don't have a job because they don't have a car to get to the only jobs hiring, where you need a driver's license anyway ...

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 01:36 PM

40. Um I'm not getting a Lexus for christmas

instead, I'm giving my partner a MB C Class. Been planning this for a while. I think it will be quite a surprise!

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Response to sweetapogee (Reply #40)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 03:41 PM

45. Sure ya are. And I'm marrying Tom Mison in a Scottish castle...

with a honeymoon trip around the world... twice.

There *is* a Santa Claus!

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #45)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 08:26 AM

48. oh, ok

what exactly are you trying to say to, or about, me? What is your message?

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:49 AM

4. The whole industry is disgusting

Jared is just a symptom.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:21 AM

28. 400% markup

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:49 AM

5. I know, I hate Subway too!

sorry, couldn't resist.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:51 AM

9. That smirk as he stuffs another low-calorie six-inch sub down his gullet!

Oh, and I hated the Colonel too, with his wee, beady eyes! Oh, yuir gunna eat mah chicken! Ohhhhhhhhh!

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:29 AM

31. Thanks! This just made me..........



I needed that this morning!

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Response to Javaman (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:59 AM

12. In addition,

it seems that no matter WHAT Sub-way you go into, FOX News is on every one of their TV's scattered around the room. I wrote their corporate offices bitching about it with no response back.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:50 AM

6. I will always hear Diarrhea of Jewelry now

Thanks for that

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:50 AM

8. I agree that jewelry advertising is disturbing stuff

It tends to be either inefficient prostitution (eg, Every kiss begins with Kay) or female competition for who is more loved, or whose mate has a bigger money-dick (eg, female co-workers whispering how you can tell whose male mate went to Jared)

Nobody comes off real well.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:02 AM

15. I always think this when it comes to those diamond commercials

Video below. But it is amazing to me the marketing that has gone into making what I think is a pretty boring gem into the ultimate expression of how much a man loves a woman and how able he is to provide for her. Now admittedly, I'm a 41-year-old bachelor who doesn't like wearing jewelry and who was only once engaged to be engaged, but I was lucky in that 1) she didn't care that much and 2) when we ended it, I was able to get my money back (it hadn't left the store yet as I was doing payments on it).

Still it was a $500 piece of glass that I thought was ridiculous.



TlalocW

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:45 AM

32. bigger money-dick?!

never heard that phrase, but I will be incorporating it into my vocab!

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:54 AM

10. Every Kiss Begins With a Kay

 

so, you are marrying a whore....

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:56 AM

11. If a commercial pisses you off you are doing it wrong...

 

I only get mad when they BAN commercials!

LOL




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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:59 AM

13. I always hit mute when commercials start

 

but now I am curious, what word rhymes with diarrhea in the context of a jewelry commercial?

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Response to rudolph the red (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:04 AM

16. dalla . . . . balla . . . Gallaria

There, I got it.

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Response to rudolph the red (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:06 AM

19. The word

in the commercial is "galleria".

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:01 AM

14. couple years ago advertisers decided to essentially market to

income levels over $150,000 in annual income. So pretty much all of it pisses me off.
But I must say the luxury cars seem to be a special knife in the gut.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:05 AM

17. LOL, does everything piss off someone? This place cracks me up! nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:09 AM

22. Your being cracked up pisses me off!

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:11 AM

24. LOL, good one! nt

 

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 06:41 PM

53. And now I am pissed off

at myself for cracking up over you being pissed off at someone who was cracking up at someone who was pissed off.

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Response to Logical (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 12:03 PM

34. "so you call her on the phone

to talk about the teachers that you hate
and she says she's all alone
and her parents won't be coming home 'til late"

At least half the purpose of GD is to express anger and have other people join in the expression.

What else are we gonna talk about? The things we like?

Couldn't you see how that would work?

OP - I just love X

reply 1 - How puerile.
reply 2 - You would
reply 3 - detailed summary of why everything about X sucks and about how you suck for liking it

it would be like walking into a cage match, flinging your arms open and screaming "hit me!"

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #34)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 03:49 PM

46. the irony is

that's the person who got all worked up over the pizza hut manager getting his job back

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:05 AM

18. i love that they are now marketing diamonds once unsellable for their color

as chocolate diamonds... what a joke

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:11 AM

26. Glad I'm not the only one

I wouldn't own a "chocolate" diamond for anything. Or a black diamond, either. Just get a black onyx, FGS.

I mean, what's the point if you can't see the colors bouncing around on the inside of the stone?

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:24 AM

29. The entire concept of "colored diamonds" is ridiculous. HELLO - there are

colored gemstones that are way cheaper than diamonds if you really want a colored stone!

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:51 AM

33. Yup, and black diamonds, too.

They're marketing industrial diamonds as jewelry now. It's amazing.

The other thing is the current trend of mounting diamonds in sterling silver. Gold is so pricey these days that they're doing something that never used to be done. Mounting precious stones in silver. Unheard of. Diamonds in gold vermeil, too. The diamond market is in the doldrums, and people will only buy if the mounting metal is cheap enough.

Jewelry. What a racket!

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:07 AM

20. Diamonds.....

.... a joke product designed to separate rubes from their cash. But as far as jewelry ads go, I don't find Jared's any worse than the rest.

Every kiss begins with Kay?, I don't think so

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:08 AM

21. BP ads that say they're such incredible environmentalists

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:10 AM

23. there was a Golden Corral Buffet ad than managed to be offensive to both white and black people

simultaneously...

..a stereotypical annoying white couple is driving their stereotypical black friends to a restaurant, and the black couple dove out of the moving car as they passed a Golden Corral Buffet...

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:28 AM

30. This annoys me to no end.

It's local, but the same ad has been running for decades.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 12:05 PM

35. say you do buy a diamond or a Lexus for Christmas this year

Anything you get them from then on will be garbage in comparison. They'll always say "remember back in 2013 when you bought me that Lexus"? "This year you got me a toaster oven you asshole".

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Response to Bombero1956 (Reply #35)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 05:22 PM

47. LOL!

"you asshole, I'm gonna throw that toaster into your next bath"

This is the DU member formerly known as rusty fender.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 12:08 PM

36. They're comic gold.

 

"I know he really loves me."

"How?"

"He want to a jewelry chain store at the local strip mall."

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 12:15 PM

37. "You got owned!" (Little Caesar's Pizza ad)

drives me up a wall.

But the one I hate the most is the Jared's ad!

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #37)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 01:51 PM

41. YES! That one, too!

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 12:17 PM

38. That Kraft ad were they have Jib Jab'd adult celebrity heads onto kids' bodies

and they speak in bratty zingers about a "hint of parmesan" in processed food.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 01:32 PM

39. The current constant stream of ads for health insurance

and for-profit trade schools are on my last nerve at the moment.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 01:54 PM

42. Anyone that buys jewelry from a retail store in a mall is just another member of the flock

 

that doesn't realize all sheep share a common destiny.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 03:07 PM

43. Some of the other spots are worse

ITT Tech is a good one: "At Sprint we're always on the search for new talent so we rely on ITT Tech." But most of the new talent they seek is as sales clerks in their stores, so this ad is really saying "spend $40,000 on a junk education and you can get a job paying five percent commission." (On edit: one of my coworkers was dating a guy who is an ITT Tech grad for quite a while. She claims she dumped him because he doesn't work in the field he spent all that money to learn. I think his totaling her car, which she treated like a baby, had something to do with it too.)

Then there are all the testosterone pill ads. "This boosts free testosterone and that's what you want." What it boosts is the maker's profits; if it does anything for your dick I haven't a clue. The best one: it boosts muscle mass with strength training. Strength training will boost muscle mass all by itself - that's why you do it.

MetLife has another outrageous one for their final-expense product...the cute-but-condescending daughter who's heard of the product but has insurance-agent-level knowledge of it.

Twisting heartstrings and jerking DUers' chains is how they sell jewelry, but when you buy jewelry you get something that at least performs as advertised. (It's advertised to wrap around your finger or sit in a hole in your ear and look pretty and by damn, that's what it does) Junk educations that cost as much as starter homes in smaller cities, the Rabbit TV (a flash drive full of URLs to online TV providers), pills that don't work, insurance that's basically useless, the Bose Wave Radio that sounds as good as a $29.95 clock radio but the only $29.95 involved here is shipping to send it back...those are the ads to be pissed about.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 03:28 PM

44. What about that one where the guy proposes on an airplane?

Seriously who proposes on a plane? I would think that would be the least romantic place on earth to propose.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 09:08 AM

49. And i love

how the Jewelry industry has decided that an engagement ring should cost 2 months salary, or whatever. Nothing says you are serious about starting a life together than going into debt over a showy bobble.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #49)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 05:59 PM

50. generate maximum profit against the little folks.

make them feel guilty or unloving if they don't comply with our rules.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 06:33 PM

51. I hate those commercials.

And it's clear that the woman clearly loves the bling more than the man.

I wish I could just wake up tomorrow and it would be March 1. I am SO over these "feel-good" holiday ads.

The Kohl's ad that shows the couple decorating an elderly woman's apartment gets under my skin, too. One, that's breaking and entering, and two, that commercial started airing WEEKS before Thanksgiving. Enough for my shit list right there.

The ads are about the most irritating things about the holidays, anymore. And don't get me started on the commercials that run on kids' channels...

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 06:35 PM

52. Oops

I thought this was going to be about subway.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 06:59 PM

54. I have been ranting about this for weeks!

I HATE the jewelry store ads. All of them.

As a mother of daughters, it disgusts me that these advertisements create unrealistic expectations of what relationships should look like. It is just so much manipulation.

One local ad currently running advises that you can buy $5,000.00 worth of jewelry for around $100.00 per month; and "isn't she worth $100.00 a month?" That is absolutely the wrong message to send to young people just starting their life together.

Another local store is offering a free shotgun with purchase of $2,500.00. WTF???

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