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Toyota pitches hybrids on Home Shopping Network

GasBuddy Blog -- Yes, it's true. Toyota is taking its sales pitch where women enjoy one of their favorite pursuits: shopping for stuff they don't need. And there are stores devoted to just that (Bed, Bath & Beyond, for instance. What's the "beyond" for? Because it's beyond all reason; that's why it's called that.) But now Toyota is looking to captivate this lucrative audience and they're investing serious bucks on hour-long infomercials featuring the Prius, Camry, Avalon and Highlander on the Home Shopping Network (HSN).

And frankly, for guys, that's a little scary. You know what I'm talking about: 'Impulse' purchases. Those are two vastly different things for men and women. A guy makes an impulse purchase and we're talking about Slim Jims...


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Submitted Oct 13, 2012 By: PD
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coffeebrake1015
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old new's.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 8:46:49 PM

I hear there are lots of good deals on 2012 Prius (Prii) at the dealers because the 2013's are on their way now. Why pour tons of money in your tank when you could get around in something that easily gets 50 mpg?
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Prius for life 8-)
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WE0H
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Prius is a smart purchase.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 1:26:44 PM

Okay
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Fools and their money will soon part . . .
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Whatever
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:49:12 AM

Time for a new article.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:35:05 AM

I'd much rather visit the car lot on Sunday.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:26:19 AM

This one has been around long enough PD.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:21:04 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:19:36 AM

"rosyLI" Give it time, you will see it
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:18:49 AM

Hybrids produce less pollution on the road but more in manufacture and when they are junked. In total its a wash environmentally. Just contributes to the SMUG factor.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:18:29 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:18:13 AM


Should I add the same comment three days in a row? Hmm.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:18:07 AM

Good luck - my guess is it's a waste of money.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:17:57 AM

All for 4 easy payments :)
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:17:14 AM

Repeat.
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whatever...
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:16:30 AM

Still like Toyota.
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This is for the rich female MBA crowd who don't have husbands or boyfriends or don't care about their opinion.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:16:25 AM

This real old article....
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:16:05 AM

0k
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:15:59 AM

Very old news
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:15:42 AM

OK.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:15:08 AM


This is the 3rd day this has been posted here. WHY? Make room for other contributing news instead of GasBuddy posting old news everyday.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:13:34 AM

Toyota pitches hybrids on Home Shopping Network? That's one way to sell Inbreds and their other vehicles, Impulse Buying and Every Which Way But Loose! You cannot buy ON the network, it's for Information Only (FYI) to spark interest in the viewers.
How much for the Wolfgang Puck Cookie Press Set (207-221) again? $19.95 +S&H $3.95!
With 'Coming out of the closet' Fred's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, my curent vehicle was paid for many years ago so why have new car payments? I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept and certainly not a Prius, Tesla, Leaf or Volt!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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How many times we suppose to read this
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Funny
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:12:12 AM

Very old news...
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:11:53 AM

Toyota must be in a panic. I watch HSN and haven't seen it yet.
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Must be desperate
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ok
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:09:28 AM

I never watch those shopping channels.
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old news here too
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This will be interesting!!
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Darwin.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:08:32 AM

Just another excuse to raise gas prices.
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Not again!!
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OK
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:05:33 AM

I have never seen autos on HSN.
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Puke City
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:04:04 AM

Old post by a couple of days.
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This is the 3rd day this has been posted here. WHY? Make room for other contributing news instead of GasBuddy posting old news everyday.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:01:45 AM

dubtful I would purchase a car on late night tv; but wait! theres more!!
two prius' for $19.95!!
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OK
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What are the shipping and handling charges? Sheesh.
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lol too funny! nice read.
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Ok.......
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