You Pay What We Pay!

Have you ever wanted to work at a place just to get that much desired employee discount? Now at PulseTV, you can get our employee discount without even applying for a job!

This is our special way of giving back to our most loyal customers. This is the FIRST TIME EVER we are offering our BEST customers the same low prices on products that we give our employees.

Employee Pricing EventGet deals so good it’s like you work here!

There are over 20 items included in this exclusive event, but I do want to caution you – stock on some of these items are very limited. HERE’S A TIP: Save on shipping and order a bunch of stuff!

Here are a few that caught my eye…

Tommie Copper Mentholated Sport Tape… $3.88 Stock up today on this Mentholated Sport Tape! These are great to have a hand to sooth sore muscles and joints! It’s also great therapy for recurring conditions like shin splints, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, and back pain.

RoseVale Spa Gift Set: 6 Bath Bombs & 6 Candles… $3.86 This exclusive gift set offers 6 bath bombs (Scents: vanilla, lavender, and sea) with 6 heart shaped tea light candles for UNDER $4! If you LOVE taking baths or know someone that loves soaking their worries away then this is a HUGE must have! Stock up…these will sell out!

Fake News Trivia Card Game… $3.09 Can you spot the fake news headline from the real one? The Fake News card game includes 50 card, each with a real (and bizarre) news headline, and a similar yet fake news headline. Read them both to the other players to see who can guess which is real. It’s a great way to liven up your next party or family game night.

So take a look at some of our favorite items you can buy at a HUGE discount at our  Employee Pricing Event!

I’m Tired of Hearing, “I’m Too Old.”

I’m so tired of skincare companies sending the message I look too old or it’s time to cover up my wrinkles.

I’m almost 58 and well, I embrace it!

Aging isn’t a dirty word, it is something to be celebrated.

This is the reason Third Age Skincare was created. I got tired of the message I was getting AND the exorbitant prices of good, high quality makeup.

Get ready for a whole new way of skincare. We worked two years perfecting our ingredients making sure they’re made from good stuff! All the while being conscious of keeping prices down.

Today we are featuring our Stick Trio. All three work in harmony to accentuate your own natural beauty.

You’ll love the convenience of these on-the-go sticks that are easy-to-use and replace many overpriced and not needed cosmetics.

Seriously this collection of our Boost Stick Color, Shimmer Stick and Renew Stick can replace everything else in your makeup bag!

Here’s How:

Boost Color Stick is your all-in-one stick to use as blush, lipstick, highlighter and even eye shadow! Best thing? No matter what skin tone you are, Boost Stick Color will work for you!

Shimmer Stick adds luster and shimmer to your skin. Use it all over! Dab it on your eyelids, the sides of your eyes cheeks, temple, neck and your lips.

Renew Stick is rich, light and an oh so effective moisturizer! Use anywhere and everywhere like your face, neck, cuticles even the heels of your feet.

Best of all, EVERY stick is designed to enhance the beauty of ANY skin tone. From milky white to dark chocolate you’ll love how it makes you look.

Click here to learn how to use Third Age products.

Features and Benefits:
– These 3 Sticks Replace Many Products
– Works on ALL Skin Tones
– Gluten-Free
– Paraben-Free
– Fragrance-Free
– Vegan Formula
– Cruelty-Free, No Animal Testing
– Free Carrying Bag w/ Order
– 100% No Risk, Money Back Promise

We want you to be completely satisfied with anything and everything you buy. See why these will be your favorite skincare products!

Go “Team Red!

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We may be a small family company, but we have a big heart. That is always the case when it comes to supporting members of our team.

Today, being Valentine’s Day, is the perfect day to share this story with you. Maureen, one of our number-crunchers, asked the office to join her in support of “Go Red for Women”.

Go Red for Women” is the American Heart Association’s initiative to increase heart awareness. Heart disease is the number one threat to women and 80% of heart events are preventable. Maureen asked us to wear red to honor those we’ve lost, and to support those who survive, thrive, and inspire, like her daughter Caitlin, who’s been living with heart disease since her diagnosis of long QT at age 16.

As you can see from the photo our hearts go out in support of Maureen and Caitlin. We care about each here no matter what. And that’s what makes PulseTV a great family!

Thanks, “Team Red”!

To learn more about us, and those in the picture, go to the PulseTV “About US” page.

Bringing Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones to Life

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The finished Product and packaging.

To bring something special to our customers last Christmas, PulseTV partnered up with a top electronics manufacturer for something we’ve never carried before: noise-cancelling headphones.

Here are the SONUS Active Noise Cancelling Headphones with Carrying Case. You will not find this model anywhere else – it’s one of the PulseTV exclusive items on our site and we worked closely with the manufacturer.

PulseTV and The Electronics Department

PulseTV is no stranger to electronics: it’s been our number one standalone department for years now with almost 100 products at any one time. We’ve got speakers, power outlets and other accessories – but headphones and earbuds are probably our favorite.

From old-school wired headphones, to Bluetooth® Wireless devices, and the latest trend of “true wireless earbuds” we’ve been here for the complete evolution of personal audio. The only thing missing was active noise cancelling technology!

How does Noise Cancelling Technology Work?

It’s hard to explain, but what happens is that your headphones will dynamically produce a sound wave that is the mirror image of undesired noise, thereby “cancelling” it out. I don’t know if it truly cancels it, but for it’s best for reducing continuous, low-frequency noise: think of the low droning sound in an airplane cabin.

The technology has been used in aviation since the late 80’s, but the company Bose® is well-known for bringing the first set of consumer-based headphones in 2000, called Quiet Comfort, which they still iterate to this day.

But here’s the problem: they’ve always been so expensive! I won a pair of Bose QC25 in a contest, but they cost $300 at the time! I would never have paid that much on my own…

Selecting the Perfect Model

So that brings us to our partners, makers of popular Volkano branded headsets. We looked at literally dozens of models and configurations that were too expensive or didn’t sound quite right. Some were too heavy, and others felt way too flimsy.

We put the factory-made samples through various office tests until we were happy to select one for our customers! We chose to include a 3.5mm cord, and a very nice hardshell carry case – since we all know how essential those are for traveling on planes! We even collaborated on the packaging:

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This is the first iteration of the packaging for the Sonus headphones. We suggested a few changes here and there, but were overall very happy!

Sonus Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Features

The Sonus headphones are an absolute bargain when compared to those $300+ sets and has all the same features as well as excellent sound quality.

  • You get Bluetooth wireless capabilities with the latest 5.0 version. What is Bluetooth v5.0? It’s more battery-efficient and gives a more reliable connection while the phone is in your pocket or far away.
  • The headset is foldable and goes completely flat for use in the included case or bends to fit in even smaller spaces.
  • Built-in 3-button music controls let you pause/skip tracks and control the volume. Haven’t you noticed this is starting to go away in favor of a single button?
  • And you can plug these into your phone directly into your headphone jack with the included cord. Why would you ever want to do that? Well the built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 5 1/2 hours, but if you’re on a flight for longer than that, you can always plug in for uninterrupted music listening.

There’s many more features listed on our site, and you can always watch our video to got through most. There’s almost too much to talk about! But here’s a 5-star customer review that says it best:

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A happy customer leaving a 5-star review. Thanks Gregory!

I know many employees have gifted these to friends and loved ones so we now have an extra $10 off to anyone who hasn’t bought a pair yet! That’s right: our price is now just $39.91 (you cannot beat that!) Remember, you can only buy these at PulseTV – so jump on these while we still have stock!

Buy Sonus Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Here

Newsweek: PulseTV #2 Online Retailer in Nation for 2019!

Well this was a cool story to wake up to: PulseTV was named #2 Online Retailer in the Nation for 2019, specifically for household goods.

They even gave us a pretty high score (8.15/10), based on 41 different criteria. They started with the top 1,000 American online shops across eight industries and 39 categories.

While PulseTV carries a wide variety of different goods, our widely popular Home and Garden Department has always been a customer favorite. Everyone on our team from the hardworking buyers (who get all the cool stuff for great prices) and friendly customer service team deserves a big congrats!

And of course thanks to all of our fans and customers for shopping with us since 1996!

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Thanks Newsweek and Fans!

The Dirty Little Secret Called “Free” Shipping…

There’s a reason it starts with the letter “F”, that’s what you’re getting!

Are you spending more for an item to get free shipping? The answer is most likely YES!

The saying that there are no free things in life is true when it comes to free shipping.

Shipping is a real cost that MUST be added into the product price. When you buy multiple items from a website that offers “free” shipping, the shipping cost is built into EVERY item. In most cases when you tally up the total with “free” shipping, it will cost you more than a site that charges shipping and handling up front.

Let’s look at some popular sites that give you “free” shipping and PulseTV.com that actually charges shipping.

Example:

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Amazon price for Hurricane Spin Scrubber is $39.99 free shipping. Now, Amazon use to be at $35.00, but even then…

PulseTV Price is $29.99 PLUS shipping, for an average price shipped in the US of $36.90. Slightly higher… HOWEVER… buy two from Amazon and your price was $70.00.

From PulseTV you get a $10 discount for buying two so it’s $49.98 plus shipping for a total of $58.97.  

Add more items at Amazon and your so-called Free shipping gets more expensive, while at sites like PulseTV.com that charge shipping, your price per piece shipped goes down.

Why you ask?

Because you are paying for the full shipping on EVERY item. You’re paying for multiple boxes even if they use one box. You’re paying labor as if every item is being boxed separately, plus your postage on sending one item is always more expensive than sending multiples.

Sites like Amazon count on your buying multiple items to actually profit on their “free shipping”. While sites that charge for shipping are just trying to break even on all the costs.

Another example of FREE Shipping that costs you more; let’s look at Rakuten (formerly known as buy.com)

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Sure it’s free shipping but let’s look at the PulseTV price that charges shipping. It’s $9.49 for the item… add shipping and handling the total comes to: $13.48. You’re saving right away.

Buy two and here is the breakdown:

Rakuten $31.98

PulseTV: $22.45  

Let’s go back to Amazon and another item called SafeT Air…

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You will pay $29.95 and get “free” shipping.


At PulseTV.com you’ll pay $24.99 plus shipping for a total of $31.46. Cheaper to buy on Amazon by a dollar or two… but here’s where the free shipping sites get you.

PulseTV.com gives you a discount of $5 per jar when you buy two or more. So on two jars at Amazon you’re paying $59.90.

At PulseTV.com you’re paying $39.98 + shipping of $6.77 for a total of $46.75. Pretty substantial savings to actually PAY for shipping.

But guess what… the average person buys 3 jars, so let’s look at what free costs you.


Amazon: $89.85

PulseTV.com $59.97 + shipping cost of $6.91 for a total of $66.68. WOW! If you got free shipping you just paid $23.17 MORE.

Notice how little the shipping went up from 2 to 3 jars. From $6.77 to $6.91.

CONCLUSION:

Almost any site that “gives” free shipping is selling you a bunch of baloney.  Remember free starts with “F” and that’s what they’re doing to you.

Granted if you are just going to buy one item, maybe you’ll save a dollar or two, but when you combine products you’re taking money OUT of your pocket.

At PulseTV.com we want to save YOU the maximum amount of money so we do a few things.

  1. We give you discounts on most items when you buy multiples.
  2. We increase shipping based on weight and your location only.
  3. We only fold in the labor and packing costs on your first item.

The average PulseTV.com customer purchases 4 items per order. Looking at the examples given above look how much more you would be paying for a total order buy getting FREE shipping.

From “Shagmail” to “Gophercentral”: Did you know PulseTV also offers free eZines?

If we were to take a look back 22 years at a little suburb of Chicago, IL we would find the roots of what would become one of the biggest email newsletter networks on the Internet.

All the way back then it was called “Shagmail”. We can thank a popular James Bond spoof film which came out that year for that. At that time email was exploding. AOL was mailing out free trial discs by the millions and the general public was just discovering the convenience and immediacy that email provided.

In the 90s, PulseTV.com was selling videos via direct response television advertising and they began collecting customer email addresses along with all of the normal contact and billing information as a matter of course. That was the original email list, and it didn’t take long to discover that people loved getting email and were very responsive to email advertising.

The next step was a no-brainer; provide content people want to read in their email and they will be more likely to open it and look at ads. Shagmail.com started with about 10 email magazines, or eZines. Titles like the clean joke list Clean Laffs, the adult joke list Laff-a-Day, the home-cooking column Daily Recipe, and Bizarre News were all written and published in-house by PulseTV staff.

As the popularity increased so did the number of titles. Shagmail was adding content as diverse as a professional wrestling review and a daily Bible verse, among many others. With a dramatically growing audience the decision was made to re-brand Shagmail with a somewhat more inclusive name; GopherCentral.

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Eventually GopherCentral.com included a catalog of nearly 80 email publications with millions of unique subscribers. It was even being mention on radio and national television. But the Internet being what it is, within a few short years fatigue began to set in and the momentum began to slow, especially after the dot-com bubble collapse in the early 2000s. Despite this GopherCentral.com was still a juggernaut and had a huge presence for years to come.

These days GopherCentral.com is more of an email boutique than a superstore. The most popular publications are still there, with a core audience of fans who forward their favorite issues around to their friends and still patronize PulseTV.com. Now GopherCentral.com is starting to grow a social media presence as well. If you have never read a GopherCentral.com eZine they are all free, like they have always been, and the editors are just waiting to say hello.

Copper Corner: Our Copper Cookware (and More) Department

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You can’t turn on the television without seeing an As Seen on TV commercial for some kind of copper thing! There are pans, knives, even socks utilizing this latest trend. We love em all!

So much so, that we created a special new department with all our best-selling copper-related products: we call it the Copper Corner!

Copper cookware pans are the latest in ceramic non-stick technology. If you want to start small, we have a traditional 9.5in pan, all the way up to our deluxe 4pc square copper pan set with deep fry basket.

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4pc Deep Square Copper Pan Set

The As Seen On TV deep square copper pans go by the name of Gotham Steel, Red Copper, or Copper Chef. Ours is just as good, but made even better since it’s only a fraction of the high TV prices!

We carry a 4pc set: you get the pan, the lid, steamer tray AND an awesome fry basket.

You can bake, fry, roast, steam, saute or broil with just one pan! Go straight from the stove and into the oven. We can barely keep these in stock – and the positive square copper pan reviews are flooding in:

Arrived when expected. Be sure you follow directions before using the first time. Works exactly as described! I cooked eggs and they slid right out of the pan; no sticking, no broken yolks – perfect! I also made melted parmesan crisps and they also slid right out of the pan! I love this pan! – Mary, MN

Non-Stick Copper Knife As Seen on TV

To complete your copper kitchen, we also feature the ever-sharp copper knife. This IS the official As Seen on TV copper knife – and we’ve got a crazy low price on this one. Non-stick coating and super sharp steel never needs sharpening, so your food prep is a breeze. Can handle chopping as well as delicate tomato slicing like a pro!

Copper-Infused Compression SocksIt’s not just for the kitchen though! We also have some copper-infused compression socks. Why copper? The super fine fibers actually cut down on foot odor. Choose between knee-high socks and ankle socks that promote good circulation and reduce swelling.

We also have copper-colored outdoor lights, Moscow mule mugs, and more in our Copper Corner to round out our favorite new element, so we’ll Cu there!

Visit the Copper Corner

Copper’s Elemental Symbol is Cu!

PulseTV Buyers Team at the International Home + Housewares Show 2017

There were a TON of awesome products we saw at the International Home and Housewares show. It’s one of our favorite shows to go to – and it doesn’t hurt that it’s practically hosted in our backyard – McCormick Place in Chicago! So we wouldn’t miss one of these for the world.

Besides watching some cooking demos from our favorite chefs, sampling delicious snacks and smoothies, we actually got some real work done too! We met with some awesome new vendors, some Shark Tank successful companies, and current vendors/friends.

Some of the team was also in Las Vegas for a trade show at the SAME time. It stinks, but we split our buyers up to cover more ground and make sure we don’t miss great deals. More on the other show in another post :)

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It was an exciting trade show to be at, and we found plenty of awesome new products. Took plenty of pictures, and we’ll start sharing some of our upcoming products on our Facebook Page. So make sure you like our page and are subscribed to get the latest info on your newsfeed as explained below!

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PulseTV’s 2016: A Year in Review

We don’t usually like to brag, but 2016 was an exciting year over here at PulseTV.com! It was our 20th Anniversary as a company, and one of our most fun years ever as an ecommerce company. As a top online retailer, we want to thank all our customers and fans for sticking with us, watching our videos, and shopping on our site!

We gathered some data and complied it all into a infographic… Take a look!

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