term 'wood duck' arose in the 70's in the used car industry,
and was a term used by the salesmen to describe the gullible
and the naive purchasers of a used car.
were people who ventured out to buy that which they had no real
other than that based on conjecture, supposition and armed with
a disproportionate ego aided by desire.
term is ascribed to the same individuals in a broader consumer
base, which now includes 'turkey and 'goose', People that buy
on the basis of what they like to believe rather than forearming
themselves with any real knowledge whether it be air conditioning
or other home wares.
not something exclusive to the general public as professionals
such as builders, architects and engineers are also found to
in a one time purchase are fairly well stuck with their selection,
and spend the following years justifying their lack of due diligence,
as to change their choice bears a cost most are unwilling to
is seemingly available to all via Google the concept of misrepresentation
escapes 95% of the public who are not aware that the misrepresentation
is in what they choose to believe...language comprehension and
vague statements, that allow the reader to interpret as they
choose unless they are well trained to perceive the difference
in what is being said, to what is being inferred.
What the consumer is not aware of is that these structured statements
in slick advertising are used to promote a type of self delusion
and false confidence within the consumer.
went in to the Good Guys to buy one of the new fandangled juicers...Nutribullet...now
how can anything be simpler and what could go wrong with a new
product that is extensively advertised on TV, the medium supposedly
conveying the word of God.
The Good Guys
salesperson was polite, answered my questions and ultimately led
me to the transaction counter where I completed my purchase.
presumed that all I needed to decide on was what power I was
going to avail myself of, 600, 900, 1000 or 1200w and so decided
that somewhere at the top end would do it.
Took the unit
home, gave it to my wife, who promptly began to used it. Plugged
it in and out came this nectar of fruit combined....wonderful.
and big question is 'which and what percentage
come back on warranty'
don't say this is infallible but it might help you regain some
control over your purchases.
common give away is when a request for work is lodged with service
sites such as hipages, ostensibly designed to help you find
a tradesman interested in your request. The request itself identifies
the poster as being knowledgeable or not.
In the first
place, the poster is asking a tradesperson to spend time and
money to entertain their request. If the request is seemingly
based on a quick and cheap request then all they will likely
get is a handyman moonlighting between fruit picking or some
A good tradesperson
will be seeking at least $80/hr + travel so anyone thinking
they're going to get a tradesperson to wander out to some remote
location to 'have a look' at what they believe should be a cheap
cash in hand job is somewhat delusional especially as the tradesperson
/ handyman would have to pay the agency some $12, on average,
just to get the contact details.
or Building Designer
Fire Risk Roof Ventilation
Ventilation against mould
Buying a Roof Ventilator
Conjecture & Supposition
Home with natural roof ventilation
Roof Ventilation Work?
system for combustion stove
sells ventilation best
Spores in your home
Services Industry re
Ventilation Fans pt1
Ventilation Fans pt2
v Tile Roof
Evening Purge Cycle explained
Ventilation Flim Flam man
ventilate and sleep well
a cathedral ceiling
a raked ceiling
your home with Ceiling & Wall Vents
of a Skillion Roof
of Indoor Pools and Spas
a Smoking Fireplace
the top floor
under a skillion roof