Tuesday, May 06, 2008

2781 items found for: diet pills

Diet pills are huge business on eBay, or at least allowing eBay to become a haven for those willing to prey on the insecurities of their users by selling them products of dubious quality and performance. As of this writing, there are over 2700 items available with the diet pills keyword, all of which appear to be spread between a small number of users (single items appear in the list 10-15 times each). Most of these are "Buy it now" items, removing the option of trying to shoot for a lower price, so it's undetermined how much demand these items are in.

I've always been a firm believer in the old standbys of proper diet and exercise as opposed to magical pills, especially given the controversy over phen-phen diet pills and fraudulent hoodia gordonii pills. But hey, you know what they said about the fool and his money.

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