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Does Anyone Actually Buy This Crap? - April 30th 2013, 07:43 PM

Okay, I know the Daily Mail isn't the most reliable at the best of times, but that aside, it's a fair point for discussion:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ves-stage.html

I'm surprised it took this long for the media to realise she's a fraud. People like her and Derek Acorah charge money for their "services" and revel in the fame. Any decent person with a conscience who actually had these "powers" wouldn't charge for it and certainly not the way Sally Morgan does. (Charging a small fortune to fill a whole theatre with 10,000 people for maybe 7 of them to actually get a "message" from someone.)

I'm sorry if I offend anyone, I just get so frustrated that people will actually pay an arm and a leg to a complete stranger just to get a "message from beyond the grave" from people who are probably just skilled manipulators or know how to do their research.

If anyone does believe TV psychics are legit, please feel free to state your point. I'm interested.


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Re: Does Anyone Actually Buy This Crap? - April 30th 2013, 08:02 PM

I don't buy into that sort of thing. I've never watched an episode but I've seen adverts for it and it's just rubbish. How can someone know stuff about you and relay things your dead relatives are telling you? They can't, it's all just rubbish to get people to spend money for something that is either fake or found out beforehand.

If people want to believe that stuff then so be it, but I don't, I just don't see how it's possible.
   
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Re: Does Anyone Actually Buy This Crap? - April 30th 2013, 08:14 PM

Ugh, this kind of stuff really annoys me. I honestly can't believe anyone in their right mind would waste money on something like this. There is no way it's possible that someone could pass on a message from your dead relatives. No way whatsoever. I salute whoever conceived this idea, they must be very clever and quite wealthy also.
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Re: Does Anyone Actually Buy This Crap? - April 30th 2013, 08:26 PM

Waste of money.

I mean...regardless of whether there's an earpiece or not, it's so obviously fake.

Like...science and stuff. You know?


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Re: Does Anyone Actually Buy This Crap? - April 30th 2013, 08:32 PM

I've actually been to one of her shows. My mum got free tickets and she wanted to see if it was going to be a load of crap. Which it was. Glad I didn't spend any of my money on a ticket. There were times where she really upset the people sitting next to us, so bad that they had to leave. She seemed to completely know what some guys brother had done to get into prison, probably that earpiece giving her some help.
   
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Re: Does Anyone Actually Buy This Crap? - April 30th 2013, 11:26 PM

Dear god. I'm not sure why it's even news that she had an earpiece. It's all a sham...not sure if there's even a question behind that.


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Re: Does Anyone Actually Buy This Crap? - May 1st 2013, 08:42 AM

Well she's said that she's going to sue the press for libel. I lol'd.


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Re: Does Anyone Actually Buy This Crap? - May 1st 2013, 08:54 AM

Well if she knew anything wouldn't she be able to know what the press were doing?
   
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Re: Does Anyone Actually Buy This Crap? - May 1st 2013, 10:21 AM

I find that mindset that anyone with supernatural powers should offer all services related to them (including spending their precious time on it) for free is bollocks. After all the person is spending their time and may expect something in return.

Of course that show is a smoking piece of crap but you should work on your mindset.

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Re: Does Anyone Actually Buy This Crap? - May 1st 2013, 05:39 PM

I don't believe they should go completely unpaid. I just feel that if someone comes to you, distressed, because they need some kind of closure after a death and you genuinely believe you do have some kind of power that might help them.. You shouldn't be charging them a fortune. Have a donations box so people can pay what they're comfortable paying, but don't set a bar, it just annoys people when their expectations aren't met.
I mean, for God's sake this woman has a hotline where you pay £1.50 per minute ($2-$3) to speak to one of her "team of psychics" on the phone. And she's certainly not the only one, just flick to the back of a TV magazine to where the ads are and see how many "psychic hotlines" you can find. THAT kind of fraud and the fact people fall for it, is what's bollocks.


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