Friday, October 13, 2006

HSN Rolls Out Shop-By-Remote Service: America, Has It Really Come To This?

Terre Haute, IN--In a move designed to free fat and lazy Americans from having to actually get up and grab the phone, The Home Shopping Network and Time Warner Cable have announced a partnership to bring shopping by remote control to all of its subscribers by 2007.

"With just a few clicks of the remote, customers will be able to order virtually anything we sell on HSN, without having to put down the labor-saving device that they are currently holding to go and pick up another," says HSN spokesperson Esteban Finkelstein.

"In addition, we are in talks with UPS to develop a system to bring the packages right to the customer's couch, since our current system of mail delivery requires the customer to get up to answer the door, and then manually transport the package into the house upon arrival."

With this new shop-by-remote service, HSN also hopes to attract the business of millions of Americans who can't be bothered to walk over to the computer and order the products they see advertised on television through their online shopping portal.

"Americans spend all day sitting in air-conditioned cubicles sipping coffee and surfing the net while they pretend that they are working. When they come home, the last thing they want to do is to get back on the computer just to do their shopping," said Finkelstein.

"That is what the office is for."

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