I love to garden and last year I bought an aerogarden for my office. This gimmicky contraption looks like this:
I kept it at my office and loved it for a while. I bought large quantities of aerogarden-related equipment thinking that I could continue to grow lots and lots of plants! This was how I figured out that apparently the aerogarden is how a number of people grow marijuana at home. The number of websites to buy this stuff that also give advice on growing pot....definitely not good to look at while at the office! Anyways, I loved it, until I discovered that the thing is practically impossible to clean. I also hate having a light on all the time and a pump running, and the electric waste is just sad.
Anywho, the aerogarden itself had to get trashed, but the liquid food I put and sold on ebay. I bought it for $25 and sold it for $23, after shipping I took home $17 -- a loss of $7. $23 more towards the student loans though.
The aerogarden itself was $55. Fun while it lasted though. Items 205 and 206 are gone, and $62 is down the drain. $2512 wasted on stuff I never should've bought.
What gimmicky products have you fallen for?