Customer Reviews for Hot Buy ShamWow Super Absorbent Towels Pack Includes 16 Towels

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Hot Buy ShamWow Super Absorbent Towels Pack Includes 16 Towels

8 Large and 8 Small Washable Towels
Average Customer Rating:
1.571 out of 5
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1 of 7(14%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Hot Buy ShamWow Super Absorbent Towels Pack Includes 16 Towels
Review 1 for Hot Buy ShamWow Super Absorbent Towels Pack Includes 16 Towels
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:Seattle, WA
Date:June 8, 2009

Don't waste your money

Cons: poor substitue for regular chamois.
"Purchased this from Costco.com. It does soak up water, after a long break in cycle. But it does not work any better than a good rag.
When used to dry my car, it is far inferior to my regular chamois."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Hot Buy ShamWow Super Absorbent Towels Pack Includes 16 Towels
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Location:South Riding, VA
Date:May 30, 2009

Sham not so wowed

Pros: we like watching the "shamwow guy" on tv
Cons: doesn't seem to work as well as portrayed
"We gave this product a two star instead of one only to be "fair". We really didn't put these through the paces of a research scientist or the the Shamwow guy, but here's our opinion. We thought we had learned our lessons on made for TV stuff, but we saw these in Costco and thought "if Costco sells these, maybe they do work!" Our main use for them was to dry our vehicles after washing them and maybe some kitchen duties. The product looks and feels like a piece of felt and it looks like it has some type of absorbent core material. In our opinion it absorbs more like felt (not to well). When I tried to dry my vehicle, it took several slow passes to absorb anything (even after I dampened the cloth) and it left streaks of smeared water between passes. We tried wiping our kitchen counter with the same results. I don't mean to plug other products, but our opinion was based on comparing the Shamwows with an "Absorber" we usually use to dry our vehicles with better results. Sorry we didn't try to absorb an "emergency spill" to give a more thorough review , but being disappointed, we promptly returned them to Costco. We're surprised not to see any other reviews here for these. Has anyone had better luck? I'm interested in hearing more opinions."
Review 3 for Hot Buy ShamWow Super Absorbent Towels Pack Includes 16 Towels
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location:Atlanta, GA
Date:June 19, 2009

Read the directions

"I purchased these from an auto show in Atlanta and they work great. The problem is you have to read the directions. There are only two things you have to do for the towel to work:
1) Wet it,
2) Wipe IN THE SAME DIRECTION FOR EACH PASS,
period. Many people try to use them by wiping in circles, but you can't do that. There is nothing difficult about them. Follow the directions and you can't go wrong.
They do smell though"
Review 4 for Hot Buy ShamWow Super Absorbent Towels Pack Includes 16 Towels
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Date:June 19, 2009

Worst Purchase Ever

"Like some others I thought if Costco carries it I will give it a try. I won't assume Costco buyers have tested the products they sell anymore. These are absolutely worthless and an expensive lesson. I should have bought the real chamois for less than half the price. I did everything suggested when I bought them, then tried throwing them in the washer to shop the lint sticking to everything. I HATED this product."
Review 5 for Hot Buy ShamWow Super Absorbent Towels Pack Includes 16 Towels
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:Lathrop, Ca
Date:July 6, 2009

Sham-wow boohoo?

"I bought this product from costco and it is no better than a piece of nylon trying to soak up water. It doesn't work as advertised and I will be returning it. When using to dry a car it streaks the paint, it soaks up some water and moves the rest around, there is a synthetic shami that works 100x better."
Review 6 for Hot Buy ShamWow Super Absorbent Towels Pack Includes 16 Towels
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:Anchorage Ak
Date:May 2, 2009

Smears doesn't Dry

Pros: good advertisement, snazzy box
Cons: doesn't work, of course it last forever you will never use it., smells bad, waste of $$
Model Number: Box set
"Don't buy this product it's a waste of $$. Tried it on dishes, car, as a papertowel, etc. It smears the water around it doesn't dry it. I use an absorbs for the vehicles and cotton towels for dishes they work better. The shamwow does not work like advertised."
Review 7 for Hot Buy ShamWow Super Absorbent Towels Pack Includes 16 Towels
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:Davie, FL
Date:May 13, 2009

ShamScam

"I purchase this product and thought it would help me reduce my consumption of paper towls.
This product doesn't even pick up a sippee cup spill.
Truly dissappointing after watching all of the infomercials!
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