January 24, 2012 6:21 PM   Subscribe

Where can I get a ShamWow by this weekend?

This is for a project I have to do for a speech class, which is basically a parody commercial. Topic of choice, the ShamWow. I need to know where I can get a ShamWow so my friends and I can start recording this weekend. I haven't the time to go searching for it in stores since I have loads of reading to do in PSYCH and ENG. Online is not an option due to time constraints. Price should be less than 20 dollars. Alternatively, we are looking for something that resembles a ShamWow.

I live in the SE Houston Area (near San Jacinto College).
posted by Angel of Khaos to Shopping (14 answers total)
Bed, Bath and Beyond have them in the "As Seen on TV" section, As Seen on TV outlets will have them. You might even find them in your local grocer as they've become pretty popular/useful.
posted by june made him a gemini at 6:24 PM on January 24, 2012

Response by poster: ?
So they're sold in regular stores?

Strange, since I remember that Shamwows stated that they weren't.
posted by Angel of Khaos at 6:27 PM on January 24, 2012

Best answer: CVS, Walgreens, and (maybe?) Rite-Aid all have "As Seen on TV" sections/aisles as well. I've seem 'em there.
posted by carsonb at 6:30 PM on January 24, 2012

Best answer: Target has them, and the "find in store" button tells me that they're in stock all around Houston.

My guess is that they weren't sold in stores at first because they didn't have distribution deals. Once everyone wanted a ShamWow, the retailers came knocking.
posted by griseus at 6:35 PM on January 24, 2012

Yep, bought one myself at an "As Seen on TV" store at the mall.
posted by thinkpiece at 6:35 PM on January 24, 2012

All that "TV Only" stuff ends up being sold in stores, and a lot of stores have "As Seen on TV" sections. Definitely check BBB and Walgreens.
posted by radioamy at 6:37 PM on January 24, 2012

I have also seen them in Target, generally on aisle endcaps in the general cleaning area, sometimes near car washing/waxing materials.
posted by lilac girl at 6:38 PM on January 24, 2012

Best answer: Houston here, and I've seen them in nearly every Target I've been to around town. They're usually in the section around the light bulbs/fans/small electrical appliances.
posted by chrisfromthelc at 6:40 PM on January 24, 2012

Shamwow doesn't sell them in stores, but they sell them to As Seen On TV, who does.
posted by rhizome at 6:41 PM on January 24, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks everyone! Never knew that they sold them at Walgreens (or maybe I just came in and out for the things I needed). Just saved me a load of time. Running out to Walgreens later tonight. Target is my backup.
posted by Angel of Khaos at 6:58 PM on January 24, 2012

Dollar stores also carry sham-wow knock-offs for a lot less than you will pay for the actual thing.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:39 PM on January 24, 2012

I found a pack of two "Wippity Wipes" at 7-11 for $1.99, I think. I would never buy the TV package, too much $ and too many wipes, but a pack of 2 is great for me. I'm not sure it's a knock off, I think these were out first.
posted by caclwmr4 at 9:50 PM on January 24, 2012

Local 99 Cent Store sells knock offs for 99 cents.
posted by 2N2222 at 11:28 PM on January 24, 2012

Oddly, Staples sells them, too. Or, at least around the Seattle area they do. Also in the As Seen on TV section.
posted by bz at 11:09 AM on January 25, 2012

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