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Clean Water, Dirty Tricks airs on Marketplace

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Jan 28th, 2011
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AWARE Simcoe January 28 2011
Did you get taken in by the salesman who precipitated the iron and other minerals out of your water, told you it was disgusting, and sold you a treatment system for a couple of thousand dollars – or more? Tonight at 8 p.m., CBC TV’s Marketplace goes undercover to expose the techniques used in door-to-door sales of water purification systems — devices that can cost thousands of dollars, but which most people simply may not need. Co-host Tom Harrington investigates the scare tactics used to entice people to buy — and meets an elderly woman who spent $3,500 on a purification system.

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