imageSnouts are cups that look like pig snouts, causing 'hilarity' when you raise the cup to your mouth.

However, the website selling them is remarkably bare, featuring very little information and only two pictures. The online order form asks for rather a lot of details for a site that in itself gives none, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be happy giving my credit card information to them.

It may be just bad web design, or it may be a scam, but I don't think I want to risk it.

Posted on Thu Sep 21, 2006


Hmmm, I look more like I have a snout when I take my cup away from my mouth.
Posted by Big Gary  on  Thu Sep 21, 2006  at  11:57 AM
Oh how the long winter nights must fly-by
Posted by Peter  on  Thu Sep 21, 2006  at  04:31 PM
I work in a Military Clinic were alot of the internet is blocked by filters & when I click on the "Snouts" link I get ...

Access Denied (content_filter_denied)
Your request was denied because of its content categorization: "Spam Email URLs"
Posted by Rswilson  on  Thu Sep 21, 2006  at  04:33 PM
has description, height, capacity, 3 different views, phone number, address and asks only for cc# & address for cc verification...what else do you want to know?
Posted by joe  on  Fri Sep 22, 2006  at  04:08 AM
I just checked the link, and the site boasts 1 visitor to date. One visitor? All MOH folks who visited before me raise your hands. Thought so. My vote is scam.
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Fri Sep 22, 2006  at  05:40 PM
The counter could just be broken. It looks real to me... what's hard to believe about novelty mugs?
Posted by Fox Mulder  on  Sat Sep 23, 2006  at  02:44 PM
I have no problem with novelty mugs, and the two links to other pig-related sites work and go to what seem to be good sites, I just have a problem with traffic counters that do not count. If it was my site, I'd want to know how many visitors so I could adjust ad rates - the more visitors, the higher the rate. And the web designer should want to know how many visiotrs so that he/she can use it for future presentations when trying to get new business. Advertisers would want to know an accurate visitor count to be sure that their advertising goes to a good spot. That's why I thought scam, and still do.
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Sat Sep 23, 2006  at  06:07 PM
I just noticed the webring link at the bottom left corner and clicked it. The ring snouts is in is listed as suspended. More reason to think scam or just a ring that couldn't keep up?
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Sat Sep 23, 2006  at  06:09 PM
it's my site & i've been having fun watching the dialogue...the counter doesn't work but who cares if my webhost tracks every visitor via keyword or referring site, time of vist, how long the visits etc.... I do know how many visits are made...the webring thing i dropped a few years ago and I pretty much leave the site up ( since about 1997 or so) sold well over 10,000 of these along with other snout mugs that are not on the site - I may add them. sell wholesale to other sites - my copyright...I have a real job so this is just a sideline --Is there anyone out there who has been scammed???
Posted by joe  on  Sat Sep 23, 2006  at  08:14 PM
OK Joe, from your comment I presume you have no intention of expanding and getting ads for your site. Plus I presume from your comments that you haven't updated since 1997. That, at least, is how I understand your comment. That's a long time to go without updating, you did mention that you dropped the webring years ago. Is it any wonder that people would be suspicious?
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Sun Sep 24, 2006  at  03:17 PM
Is there a left-handed version, or are lefties stuck with upside-down pig snouts when they drink?
Posted by Big Gary  on  Sun Sep 24, 2006  at  04:25 PM
Big Gary
no lefthanded version...need a totally new master mold for that although, if handles were put on separately, it could happen, but cost is much less for direct pouring into cup & handles simultaneously
Posted by joe  on  Sun Sep 24, 2006  at  05:50 PM
Christopher, I had these made in ohio but was approached by a catalog co for licensing; I have an agreement allowing them to make them wherever (Thailand) plus i was to downscale my own marketing....whatever I get from this site is what I get
Posted by joe  on  Sun Sep 24, 2006  at  05:56 PM
Actually I did try ordering one of these about 2 yrs ago - NEVER CAME, never refunded, never responded to my many many inquiries. I chalked it up to a lesson learned the hard way.
Posted by tomato  on  Thu Sep 28, 2006  at  09:06 PM
tomato, give me some details. about 2 yrs ago I was getting spammed at about 5,000 to 20,ooo spams per day & it was difficult to separate everything . I have a file on all credit card transactions by year & I'll search for me off the site need to chalk it off as anything
Posted by joe  on  Fri Sep 29, 2006  at  04:07 AM
are your initials SLC ?
Posted by joe  on  Fri Sep 29, 2006  at  04:15 AM
There isnt anything that far-fetched about them. Funny though.
Posted by J  on  Tue Oct 03, 2006  at  09:59 AM
Cute cups. It's really nice.. Honestly it's my first time to see that kind of cup. Very unique.
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