Those 'Today' show deals? Read the fine print before you buy

Posted at 10:41 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 10:41:39-05

NEW YORK (AP) — About twice a month, the "Today" show looks like a home-shopping program. TV personality Jill Martin comes out for a four-minute segment called Jill's Steals and Deals, hawking discounted coats, watches or electric toothbrushes. Then she steers the show's millions of viewers to its website to buy.

What's not said on the air: nothing can be returned. And buying a product means shoppers automatically agree to sign over their rights to sue NBCUniversal, the network that airs the "Today" show.

Other daytime shows have similar segments, including "Good Morning America," ''The Real," and "The View." It's a way for the shows to make extra money. But for shoppers, it can mean unfavorable return policies and slow shipping times.