Watering Willy from Telebrands claims to be a lawn ornament that’s an easy and silly way to water your lawn. Watering Willy comes in 5 different characters that all have a swiveling arm and they claim when you attach your garden hose to it, you and your neighbors will be LOL.
What exactly is a Watering Willy?
Watering Willy is essentially a flat, plastic cut-out of a cartoon character – a Farmer, Fireman, Frog, Cow, or Blue Elephant – with an attachment for a garden hose that connects to a sprinkler-type device. This sprinkler is held by a moveable arm – when the water is turned on the arm starts spraying water.
What they claim makes it so hilarious and adorable is that it now looks like “Willy” is the one watering your lawn! They add you can use Watering Willy to also water gardens, flower beds, or to even help you clean your car.
How much is it for Watering Willy sprinkler?
Watering Willy sells for either $19.99 plus $9.99 shipping and handling (total $29.98) or you can buy 2 for an additional $9.99 in fees and they’ll also throw in a Pocket Hose Dura-Rib (length unknown).
How do I get a refund for Watering Willy?
Watering Willy is covered by Telebrands’ 30-day money back guarantee. However, we should point out that this is for the initial $19.99 and not any of the extra fees (you also have to pay to ship it back).
When returning, you must put Watering Willy in his original packaging as well as include a written, “detailed” explanation as to why you did not like him or they could reject your return.
Telebrands customer service number: 855-668-1655.
Bottom Line: Will Watering Willy water my lilies?
We have to admit we laughed when we first saw Watering Willy, but not because it was hilarious – more like “what will they think of next?!” We couldn’t find any customer reviews of Watering Willy but we can remind you:
- They don’t say how big it is (it looks pretty small).
- They don’t say how wide an area it will water (it looks limited).
- Even if you return it for your money back you will have spent at least $9.99.
- The Pocket Hose Dura Rib has a 3-star average on Amazon.
- Cute girls don’t really care about how you water your lawn (unlike in the commercial).
In addition, Telebrands doesn’t have such a great reputation with consumers or the BBB, who gives them a D-. Telebrands is currently facing a lawsuit from the state of New Jersey for violating their consumer fraud act.
However, let’s say you really think Watering Willy is cute. We’ll let you in on a secret – the little fellow will very likely be for sale at your local retailer. What Telebrands doesn’t like to advertise is that 90% of their sales are done in person not online or over the telephone.
The advantages to this method of purchase are: a) you can see how big he is right away b) you will avoid any shipping fees c) you won’t have to wait for it to come in the mail and d) if he’s a piece of crap you can take it back to the store and get your money back more easily.
Let us know your experience with Watering Willy. Were you the envy of the neighbors or the butt of their jokes?