When you’re working under a tight budget, remnant TV advertising is a smart way to advertise: by buying unsold airtime that most stations want to sell before it perishes, you can usually get your remnant radio and television advertising commercials on the air for 95-55% under what everyone else is paying.

Unfortunately, the remnant advertising world is very competitive and there many snake-oil-salesmen out there, even at reputable Fortune 500 TV station groups. Here is a quick example of one dishonest trick a TV station, cable company, or television remnant broker network might try: