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What Does The View's Elisabeth Hasselbeck Deeply Regret Buying?

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Comedy writer Bonnie Datt once bought a chainmail vest "for clubbing"—a purchase she later came to lament, once she realized that chainmail isn't particularly slimming. Inspired by this, she now spends her spare time asking famous people to dish about purchases which they initially loved—but ended up regretting, for Buyer's Remorse.

When we got the chance to ask former Survivor castaway and current talk show co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, if she'd ever had Buyer's Remorse, we thought we'd get the kind of response she gives on The View—an opinionated, politically conservative, and above all, lengthy answer. After explaining the concept of this series, we popped the question and crossed our fingers that we'd have enough battery power left in our recorder to capture everything she had to say...

Racked: Elisabeth, what in your life have you had Buyer's Remorse over?

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Chips.

(Ed note: That was it. The end. We did not run out of battery.)
· All Buyer's Remorse Posts [Racked]
· The View [Official Site]