Chef Basket - works great for the stuff it works for - hard boiled eggs, large pasta, some steam veggies. I have trouble lifting heavy pots so it's nice to be able to lift the basket and food instead.
MagicJack - LOVE IT! It's been my home phone for three years.
Ginsu knives - my parents got a set when I was a kid. We had them forever. So I bought a set for myself about six or seven years ago. Still use them.
I think that's the extent of my personal purchases. Now, my mom buys just about everything she sees on TV. She has bought for me:
Snuggie - can't complain about it but I feel like a dork using it.
Alumawallet or however you spell it - I used it for two whole days before I switched back. Good concept, but didn't work for me.