Warau salesman is mostly the materialization of people's decisions when confronting their less moral drives. The character of each 10 minute story always gives in to the salesman's temptation and always gets punished.
I think it is fair that the salesman doesn't warn them about any possible consequences. No one can pass responsibility over their own actions.
However, many of the punishments they receive, or rather, the consequences of their actions, have nothing in common with what they were doing wrong. So quite a few end up disappointingly.
Still, the main problem of this anime lies in the fact that the moment you see the characters fall
into their own desire's trap there's no reason to be interested in any way about the action. It becomes just a tedious wait for the inevitable ending.
There's no problem with being formulaic, or episodic, but when the formula itself deprives the viewer from any pleasure it's hard to not view this anime as a waste of resources.