People will buy anything, no matter how dumb. Pet rocks and singing fish sold out of the store and while no one will admit to owning one, someone has to be buying it.
Check out a bunch of dumb ideas that made a lot of money. Maybe they’re not so dumb after all…
1. Pet Rock
This was a simple, million dollar idea. Pick up a rock, throw it in a box with some hay and sell for $4.99. Who knew millions of people would prefer to buy a rock to collect dust in their junk drawers over going out and finding one of their own.
2. Billy the Big Mouth Bass
WalMart couldn’t keep Billy the Big Mouth Bass on the shelves as folks everywhere bought singing fish to adorn their trailers. I don’t know what would posses someone to make a singing fish…or maybe it was the fish that was possessed.
3. Antenna balls
It was bad enough every business gave this away as convention swag at one time, but people were actually buying these.
4. The Flowbee
If there was ever a product that scared kids and husbands alike, it was the Flowbee. Part clipper, part vacuum, the Flowbee supposedly gives a precision haircut with no mess. How so many of these sold is beyond me.
Someone thought it would be a good idea to sell sun glasses for dogs. Millions agree. I bet the dogs don’t agree though, mine would never wear these.
6. Santa Mail
I really dropped the ball with this one. For years I sent notes from Santa to nieces, nephews and friends’ kids. Everyone told me to start a website and I never did. Then someone comes out with SantaMail and is doing great. Who knew?
7. The Million Dollar Home Page
Wanna buy a piece of this blog? It’s only a dollar? Sounds like a silly idea but the owner of the Million Dollar Home Page sold pixels on his website for $1 per pixel – and he sold over a million of them.
8. Baby Wigs
When my kid is old enough I’m sure he’ll have enough reasons to hate me what with making him clean his room and go to school and all. If I put him in one of these and he saw the pictures, it would no doubt seal the deal.
9. Tumbleweed Farm
The Prairie Tumbleweed Farm harvests and ships tumbleweeds world wide. We don’t know exactly why anyone would actually buy a tumbleweed, but apparently they’re selling well.
10. Mood Rings
So they were supposed to change color according to mood except no one could seem to get theirs off blue. Oh and did I mention they were ugly?