Friday, March 28, 2014

Multicolor Colorblock...

To the extent that black and white are colors and "two" is multi....

Thursday, March 27, 2014

WTF NoMoreRack?

Like many people, I suspect, I got sucked into trying "NoMoreRack" a discount retail website after seeing it advertised on TV.

But the first time I did a price check I got a reality check.  The XModo solar charge is presented as a mondo sale deal on NMR down from $65.99 to $26.

But it is listed with a regular retail price of $27.30 on Amazon and $22.67 at IdeaStage.  So... no more accepting your prices at face value NoMoreRack.

I am surprised I fell for the "inflated retail price" scam in the first place. I guess you can fool some of the people all of the time....

Friday, March 21, 2014

Unicorn Seeds

Amazon continues to allow sellers to profit from mythical plants via blatant and openly fraudulent listings.  One example being the black strawberry offered by Plantgrabber and Eforecase--the latter actually being fulfilled by Amazon.

The lovely picture being an obvious Photoshop job.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Celebrity Sprite

LeBron James Sprite
Last years flop movie, Syrup (based on a book of the same name), included the idea of marketing a carbonated drink by linking numbered cans to specific celebrities. Almost on cue, Sprite releases their first celebrity-inspired special edition drink.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mink Undies

That fine line bewteen a mink jockstrap and a giant merkin that ate your junk.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Something Blue

You can buy a lot of different things on Amazon. Even several things that don't actually exist. A blue variety of strawberries for example. These are offered by Treasures by Lee and Plantgrabber offers seeds for an equally mythical black variety.

You can also buy seeds for equally non-existent bright blue roses (Home Grown) and peonies (Big Bargain).

Offering seeds is smart. the buyers cannot know immediately that they are conned.  And if the seeds do not sprout they may never catch on.

Amazon continues to approve reviews that point out these sellers are perpetrating a transparent scam--and continues to let them do so.

Monday, March 10, 2014