Surprising and/or Unfortunate Amazon Best Sellers
America likes weird stuff
1. Trump Hats
Do you remember when you first saw this hat? I don't either but I'm pretty sure I remember G.W. wearing it on that MISSION ACCOMPLISHED aircraft carrier. Whatever you think about The Donald, you have to admit the hat is kind of cool looking. And while you'd be funding his campaign by buying it on his site, it's cheap enough on Amazon that you can rest easy knowing that it's climbing it's way to the top of the charts.
2. Cards Against Humanity
I'll admit I'm a little surprised people are still buying this, but it seems to be holding strong at #1 at the top of the Toys category. As far as I can tell, sales are mostly driven by Cards Against Humanity taunting people into buying their stuff. Remember, these are the guys that are known for their Black Friday "sales", one of which charged $5 more, another of which shipped literal shit to their customers.
Lesson learned: the marketing equivalent of "I bet you won't eat that worm" is super effective.
3. Polaroid Film
THEY'RE BACK! I wish Amazon would give us the demographic breakdown of who's buying this stuff. I imagine it's the same crowd that's watching grainy Lana Del Rey videos but it's hard to know for sure. Perhaps young parents that want real pictures of their kids that aren't interspersed in galleries full of pocket shots and questionable decisions? It would be nice if Amazon could help us out with a Venn Diagram or two.
Though it might be hard to believe due to the 3rd-grade-level photoshop, this product is the #1 BEST SELLER in Amazon's clothing category. That means Amazon is selling literally thousands daily -- so chances are good that someone in the elevator with you has one of these guys keeping them snug.
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