It seems like every day there is some new big product or service out there that promises to be the next big thing. Sometimes these ideas take off, sometimes they don’t. Sometimes these products do well despite the fact they have no practical use for any logical human being on the planet Earth. The first edition of Terrible Ideas that Make Money was a great success, so it’s time for the second edition. Here are six more products I’ve enjoyed making fun of.
Royal Heirloom Ring
Prince William and Kate Middleton and are getting married…and to commemorate the special occasion the “British Historical Society” is allowing a replica of Princess Diana’s engagement ring to be sold to dumb American consumers.
This replica is complete crap. It has something called simulated diamonds and is probably just slightly better quality than something you’d get in a 25-cent vending machine at the supermarket.
But this guy with a British accent sounds really smart, so this must be amazing! He says really sophisticated phrases like “19 dollars 90,”scintillating brilliant cut diamonds” and “hinged decorative velveteen box.” (more…)