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Wacky Stuff Sold with Amazon

  1. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    I just love when folks share the wacky stuff they sell with amazon. This looks like quite the book! The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    Who knew there was a potato peel pie society!


    Also managed an eat pray love book but I have heard that thats big in the States. Anyone writing any hubs on it?

    1. travelespresso profile image82
      travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Its a favorite of mine and I wrote a review on the book some time ago.  The book has sold millions and it's got new life since the movie came out.

      Congrats on the sales.

      1. kirstenblog profile image78
        kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I saw something on the Daily Show about it being huge there. I would write something if I knew something about it to write! big_smile

        I think my weirdest ever sale was for hair loss cover up make up! Did not know they sold that yikes

        1. travelespresso profile image82
          travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yes it IS strange.  I sold some tweezers!  Why would someone go to Amazon to buy tweezers?  Beats me - I earned a few cents from that sale!

          Elizabeth Gilbert got an advance and one year off from her job to travel and write the book.  She's been interviewed on Oprah too so that helped lift sales into the stratosphere lol

          Oh...I should be so lucky with my fledging novel!

          1. kirstenblog profile image78
            kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            That would be soooooooo cool cool

            I hope someday to see you post here that your book is in the shops! That it is selling and up for awards too big_smile

            1. travelespresso profile image82
              travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks so much KB.  I will post something at some stage.  As to awards etc - WOW - that'd be amazing.

              I just designed a cover thanks to a suggestion from fellow hubber Lynda Martin.  I'm so happy with my writing progress.

              You're right the hair loss cover makeup is WEIRD!

  2. waynet profile image72
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    I sell lots of cheese graters and that's about as wacky as my amazon sales go, but I have sold some stuff on other websites that don't fit the topic like on my art blog I sell a few sexy nurse costumes, even though I only link to art pencils and books......

    I will try and keep a track on more wacky sales as time goes on. lol!

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Cheese graters don't sound wacky... we got a collapsible one for camping after seeing one in a shop while on our last camping trip (was way over priced and not a great color, white shows dirt to much so we got online). Then again I am a big cheese lover! My nephew and I are cheese monsters lol

    2. BRIAN SLATER profile image88
      BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hey wayne good result on the nurses outfit- i though Relache had finished with all that now - lol

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I just sold a bunch of vitamins and supplements, that is the whackiest I've seen...

  4. Sunnyglitter profile image84
    Sunnyglitterposted 7 years ago

    I have yet to sell anything on Amazon, weird or otherwise...I must be writing the wrong type of hubs lol.

    1. waynet profile image72
      waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Try writing sneaky product hubs and tie them up with reviews on separate hubpages.....plus the more you write, the more potential earnings you could make.

  5. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Cockroach bait was one of the weirdest things I ever sold - not something that I would ever look for on Amazon!

    I have also sold a Maori phrase book, a Stawberry Shortbread child's wig, and a DVD of The Sound of Music in Spanish!

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You have a bunch of interesting ones.

      I have sold rat traps. Maybe (like your cockroach bait) people don't want to go into a store and hint that they have roaches and rats?

  6. wychic profile image88
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    The strangest I ever sold was a grow-a-frog kit...meant to be able to hatch out and grow a live frog, I guess trying to capitalize on the sea monkey idea or something. I guess it is more closely related to some of my hubs than the car speakers I sold, at least, since I do have hubs on animals and none on cars.

  7. girly_girl09 profile image76
    girly_girl09posted 7 years ago

    I have sold S&M products (outfits, accessories and books...) Definitely didn't write any hubs about those types of things! big_smile

  8. rmr profile image82
    rmrposted 7 years ago

    I sell lots of mouse and rat traps, which is odd because I don't have any hubs about rats or mice. I've also sold a lot of "adult" themed items; also completely unrelated to any of my content. The strangest thing was probably bacon flavored breath mints and tooth paste.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image74
      EmpressFelicityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ewww.... lol

      I've yet to sell anything really way out; most of my sales are stuff that's actually on my hubs (or things that are closely related).  Pretty well the only non-related things I've sold are a couple of romantic novels, a Bob Dylan CD and some keyboard stickers.

      I must say, I'm quite encouraged by how my Amazon's doing this month... better than Adsense.

      1. CMHypno profile image93
        CMHypnoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes Amazon is doing ok this month so far, but strangely enough not on Christmassy things. I've sold books on athletics training, but no Christmas trees!

  9. Hovalis profile image84
    Hovalisposted 7 years ago

    I think the oddest thing I've had so far is Bear Repellent. I looked twice when I saw that one!

 
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