Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Two Completely Mindless Wastes of Time...

I preach a need for the US consumer to spend less and save more.......yet tonight I offer you two of the most bizarre shopping websites you'll ever see.

1) Unclaimed Baggage - You've seen them profiled on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, etc. This is the graveyard for your lost luggage from your trip to Vegas last year. After a bag, remains unclaimed for 90 days, it is sold in bulk quantities to this resaler outside of Huntsville, Alabama. Apparently the deals in the store can be quite impressive, but the online selection is meager at best. A couple of my personal favorites are the 4-6 person survival raft Side note: What rocket scientest took this on the plane, but packed it in his CHECKED BAGGAGE?

"No, no, honey we're ok if this plane goes down. Remember? I packed the survival rafts."

"Did you put those in the carry-on or the checked bags?"

"Doh!"

or the Versace comforter for just $1,000.

2) Steal It Back - This site was established by former police officers to capitalize on that bike that was stolen in 1992 from the trunk of your 1984 Ford Thunderbird. The site works with local police departments to accumulate stolen goods which can not be returned to their rightful owner. After the police are done using the item as evidence it can be auctioned off to the public.

For the most part, the merchandise borders on junk, but I've seen boats, signed lithographs, and tons of useless stuff on the site.

Artful Blogger

"We're going down in a spiral to the ground"

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