Anyway, so Brodi's post is about a story idea she found for sale on e-bay. It got me thinking. What other weird things do they have for sale on e-bay...
This is a dangerous thought process. If you should ever find yourself asking the same question... turn back while you still can. But, I didn't. And now I need therapy.
I learned things I never wanted to know. For example: there is an actual category on e-bay called Weird Stuff--Seriously.
Not only that, but there are also categories called: Slightly Unusual, Really Weird and Totally Bizarre. I stayed away from the Totally Bizarre, but is it odd that I have this strange urge to find something I can sell in that category?
So, in the Weird Stuff category, I found the following useful items: (Yes, all of these are absolutely on e-bay exactly like this)
~ MOST HAUNTED amulet massive MONEY WEALTH SPELL bird
Now... I have no idea what this is, but with all of those words in one title--I don't know how it could be bad. I also think the mix of CAPS and lowercase is mesmerizing. In fact, it's taught me something. I'm officially changing the name of one of my books to
"INCREDIBLY EXCITING no vampires BUT HOT GUY with funny"
What do you think? I read that and I just think cha-ching, bestseller, no?
I also found:
~ NOVELTY GAG Old Mr. Butt Talking Pen Holder AWESOME
Awesome indeed. If you don't currently own something with the words Old Mr. Butt & Talking in the title... you haven't lived.
~ MONO (KISSING DISEASE) GIANT MICROBE PLUSH
This is EXACTLY what the market was missing on Valentine's Day. A giant plush microbe to give to your significant other. I mean it's the kissing disease, hello. What's more romantic than kissing?
Last, but not least:
~ HAND CARVED COW WITH ROOSTER ON BACK SIGNED
Ah! The mystery item. I have so many questions. So the Cow is hand carved, but is the rooster real? Also, is the Rooster signed, or the Cow, or perhaps the Rooster signed the Cow, or maybe the back is signed? But the back of what? That's it. I can't handle the suspense. I'm buying it. I must know now!
So, now for the big question... what can you see in your house that you think you could put up for sale under the Weird Stuff category on e-bay. Do tell. I'm dying to know.