Monday, June 08, 2009

Funny Amazon Product:

The Top Selling item in apparel on Amazon.com is this sweet wolf T-shirt!

This is a great example of how viral marketing works (either intended or not).

Here's the item in case you haven't seen it:


Let's face it. It's a horrible shirt that doesn't have mass appeal.

Here are other items people interested in this shirt bought:


So I believe a stereo-type about who would buy this lead one customer to write an awesome review of the item, and all of a sudden this shirt is an internet sensation:
9,950 of 10,034 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dual Function Design, November 10, 2008
By B. Govern "Bee-Dot-Govern" (New Jersey, USA)

This item has wolves on it which makes it intrinsically sweet and worth 5 stars by itself, but once I tried it on, that's when the magic happened. After checking to ensure that the shirt would properly cover my girth, I walked from my trailer to Wal-mart with the shirt on and was immediately approached by women. The women knew from the wolves on my shirt that I, like a wolf, am a mysterious loner who knows how to 'howl at the moon' from time to time (if you catch my drift!). The women that approached me wanted to know if I would be their boyfriend and/or give them money for something they called mehth. I told them no, because they didn't have enough teeth, and frankly a man with a wolf-shirt shouldn't settle for the first thing that comes to him.

I arrived at Wal-mart, mounted my courtesy-scooter (walking is such a drag!) sitting side saddle so that my wolves would show. While I was browsing tube socks, I could hear aroused asthmatic breathing behind me. I turned around to see a slightly sweaty dream in sweatpants and flip-flops standing there. She told me she liked the wolves on my shirt, I told her I wanted to howl at her moon. She offered me a swig from her mountain dew, and I drove my scooter, with her shuffling along side out the door and into the rest of our lives. Thank you wolf shirt.

Pros: Fits my girthy frame, has wolves on it, attracts women
Cons: Only 3 wolves (could probably use a few more on the 'guns'), cannot see wolves when sitting with arms crossed, wolves would have been better if they glowed in the dark.
Here's another great review:
2,016 of 2,056 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great compliment for my skin art, May 19, 2009
By overlook1977 (Raleigh, NC United States)

Unfortunately I already had this exact picture tattooed on my chest, but this shirt is very useful in colder weather.

Now people forward this item all of the place - inspiring others to be even more creative.

Here are some additional product images people uploaded:




I'll leave you to explore the other amazing pictures or reviews for this item.

4 comments:

Ivette said...

Wow. Now that I've seen it on elmo and Steve jobs I realize it's meant both for my children as well as me. This is awesome!

Karen said...

now that is some funny funny stuff. ha!

MrsJ said...

That's awesome. :-)

Anonymous said...

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