Running a blog like this costs money, and in order to counter act that and help myself earn some extra money as a blogger I participate in the Amazon affiliates program that allows me to include links to some of the best things to buy on Amazon. These links are called “affiliate” links and for purchases made through my links, Amazon pays me a small commission. It’s usually enough to cover the hosting fees every month although sometimes it’s more.
Well, every month as I look at my affiliate earnings I get to see all of the products people have purchased. I don’t get to see who purchases them, only an itemized list of what was bought and how much I earned for each one. It’s really kind of interesting to see what people buy. I have discovered new products this way and also, honestly, I have laughed at some of the things people have purchased. So I figured it might be fun to share some of these products here to help you have a chuckle and maybe, just maybe, find a useful item that you didn’t even know existed!
So check out my version of the “Best Things to Buy on Amazon” based upon my affiliate sales from last week.
Best Things to Buy on Amazon
Argyle Dress Socks for Men
I don’t know why but these struck me as funny. The idea of a professional man sitting at home ordering argyle socks. Or maybe they are a gift from his wife or girlfriend. Either way, the only thing funnier would be if it was underwear. Although I have had people buy underwear on Amazon through my links. It was women’s underwear, though now-a-days who knows if it was for a man or a woman. I’m sure if I really want to know….
This is not a funny item, it just has a funny name – The Snotsucker. Although it is kind of odd to see something that seems to have such an immediate use ordered online. I’d just run to the drugstore for something like this, though I suppose someone could be creating a baby shower gift basket with some potential necessary items. I’ll keep The Snotsucker in mind for future baby shower gifts!
Barber Shop Grade Fiber Pomade
I had absolutely no idea what fiber pomade was when I saw it, so I had to click through and see what it was. I know what pomade is, but not sure about the word “fiber”. Turns out there are a bunch of different pomade types. Who knew!
Liquid Transfer Pump
A battery operated liquid transfer pump. For those times when you want to steal gas from someone? Seriously that’s one of the photos they show on this product. Pumps up to 6 quarts of liquid per minute in case you want to calculate how long it will take you to steal a full tank of gas. This is one of those times where maybe Big Brother would be useful monitoring people’s purchases, although this seems like a more harmless crime than say buying large bundles of things used to make bombs.
Israeli Bandage Battle Dressing
Just wow. This is one that has me scratching my head big time. If you combine the Israeli bandage battle dressing with the liquid transfer pump, it makes me wonder if someone is preparing for a zombie apocalypse and collecting survival gear. I’ll have to see if there are any other similar items bought this week.
Sandwich Sealer and Decruster
I wonder how well this sandwich sealer works and if it works for wheat bread. This actually seems like one of those useful things that I had no idea existed and something my kids would love. We don’t eat a lot of sandwiches, but I could see some fun recipes being created with this kitchen tool for both lunch and dinner. I bet it would inspire my kids to get creative in the kitchen too. I know my son would try and make some sort of baked sandwich with it like those frozen pocket sandwiches.
Cat Themed Greeting Cards Pack
Got a cat lover in your life? I think we don’t send physical written notes and letters enough so while I chuckled at the idea of the crazy cat lady on the receiving end of these cat themed greeting cards, I like the idea of buying a box of cards and sending them regularly to keep in touch with friends and family you don’t see or talk to on a regular basis. It’s much more personal than an email or text.
Octopus Helping Hands
This crazy looking thing is an “octopus helping hands” and it serves to make it easier to work on very small things such as computer parts and other small electronics. I actually have seen one of these before because my husband is an electronics whiz and has something similar. It’s funny to look at though.
These may not be your idea of the best things to buy on Amazon, but they were someone’s idea of something great to buy on Amazon.