Gee, you mean most people don’t want to put something on their heads that tells people from miles awauy that they are just plain nuts?
And actually, a lot of these sellers are hawking brand new “Pretty in Pink” (yeah right) caps.
From Heat Street:
An unscientific, several-day-long Heat Street study of eBay, Etsy and other Internet sale sites where the Pussy Hat trade once rivaled the gross domestic product if a small nation, shows sales have slowed to a trickle, with desperate knitters looking to offload their wares at deep discounts.
The “Buy it Now” range for new Pussy Hats is between $7.00 and $20.00, but even at the low end, the hats simply aren’t selling. As each auction Heat Street watched ended, the same Pussy Hats were often re-listed, at discounts of $2 or more. One retailer is so desperate, she’s knocked 40% off her listings, but the hats aren’t selling at $10, let alone $14.
Of 617 individual listings for Pussy Hats, only a handful had bids, and all of those had starting prices of $.99, with bids struggling to reach $5. Two of those auctions appeared to have the exact same bidder.
So much for my plans to make a fortune manufacturing these things in China and marketing them to women with psych med scripts. Oh, you say I don’t have access to that information? I was going to enlist Susan Rice as my partner.