Two weeks ago, the elementary kids were collecting the gel pencil grips and then BAM, these Silly Bandz came out of no where!
Aren't you sick of the old tan rubber bands? Let's shake the office supply world up a bit with bright colors and wacky shapes.
Let's market rubber bands to the kiddies by telling them they can collect 'em...trade 'em...wear 'em...Parents will buy their kids anything!!From a capitalism/free enterprise/gorilla marketing standpoint, these are genius.
I know, I know, who's the idiot here? > pointing at self <
I don't fault the entrepreneurial mastermind behind these things. $5.00 for 24 rubber bands - the profit margin must be amazing on these things!
I did make E pay for them himself. Well, actually he took out a loan from me. $12.00 later we have 57 bands (55 since one has broken and one was given to his friend). But, he still doesn't have the rare, elusive blue elephant.
Pet rocks...beanie babies...Pokemon (insert any name here) cards...rubber bands!!!
Friends, we are smart people. Let's put our minds together and come up with the next big craze to push to our kids. Maybe even one with some staying power...cotton candy flavored broccoli?