Interesting stuff people buy on Amazon part 5

amazon primeI have written in a previous post or two that I am an Amazon Associate on Amazon. The Amazon Associates Program is the leading selling program on the Internet, with hundreds of thousands of members. Very often, and especially during the recent holiday shopping season, people purchase some, uh, ‘random’ items on Amazon through my special links. When someone sees a special link they can click on it and it takes them to the site and they take along with them a shopping tracking code that tells the site I sent them. Then the special link tells the website to send me a small commission. The shopper doesn’t pay any higher of a price for the item and I do not even know who the shopper was. Although I do know the item the shopper purchased but all the other details are hidden from me. Some people have purchased some wild things while shopping on Amazon and sometimes I think they are finding the craziest stuff to buy just so I’ll write about it and give them a sort of ‘shout out’ as the kids say. This month though there has been nothing too crazy. None-the-less I figured I would share them with you.

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Ok, then. Here we go…

Interesting stuff people buy while shopping on Amazon part 5

Leading off our list today is:

Squatty Potty® Toilet Stool, 7 Inch- The Original – Made in U.S.A.

The Squatty Potty is a wonderful health aid for the entire family. The Squatty Potty helps you to eliminate faster and more complete by putting your body into a natural squatting position over your own toilet. Using the Squatty Potty during elimination will un-kink your rectum taking your body from a continent mode to an elimination mode. This will speed up the elimination process therefore reducing the risk of toxic build up of fecal matter left in your colon. Using the squatty potty for elimination will reduce straining and decreases the pressure in the anal and rectal veins. The reduction of straining will help to heal and prevent hemorrhoids. It will also reduce the risk of bowel herniation and other damage to the lower digestive tract. The Squatty Potty is attractive and will discretely tuck under your toilet bowl when not in use. Its designed with a forward slant to ergonomically align the body for a comfortable and complete elimination. Children love the Squatty Potty. It is an excellent toilet training aid. It provides them with a place to support their feet which helps to remove the fear of falling. They also don’t have a need to hold onto the dirty toilet seat for balance. The White Plastic Squatty Potty is very durable, and easy to clean. Made of durable hard Polyurethane plastic. It is 7 3/4″ high at the back and has a slight forward slope to 6 3/4″ in the front. The Squatty potty is not a stepping stool and should only be used around the base of your toilet. The size you order depends upon your flexibility and size of your toilet. If your toilet is 14″-15″, from the floor to the rim of the toilet seat, or shorter you will want the 7″ to fit properly under the toilet. If your toilet is 15 1/2″ or taller and your are fairly limber then the 9″ should work good for you. If you are not happy with the squatty potty you can send it back for a refund (shipping not included in refund)

List Price: $44.95
Price: $24.99 + $3.35 shipping
You Save: $19.96 (44%)


Next up we have…

Complete Kit to Grow Red Maple Bonsai from Seed

Grow Bonsai Trees from seed with this Complete Red Maple Bonsai Seed Kit. Perfect for children or any individual who wants to get their hands dirty and learn the hobby of Bonsai. The seeds in this kit will germinate and continue to grow for many years. Kit includes Red Maple Bonsai Seeds, Ceramic Container, Bonsai Potting Mix, Pebbles, and Instruction Guide.

Red Maple (Acer truncatum). The Red Maple is deciduous, which means the tree will lose its leaves every year in the fall then grow new leaves in the spring. Red Maples are good trees for Bonsai, preferring full sun.

Complete Bonsai Seed Kit with everything you need to grow Red Maple Bonsai from seed
Seed kit includes Red Maple Bonsai Seeds, Ceramic Container, Potting Mix, Pebbles, and Instruction Guide
Kit includes enough Red Maple seeds to germinate several starter plants
Size, style, and color of ceramic may vary.
Gift Box measures 3″L x 3″W x 3″H

Price: $12.00 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35.


And finally we have a very cool item that I use myself…

iEnjoy MyBolt Portable USB Flash Charger, Pink

Never Run Out of Battery Again! With MyBolt by iEnjoy – Experience a Lightning Bolt of Power for your Smartphone, Tablet, or other Portable Device Anywhere – Anytime!

MyBolt Power Bank Flash Chargers sports 2600mAh of power for direct transfer to your USB or Micro-USB rechargeable devices with up to 40 hours of added talk time for your smartphone, plus a lightweight and compact tube design that makes it easy to keep it in your pocket or purse when you stray from home base. Enjoy a bolt of backup power ready for your handheld devices anytime and anywhere with a MyBolt USB external battery.

•Perfect for iPhone, iPad, iPod, BlackBerry, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, e-readers, digital cameras, and other devices
•USB output and Micro-USB input
•High capacity: 2600mAh each
•Adds up to 40 hours of talk time for each charge
•Rechargeable, attractive, and lightweight
•Great for commuting and traveling
•Includes USB-to-Micro-USB cable for connecting and charging the power banks
•One Year Limited Warranty

(Cable for connecting charger to your smartphone or tablet not included)

Price: $15.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35.


BTW- I saw these at Staples for $50. Just sayin’


So there you have it, some more interesting stuff people bought on Amazon recently.

If you feel like getting any of these items or if they have sparked your interested to purchase anything else, just click on any of the above links.

Operators are standing by…

What is the wackiest or your favorite thing you have ever bought on Amazon? Let me know in the comments. Would love to hear from you.


PS- Legal says I have to tell you this: “Troy is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to” So there.

165 Replies to “Interesting stuff people buy on Amazon part 5”

  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog, I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  2. Interesting, Amazon is an incredibly easy way to shop and with a service like the $79 a year Amazon Prime, you get free two-day shipping…which makes buying mighty convenient. As a result, most people prefer Amazon for pretty much all of shopping, from books and gadgets down to hand soap and other household items. Amazon is certainly easier to order from than walking over to an actual store, but that doesn’t mean it’s cheaper.

  3. I would be very thankful if you continue with quality what you are serving right now with your blog…I really enjoyed it…and i really appreciate to you for this….its always pleasure to read so….Thanks for sharing!

    • Yes, I probably will. Thanks for asking. Many people shop on Amazon using my links. They do not pay any extra and Amazon gives me a small percentage of the sale which I use to help pay for this site’s hosting etc.
      People sometimes buy some odd or unusual or cool stuff on Amazon and I will share these items with you if you like.
      Just yesterday someone bought a sewing machine using my Amazon links. Not strange or unusual but I never thought I would have sold more than one sewing machine. Cool huh?
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  5. Hello Troy,

    At first I would like to thank you for sharing such valuable information through your blogs with us.
    I specifically liked the Squatty Potty blog, because I am looking for a portable toilet for my 3 year old kid. She is in learning process; we are now teaching her some outdoor manners. That’s why I was looking for a portable toilet, where she could learn to use it in outdoors also.

    I would request you to share some more details regarding porta potties, so that it can become easy for me to choose the best one for my darling.
    Great Post!!!

  6. Hi this is a neat article. Thank you.Funnily enough, I have just done bought some stuff on amazon today. Shopping online is perfect for us who live cant get to the shops.

  7. Hi Troy, thanks for the article. Nice knowing what people uses to buy from amazon as you mentioned them to be ‘random’. I am from a India though and we get to buy things from instead of Anyway I have heard before about the amazon associate or affliate what they say it to be. may be I would try that some time. If I am allowed to ask you, I would ask how much are you making ? 😀

    • That is awesome. I use Amazon myself too. In fact need to buy some baking supplies tomorrow.
      Say, when you shop on Amazon if you could use my ‘special links’ Amazon pays me a small commission and you pay the normal price. That would help me out and I would appreciate it if you would do that. Please and Thank You. 🙂
      And thank you for stopping by and for your comment.
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  8. Hey,

    Nice article. May have to come back every now and then to get inspired to write some more product reviews.

    Some people really do buy the weirdest things on Amazon, but then again it’s even weirder that certain people come up to produce these in the first place 😀

    I’ve actually written one about the portable power bank! Keep up the good work 🙂
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  9. Watching your picture, I wonder why so many people around me think I’m gonna stop travelling now that I’ll be a mum.. Really pretty pictures

  10. Hello Troy,

    I love to shop online through many sites but most like to buy through the Amazon which is really wonderful online shopping site for every online shopping lover. It has a huge collection of latest books and fashionable gadgets of electronic materials and many more.

    I’m sure that you have posted very well indeed. I love to stay here. I love to have iEnjoy MyBolt Portable USB Flash Charger.
    Thanks for sharing

    Have a great day ahead.
    – Ravi.

    • My pleasure Ravi. Glad you liked the post.
      Please use my links on my post to go to Amazon to buy whatever you need. When you go to Amazon through my links I get a small commission and you pay the same low price.
      Thanks Ravi
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  11. I always buy my best coffee from lollicupstore .They also provide best restaurant product in USA.I know Amazon is the good market please for any product but Lollicupstore only for restaurant product .
    Thanks for all commitment.

  12. Hey there,

    Nice piece of information shared in this blog. Even I too love to shop from Amazon and other shopping sites because I believe doing shopping online not only save your precious time but if you use right method then it will even save some bucks too. Thanks for sharing this type of information.
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    • Awesome. Glad you had a good experience.
      Next time you use Amazon, please use the banner on the right side of thise page. You get the same low price and great service and I get a small commission. Helps pays for this site. Thanks Joeanz.
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    • You can get most anything you want from Amazon Ayush. Next time you use Amazon, please use the banner on the right side of this page. You get the same low price and great service and I get a small commission. Helps pays for this site. Thanks.
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  13. Nice post and the contents is very useful for the readers and the amazon cart were doing really good things and products were supply in a well and good manner.

  14. The article is too the point…and very informative !!
    I would be very thankful if you continue with quality what you are serving right now with your blog…I really enjoyed it…and i really appreciate to you for this….its always pleasure to read so….Thanks for sharing!
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  15. people are always want new items via online shopping websites
    thank you very helpful article…
    so much informative…
    as a beginner it is very helpful.
    check out my gadgets reviews

  16. Great informative article. Amazon is the largest market in the world. Your posts are so interesting and providing me great information. thanks for the shearing. I am waiting for the next post..

  17. Oh! Really did not know that Amazon sells bonsai seeds too. Amazon never ceases to amaze!
    And really cool idea of the blog.. telling about what interesting things people buy might just give a few ideas to others too.. 😀

  18. In actual fact, Amazon sells just about everything in the bonsai niche. Including trees, bonsai containers, seeds, soil,fertilizers and bonsai books.

  19. I bought Eve’s Red Maple Bonsai Seed Kit. This kit includes everything you would need to “start” a bonsai tree. The pot is about the size of your index finger in all directions. I followed the directions and I ended up with about 3 sprouts which I then transplanted into a slightly larger pot.

  20. good article…very nicely written….a lot of people use amazon for electronics purchase…thanks for sharing the article.

  21. I came to know many things here and how people are choosing various products on Amazon. Thanks for this great share and useful information. I will look forward to your next article.

  22. Great post!
    Amazingly informative and helpful post.
    everything is good enough and website is very well designed
    well! week writing stay blessed
    thanks for sharing article

  23. Great content ! I just started as an amazon associate. I’m kinda new to marketing, so I have a long way yet. Your making it look easy. Any tips will help. Thanks for your information.

  24. Thank you so much for posting this. I think this really puts things into a different light. I mean, I have read about this stuff before but the way you write just makes it clearer. If that makes sense lol

  25. Its true that amazon is one of the best website in word on many aspects, but now a days the issue of quality products. Now every one can sell or buy the products and on selling side there should be proper mechanism to check the quality and price as well. Any way its good topic with full of information. Thank you for sharing

  26. Great topic about product choosing I must spend some time learning before working out more. Thanks for magnificent info. I have learned something new today. I would also recommend this post to my friends.

  27. I love the first product you mentioned in this article. I’ve read about the Squatty Potty and have been meaning to buy them for a long time becuase of the immense benefit they offer. I’m getting a new apartment soon, maybe I will look into one and see if I can install one into my toilet.
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  28. Thank you very much. You just earn a fan of you. This post just made my day. It is very helpful for me. I just bookmarked your website. Please keep writing my friend. Thank you for sharing this here. Thanks again

  29. I appreciate the availability of health products liike the Squatty Potty for both consumer purchase and as an income opportunity. The affiliate aspect as provided additional incentive to help get the word out about items that can improve healthy functioning or human wellness.

  30. I really like your post. Interesting and informative. It is good to know that people can also buy health related stuff on amazon. Good health is the key for happy life. No one can stay happy if his or her health is not in best state.

  31. Hey ! Your blog is quite interesting. Even we write reviews on online best sellers in Amazon and flipkart. Do check out our website.The link is given below.Suggestions are most welcome

  32. I am a traveler and always wanted to have the backup for my mobile, laptop and camera battery. Since, the battery backup comes in handy when you have great set of power banks along. I prefer the bets quality and long lasting product for my devices. Thanks for the post and keep posting.

  33. Interesting post. I most especially like the red maple bonsai, I’m thinking of having one for my home and for a present to give this Christmas. I hope you could post some more of these articles in the future. Keep them coming :)n

  34. Hi Troy!

    Let me say that of all the products written on the blog, the squatty potty is really funny to me. I laughed while I was reading its description. Lovely research done.
    And I’ve not bought any wacky product on Amazon. I’m mostly into buying e-books on Amazon. Keep it up!


  35. I just couldn’t leave your website before telling you that we really enjoyed the quality information you offer to your visitors… Will be back often to check up on new posts.