I noticed a while back that some eBay auctions have an eye-catching accessory that lures in shoppers no matter how uninterested they are in the product offered, sometimes the addition of this accessory is successful, sometimes less so. I have saved examples of auctions featuring this accessory since I started this blog. Over the years there have been other memorable examples, but alas, I lacked prescience and failed to save them for the appreciation of future generations.
This Bus has a faked black plate and the dog looks bored. This is the unpaid ‘friends good-looking girlfriend’ version of the accessory.
I don’t remember what kind of car this is. Accessory is the low to mid-range pro model.
This is at the upper end of the pro model. I like the contrasting red/tan of the accessories packaging against the light blue/green of the wagon.
This is probably the sellers personal accessory doing double duty.I wonder whose idea this one was.
I wonder if they let this one actually sit in the car, and if so, if the ‘Hawaiian Tropic’ smell can be removed along with the greasy ‘print’. I suppose that smell adds value for some bidders.
You are a target audience, you have tattoos, big cuff Levis during the day and a gabardine suit to wear to the hop at night, you drink PBR or maybe Hi-Life. This is your dream accessory sitting in your dream car.
Is that a Jowett?
This accessory is of dubious benefit. Is that a Rolls?
I know, how dare I objectify women like this? I would argue that it’s not me doing it, I just made a funny collection of examples of it and did a blog post about it.
This was brought to my attention… a definite product enhancement. Wow.
Here is a link to the next installment of pushing product.