Leave it to the folks at Cards Against Humanity to run the ultimate in Black Friday deals. 99 per cent off is about as good as you can go before hitting the big — and completely unprofitable — 100. But rather than flogging the card game, CAH was offering a new, insane product every ten minutes, from signed pictures of US presidents to 2.45m-tall statues of the Egyptian god Anubis.
Sadly, the sales have ended, but the site is still live.
When I first visited the site, a pirate jumping castle was about to go live. However, there’s a bit more to it than just hitting “Buy now” once the button appears. You’ll be asked a question to prove you’re not a robot.
This is what I got after answering.
A quick check of the FAQ reveals the items are only available to US residents. Which is a bit shit, but there you have it.
Right now you’re probably thinking it’s all a joke. It’s not:
Is this real?
Yes. All of these products are actually available for 99% off, and if you purchase something we will actually ship it to you.
But the deals seem too good to be true!
We’ve chosen to make them true. That’s the miracle of Black Friday.
Can the global financial system handle these deals?
Most economic indicators suggest “no.”
Surely you must be losing a lot of money on this promotion.
Oh dear yes. This is a financial catastrophe for our company.
Some of the more ridiculous items include “Bill Pullman’s Actual Flight Suit from Independence Day”, “Dan Aykroyd’s Cone Head from the Movie “Coneheads” and the “Poncho Toilet”. You can see a partial list of previous sales on the website.