“the variety of items had been astounding. Heck fur lined handcuffs :)”, wrote one of the bot’s subscribers by email, attaching the below picture.
This item shipped by the bought really stuck out. A litmus testing kit!!
The bot was searching using the keyword “paper” but usually that pulls up paper decorations or stationary. This is more in the original XKCD spirit of Bobcat In A Box.
Another oddly specific tool – here is n knife specially designed for opening ipads.
The bot found this last week using the keyword “tool” which picks up quite a few of these very specialized tools that you only discover after trawling through the underbelly of AliExpress.
The bot bought this colorful multi-block pencil last week using the keyword “color”.
I would have expected each section to be a different color, but it looks like they are all just graphite pencil. I suppose that is what you get for 61 cents. However you can turn it into a rocket ship, which is a plus.
Lets put this in the oddly specific category… here is an item that the bot found for the keyword “tool” last week.
This is a tool that “is great for easily fitting and removing spring bars and watch band lugs”. It looks more like a dentist’s tool to me. It must be helpful for watch self-repair somehow. If this arrives in your mailbox, perhaps you can let us know.
Who doesn’t need a purple pizza knife in their kitchen?
This was sent last week to several subscribers, most of whom had the keyword “kitchen” or “knife” in their profile. What are the chances one of them also has all purple utensils?
I was surprised to see that the bot found and bought a wrist watch for just 99 cents.
It looks high quality given the price and would be useful anytime you need a disposable watch/clock that that could get damaged. The silicone + LED gives it a futuristic look. A poor man’s apple watch.
Last week one of the bot’s lucky subscribers got this toilet sticker to greet them in the bathroom.
Hopefully it is not too difficult to remove!