We are living in some crazy times, we can all agree on that. And it shows in some of the items that have become really popular because people are spending money on them.
The COVID-19 pandemic is making us spend days, weeks and months at home, just going outside to run some basic errands, but not much more than that. As we spend more and more time inside, we are also changing the way in which we spend our money.
We are grocery shopping online to avoid going to the store, we are buying puzzles that will keep us entertained through long days and…well, apparently, we are also leaning towards buying odd items. Here are 3 of them:
Well, apparently, the economic slowdown has not stopped people from buying RVs during the pandemic. And it makes sense in a way, traveling is hard in this context and all we can hope for, at least for the time being, is traveling to a close-by place. An RV will be the solution for both commute and accommodation, as it is equipped with a bathroom, kitchen, table and a sleeping area. RVShare, a peer-to-peer RV rental service, has seen reservations increase 331% since early April (no, it’s not a typo, we really mean three hundred and thirty-one percent).
For some reason, baby chicks are among the hottest items lately. Some businesses have even sold out their shipments within an hour. People may be buying chicks to raise them for eggs and meat. Some others might be buying them as pets and some parents are buying them as part of homeschooling lessons. Whatever the reason, and despite being quite popular in the past few years, the COVID-19 pandemic has considerably increased the chick demand.
3- Bidet attachments
As unpopular as bidets have always been in the United States, this pandemic has definitely made them more interesting for the average American consumer. Toilet paper inventories were depleted in stores, so bidet attachments became a hot item.
Jason Ojalvo, CEO of Tushy, told The Guardian that orders increased in March and peaked with the company making a million dollars sale in one single day. If you are not familiar with this item, it is a device that sprays water upwards in order to let the user rinse after using the toilet, reducing the need for toilet paper.