Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Markets in Everything: RedNek Wine Glass

MSNBC -- "America's love affair with the irreverent, tacky and politically incorrect is making millions for at least one business. Carson Home Accents, a 41-year-old, family-owned company based in Freeport, Pa., struck gold recently when it started manufacturing and selling RedNek Wine Glasses. The company, a wholesaler of gift and home decor items, started making the wine glass -- simply a Ball Mason jar glued on top of a Libbey candlestick holder -- 10 months ago, and in less than a year, the product has had $5 million in sales."

HT: Joe Lais

10 Comments:

At 12/27/2011 7:28 PM, Blogger Matt said...

I came this()close to buying one of these the day before Christmas.

 
At 12/27/2011 8:08 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Think how good these glasses would look sitting on the dinner table in the trailer...

 
At 12/27/2011 8:55 PM, OpenID thefarmerslife said...

Some of my Facebook friends still work at my old employer, Rural King. I told one jokingly that they should carry this item if they don't already as the company has a knack for selling this type of item. Anti-Monkey Butt Powder was a big one in my day. It's just like Gold Bond, but with a monkey showing his big, red behind. I'm not surprised she told me they already sell the glasses. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best!

 
At 12/27/2011 9:16 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"Think how good these glasses would look sitting on the dinner table in the trailer..."

Glasses? We don't need no stinkin' glasses!

 
At 12/27/2011 10:25 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

You mix banana vodka with Thunderbird wine in these glasses. And don't be snobs---I know you do it too.

 
At 12/28/2011 12:09 AM, Blogger Hydra said...

Why would anyone buy something that easy to make?

Does this say something about the idea both buyer and seller profit?

 
At 12/28/2011 2:06 AM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"Why would anyone buy something that easy to make?

Does this say something about the idea both buyer and seller profit?
"

If you had a better understanding of economics and division of labor you wouldn't ask that question.

Why would anyone buy a hamburger?

 
At 12/28/2011 11:10 AM, Blogger BlogDog said...

Looks like the perfect glass for my Redneck Sangria. That's red jug wine and Mountain Dew. Yeeah boyee!

 
At 12/28/2011 3:54 PM, Blogger juandos said...

ron h says: "Glasses? We don't need no stinkin' glasses"...

Funny, that dude drinks Jim Beams the same way I do...:-)

 
At 12/28/2011 4:00 PM, Blogger juandos said...

blogdog says: "That's red jug wine and Mountain Dew. Yeeah boyee!"...

What?!?! Not even a small touch of Everclear to go with that cocktail?...:-)

 

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