Nordstrom sold rocks for $85 each, even the company wasn't sure why anyone would buy them
Is this the dumbest product ever sold? Nordstrom sold rocks wrapped in leather for $85 apiece.
Nordstrom sold rocks for $85 apiece, according to Huffington Post. OK, so they were rocks inside a small leather pouch, but still.
The item, called simply a Medium Leather Wrapped Stone, is no longer available for purchase online but the page for the product can still be viewed. Reading over the product’s description from Nordstrom shows even the company wasn’t sure why anyone would buy it.
“A paperweight? A conversation piece? A work of art?,” the description read, as the writer grasped at straws. “It’s up to you, but this smooth Los Angeles-area stone … is sure to draw attention wherever it rests.”
Each $85 rock is housed in a leather pouch made “using vintage leatherworking tools and traditional saddle-stitching techniques.”
Nordstrom’s pricey stone isn’t the first instance of standard rocks being sold at a questionable price. In 1975, Pet Rock became a hot gift during the holiday season. Those can still be found online for about $10 each, but are marketed as “gag gifts.”
Nordstrom’s stone appeared to be marketed as a legitimate luxury item.