In our schooling days, everyone had to write an essay about the benefits of the coconut. Not because it’s as rare and expensive as diamond or gold. But because it’s so accessible and is a source for food, beauty productions, medicines, and creating household products.
Now, even now if we stroll to the market (and unleash our bargaining powers), we can buy a 5-6 coconuts for around Rs. 200. But if you go to Amazon to buy a part of it, it might burn a hole in your pocket and give yourself a heart attack.
Twitter user @rama_rajeswari directed the internet’s attention to one half of a coconut shell that was being sold on Amazon. Why? Because firstly, it was absurd that people are buying it online. And secondly, they’re buying it at exorbitant prices!
Yup! That’s one half of a coconut shell that’s being sold at Rs. 3000. But don’t worry, there’s a 55% discount on it.
Now, as we’re living in the era of fake news, you might be thinking that this is a hoax. Well, then I’m truly sorry to burst your bubble because this product is very real.
While some of the recent reviews berated the site for selling such a common item for such an absurd price, older reviews displayed nothing but satisfaction. One buyer, who had bought it for their Monty Python inspired Halloween costume, went as far to give it a 5-star rating and say that it’s “exactly what you’d expect“.
However, desi Twitter couldn’t believe what they were seeing, while lamenting that they could’ve become millionaires by now if they wouldn’t have thrown away their coconut shells.
Hahahha….I can give them to whoever wants it for free…everyday!
— Me 🇮🇳 (@lotusprings) January 15, 2019
anythings and everything can be sold online at these atrocious prices and we have smart customers buying the same
— Rama Venugopal (@ramavenu) January 15, 2019
Gold plated? 😇
— meenakshisundaram (@meenakshisundr) January 15, 2019
I don't trust this world anymore.
— *Gareeb doctor* (@politics1236) January 15, 2019
Tell me it's na real. https://t.co/PLsO89LU5Y
— Mohak (@Mohacked) January 15, 2019
It's all about marketing, ain't it? https://t.co/lcqLhSdQHW
— V (@ivivek_nambiar) January 15, 2019
Me thinking about the 1365 coconut shells we threw in the trash can last year 😫 https://t.co/FwbzAoiZWN
— idlemind (@simplyfilmy) January 15, 2019
Amazon in Nut Shell https://t.co/XLRUpPxe4F
— chikoo (@tweeterrant) January 15, 2019
Every day, Indian homes must be throwing away millions of dollars of these. https://t.co/lus3xDc024
— Satbir Singh (@thesatbir) January 15, 2019
— Bharath Krishnan (@Bkane10_) January 15, 2019
Since you know the business plan now, start using the coconut trees near you to your benefit. And if you don’t have one, start planting them because by the time it’ll grow to its full size, humanity will become stupid enough to buy them at more higher prices.