Blackout Merchandise Online Within Hours Of Power Shutting Off

from the ah,-the-internet... dept

Even with the power out, some entrepreneurs knew the drill. The second some sort of big “event” happens, register a domain name, make up t-shirts and related products and sell, sell, sell. Welcome to the world of tragedy merchandising – internet style. Within hours of the power going down, you could buy commemorative memorabilia from the “2003 Blackout” with a variety of silly sayings. Someone has even (already!) written an e-book called “Surviving the Blackout of 2003” which is available for $10 online. Who said e-commerce was dead?

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