Weird Subscription Services

I recently joined Netflix, and I'm enjoying it so far. It makes sense to rent dvds via the web (though scratched dvds are a real headache). But when I came across Bag, Borrow, or Steal, which delivers a constant stream of designer handbags to your door, I thought it was a joke. It's obviously not, which just goes to show how out of touch I am with the world of fashion. I also was a bit skeptical about the Blacksocks service. Blacksocks describes itself as the "inventor of the revolutionary sockscription." At first I thought subscribers were meant to send back their used socks before they got another new pair (which is why I couldn't believe it was real). Then I realized it's more like a 'sock-of-the-month' club. That actually makes a lot of sense for people like me who are constantly losing socks. (via Red Ferret)


Posted on Mon Aug 02, 2004


Another one that was hard to believe until I actually subscribed to it was The Gag's ( "Gag of the Month Club"... you start off getting a whoopee cushion, then they send you different pranks each month for up to a year... fake fly in the ice cube, exhaust whistles, fake puke... all the greats...
Posted by countxero  in  Appleton, WI  on  Mon Aug 02, 2004  at  06:37 PM
Here's toothbrush express. A subscription service for toothbrushes:
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Aug 09, 2004  at  07:07 PM
Another weird one: Bunny of the Month Club
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Wed Aug 25, 2004  at  01:41 PM
There's another sock subscription service out there: They also sell socks by subscription and offer more options, like plain or ribbed, black or navy blue. That seems to be an idea that works. Well, after all everybody needs socks.
Posted by Shawn  in  Boston, MA  on  Mon Apr 23, 2007  at  08:42 AM
The link is broken in my previous comment. Here it is again:
Posted by Shawn  in  Boston, MA  on  Mon Apr 23, 2007  at  08:45 AM
There's another sock subscription is a personal sock subscription service providing you with a supply of the finest English-made socks on a regular basis.
Posted by Raffaella  in  ITALY  on  Mon Aug 11, 2008  at  04:25 AM
It only functions in the US for the time being and only works under Windows, as the files are Windows Media DRMed. The music is playable on up to three authorized PCs and apparently zero portable music players (according to the site's new About page), though you can download an unlimited number of ringtones to a single cell phone of your choosing. Like most subscription services, all music downloaded from KaZaA becomes inaccessible once you cancel your subscription.
Posted by sedan service miami  on  Wed Aug 26, 2009  at  06:10 PM
I think this is really absurd but with the invention of the internet I think this is really possible.
Posted by Basic Bookkeeping Services  in  manila  on  Sat May 08, 2010  at  12:00 AM
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