28 September, 2017
This childrens’ sink has reviewers angry as shit, and it’s because, as one of them notes, the price is wildly inflated due to people buying up the entire stock from local Wal-Marts and then reselling it online for four or five times the price. Fear of missing out is a great driver for capitalism, leading people to buy products and services that they don’t even particularly want. The fear of not maxing out your child’s brain stats because you didn’t get them the right toy is the main driver of product sales to pre-advertising-age children, and it’s used ruthlessly by manufacturers to push products through mother-directed publications, online and off. You will destroy your kid’s college career if you don’t enrich them with this plastic sink. If they’re out of stock you will buy it at an insane markup. Unless… you know… you don’t want them to succeed.