Mail-Order Foliage

The website, created by Kyle Waring, will ship hand-picked New England leaves to U.S. customers. For $19.99 you get three leaves — 1 red, 1 yellow, and 1 mixed-color. The site's "foliage experts" make sure that only perfect leaves are shipped.

$19.99 seems like a lot for three leaves. For instance, that's not enough leaves to decorate a Thanksgiving table (which I imagine could be one reason people might want leaves). Also, I'm pretty sure you can buy fake leaves that look pretty convincing at most craft stores.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Oct 15, 2015
     Category: Business | Strange Websites | Postal Services

Send me $20 and I´ll send you as many leaves as you want. Plus being a socialist country our reds are much reder.
Posted by F.U.D. on 10/15/15 at 10:20 AM
The site says maple leaves. I was wondering for a bit.
Posted by crc on 10/15/15 at 11:02 AM
Yeah, for that price, I'll send you a box of fall foliage leaves, various colors/conditions.

If fact, for the next two months, all the leaves you want, FREE! (You must collect them yourself... bring your own rake!) 😊
Posted by Captain DaFt on 10/15/15 at 07:31 PM
I love stuff like this!

Somebody spent an afternoon building the site. The promotional video was just a hike they were probably going to do anyway. Registering the site name, printing up an example folder, and miscellaneous expenses came out of their pocket money.

So they invested a little time and a whole $20 in a weird idea. If it totally flops, no big deal -- it was fun and made a little noise.

I can see them actually getting a few orders. Maybe they'll actually make a hundred or two out of it. Congrats to them if they do -- the site was very well done and the idea was presented well.

And who knows, there's always the chance it'll strike the fancy of some celeb who'll spread the word. It could become the 'pet rock' of the year!
Posted by Phideaux on 10/15/15 at 07:48 PM
One of the best takes on leaves:
Posted by Phideaux on 10/15/15 at 07:56 PM
I harken back to days when ole Ben said, "A fool and his money are soon parted."
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/15/15 at 11:40 PM
I prefer: A fool and his money are soon partying!
Posted by Phideaux on 10/16/15 at 12:57 AM
I'm already tired of leaves and they've only just begun to fall. Thanks, but no thanks.
Posted by GFnKS on 10/16/15 at 09:15 AM
Good idea to make money, But some politicians might consider it socialist and hence communist.

As kids mid fifties we raked tons of leaves into big piles by the road. Played in them, then under very loose, not so sober, grown-up supervision burned them and ran around in the smoke. Good clean American fun with cider to drink and marshmallows to toast. Even threw in the occasional fire cracker.

Now in season-less Florida my sister sends down a free box full of leaves from MA for my partners elementary class room.
Posted by Gator Guy on 10/16/15 at 08:31 PM
@Gator Guy -- I think most people would agree this is the height of capitalism.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/17/15 at 01:04 AM
Not quite, Phideaux; back in the day I've seen bottled Florida Sunshine for sale in little glass vials and even a few years ago when I was last there you could by a vial of Genuine Florida Sand.

I'm even contemplating on starting a business over here selling Genuine, Certified Ancient Greek Marble.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/17/15 at 01:50 AM
The classroom use is the only thing that makes any sense for not using fake leaves. I bet most teachers probably know someone in a fall leaf producing state who would send free leaves for that, Like Gator Guy's sister does.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/17/15 at 08:41 AM
There's a sucker born every minute!
But wait, this is YOUR opportunity to get shipped straight to your door 3 kernals of genuine Indiana Corn, just $19.99 + S&H, the first 100 customers for this amazing offer will also receive an authentic blade of Kentucky blue grass, picked straight from the ground in that Commonwealth. That's right, we'll cross the Ohio river just for that amazing gift.
Posted by Chris d on 10/20/15 at 04:08 PM
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