Mail a Spud

For $9.99 Mail a Spud will put stamps on a Russet potato and mail it to a recipient of your choice. No box or other packaging. Just a stamped and addressed potato. Offer available in the U.S. only.

They have a FAQ on their site, but they don't answer what I thought would be the obvious question, which is: why would anyone pay them to mail a potato, when it seems easy enough to do this oneself? After all, how hard can it be to put stamps on a potato and place it in the mail. Am I missing something here? Some hidden difficulty?

Via The Presurfer
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Mar 23, 2015
     Category: Food

As a born-and bred Idahoan, I feel the overwhelming need to point out that the mail-a-spud outfit is from Brooklyn New York City!.

Also at the bottom of the site the field (the one with the cartoon spud on it) is clearly grain, not potatoes.

For Idaho (where the licence plates read 'Famous Potatoes') based spud weirdness, look no further than the Idaho Spud Bar.
Posted by crc on 03/23/15 at 09:54 AM
What a rip off. They are just profiting off the laziness of modern weirdos. You can mail pretty much anything with enough postage. It's also much more economical to mail a leaf... and you can even write a message on it.
Posted by matt on 03/23/15 at 10:30 AM
I'd mount a suit against them crc, if I were you. How dare they usurp Idaho's obvious unique rights to any potato oriented weirdness.

On the other hand... We just got a tourist info packet on So. Dakota from Brussels this AM.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/23/15 at 11:25 AM
I think Mail-a-Weiner(Dildo) would be a better business. Patty ? (Batteries not included)
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/23/15 at 06:05 PM
Don't you mean post a penis?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/23/15 at 06:07 PM
Did anybody else notice the Photoshopped $2 version of the 24 cent "Inverted Jenny" Air Mail stamp? - only 100 ever made - currently going for $126,000 through $575,100? Estimated value US $977,500!
GOT to be a HOAX!
Posted by tadchem on 03/24/15 at 03:06 PM
I'd wondered about that, Tadchem. At first I thought it was a photoshopped $2 version, but it turns out that in 2013, the US Post Office issue issued $2 souvenir versions of the Inverted Jenny -- for $2 each. So, if you find one of those, don't start making retirement plans too quickly.
Posted by Harvey on 03/24/15 at 09:24 PM
The stamps are not canceled. It was not mailed.
Posted by Hanumant on 03/25/15 at 09:29 AM
I don't know if that holds true in this day and age, Hanumant. The postal workers' union may not require them to do any manual stamping of stamps. The danger involved in advertently smashing a finger or frustration of improper pressure being involved may drive them 'round the bend. I mean, you've, obviously, heard the expression 'going postal'.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/25/15 at 10:20 AM
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