Cremain Frisbees

When "Steady" Ed Headrick, inventor of the Frisbee, died in 2002, he left instructions in his will that he wanted his ashes to be incorporated into discs so that he could fly like a frisbee. His wishes were honored, and you can still buy a set of these cremain frisbees at the Disc Golf Association for $200.

Discraft, the company that made the "Steady" Ed Memorial Frisbees, explained: "We understand that some people may not want to play with the discs and they might end up on a wall as collectibles. Therefore, we are selling the discs as sets of two so that you can at least play with one and keep the other in a pristine state."

There's also a single Steady Ed Cremain Frisbee with a different design for sale on eBay, currently going for $89.99.

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Sep 30, 2016
     Category: Death | Sports

Good morning, all. What got my attention in this story was the ingenious marketing strategy of making the consumer buy two of these. What a clever way to move a product. I don't see why this can't be done with every single "collectible" offered for sale, from Barbie dolls to Disney action figures. It doesn't matter how many items are manufactured, in time most of them will be thrown away and the surviving ones will become valuable, especially if they're still in unopened packaging. Of course, these items would need to be packaged so one item would remain in an unopened condition while "playing" with the other, adding to the overall price.
Posted by Fritz G on 10/01/16 at 07:19 AM
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