25 Most Bizarre and Useless Products You Can Buy on Amazon

On the e-commerce giant that is Amazon, you can order anything from electronic goods to office furniture, 365 days a year, and often have it delivered the very same day to your doorstep at just the click of a button.

But has all this convenience meant that it is far too easy to impulse buy something that is both bizarre and totally useless?

However, before we start this list, we want to mention that 16th-century Latin saying might well apply here: “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” Late one night, a decade ago, I bought a fully functional Yugoslavian gas mask. Why? Because I just wanted one.

(Okay, I admit, it was an impulse buy.)

One would think it’s surely a very bizarre and useless item to own. But now, with the recent Coronavirus outbreak and the ever-growing “threat” of a zombie apocalypse, the item might well turn out to be a very shrewd and practical purchase.

So here is our list of the Top 25 Most Bizarre and Useless Products You Can Buy on Amazon. 

Please note: At the time of this article, all these Amazon products were available and the rankings quoted were correct. Gag gifts have not been included on this list as they serve a clear purpose, which is (supposedly!) to be funny.

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1. Today’s Products, Tomorrow's Bizarre and Useless?


Pencils, erasers, calculators, non-rechargeable batteries and DVDs; all these things technology is in the process of passing by. Soon, they will be just a fond and distant memory, much like rolls of film and typewriters are today.

Many of today’s products are destined to be seen by the next generation as bizarre and useless oddities of a bygone age.

(Makes you feel old and kind of sad, doesn’t it?)


2. A Mystery Product!


This product is definitely a very bizarre one, as I have no idea what it is or what it does. It can be best described as a cyborg’s finger.

There are no manufacturer’s product descriptions or reviews. Calling it a “Best Shopper-Smart Nail Set Wearable” does not help either. Here is truly a bizarre and useless product!

Rating in the top sellers’ list is unknown.

Amazon (Canada)



3. The Umbrella Reinvented ... Again!


Maybe it is because the modern-day umbrella has been around since the 17th century, relatively unchanged, or the fact that millions of them are sold each week across the world. There is always someone trying to reinvent it and make their fortune.

Thus, we now have the spectacular hands-free umbrella mounted on a plastic plate strapped to your back. Bizarrely, it claims you will never lose it like a conventional umbrella by inadvertently leaving it somewhere by mistake.

So, are you meant to wear this all the time, like when visiting friends or going shopping? And does this mean that, in the theater, you have to feel sorry for the person sitting behind you and your back-mounted umbrella?

Rating in the top sellers’ list is unknown.

Amazon (Singapore)



4. Worth More Than It Should Be?


On Amazon there are advertised current British £5 notes starting with the serial number AK47, being sold for far more than their face value. The supposed reason for this is AK47 is the abbreviation for the iconic Russian-made automatic rifles favored by terrorists, gangsters, enemy soldiers, and Hollywood blockbuster movies.

The sellers on Amazon would like to have you think that this is a rare prefix, when in fact there were 999,999 of these “AK47” notes issued.

Rated as the 552nd bestseller in Amazon’s Banknote Collecting section.

Amazon (UK)



5. Chew Yourself to a Better You!


You exercise your body, so why not your mouth? Well, this small silicone ball claims to do just that, by exercising your mouth, head, and neck muscles. The manufacturers say it is very much like chewing a large piece of chewing gum; it will apparently tone, firm, and strengthen those areas, resulting in making you look more youthful.

They also go as far as to claim it is more effective than Botox or face fillers! This product is not backed up by any clinical studies or medical evidence. In fact, it has a disclaimer about having “No medical claims in the cure of any illness, the safety of use, and or damage to gums and or teeth.” It also states that if you get injured while using it, it’s not their fault.

In the review section, there are over 200 poor ratings, some saying their teeth were damaged or destroyed by this device.

Rated as the 145th bestseller in Amazon’s Facial Treatments & Masks section.

Amazon (South Africa)


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