2011's Most Bizarre Discount Searches Revealed
Search results published by the UK's leading discount website have revealed the most bizarre discount searches made through the site this year; with ‘DIY Breast Implants’ topping the poll.
By: Charlotte Merryfield
The site statistics, released by www.MyVoucherCodes.co.uk , have shown what bizarre products their customers have searched for discounts on this year; with the top five voted for by employees of the discount website.
MyVoucherCodes.co.uk employees were presented with a list of some of more unusual product discount searches made by UK consumers on the site in the past 12 months, and asked to vote for whichever terms they felt were the most bizarre. According to the results, the top 5 most bizarre product searches made by UK consumers in 2011 were as follows:
1. ‘DIY Breast Implants’- 87%
2. ‘Quidditch Stick’- 82%
3. ‘Underwater Pogo Stick’- 76%
4. ‘Time Travel Machine’- 63%
5. ‘Jet Pack’- 59%
First place went to ‘DIY Breast Implants’, which was searched for over 1,000 times on the MyVoucherCodes.co.uk site throughout 2011. The site has also seen a large increase in searches on-site for discounts on 'naughty gifts' in 2011; such as 'erotic photo shoots' and 'candy underwear'.
Mark Pearson, chairman of MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, commented on the results:
"We continually keep an eye on what our customers are searching for, so we can offer more discounts on the things they want. This time of year, we always see more bizarre product searches than usual with this year no exception; so we decided to take a look at some of the most unusual product-searches on-site in the past 12 months. The top five are certainly unusual, and although we try to help consumers find discounts on the products they’re after wherever possible, I’m afraid we simply can’t on ‘DIY Breast Implants’- or any of the top five for that matter!”
"It's quite surprising to see how many people search for discounts on products that simply don’t exist, but I suppose you don’t know unless you try! Whilst we can’t promise to provide discounts on the likes of underwater pogo sticks, we certainly promise to try to save people money on products that do exist wherever possible.”
Mark Pearson, chairman of MyVoucherCodes is a regular media contributor regarding online shopping and the credit crunch. At 30, his personal worth is more than £30 million. Mark was previously a trainee chef working for Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, London.
Mark appeared as a 'Secret Millionaire' in the series on Channel 4, in which he donated £115,00 of his own money to worthy causes. MyVoucherCodes has had sales exceeding £481m in the last year Consumer savings on online shopping via MyVoucherCodes.co.uk up from £28m in 2008 to £52m in 2009. MyVoucherCodes is the UK's most popular discount site.