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Wednesday December 06, 2017

Facebook is Full of Trash but Now it's Fun

I am not a big Facebook user but I usually hit it once a day to see if any of my family has done something incredibly stupid...again. I however have not been exposed to these Wish ads, which look incredibly entertaining if nothing else. I have to say, the $1 tongue looks fairly tempting, depending on shipping of course. Wonder if I can get it here by Friday? Unfortunately, not.

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Over the past few months, Wish ads have dominated Facebook by hawking bizarre items like hamster leashes, giant human-sized balls of yarn, toenail extenders, mysterious car goo, and a myriad of other strange things for extremely low prices.

Wish is an $8 billion e-commerce company similar to Amazon or Alibaba that "hopes to become the next Walmart." Its competitive advantage is it offers much lower prices than its competitors by shipping direct from Chinese manufacturers. The only downside is that most items take around 14 days to arrive.

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