Some of Amazon's Bestselling Products for 2018 Are Seriously Strange

By Holly Brockwell on at

Amazon's released its list of the bestselling products in 2018, and frankly we're a little worried about society.

For instance, the second best-selling item on Amazon for the whole of 2018 was some moisturising lotion. I mean, OK, it's a perfectly good one (Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion, £5 for 300ml) but it's nothing special as far as we know, and it's also available at Boots and Superdrug for about the same price.

Who's buying vats of moisturiser? Lecter, is that you?

The number one product was of course an Amazon device, no surprises there.

Here's the full top 10:

OK, so again -- a lot of fairly expected things there, and then at number six, an £8 hose spray gun. I mean, sure, nothing wrong with it, but the sixth best-selling item on the whole of Amazon for the whole of 2018?! O...K.

Amazon's also done some breakdowns of the biggest selling categories each month, with popular products highlighted on this rather lovely map:

Good old Leeds with its Yorkshire Tea addiction.

Some of the products in the monthly listings make total sense, like the Fitbit Charge 2 in January. But then in February, presumably for Valentine's Day, we've got this 30p jewellery set. Yes, you read that correctly. Thirty British pence for a pair of earrings and a necklace.

We have to give props to the person who was optimistic enough to ask this:

They weren't the only one expecting real silver jewellery for THIRTY PENCE -- there's also this grumpy reviewer:

And this person who was surprised by the poor quality of something that could be sold at thirty pence while still making a profit:

Someone else comments "That'll teach me to buy nothing for less than a £1," as if earrings and a necklace for a quid would be much better quality...?!

Other popular products on the monthly lists included an anti-chafing stick in April, dog jackets in June, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lifesize cutouts in May for the Royal Wedding.

You're a strange bunch. All we bought this year is a 5-pound bag of sugarfree gummi bears.

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