Confederate Flag Sales Surge On Amazon
Maybe folks are afraid they’ll be banned everywhere and believe they must act quickly.
As of 12:45 p.m. ET, three different sizes of the Confederate rebel flag occupy the top three slots of the e-commerce giant’s “Movers & Shakers in Patio, Lawn, and Garden” list — a guide to what items have experienced the most growth in sales over the past 24 hours.
You read that correctly: Two 3×5 ft. polyester versions of the flag have seen 2,305% and 1,888% increases in sales over the past day; and a nylon printed version has grown by 1,670%.
The cheapest of the three — priced at $1.80 through the retailer (and as low as $0.98 through registered sellers) — has seen so much sales growth that it is now among the top 10 best sellers in the online shop’s “Patio, Lawn, and Garden” department.
UPDATE: Amazon announces it’s pulling Confederate merchandise.