June 23, 2015 8:53 pm -


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.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.