Girl Screenshots Hilarious “Wish” Ads That Have No Explanation (25 Pics)

#1 Home MRI? Mini Tanning Bed? Blinding Device?

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There are some theories about these ridiculous ads from Wish – that they are a deliberate tactic to shock and amuse people in to sharing and going ‘viral,’ thus generating free publicity for the company. Makes sense doesn’t it?

However it seems to be simply a natural consequence of the algorithm. Naturally, people are shocked into curiosity by some of the products, and give it a click to find out more. The more clicks and ad gets, the more ‘relevant’ Facebook figures that it must be, and it starts popping up elsewhere too. Before you know it, that cat blindfold is one of the most popular ads on the internet, despite hardly any being sold.

#2 I Thought These Were Cushioned Undergarments For Bike Riding At First. But Then I Noticed The Puff Coming Off Of One. Are These Anti Smelly Farts? Why Is There So Much Cushioning?

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#3 A Flat Dog. Cool

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Whatever it is they are doing, it is clearly working for Wish. They identified the cut-price, super cheap deals as their target market, adn deal directly with manufacturers in China, thus cutting out the middle man. According to Forbes it can take two to four weeks for items to ship from China, but customers clearly don’t seem to mind for these prices and the company has now been valued at $8 billion.

The company is now looking to take on giants Amazon and Alibaba to become the world biggest online retailer. “We are the sixth largest eCommerce company in the world and we’re shooting for #1,” the company says on its website.  

#4 Anti Snoring Device? Chin Shaper? Sleep Talking Nullifier?

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#5 What On Earth Is $1 In This Picture. Is It The Strap?

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“It’s funny,” Peter Szulczewski, CEO and founder of Wish, said to the Daily Beast about the ads, “but it’s actually suboptimal for us.

“If you’re optimizing for clicks, people will click on these items, but it’s a curiosity-driven click,” he said. “People are just clicking on things because they’re crazy. No consumers are actually purchasing these products.”

He said that he personally reviews Wish’s top-selling items every day and he’s never seen any of the strange products advertised on Facebook breach that group.

“No one is going to buy a plastic tongue thing,” he explained.

“It’s a consequence of Facebook’s ad system. It’s basically rewarding high shock value items that people will click on. If we just show a garden hose or jacket, the CTR wouldn’t be as high.”

#6 Why Are These Tiny Blue Plastic Shoes On This Person’s Ear? What Does It Do? Why Do Ears Need Tiny Covers?

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#7 Are These Hearing Aids? Why The Colored Pins? Who Wants Pins Sticking Out Their Ear?

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Szulczewski said Wish is in the process of creating a more restricted product list to serve specifically to Facebook, which is why you may have noticed that the weirdness of the ads has subsided in recent times. ““We’re going to start showing things people are actually buying and people will see,” he explained.

Which is all well and good, but I actually preferred seeing the weird and funny stuff, as opposed to some junk that they might think I want based on the fact that I like football, cheese and Seinfeld.

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted, and luckily someone took the time to screenshot some of the classics. Keep scrolling to check them out for yourself!

#8 Ok So… Are These Tattoo Cover Sleaves? Why Are They On A Cyborg Arm? Are These For Prosthetics? Who’s Prosthetics Look Like Edward Elric’s??

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#9 Pills? Expandable Towels? Bullet Wound Packing?

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#10 No

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#11 Make Up Caboodle? Wax Warmer? Radio? Time Machine To 1994?

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#12 Incubator For Adults?

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#13 Is This A Water Hose Attachment?

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#14 A Pencil Case? With A Compass? Watch?

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#15 Why

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#16 What Is This? Why Is This? Are They Fake Teeth? Don’t Those Need To Be Custom Fitted?

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#17 For When You Need To Enter The Matrix

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#18 Is This For A Shoe? Exercise Thing? Personal Corn On The Cob Pan

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#19 So Obviously Is Goes In A Fish Tank… But Why?

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#20 Is This An Adult Toy? A Light Chain Pool? Something To Dangle From The Ceiling To Ring For The Servants?

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#21 Is This A Massager? Muscle Measurement Tool? What’s With The 3 Holes?

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#22 Is This A Dumpling Press? Or A Three Tier Cake?

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#23 I Thought This Was A Sweep Bucket But There’s No Flat Edge To Sweep Dirt Unto. What’s With The Handle

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#24 It Reminds Of Those Plastic Rings On Braces But Wat

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#25 I Know These Are Shoes. But Wow They Are Ugly

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Source: boredpanda.com

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