Mail a Spud lets you send someone a potato through the USPS


As part of a new feature I will call “World’s stupidest products” or “Do people really buy this stuff?”, we have the Mail a Spud service. And yes, it’s exactly what you think it is. It’s a Russet potato with stamps on it that is sent through the United States Postal Service first class mail direct to your mailbox. The potato isn’t shipped in a box or an envelope. It’s just as you see above. Why? I don’t think there’s an answer to that question that makes any sense. Especially when you learn that it costs $9.95 for one potato and not two potato, three potato, four. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Seriously though, they want you to pay $9.95 for an ordinary potato. Most grocery stores around here sell a bag with several pounds of potatoes for half that price. As a gag gift or a prank it could be funny, but I think it’s just wasteful and dumb. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section. For more info visit

9 thoughts on “Mail a Spud lets you send someone a potato through the USPS”

  1. Tom and Ray always said you could send anything through the mail without any wrapping. They always had trouble with trout. The stamps kept slipping off, but not at first……………..

  2. It may be a come-around of the pet-rock craze. Fact being that a crazy number of people bought those and an amazing number are buying potatoes my my site. I think the point is that there is this fad thing that changes from product to product that isn’t really rational.

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