If you’re a regular Saturday-night boozer who likes to hit the online shopping sites when you get home, you’d best steer well clear of a new service that wants you to make an even greater number of, let’s face it, crap purchases.
Called Drunk Shopping (what else?), the free service sends you goofy shopping suggestions at 2am each Sunday morning, in other words at around the time you’re most likely to be drunkenly perusing ‘useful’ stuff on eBay or searching through ‘interesting’ items on Amazon.
It describes itself as “the shopping experience that delights in sloppy judgment,” and will likely have the drunk you enthusiastically placing order after order till you finally slump unconscious over your computer at the end of a big night out. Suggested products for sloshed shoppers have so far included a giant piano mat priced at $100, a Nessie spoon, and a T-shirt emblazoned with images of Nicholas Cage’s face.
Choose an item and you’ll be taken to the third-party site’s checkout to finalize the purchase. Of course, you’ll wake up the next day remembering nothing of your alcohol-fueled shopping spree, but imagine the wonderful feeling of surprise later in the week when a bunch of pointless purchases turn up at your door – all thanks to Drunk Shopping.
To sign up to the service, which is currently available only for U.S.-based drinkers, simply text “heyyyyyy” to 551-333-786. Oh, and if you find yourself succumbing to Drunk Shopping’s suggestions with such regularity that your bank account begins emptying at an alarming rate, or those close to you start expressing doubts about your sanity, then you may want to consider texting “stop” to the same number to get your life back in order.
Drunk Shopping isn’t developer Chris Baker‘s first offbeat creation. Over the past few years he’s also come up with unbaby.me, a browser extension “that replaces baby pictures in your Facebook newsfeed with better stuff, like cats,” and Hate With Friends, which helps you “find out if you and a Facebook friend mutually hate each other.”