I am back to blogging for Unique Things. My mother passed away just before Christmas, and it’s been a difficult road for my family. I’m trying to use blogging as therapy to help me get through this difficult time.
I left off with flea market selling and was supposed to blog about our second experience at flea market selling. I’ll do that in the next blog, but this time, I want to go in depth about some of our products. The products we sell are not your conventional gifts. These are, for the most part, products that aren’t on the market. You might see them on Amazon from a third-party vendor in China because that is where most of these ‘new era’ products are being made. These startups are working with limited funds, therefore they go where they can stretch their money – usually China. There are many times when a Chinese entrepreneur will copy the product and have it on Amazon before the startup can even get it to retail. What I want you to understand is that a Chinese copy is usually made from cheaper materials and at a cheaper price. I prefer products of good quality that will last, as opposed to a product you have to keep buying over and over because it’s cheap.
A little story. I have met plenty of people who never wash clothes. They just go out and buy what they need at a cheap price. What’s your take on good quality as opposed to cheap price? Hit me up and let me hear from you.
Anyway, back to Unique Things products. I am not only going to let you see the product, but tell you how it works. WooHoo! You bet. I want to put the two together – visual plus instruction. I know you are going to see something that you want, but Christmas has just passed and your pockets are full of lint. Do not worry. I’m thinking of doing some kind of layaway program, so our products can be obtained by all people.
The first product I’m going to tell you about and show you is called The Story Lamp. The way it works is you download an app, and connect the cord that comes with it to a usb outlet. I’ve used the USB port on my Surface, or plugged the usb cord into a usb wall outlet and the other end goes in the lamp. Now, you have the app download and cord connected, you go into the app so it can find your WiFi. That’s it; now you can change the colors or create scenes. You can turn a glass upside down onto the ring and the colors will come through the glass. The lights can flash, strobe and fade, which are only some of the things you can do. You can also get Alexa with it or put it on a timer. The coolest thing about The Story Lamp is that it looks like a book. Your friends will be amazed when you take it down from your book case and turn the light on.
The scooter to get around on those summer days when you can’t be late for a date. It’s small enough to get through traffic and stick in your trunk. Once you take it out, you just spread the wheels apart, put in the key and you’re off. Don’t laugh, summer will be here before you know it!
The electric foldable bike. I gave one to my grandson, and he loved it, so I bought some for Unique Things. When he gets tired of peddling, he just changes to electric by the handle. It’s goes 22 miles on a single charge. It can be folded and stowed away in your trunk. It’s not overly heavy. I’m not going to front, I did take it to a bike shop to have it put together, though I’ve been told by people that purchased the bike that it’s not overly complicated to put together.
A New Year with a resolution to lose weight? We here at Unique Things want to help you. We have water bottles with a storage compartment, so you won’t lose your key on your run. We even went one step further by having a water bottle that you can put your phone in, so it’s one less item to keep up with. Wait, yes, we also have a jump rope that will count those jumps and tell you how many calories you burned. Unique people, you know you want to look good this summer, so go to our website so you can get started!
The next item I anticipate getting is a typewriter. I love this product. I know some of you might not remember typewriters, but for those of you who miss the click sound of the keys, this is for you. There is a slot that you put your phone or tablet into, which connects to the typewriter, and off you go typing. It even has a nice case to carry the typewriter in with your phone, cords, tablets, and other items you need on the go. If you think I should invest and you want to buy, then hit me up. I’m telling you, this is great!
That was just some of the products, old and new, that we have for you to give to that unique person in your life. The next blog will continue the story of how Unique Things got its start. Be safe out there.