The founder of the hilarious and awesome website, Ship Your Enemies Glitter, a website that lets you, the customer, anonymously mail your enemy glitter, has sold his business for $85,000 less than only two weeks after starting it.
Mathew Carpenter, a 22-year-old Australian, launched the site with nothing but a PayPal account and some pretty straight forward copy for advertisement . However, a week later, he was overwhelmed by orders, forcing him to put the entire site up for sale in an attempt to detach himself from what he has called a “horrible product.”
The site was sold on on an online marketplace called Flippa where young business owners can invest in public domains or toolkits for building businesses from the ground up. The bids on the glitter bomb website drastically rose to $70,000 on the very first day it was for sale.
The person who made the final bid, who is currently anonymous, is believed to be 100% legit, spent a whopping $83,000 to call the website his own.
The website has gained most of its internet fame because of its straight to the point tone. “We fucking hate glitter,” is how the sales pitch begins. “People call it the herpes of the craft world. What we hate more, though, are the soulless people who get their jollies off by sending glitter in envelopes.”
The creator of the service sure knows how easy it is for glitters to piss people that he was able to think of using it in offering a glorious revenge service. Check out the summary:
“Glitter as a Service: want to piss off someone you dislike for only $9.99? Let us send them some stupid fucking glitter that is guaranteed to go everywhere.
You know that extremely rare occasion where you receive an envelope in the mail from a distant relative & it contains craft herpes? Glitter to the lay person. Did it get everywhere? Did you scream bloody murder on whatever relative did it? How much do you fucking hate that?” said the company’s founder, who said he wished to remain anonymous. (Really, he did.)
This is why I created Ship Your Enemies Glitter. Instead of shipping this horrible stuff to friends and family wouldn’t it be better to send it to an enemy? A boss? A bad friend? Maybe even a good friend. Whatever the reasoning I pack an envelope full of that shit, with a lovely letter explaining why they got it. It’s the simplest most effective way to annoy, distract and get back at that asshole who’s in everyone’s life.”
Currently, Carpenter and his new anonymous business partner are still continuing to fulfil online orders, although, in a recent email sent to customers, he warned that “there will be a bit of a delay with delivery times, as the site somehow got popular.”
But seriously, is there anything more funny than imagining the person you hate opening a letter full of glitter and having no idea why or who sent it? Answer: NO!
Here are some hilarious reviews the company received from random customers worldwide:
“I bought this for my husband, he opened the mail before work & got it everywhere! He had to change, was late for work & might be getting fired, LOL!”
“For my 1 year anniversary I didn’t know what to get my wife so I bought this thinking it would be funny. It wasn’t, I’m now divorced, broke & living with my best friend. I’d like to talk with the owner to get a refund & discuss damages. You can reply directly to this email address.”
“My recipient got glitter in both eyeballs, is now blind & would like to file charges. Help?”