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"There's a sucker born every minute" - PT Barnum (possibly)

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You can’t bottle sunshine either.....

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I thought it was impossible to beat the pet rock as most useless "product", but these people did it.

Bravo, ladies and gentlemen, bravo.

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Japanese shops selling tins of Heisei air

Hahahahahahahahahaha

 a breeze at 1,080 yen.

Something is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.

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a breeze at 1,080 yen.

with that money I would probably buy some cans of heisei beer instead and I don't drink

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we hope people will enjoy breathing the fresh air of Heisei after the new era comes

You mean the "fresh" air that is so full of pollutants that I can't see the mountains that are only about 7km from my house on most days due to the smog?

No thanks.

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For something more practical I'd prefer a cake of 吉原ソープ (Yoshiwara soap). They're sold at a bookstore and a few other places in Taito-ku, Tokyo.

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I think this is really cool idea. It's good chance for tourists to bring home a piece of history.

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"A fool and his money are soon parted," from the King James Bible, Proverbs 21:20

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I think this is really cool idea. It's good chance for tourists to bring home a piece of history.

I think you're right, John.

It's the can and the occasion you're paying your ¥1,080 for. Not the air inside it.

Why, that would be ridiculous.

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Let's start sell cans of another type of gas for profits, what an idea!

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Only in Japan, selling empty cans!

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The last time i was in Scotland there were cans of air and bottles of river water for sale for quite high prices, and back in the 1970's in New York I bought the Brooklyn Bridge for a dollar.

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Wow, hope to sell 1,000 cans, eh? I think they will sell way more! They better ramp up the canning machines. Way more that 1,000 idiots around.

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Since we cannae edit our posts, I must post again. This reminds me of one of my favorite songs: sao dake, mono hoshi. Mono hoshi, sao dake... sa, ippon de, ¥500. Sanbon de ¥2,000. San jyu nen mae to onaji nedan. Sao dake, mono hoshi...

Yaki imo. Ishi yaaaaaki imo. Yaki imo. Ishi yaki imo...

If these sellers ever stop in Japan, it will be a very sad day for me. I absolutely love having them come by my neighborhood! Ramen man, milk/yogurt man used to come by, but he stopped. Tofu man, etc. A wonderful tradition!!

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You haven't smell yet so u really can't tell whether it's worth it or not.

If not worth it, at least u know.

If worth it, u're happily floating in the air

And Even with simple common sense, you may never know. So don't judge a book by its cover.

What if u make a product and people say the same thing? So think before u speak.

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Is not the most worthless item i have seen being sold. There are worse ones. People pay a fortune to buy stuff a idol/singer had used. I heard there are others out there who pay a lot for a coca cola empthy can that hasn’t been opened. Is all about the memory and how much it is worth in someone mind. Sometimes money is just paper. Some can afford it to satisfied one desire. Now that’s itself is priceless.

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I’ll take 2!

One to open and enjoy at the start of the new year (Reiwa) and one to leave to the kids....

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