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Nordstrom sold rocks for $85 each and even the company wasn't sure why anyone would buy them

'A paperweight? A conversation piece? ... Art?'
Posted: 6:13 AM, Dec 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-07 14:13:31Z

This may be the lamest product ever sold. Even worse than Pajama Jeans .

Nordstrom sold rocks for $85 apiece, according to Huffington Post . OK, so they were rocks inside a small leather pouch, but still.

The item, called simply a Medium Leather Wrapped Stone, is no longer available for purchase online but the page for the product can still be viewed . Reading over the product's description from Nordstrom shows even the company wasn't sure why anyone would buy it.

"A paperweight? A conversation piece? A work of art?," the description read, as the writer grasped at straws. "It's up to you, but this smooth Los Angeles-area stone ... is sure to draw attention wherever it rests."

Each $85 rock is housed in a leather pouch made "using vintage leatherworking tools and traditional saddle-stitching techniques."

Nordstrom's pricey stone isn't the first instance of standard rocks being sold at a questionable price. In 1975, Pet Rock became a hot gift during the holiday season. Those can still be found online for about $10 each, but are marketed as "gag gifts."

Nordstrom's stone appeared to be marketed as a legitimate luxury item.

Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.