Australian Selling Can's of Air to China

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23 Mar 2019, 3:47 am

An enterprising Aussie is causing a stir online with his plans to sell 'outback air' to overseas customers.

The product by Adelaide-native Joe Duchiera, Ozi Air, is set to launch in the Chinese market within days -- and it comes with some pretty wild healthy claims.

The product website states: "if you're searching for the cleanest and freshest air in the world, we believe that Ozi Air is it."

The e-commerce site also claims their 8L cans of 'outback air' have a number of health and wellness benefits, including aiding with prenatal health, boosting immunity, improving digestion, preventing migraines and fatigue, and easing pollution related illness.
https://travel.nine.com.au/2019/03/21/1 ... r-to-china



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23 Mar 2019, 7:06 am

Why didn't EYE think of that!?!?! !?

It HAD to happen.

China is SO airpolluted that folks wear surgical masks. And if you can get Americans to buy bottled tap water with fancy French names on the label (or maybe that stuff really does come from special spring in the Alps, doesn't really change the point) then it is hardly surprising that the Chinese will pay money for cans of exotic air to breathe.

He is an aussie so maybe his air really does come from the Australian outback.

Maybe he should diversify. He could go to museums that display antique cars that have their original tires still on, and siphon off the air from Model Ts and Model As, and then sell it as "vintage air from the 1930's". :lol:



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23 Mar 2019, 8:43 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
And if you can get Americans to buy bottled tap water with fancy French names on the label (or maybe that stuff really does come from special spring in the Alps, doesn't really change the point) then it is hardly surprising that the Chinese will pay money for cans of exotic air to breathe.


In China currently there is a huge demand for fresh produce from Australia and New Zealand including things like milk powder/baby formula owing to past contamination issues due to lack of adequate quality control.

The "fresh air" con is banking on the desperation and ignorance of people languishing in polluted cities breathing soot laden air to think they can refresh their lungs with a can. I can partially understand selling large cylinders of unpolluted air for children to breath after school but I'm sure somebody in China will have thought of that already.



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23 Mar 2019, 10:11 pm

"SPACEBALLS DID IT! SPACEBALLS DID IT!"
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23 Mar 2019, 11:13 pm

LOL! exactly correct

Looks like the Canadians and Chinese themselves already thought of the idea ages ago.
https://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/09/18/ ... -predicted
https://www.geek.com/geek-cetera/spaceb ... e-1642442/

We Australians live on the antipodes so we tend to be a bit late to the party.... :lol:



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24 Mar 2019, 6:51 am

Gosh. Spaceballs has a bit of Nostrodamus.

The Simpsons had an episode about a scam: folks giving bouffants to wild ferrets, and then selling them as pedigree French poodles.

Ten years later cops busted a real ring in Argentina of folks selling wild ferrets as disguised French poodles.



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24 Mar 2019, 12:30 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
Gosh. Spaceballs has a bit of Nostrodamus.

The Simpsons had an episode about a scam: folks giving bouffants to wild ferrets, and then selling them as pedigree French poodles.

Ten years later cops busted a real ring in Argentina of folks selling wild ferrets as disguised French poodles.


I meant "disguised wild ferrets as French Poodles". :oops:



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25 Mar 2019, 3:10 am

naturalplastic wrote:
Gosh. Spaceballs has a bit of Nostrodamus.

The Simpsons had an episode about a scam: folks giving bouffants to wild ferrets, and then selling them as pedigree French poodles.

Ten years later cops busted a real ring in Argentina of folks selling wild ferrets as disguised French poodles.


Thousands of Japanese poodle enthusiasts were sold lambs and couldn't tell they weren't dogs!! !
https://www.smh.com.au/world/japanese-f ... 1-9pk.html



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25 Mar 2019, 8:28 am

cyberdad wrote:
naturalplastic wrote:
Gosh. Spaceballs has a bit of Nostrodamus.

The Simpsons had an episode about a scam: folks giving bouffants to wild ferrets, and then selling them as pedigree French poodles.

Ten years later cops busted a real ring in Argentina of folks selling wild ferrets as disguised French poodles.


Thousands of Japanese poodle enthusiasts were sold lambs and couldn't tell they weren't dogs!! !
https://www.smh.com.au/world/japanese-f ... 1-9pk.html


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One couple said they became suspicious when they took their "dog" to have its claws trimmed and were told it had hooves.


"Suspicious"...

While this is a pretty sh***y thing to do, I'd say it's also pretty sh***y to buy an animal as a pet that you know so little about that you can't identify some of its most basic physical characteristics.


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26 Mar 2019, 5:57 pm

Our new dog has hooves???

Satan has hooves!

Must be...gasp!... Satan's dog!! !! !



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27 Mar 2019, 1:09 am

When they discover they were conned into buying a lamb they can hyperventilate in their new can of outback air