Shoppers baffled over bizarre $5 buy at Target before its purpose is finally revealed: ‘What on earth is that?’
- Shoppers thought the mystery item was a cat toy or laundry hamper
A thrifty shopper left hundreds scratching their heads when she shared a snap of a reduced item in Target – and nobody could figure out what it was.
Many shoppers guessed the $5 buy, sold in Australian stores, was a cat toy, a laundry hamper or a place to store adult toys.
But one mum finally revealed it was a rocket toy box for children.
The shopper who spotted the budget-buy uploaded a photo to a Facebook bargain hunters group and said it was 60cm high before the guesses flooded in.
A thrifty shopper shared a reduced item in Target (pictured) – but nobody could figure out what it was
People immediately took to the post to share their confusion about what the mystery item could be.
‘I wouldn’t even take it for free,’ one baffled woman said.
‘I think this is a laundry hamper, with a lid,’ one mum said, echoing the thoughts of many others.
Others thought it was a ‘cat spaceship’ or some kind of scratching toy for cats.
Several guessed it was meant to an an among us character, a minion, or a darlek from Doctor Who.
‘Someone should tell Dr Who he’s missing a darlek,’ someone joked.
People guessed the $5 buy was everything from a cat toy, to a laundry hamper or a place to store adult toys. The website confirms that the rocket basket is designed to be a cute storage box for ‘keepsakes and toys’
One woman even guessed it could be ‘something to store adult toys in maybe’.
However, a mum came up with the correct answer.
‘I think it’s super cute for kids that love rockets they can pop their toys or whatever in it. Great find,’ she said.
The website confirms that the rocket basket is designed to be a cute storage box for ‘keepsakes and toys’.
The navy blue Rocket Basket is made with an iron frame and woven in dyed paper cord.
‘Designed for functionality and fun, it’s great for storing keepsakes and toys. It has a removeable lid and stands 60cm tall,’ the site says.
The product was marked down to $5 in Target Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, but is currently on sale for $15 on the site.
‘Makes sense it’s for a kids room. Would be a pretty ugly, and small, laundry hamper,’ one woman said.