May 06, 2011

Guy makes $120K in Two Days on Osama Bin Laden Tee Shirts

I've got to give the kid credit. He saw the market opportunity, capitalized on it, and burned the midnight oil.

Now he's filthy rich.

Maurice Harary, 23, set up his T-shirt website as soon as he heard that the former Al Qaeda leader had been shot by U.S. Navy Seals on Sunday night.

The New Yorker raced home to his apartment to work on building the website on Sunday night and it was ready to go live at 3.30am on Monday morning.
Making money: Maurice Harary, 23, from New York, made $120,000 from his Osama Bin Laden merchandise website in two days.

By Tuesday evening he had already sold more than 10,000 items at $12 a time.

T-shirts bearing slogans including 'Obama killed Osama', 'Osama's back - not!' and 'Just dead it' have been flying off his virtual shelves.

I rather like the fact that Harary is a New Yorker. My only complaint is that I wish more people would honor those who made Bin Laden a room-temperature commodity.

Something more like this.

Hey Man Nice Shot shirt
Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 6, 2011 12:05 PM

Nit picking here, but that looks like gross sales not net.
It should still be a decent profit.

Posted by: jon spencer at May 6, 2011 01:57 PM

That's a shirt I would buy.

Posted by: Jay in Ames at May 6, 2011 03:45 PM

His leftist NYU College professors have "beaten him up" on this and the wimp has decided to give back the money to his customers.

He's INSULTING his customers! He should have had some guts and told his NYU liberal professors to stuff it.

He should name his Tee Company - Politically Correct NYU Approved Tee Shirt Emporium.

Posted by: jgreene at May 11, 2011 10:12 AM

jgreene, that's sad to hear. Why would they think it is their business to comment? I am hoping the lesson of who his professors are, at bottom, sinks in over time for the lad.

Posted by: Assistant Village Idiot at May 11, 2011 10:49 AM

Well, there was a nice "Thank you, Seal Team 6" shirt at that link.

Posted by: Kathy Kinsley at May 11, 2011 06:35 PM