If you spend most of the day watching news channels as I do, you will see a commercial for My Pillow 2 at least twice every commercial break. In the middle of the commercial, Mike Lindell, inventor and chief salesman of “My” products, breaks into the commercial, trying to sell “My Slippers” and “My Bed Sheets” in what seems to be closeout prices. He adds that it’s a one-time deal, and once these products are sold out, they’re gone forever. They might be gone, and the commercials may be spread out because Mr. Lindell’s company was having major money problems (if you consider $100 million major.
To be honest, I met Mr. Lindell at. CPAC a few years ago, and he seemed like a nice guy. But if I see his commercial another few times. I will throw my shoes at the TV. If I see him on an NYC street, I will give him the honor of having some certified NYC trash shoved down his gut.
But now, those commercials might not be quite as frequent. According to the Star Tribune in Minnesota;
My Pillow is auctioning off hundreds of pieces of equipment and subleasing manufacturing space after several shopping networks and major retailers took the company’s products off shelves.”
The sell-of and auctions were a response to the company’s annual sales, down $100 million from the prior year. Unless you are on the far left, you gotta believe that’s a lot of cash.
The Star Tribune made the sell-off seem small:
My Pillow is auctioning off hundreds of pieces of equipment and subleasing manufacturing space after several shopping networks and major retailers took the company’s products off shelves.
The Chaska-based manufacturer recently listed more than 850 “surplus equipment” items on the online auction site K-Bid. Sewing machines, industrial fabric spreaders, forklifts and even desks and chairs are up for auction.
Per the auction page, the sell-off includes the following products that will raise much more money:
Material Handling/Storage (318), Electronics (103), Office Equipment (101), Automotive/Mechanical Equipment (85), Packaging Equipment & Inventory (44), Fire/Rescue/Safety Equipment (41), Commercial Audio/Visual Equipment (26), Electrical Equipment (25), Commercial Supplies (23), Hand Tools/Hardware (20)
And many trucks.
Big box stores’ decision to cancel orders and stop carrying My Pillow products is the major reason behind the lost revenue. They dropped the product because Lindell was still running around the country saying Trump won the 2020 election. ” Lindell has not backed down from his assertions that the 2020 election was fixed. He plans to host an event next month detailing a new way to hold elections.
It would also help if he manufactured and sold the product I suggested. Which is the featured image at the top of this post.
It has been over 32 months since the 2020 election and only 16 months before the 2024 election. If the Nov. 2024 election is Trump. vs. Biden, again, the winning margin will probably be razor-thin. If he reoriented his goal from 2020 to 2024, perhaps he will be able to help push his guy over the finish line. It might help him rebuild his business if the big box retailers stopped thinking his brain wiring short-circuited.
And the best part of all, my wife would be much happier because I won’t throw shoes at my TV anymore.