Baseball bats and batons top Amazon sales list
Published 10/08/2011 | 10:34
Sales of baseball bats and other objects that could be used as weapons have risen sharply on Amazon.
A Rucanor Aluminium baseball bat has increased by more than 5,000 per cent over the past 24 hours. Retailing at £17.15, it was closely followed by a so-called ‘Military Police Telescopic Tonfa’, whose sales have risen by 5,010 per cent.
The device, similar to the batons used by some police forces, costs £25.99 and expands to up to 21” long.
Gangs of Turkish shopkeepers in Dalston have been praised online for successfully repelling would-be rioters, although they did not need to use violence. Police have warned people not to go outside and discouraged potential vigilantes from tackling rioters.
Nonetheless, seven out of the top ten ‘movers and shakers in sports and leisure’ on Amazon.co.uk are either baseball or rounders bats. The highest riser is now the category’s 125th-best selling product, up from number 6,562.