DiscountXL.COM Adds Three Humorous Tote Bags in Response to Humorous British Tote Bags For 2012 Olympics

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Tote bags respond to humorous, “I’m Renting My Flat To A Fat American Family” tote bags being sold in London by British Retailers. 10% of all sales will be donated to U.S. Special Olympics.

Red, White and Blue Tote Bags Respond To Snarky British Tote Bag

Red, White and Blue Tote Bags Respond To Snarky British Tote Bag

We thought that since the British retailers decided to take a humorous poke at a popular American stereotype it was only fair for us to take a humorous poke back at a popular British stereotype.

DiscountXL.com, a popular online retail store specializing in larger person accessory products, announced today that it has added three “counter-message” tote bags in response to a recent humorous tote bag from London retailers. The DiscountXL tote bags, SKU 15-956, are available in red, white and blue and come imprinted with, “Proud American family renting an overpriced London flat from some snooty Brits with bad teeth!” The DiscountXL tote bags will begin shipping on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, and will remain available in the store throughout the 2012 Olympics in London. 10% of all proceeds after expenses will be donated to the U.S. Special Olympics.

“We thought that since the British retailers decided to take a humorous poke at a popular American stereotype it was only fair for us to take a humorous poke back at a popular British stereotype,” states Tim Barry of DiscountXL.com. “It’s all meant in good fun and, appropriately, our tote bags are larger, a little over half the price of the British tote bags, come in three colors and we even include a free back scratcher with every order. Plus, 10% of sales proceeds after expenses will be donated to the U.S. Special Olympics.”

Product Shows Small Business Responsiveness

This humorous product development provides an interesting example of U.S. small business flexibility and comes in the middle of the ongoing political debate about the role of small businesses in the U.S. economy.

“We saw the British humorous product on Tuesday. We designed our response products, got them on order, set them up on our web store and will be shipping them all in less than a week,” continues Barry. “This illustrates the nimbleness required of small businesses in the currently dour retail market. Government didn’t build this, we did and if government had been involved we’d probably have been lucky to get the product out for the 2016 Olympics.”

Other ITI Web Stores Have More Niche Products

In addition to the DiscountXL store, other stores in the ITI Web Store group have additional products, including http://www.laser-engraved-gifts.com, a store focused on unique products personalize using laser engraving and http://www.backscratcherworld.com, the world’s largest supplier of quality back scratchers. A complete list of stores in the ITI Web Store group can be seen at http://www.ITIwebstores.com.

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