Thursday, February 24, 2011

Global 2011: 7 Products Under $5 That Made Millions

Post-it notesImage via Wikipedia
America is the country of innovation and inventions, big and small. But what about those smallest, least expensive of inventions? Here are seven products under five dollars that made a million -- and in some cases, a lot more than that.

1. Post-it Notes

2. Crazy Straw

3. Slinky

4. Silly Bandz

5. Pet Rock

6. Antenna Ball

7. Koosh Ball

The Bottom Line

Are you inspired? Whether your idea answers a need, like the Post-It, or a fad, like the Pet Rock, imagination can yield big bucks if you persevere. The bad news is that the odds are not in your favor as an inventor -- 99.9% of inventions never see a successful product launch, so don't plan to spend your future millions just yet. The good news is that these inventors prove that you can beat those odds, with a good idea, some

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