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5 weird things people are buying on Amazon

These items are strange, sure, but they're also useful.

Lance Cartelli
Lance Cartelli is an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer based in Los Angeles, California.
Lance Cartelli
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Amazon reviewers love this head massager.

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There's a reason Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world

It's not just books, or televisions, speakers and appliances; sometimes it seems you can buy almost anything on Amazon, especially if you get carried away with Amazon Prime Day sales. And that means that we're bound to see some weird things to purchase. We've assembled our current favorites here -- all of them odd, sure, but also pretty useful. 

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Chances are, you haven't put a lot of thought into upgrading your home toilet. But hear us out: Have you ever considered trying a bidet?

This relatively inexpensive mechanical bidet from Luxe is a rather simple add-on to your existing toilet. It doesn't have a hot-water feature, but it does its job -- which is helping clean you up while reducing the need for toilet paper. (Yes, bidets are environmentally friendly!)

It may be surprising, but this 4.4-star-Amazon-rated bidet is one of the most popular items our sister site Guide.com has ever shared -- people just want to try this thing. So... do you want to try it, too?

Sure, sure, your Spotify list is sooooooo cool. But vinyl's also made a huge comeback lately. The record industry says this year, for the first time since 1986, vinyl sales will outpace CD sales. There's no shortage of great albums on vinyl. And so, as you can imagine, there are plenty of terrific, high-tech turntables you can buy, along with some great ones in the $100 to $300 range.

This $48 three-speed Victrola record player definitely does not come in on that high end. But that's OK. The Victrola is more about price, its suitcase aesthetics and a wide range of color options, not audiophile-quality sound.

Still, Amazon reviewers, on the whole, praise this 4-star-rated player's sound quality for the price.

How does a massage sound? One that's just for your head? Silly question, right? Of course a massage that's just for your head sounds good.

Amazon reviewers say this IPX7 waterproof scalp massager from Breo is comfortable to use, doesn't tangle hair and relieves stress and fatigue. The four-head device even comes with facial brush attachments designed to sweep away your dead skin.

Breo lists its scalp massager for $49.99, but at last look, it was offering a $10 coupon on the item.

Piggy banks don't need faces. Or even pigs. Here's proof: Just look at this battery-powered money box that brings Spirited Away's Kaonashi to life. 

All you have to do is deposit a coin in Kaonashi's red bowl and No-Face will consume the coin and save it for a rainy day at the spirit spa.

You'll even get a nice surprise after your money has been devoured by No-Face. 

An Amazon reviewer said that they "love this toy so so much."

Looking for a way to add some old-school flair to your home in the coolest way possible? We've found just the thing.

We're in love with the aesthetics of this handmade Nuvitron Art Deco Nixie Tube clock, built with new-old-stock Nixie Tubes sourced from the former Soviet Union. Many Amazon reviewers are in love with it too, rating it 4.7 stars and saying it comes with clear instructions and "amazing craftsmanship."

It has an alarm, and it tells time in 12- and 24-hour formats. But most importantly, it's a beautiful piece of art.

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Originally published last month; refreshed with some new product picks.