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A business that sends messages on potatoes makes $25,000 a month

At a time when sending mail seems as antiquated as buying CDs, the potato-sending business is actually quite robust. In May 2015, a 24-year-old man named Alex Craig started a business in Dallas to send potatoes etched with personalized messages for $8 to $10 a piece. His girlfriend told him it was the “stupidest idea ever,” but within two days Potato Parcel brought in $2,000 in revenue. Five months later, Craig sold the business to Bay Area entrepreneur Riad Bekhit for $40,000. Potato Parcel, now based in San Bruno, Potato Parcel, now based in San Bruno, California, posted $25,000 in sales in February. More

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