Category Archives: retail

People are Strange

From the Urban Prankster group in Portugal, TodosaMarar:

Arecent mission in Lisbon was called “People are Strange”. A group of 7 agents was disguised as several characters and went to a shopping center for a walk. The reactions were amazing, especially from the kids and his parents, and from the shop employees.

After 30 minutes we get expelled from the center by the shopping security, a group of more of ten! We left calmly.

My guess is that they were inspired by this great Remi Galliard prank.

Ikea Housewarming Party

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Urban Pranksters GuerilLA threw a “house warming party” in several rooms of a Burbank Ikea this past weekend. Agent Benny and the Jets writes:

About 30-40 people showed up to one of the living room/kitchen sets at the Ikea in Burbank, bringing gifts (mostly things from other departments at the store). Many people brought cookies and snacks, and games like Jenga. The party was cut off after about twenty minutes by the Ikea staff, at which point Agent Tuttle, the “host” of the party, yelled out that it looks like we’re being too loud and that “the neighbors called the cops”.

Reminds us of Rob Cockerham’s Ikea Fancy Dress Party.

Fake Home Depot Shed Signs

Master Prankster Rob Cockerham and his friends around the country recently added some extra signage to the sheds on display in their local Home Depot parking lots.

Rob explains:

Home Depot, forced to lure customers inside without glitzy display windows, seed the warehouse perimeter with their products. This is only practical with hard-to-shoplift items, such as bags of steer manure and storage sheds.

Unfortunately, these sun-baked displays are all but abandoned by the sales staff, and must rely on graphics and signage to speak to their potential customers.

Despite an ambitious number of signs, I felt my local home depot wasn’t addressing some of the strongest benefits of owning a garden/storage/privacy shed/mini-garage/closet. I decided to make some new signs and try them out!

With nine eager volunteers poised to help, I sent signs to try out across the country.

Read all about it: The Shed Prank