Americans Have Stopped Buying These Products
The financial website CheatSheet.com posted a list of random things Americans aren't buying as much as they used to.
Chewing gum. Sales dropped about 10% between 2009 and 2014, but sales of MINTS went up about 20%.
Razors. Sales have been on a pretty steady decline for the past ten years, partly because of hipsters, and partly because of the "Movember" thing, where you're not supposed to shave during the month of November.
Guns. Sales have boomed in recent years. But, Cabela's reported a 22% drop in the first quarter of 2014. This may just be the sales returning to normal.
Golf equipment. Dick's Sporting Goods announced last year that sales of golf equipment were down about 10%, partly because the economy is still recovering.
Convertibles. More people than ever were buying them in 2004, but sales have dropped 44% since then. And again, it probably has to do with the economy.