Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
Koreans are wild about them: Why does this not surprise me?
Perhaps they would pay a steep premium for a genuine used pair.
Originally Posted by sygyzy
You all seem to be confusing Japanese with Korean.
A student of mine who was supposed to be doing some research -- but was instead screwing around -- beckoned for me to come over to his computer. Much to has chagrin, he had somehow stumbled upon a great many listings for used socks on eBay. These were obviously for fetishists: descriptions like "used filthy sweat sock, guaranteed unwashed!" were rampant. Most of the socks were singles or mismatched sets. Most (but not all) of the bidders were Japanese, Korean, or confidential.
I have not since looked for such a thing on eBay. The RLPL thong and the Sulka swimming shorts were disturbing enough.
EDIT: The fact that this student was a Saudi -- and one from the extremely
conservative city of Ryyad at that -- made the entire situation even funnier or more uncomfortable, depending on your point of view.