MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The novelty business is booming despite the recession, and that was never more obvious than on April Fools' Day.
"We've got a 14-inch megapuke from England that's selling like crazy," said Mark Burger, owner of San Francisco's House of Magic.
Prices are being affected, though. Burger had to drop the cost of a fake dead rat in a trap from $30 to $25 before people began buying.
But "business is booming for low-end gags," he said.