It’s the end of an era. After 8 years of being online, one of the most offensive and successful web sites is finally closing up shop, the one and only TShirtHell.com. I’m sure most of you have seen the site at least once in your online journeys, but if not, the site thrives off selling some of the most offensive shirts you can buy. Whether it’s race related, or even making fun of serious attacks against our own country, TShirtHell has always found a way to cash in. Even with a bad economy, they are still selling over 3,000 tshirts a week.
With approximately 100,000 unique visitors per month and over 500,000 pageviews daily, TShirtHell ranks among the top tshirt retail sites as well as humor sites on the internet. Not only will the owner of the site, Sunshine Megatron (formerly, Aaron Landau Schwarz), be taking a hit on the income from the site going down, but also all of the affiliates who have signed up and promoted their tshirts for years. Through their affiliate program, TShirtHell was/is paying $4 for every shirt sold through their site, resulting from your affiliate link.
Now that you know TShirtHell’s background, let’s recap on why Sunshine Megatron is finally shutting the web site down. Apparently, he just can’t take it anymore! You can read the final farewell letter on their site. In short, Sunshine is taking his profits and closing up shop, in hopes to never see another “stupid” email again from people visiting his site and complaining about his shirts…. but what do you expect with such shirts as “The School Shootings Tour” and “What About All The Good Things Hitler Did“.
Just a small sample of the offensiveness offered at TShirtHell.com
Reality hit the site’s owner hard back a few years back when Sunshine Megatron was poisoned by someone who was offended by his site. This action resulted in the site removing their “Worse than Hell” section… but was soon active again, as they did not want to be the victim of others.
The site is in their final two weeks and are giving 10% off of everything and are due to close on Feb 10, 2009. As mentioned in his goodbye letter, Sunshine Megatron has no plans to keep the site up, or sell it for millions… he wants to go out in style and tell you all to go to Hell!