If you feel it is too difficult to break the heart of your future ex, let someone else do it for you. The Breakup Shop, a new online service, will do just that.
This new service will help set you free from a romantic relationship gone wrong, with your formerly significant other receiving the news in the form of a text, phone call, letter or even a gift pack, depending on how much you are willing to spend — and how much you want to stay friends.
"Let us handle the messy work of the breakup so you can spend more time swiping right," says The Breakup Shop in its official product page. "All of our products are designed to give you peace of mind when ending your relationship, minimizing discomfort and maximizing potential for long-term friendship."
Emanuel Maiberg of Motherboard used this service with his girlfriend — but only to try it out. He paid The Breakup Shop $30 to do the difficult task for him.
"I could have ordered a breakup without telling her, but I feel like that would have been a not very funny prank," explains Maiberg.
He added that even if he talked about this prank with his girlfriend beforehand, and they thought "it was funny," still, the call was sort of mentally agonizing.
The Breakup Shop Offerings
Below are what the website has to offer to its clients.
1. Breakup Text ($10)
You can choose the personalized message produced by the expert breakup team or create your own, as long as it meets the maximum number of words: 100. The package includes one text message at a time of your choosing.
The online service promises to keep in touch with you upon ordering to arrange details of the breakup.
It will deliver the order within three days, but you can choose the rush option for it to be delivered within 24 hours (at a price of $20).
2. Breakup Phone Call ($29)
The package comes with one phone call at your preferred time. Again, you will be given the option to create your own message or choose the standardized breakup message made by the expert breakup team. The message should only be a maximum of one minute in length.
You need to fork $59 out of your pocket if you want your message to be delivered in 24 hours.
3. Breakup Letter – Standard ($20)
While it may already look old school in this day and age, a breakup letter is still deemed an "appropriate" way to deliver the unwanted message.
The package features customized names, a standardized breakup letter created by its expert team and printed on high-quality cardstock, a bright white paper envelope, and The Breakup Shop's return address in case you do not want to let your ex know where you currently live.
You may need to wait up to two weeks, though, before the letter gets delivered. However, you can choose a rush option as well, where the letter is guaranteed to reach your soon-to-be ex in three days. You need to splurge $50 if you select the rush option.
4. Breakup Gift Pack
"Help that special single person get through it all with our Breakup Gift Pack, including all of our breakup gift items," says the site.
The package includes a 300-gram box of Chips Ahoy! Rainbow Cookies, a set of two 18-ounce red wine glasses, a $30 Netflix gift card, a Call of Duty: Ghosts video game or "The Notebook" Blu-ray, a handcrafted sympathy letter for the recently single and a comforting gift box.
Specific prices of the package include:
• Call of Duty: Ghosts Xbox One ($95)
• Call of Duty: Ghosts PS4 ($95)
• "The Notebook" Blu-ray ($80)
• Breakup Letter – Standard (Ships in three days) ($30)
• Breakup Letter – Standard (No rush) ($20)