Pottery Barn offered a product in their Cyber Monday sale that raised eyebrows due to the fact that it is literally just a fake tree branch hanging from a string.

The branch, which lights up but does not come with batteries, was sold at a sale price on Monday of $104, discounted from $142, and has now been lowered even further to $88.99.

A writer from USA Today's "Reviewed" skewered the product as "the worst Cyber Monday deal" they've ever seen.

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dollars for a branch

This branch is named "Pre-Lit Hanging Faux Pine Branch" and it is 49 inches long with 50 lights that, again, require you to buy three AAA batteries for it to work.

This "deal" prompted people to take the #potterybarnchallenge to a new level, and one woman joked to her husband about getting the branch, who sweetly just went along with it.

Some people created their own branch on a string for a much lower price.

If you're looking for a branch that is slightly less expensive, Pottery Barn offers a few other options that aren't (quite) $88 — for example, this single branch is on sale for $31.50.

This set of three mini pinecone branches are at a "limited time offer" price of $82.50 (no strings included, though — you must buy your own...which might get you pretty close to $88, actually).

And of course, you may have this set of six faux pinecone and twig branches for the price of $299 — this one has yet to go on sale, but you never know what the season may bring.

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