I noticed a lot of cars in New York with "Bumper Badgers," a product that goes over your bumper to protect it from dents and dings.
I don't think I've EVER seen one of these on a car in San Francisco or Berkeley, even though we have plenty of tight parking spaces. (And San Franciscans have to park on streets with gradients of 30 degrees or more — a challenge New Yorkers don't face.)
So why hasn't this product taken off in the Bay Area?
I'd like to think it's because we're less materialistic about our vehicles.
UPDATE: It turns out the inventor of the Bumper Badger is from Brooklyn. So maybe the product is just taking awhile to make it to the West Coast.