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Old 06-05-2005, 03:00 PM   #1

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Default $200 french fry

I love french fries. I don't eat them very often when I'm out because often the price is rather high for so few fries. Most of the time I end up eating french fries that are prepared at home.

When I'm out and find a sale on fries I will sometimes take advantage of it.

Now I have learned that someone has paid around $200 for one french fry. But it is an unusual one and just might end up in the record books. Here is a link for you to read all the details http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...a152445D88.DTL
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Old 06-05-2005, 08:04 PM   #2

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eBay fanatics crack me up.

The funniest overblown sale I recall started in good old Australia, where a Sydneysider posted a piece of Nutri Grain (breakfast cereal) for sale on eBay because the item bore a striking resemblance to E.T. Someone with too many dollars and not enough sense finally walked away with the prized piece of sugar-enriched wheat for the grand old sum of $1035.

The other trend I'm fond of observing is celebrity junk that sells for stellar prices. Hamburgers half-devoured by former Beatles and other DNA 'autographs' always seem to be popular items, for some incomprehensible reason.

Thank goodness eBay decided to expand beyond selling nothing but Pez dispensers! Where would e-commerce be now if not for time-rich consumers snapping up oddities such as these?

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Old 06-06-2005, 05:07 AM   #3

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What beats me is how people even find these whacko items for sale. Or is there a weird and wacky category listing?
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:14 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Jan
What beats me is how people even find these whacko items for sale. Or is there a weird and wacky category listing?
I've seen a couple web sites that specialize in listing odd ebay auctions. I came across them when reading up about "runaway bride kits" on ebay.

What also surprised me were people selling "mystery packages" like a wrapped box with undisclosed contents or a stack of U.S. bills with unknown denominations. People are strange...
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