A Salty Seahorse Is On Sale To Save The Florida Reef

We all have heard the ridiculous things sold on eBay.  Recently a chicken nugget shaped like George Washington’s head gained national attention, selling for more than $8,000.

Here is another fun-food item up for grabs.  This time, buying this item will help a good cause.

A Virginia couple found the snack while vacationing in Florida.

They decided to sell it on the auction website.  It originally sold for more than $10 to a bidder.  That person responded, saying to keep the Cheeto and re-sell it again on eBay, but this time give the money to a charity.

The couple now plans to give 100% of the proceeds to Reef Relief, a group dedicated to preserving Florida’s coral reefs.

They listed the item with an $8,000 “buy it now” price — hoping Cheeto’s manufacturer Frito Lay will purchase the seahorse-shaped snack to help the charity.

Here is the link if you want details: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-CHEETO-SEAHORSE-RELISTED-SUPPORT-REEF-RELIEF-CMON-FRITO-LAY-BUY-IT-/330697465228?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cff1add8c

  • RobertP

    It might be a bid up to $100,000. The trick is actually getting the winning bidder to pay. The McNugget winner backed out.

    Anyway, as far as buying/saving on eBay goes:

    If you see an item that you want listed in auction format, send the seller a message asking if they will accept $x to end the auction early and sell the item to you. If that doesn’t work, use a sniping service such as Bidball.com to bid for you. It’ll bid in the last few seconds, helping to save $ and avoid shill bidding.

    If there is a particular item that you want that is relatively rare on eBay or goes fast when one is listed, use ebuyersedge.com to set up a saved eBay search for it. You’d get an e-mail whenever a match is listed. You can use the price, category, exclude word, etc. filters to narrow down the results that you get in the e-mails. Excellent for “Buy It Now”s priced right.

    If the item that you’re looking for is difficult to spell, try a misspelling search site like Typojoe.com to find some deals with items that have main keywords misspelled in the title. Other interested buyers may never see them.

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