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Old 08-12-05, 08:51 PM
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Candy wrapper fetches $2,800 on Ebay

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...pper12-ON.html

Scottsdale man's candy wrapper fetches $2,800 on eBay


Jessica Coomes
The Arizona Republic
Aug. 13, 2005 12:00 AM

A powerhouse eBay buyer has pounced on a Scottsdale man's online auction, paying $2,815.43 for an M&M's wrapper.

GoldenPalace.com, an online casino famous for off-the-wall eBay buys, was basking in the publicity of its latest odd purchase Friday.

The M&M's wrapper will be framed and placed among the ranks of GoldenPalace.com's other well-known purchases, including a toasted cheese sandwich with an image resembling the Virgin Mary and a pregnancy test purportedly used by Britney Spears.

"I'm sure it might even have a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for most expensive candy wrapper ever sold," spokesman Jeff Kay said from the online casino's marketing headquarters in Montreal.

Brian Schwartz of Scottsdale teamed up with another eBay seller from Virginia to create a rap music-themed auction featuring an M&M wrapper, not to be confused with the rapper Eminem. The play on words attracted more than 53,000 people to view the Web page, which worked its way up to be the second most-watched item on eBay this week.
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WHOA! Arizona is now a republic, damn I gotta watch the news more.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/M-M-WRAPPER-Star...QQcmdZViewItem
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That... was stupid.
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I could probably come up with some used toilet paper. Do you think they would bid on that to add to their collection?
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Gotta admit, it's a pretty good eBay listing. No way I would've bid but it's fun to watch.
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They'll probably get sued for royalties....
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Maybe I should try selling my Ken Griffey Jr. candybar wrapper... Yes I still have mine.
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Well, it did have free shipping.
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Goldenpalace.com is running out of things to buy to keep them noticed, aren't they?
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Old 08-12-05, 11:36 PM
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Goldenpalace is just encouraging people to put even stupider crap on Ebay.
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Originally Posted by DRG
Goldenpalace is just encouraging people to put even stupider crap on Ebay.
Yep, and I have a coin with a likeness of Abraham Lincoln I am preparing to sell (it's even minted in the 60s )
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Originally Posted by calhoun07
Goldenpalace.com is running out of things to buy to keep them noticed, aren't they?
thats why they buy something that keeps giving for a lifetime

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Originally Posted by Cameron
thats why they buy something that keeps giving for a lifetime

Anyone doing that probably has a lifetime expectancy of about 33 years.
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The guy is raising money for a charity for kids, if you read into his auctions and you see what else he has up. He said he makes hardly any money off the auctions and it goes to charity. He recently also sold the number 12 and had this in his q and a:

You are freakin insain!! I can't believe that you sell all of this crap on Ebay and actually make money doing it. I have watched most of your auctions...more
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A: Actually, you are wrong about one little thing. I make very little money if any. I actually have a non-profit organization where I help out children....more
Sounds like a good tax write off for Goldenpalace.com and it helps out kids. Makes more sense now.
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Originally Posted by Cameron
thats why they buy something that keeps giving for a lifetime




Does anybody know how much this chick netted from this stunt? I realize we live in a capitalist society....but....wow.....just wow!?!

And hopefully this will keep her from taking anymore dips into the gene pool.
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Does anybody know how much this chick netted from this stunt? I realize we live in a capitalist society....but....wow.....just wow!?!

And hopefully this will keep her from taking anymore dips into the gene pool.
I think it was something stupid like $15,000 or something like that.

And yes, it was a permanent tattoo
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$10,000. For her son's education, because he was doing poorly in public schools. There was a thread.
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I've got some undies with skid marks, anyone willing to give me 15 grand?
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Does anybody know how much this chick netted from this stunt? I realize we live in a capitalist society....but....wow.....just wow!?!

And hopefully this will keep her from taking anymore dips into the gene pool.
I don't see the problem. At least she made some money. Most people get stupid crap tattooed on themselves and pay other people .
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Does anybody know how much this chick netted from this stunt? I realize we live in a capitalist society....but....wow.....just wow!?!

And hopefully this will keep her from taking anymore dips into the gene pool.
sorry...guess some people missed this one first time around...check it out at

For $10,000, Woman Tattoos Ad on Forehead
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