George Washington Chicken McNugget Gets $8K On eBay

    March 6, 2012
    Richard Stalker
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A 3 year old chicken McNugget from McDonalds that resembles George Washington sold for $8,100 on Ebay. Rebekah Speight of Dakota City,Nebraska sold the McNugget to raise money for a drive to raise $15,000 and send 50 children to summer church camp in Sioux City. eBay had temporarily taken down the auction last month because it violated rules regulating expired food. She later received an email saying the site was “willing to make exceptions to help your cause.”

There is a long history of people selling their stuff that looks like famous or religious figures. Foods like grilled cheese sandwiches with the Virgin Mary and a slice of toast featuring Jesus Christ have all caught peoples attention.

See a news report about the nugget below:

  • Cheryl

    Now, the big question – will the winner pay?

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

    If you send the seller a question about an item, find another of their listings, and send the question from that item page, rather than from the one that you actually want. This will add a little bit of work for the seller, if they want to add the question/answer to the item description page that you are actually interested in.

    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. May be telling them that they would not have to wait as long to get their money (they would probably know that, but it still might help). If that does not work, use a sniping service such as Bidball.com to bid for you. It’ll bid in the last few seconds, helping you to save money and avoid shill bidding.

    Use a site like Ebuyersedge.com to set up saved searches. You’d get an e-mail whenever a match is listed. Especially good for “Buy It Now”s priced right.

    If the item that you are looking for is difficult to spell, try a misspelling search site like Typojoe.com to hopefully find some deals with items that have main keywords misspelled in the title. Other interested buyers might never see them. Then, if the item is listed an auction format, after a few days of no bids (hopefully anyway) send the seller and offer to end the auction early and sell the item to you. They may worry that no one is interested, and take whatever they can get.

  • http://burntimpressions.com Galen Dively

    http://burntimpressions.com has been selling religious simulacrum toasters that create images of Jesus and the Virgin Mary at much better prices.

  • http://www.sabrinasabino.com Sabrina Sabino

    Well this story just made my day. Haha. Congrats to the lady!