If the Associated Press says so … then it must be true.
Three snowballs from Loveland have sold on the eBay Internet auction site for $200.
Chris Hansen, a firefighter from Milford, Conn., said he bought the snow for his daughters, ages 12, 14, and 16. With the East experiencing unseasonably warm weather, Hansen said his daughters got everything they wanted for Christmas except snow.Hansen went online and found the listing by Mary Walker of Loveland, who auctioned off snow from two monster storms that dumped more than 4 feet along the Front Range.
Hansen said he plans to freeze the snowballs until his family decides what to do with them. Walker, who said her listing was meant as a joke, initially refused to accept Hansen’s money, but he insisted. Hansen was a winner among 100 people following three days of bidding.Now Walker is trying to figure out how to ship the snowballs 2,000 miles to Connecticut, without melting. Walker said the money will help buy a snowblower.
Further news bulletin.
The Loveland, Colorado couple who sold three snowballs on eBay for $200 are getting a free trip to the East Coast so they can hand-deliver the snow.
Still Further news bulletin:
Ebay now has more people offering Colorado snow. Not to be outdone … there are fine folk now offering Nebraska ice.
Are there any takers for California sand or some authentic, genuine Southern California dirt from my backyard? Not on Ebay, yet.