Snow for sale!
I was highly amused to read on Physorg.com about one Colorado woman's snow sale on Ebay—yep, that's right, she's selling the snow that fell on her property thanks to the recent blizzards.
Apparently she didn't originally expect to find any buyers—she posted just for a laugh—but as of the time of this blog post, she had received 72 bids on her most recent sale (her Ebay post reads, "1 more time! End of 2006 snow! We're overstocked! All of it must go!," so I'm guessing there have been other successful sales), and the current price was $39.89. Her caveats: absolutely no refunds, and quantities vary. The best part, however, is the shipping details:
Just to be clear...we can ship your snow 1 of 3 ways. 1) For the shipping stated in the auction we'll put snow in a leakproof container (jar or zip lock bag) and ship it in a box. Yes, it will melt. You'll have to refreeze it and shave it to return it to it's natural state. 2) To keep it frozen we need to use dry ice and a foam cooler and ship it overnight fedx. Probably a gallon zip lock bag of snow. That will be a lot more, but you'll get snow. 3) You can come get it...I particularly love the last option (she also mentions earlier in the post that people who might like to avoid paying shipping charges should feel free to come to her home with a dump truck and shovel). To find people willing to pay you to shovel snow from your driveway? Brilliant.