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Would You Pay $8,888 For A French Fry Hockey Stick?

by: JamieD On  Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I enjoy Burger King’s fries as much as anyone, but how much would I pay for one?  And when I say one, I’m not talking about one serving.  I’m talking about one fry!

Five cents, perhaps.  Maybe a quarter.  One dollar is probably the highest I would go, and that would only happen if I was absolutely starving.

But what if it was shaped like a hockey stick?  Would that help increase its value by $8,887?  That is what one eBay seller seems to believe, as he placed his hockey stick-shaped french fry on the auction block with a “buy it now” price of $8,888.88 USD.  Here is his description of the item:

times are tough and having heard of all the wacky things which have sold for thousands or tens of thousands of dollars on ebay i have such an item of my own to sell. Behold it is my Burger King French Fry Hockey Stick which was in a medium french fry container bought at the drive-thru along with 2 whopper juniors here in Arlington Virginia just outside of Washington, D.C. I grew up playing ice and roller hockey and the instant I saw it i knew what it was, a hockey stick. I guarantee to you 100% that this is absolutely authentic from Burger King and not tampered with in any way, it is 2-1/2 inches long and 1 inch wide. I would assume that processing from a potato to a french fry at the Burger King factory is 85% automated and 15% by people and you have to admit considering quality control standards that if the computers or people had spotted this one it would have been discarded during processing and never made it to me fried and salted because french fries are supposed to be straight although some places sell them curly, but not Burger King, and being shaped like a hockey stick i guess makes it rare and thus worth money, but how much money? I certainly dont know how you could put a price on this but 8 is my lucky number and my buy it now price reflects that. You know i figure if people can sell cheetos and slices of toast or other food items oddly shaped or resembling something else maybe i could sell mine for alot of money too. So come on and make my day, I will ship priority to confirmed address only. I only accept Paypal and will answer all questions ASAP. thanks

So have his strong sales tactics worked as of yet?  Not quite.  Since being posted, the fry has received two bids, both of which have been declined.  Looks like this fry will be turning green and moldy before it finds a new home, if it hasn’t done so already.

Hat Tip – [Puck Daddy]




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