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    Yet another E-Bay "novelty" auction

    http://cgi.ebay.com/KELLOGGS-DATE-ST...QQcmdZViewItem

    Nashville man auctioning cereal box with 9/11 tie
    Jan 27, 2006, 10:47 PM EST

    A Nashville man is selling a box of Kellogg's MiniWheats on eBay that could be historically significant. It has a date of 9/11/01 and also features American Airlines promotional graphics.

    American Airlines planes were the first to hit the World Trade Center and The Pentagon that fateful day.

    The box’s owner, Tommy Joyce, has promised a portion of the proceeds will go to the 9/11 Childrens Fund.
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    Re: Yet another E-Bay "novelty" auction

    The box’s owner, Tommy Joyce, has promised a portion of the proceeds will go to the 9/11 Childrens Fund.
    Way to exploit a national tragedy there Tommy!
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    Re: Yet another E-Bay "novelty" auction

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    Way to exploit a national tragedy there Tommy!
    Yeah, I noticed he wants bidding to start at $100,000.
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    Re: Yet another E-Bay "novelty" auction

    That is in the same poor taste as, well, a four year-old box of miniwheats
    Can't win with 'em

    Can't win without 'em

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    Re: Yet another E-Bay "novelty" auction

    Who would buy it? Why would anybody want it? What possible value and/or significance does an item like that really hold?

    Gimme a break.

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    Re: Yet another E-Bay "novelty" auction

    From the item description:
    IT HOLDS THE CONSTANT MEMORY OF THE TRAGEDY WHICH STRUCK OUR GREAT NATION. IT ALSO REPRESENTS THE MANY LIVES LOST AND THE LIVES THAT WERE TOUCHED BY THIS CATASTROPHIC EVENT
    A cereal box? Huh? Dude...IT'S A CEREAL BOX! Holy smokes.
    and also...
    THIS IS A MUST-HAVE FOR ANY SERIOUS COLLECTOR!!!!!!
    Collector of what? Horrific memories? Stale cereal? Worthless junk?
    What a joke!

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    Re: Yet another E-Bay "novelty" auction

    Somebody needs to kick this guys ass.
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    Re: Yet another E-Bay "novelty" auction

    No one will bid six-figure price on something sold by a seller with a zero feedback rating.
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    Re: Yet another E-Bay "novelty" auction

    I have a promo copy of Ryan Adams' Gold album (containing the eventual hit "New York, New York", incidentally) that mentions a 9-11-01 release date on the back. There's a sticker placed over top that says 9-25-01.

    By these standards, then, I should get at least $250K for this...

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    Re: Yet another E-Bay "novelty" auction

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Somebody needs to kick this guys ass.
    Absolutely.
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