eBay to the rescue

eBay defies nature.
Written by Donna Bogatin, Contributor

Looking for "it"? eBay’s advertising pitch is "Whatever it is, you can get it on eBay.”

Even snow. Snow balls, that is.

New York City is the Big Apple, but no snow has fallen on the Apple so far this winter.

I am not complaining, and I haven’t heard my fellow New Yorkers grumble either. Suburban dwellers apparently are feeling snow deprived, however.

Once again, eBay to the rescue, according to AP reports: 

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. 

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 2000 miles to Connecticut without melting. Walker said the money will help buy a snowblower.

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