Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
HOMEB-MOVIE REVIEWSREADER REVIEWSFORUMINTERVIEWSUPDATESABOUT
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
April 19, 2014, 05:52:04 PM
522612 Posts in 39378 Topics by 4872 Members
Latest Member: Jed Ziggler
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Off Topic Discussion  |  Weird News Stories  |  Canceled Corn Flake Auction Back On eBay « previous next »
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Canceled Corn Flake Auction Back On eBay  (Read 1578 times)
BTM
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 351
Posts: 2866



« on: March 19, 2008, 03:46:48 PM »


Note the final bid price.

http://www.wftv.com/news/15641130/detail.html

(Put the article below in case the link gets changed.)

You know, I sometimes sell things on eBay, and, after selling this I'm starting to think, "Heck, maybe I try too hard."  I mean, I've been selling silly stuff like toys, CDs, movies, games, clothes, etc, when perhaps I should have been looking at my food in search of stuff that resembles something else. 

I mean, granted, I've always been on the lookout for any food item that vaguely resembles a religious figure, as I know they sell pretty good, but I never thought to do states. 

If you guys will excuse me, I'm going to go out and buy a whole bunch of potato chips...


Canceled Corn Flake Auction Back On eBay
Woman Told Listing Violated Food Policy

POSTED: 10:48 am EDT March 19, 2008
UPDATED: 11:11 am EDT March 19, 2008

CHICAGO -- Two sisters from Virginia who are trying to sell a corn flake shaped like the state of Illinois on eBay have been forced to rework their auction.

The Web site canceled their first listing because the company told them it violated their food policy, the sisters said.

The flake is now back online in the form of a coupon.

The winning bidder will be able to redeem the coupon for the actual flake.

Copycat items have popped up on eBay, including corn flakes shaped like Hawaii and Virginia and a potato chip that bears a resemblance to Florida.

Bidding on the Illinois flake ends Thursday. The top bid early Wednesday morning was more than $116.
Logged

"Some people mature, some just get older." -Andrew Vachss
BoyScoutKevin
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 138
Posts: 2745


« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 07:48:44 PM »

Thursday, March 20, there was an article on this in the local paper, and the article said the top bid for the corn flake was now at $1025.00.
Logged
Newt
Mostly Harmless
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 626
Posts: 2883


I want to be Ripley when I grow up.


« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 09:28:16 PM »

Phineas T. Barnum would have loved eBay.
Logged

"I absolutely adore movies. Even bad ones. I don't like pretentious ones, but a good bad movie, you must admit, is great." - Roddy Mc Dowell
"May I offer you a Peek Frean?" - Walter Bishop
"Thank you for appreciating my descent into deviant behavior, Mr. Reese." - Harold Finch
 "I'm going to need a swat team ready to mobilize, street maps covering all of Florida, a pot of coffee, 12 jammie dodgers and a fez." -  11
BTM
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 351
Posts: 2866



« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008, 09:38:33 PM »

Thursday, March 20, there was an article on this in the local paper, and the article said the top bid for the corn flake was now at $1025.00.

(swearing deleted)

I REALLY need to buy some corn flakes! 

what's really crazy about this is I LIVE in Illinois, and I couldn't see wanting a corn flake that resembles this state if they GAVE it away. 

(Course, I live in the boring part of Illinois, so maybe it's different if you're up further north.)
Logged

"Some people mature, some just get older." -Andrew Vachss
Mr. DS
Master Of Cinematic Bowel Movements
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 1840
Posts: 15358


Get this thread cleaned up or YOU'RE FIRED!!!


WWW
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2008, 06:17:12 AM »

I was just about to post this when i saw this thread.  I'm currently looking for any and all Fruit Loops in the shape of an inner tube.  Oh wait a minute...
Logged

DarkSider's Realm
http://darksidersrealm.blogspot.com/

"You think the honey badger cares?  It doesn't give a sh*t."  Randall
BTM
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 351
Posts: 2866



« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2008, 10:31:39 PM »

I was just about to post this when i saw this thread.  I'm currently looking for any and all Fruit Loops in the shape of an inner tube.  Oh wait a minute...

Hey, I can get you a great deal on misprint M&Ms (they have "W"s on them!)

Let me know if you're interested!  ;)
Logged

"Some people mature, some just get older." -Andrew Vachss
Pages: [1]
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Off Topic Discussion  |  Weird News Stories  |  Canceled Corn Flake Auction Back On eBay « previous next »
    Jump to:  


    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email


    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    FROM THE BADMOVIES.ORG ARCHIVES
    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to Badmovies.org and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact

    Badmovies.org is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.