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​Anyone Fancy Paying $29.99 For A Six Year Old McDonald's Meal?

​Anyone Fancy Paying $29.99 For A Six Year Old McDonald's Meal?

There's a lot of weird shit on eBay.

Gum chewed by celebrities, food in the shape of religious figures, a ghost in a jar, and remember when a ten-year-old tried to sell her Nan on eBay, and they had to take the listing down because of human trafficking violations? That was fun.


Just look at this absolute chancer though. He's really pushing his luck here.

This guy, who's from Ontario in Canada, is trying to make people bid for a McDonald's meal that's six years old.

We have a lot of questions.

Credit: eBay
Credit: eBay

Like, why has he hung onto it for this long? Why is now the time to sell instead of in a couple of years' time? Is he just strapped for cash? WHO IS GOING TO BUY THIS?!


The man in question has optimistically started the bids for his cheeseburger and fries at $29.99.

He says that the food, purchased six years ago and stored on a shelf, is 'surprisingly decent looking still'.

Bit concerning, really, when you think that most food starts to resemble Sully from Monsters Inc after a few days.

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"The fries are stunningly good looking. The fries look like they were purchased this morning," the rural Ontario farmer told As It Happens guest host Robyn Bresnahan.

"The burger itself has darkened a little bit. The bun is about as hard as a hockey puck, but it looks just like it's brand new cosmetically."

Right. You're definitely not going to be eating this then, not even if someone paid you for it, so what on earth does he expect you to do with it?

Hilariously, he's listed the item on the resale site as: "ORIGINAL OWNER - never eaten."

It looks like the listing's been taken down now, probably because not a single person had bid for it.

After speaking to As It Happens, the real story behind his purchase has come out.

Alexander had heard that fast food burgers can last for years without going blue and fuzzy, and wanted to test the theory out, so he sent his daughter out to buy the food on 7 June 2012.

"We live in the country and we've never seen a fly land on it. Ever," he said. "It basically has petrified itself. It looks very sellable."

He put a handmade burger and chips next to the McD's version as a comparison - that one's turned to something that looks like lumps of charcoal.

Still fancy that Maccies, do you?

Featured Image Credit: eBay

Topics: Chips, ebay, mcdonalds, Canada, Experiment

Daisy Jackson

Daisy Jackson is a freelance writer, who has previously worked at Shortlist Media and Trinity Mirror. She has written about the Manchester terror attacks and appeared on BBC Five live to discuss the aftermath, as well as interviewing an orthopaedic surgeon in Syria.