Woman Manages To Make £21K Flogging Royal Wedding Goodie Bag On eBay
Imagine selling a rare and exclusive souvenir from an event as high profile as the royal wedding - that's exactly what one woman did after selling her official royal wedding goodie bag following this weekend's grand ceremony.
Ok, so at this point you might be thinking, 'surely to have received an invite to the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle means you must be a big deal?' In the British circle of elites, a foreign dignitary, a Hollywood big-shot or mates with the bride or groom, for example.
But there was also a selection of people, dubbed the Community Champions, who managed to get as close as you could to the newlyweds after getting a golden ticket to stand in the forecourt of St George's Chapel in Windsor.
This 1,200-strong group were the first to see Hazza and Megs leave the chapel as husband and wife, and also witnessed their first kiss. Not a bad deal, to be honest.
But they were also given a goodie bag, which contained a giant chocolate coin, a tin of shortbread, a fridge magnet, a bottle of branded Windsor Castle water and a wedding programme and a voucher for 20 percent off in the castle shop. Nothing really to go wild over, perhaps, but memories last a lifetime and all that.
And one woman has managed to make a pretty penny off her bag after flogging it on eBay. You might ask yourself how much a bag with a bunch of knick-knacky things might sell for on the Internet. Whatever estimate you have, double it, then triple it.
Claire Oliver sold her Harry and Meghan goodie sack for a whopping £21,000.
The 31-year-old from south-east London doesn't want to talk about her astronomical sale, but a quick look over eBay shows that she's not the only one to be getting in on the action.
There's at least 15 other auctions going on at the moment with most in the three-figure mark, however there's one that's had 103 bidders on it and currently sits at £50,100. Who the hell would pay that much for a bunch of crap? Royal-affiliated crap, but crap nonetheless.
One seller wrote about their pièce de résistance saying: "It would be nice to allow someone who will appreciate the item the opportunity to own such a rare item! It would be great talking point to add to any collection!"
And all for the low, low price of a few hundred quid.
There's plenty of shit being flogging on eBay related to the Royals, ranging from commemorative coins to a slice of cake that was reportedly served up to guests at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.
Might be a bit stale now though, eh?
Oh well, suppose someone will always want to have something connected to the Windsors or the royal wedding sitting on their mantlepiece.
Even if it is ultimately a piece of crap.
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