People Are Selling McDonald’s Big Macs And Chicken Nuggets On Ebay
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While some people have been busy trying to capitalise on the coronavirus pandemic by flogging face masks, antibacterial gel or even toilet roll, others are going a little more leftfield with their entrepreneurialism.
With the closure of McDonald's restaurants hitting the UK particularly hard, some people have decided to turn misery into profit by flogging menu staples on eBay.
One listing shows a 'nearly full box' of chicken nuggets 'with six missing', which currently have a highest bid of £2.40 ($2.87).
There are also a few McDonald's cheeseburgers being flogged on the online marketplace.
One, which has the condition listed as 'new', currently has one bidder offering 99p ($1.18).
"May need to be reheated," the listing warns.
However, thankfully not everyone's being a pillock; some people are making sure all proceeds go to charity, which I'm absolutely here for.
There's an 'Authentic McDonald's Big Mac' being sold in its original box and authentic order receipt of purchase, which currently has a high bid of £13.50 ($16.14).
"This is a collectors item only and I DO NOT recommend eating this burger," the listing states.
"Please note that while all measure have been put in place to ensure the pristine condition of this burger the likelihood of this burger deteriorated is high."
Explaining all proceeds will benefit associated NHS charities, it adds: "100% of all proceeds of the sale will go to our amazing NHS staff on the front line battling this virus."
Another person is selling a bundle of eight frozen McDonalds double cheeseburgers (with gherkins), saying that they're 'Good For The End Of The World', with proceeds set to 'go to a corona-charity of my choice'.
Having been frozen within 10 minutes of purchase to ensure the delicious flavours were 'locked in', the burgers are yours for £19.99 ($23.92), though the only downside is that you have to collect them in person. Hopefully the appropriate two-metre measures will be in place...
Earlier this week, the chain announced it would be closing all of its UK and Ireland outlets on Monday 23 March, saying it would not reopen them until it was 'safe' to do so.
The company said in a statement: "We have taken the difficult decision to close all McDonald's restaurants in the UK and Ireland by 7pm on Monday 23 March at the latest.
"This is not a decision we are taking lightly, but one made with the well-being and safety of our employees in mind as well as in the best interests of our customers.
"We will work with local community groups to responsibly distribute food and drink from our restaurants in the coming days.
"Thank you to all our brilliant employees for their hard work during this incredibly challenging time.
"We look forward to seeing you all again as soon as it is safe for us to reopen."
The impending closure prompted huge queues to form outside of McDonald's restaurants throughout the country, as many rushed to get their final dose of Big Macs and McFlurries for the forseeable.
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