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Snow pile for sale on eBay

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Snow pile for sale on eBay
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12:19 CET+01:00
As the snow keeps falling in Germany, an enterprising man in the state of Saxony has decided to auction off a huge pile of the white stuff on eBay. But the winning bidder will have to arrange their own delivery.

The pile, some five metres wide and 1.5 metres high, had more than 100 bids by midday Wednesday, topping out at over €210.

“I didn't know where to put the snow any longer,” 37-year-old seller Michael Kroll told daily Bild. “My neighbour gave me the crazy idea.”

According to the construction worker's description, the condition of the snow pile is “used” with “a few signs of wear” but in good shape.

“We don't need it any longer because we'll be getting a new one soon,” the eBay description continues.

Kroll told Bild he plans to donate the online auction proceeds to his son Max's kindergarten.

A number of potential bidders have played along with the humorous notion, posting questions about whether the snow happened to be yellow, had a patent, was melt-resistant or came with free beer.

The auction ends December 17.

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