Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 7, 2005
Remember when a grilled cheese sandwich with the image of the Virgin Mary was sold on eBay for thousands of dollars? You will never believe what an Arizona and Virginia resident are selling.
"Right now, up for sale is just an M&M wrapper and that's the M&M wrapper - there's nothing else," said Brian Schwartz of Scottsdale, also known as EZas123 on eBay with a niche marketing of aiding aspiring sellers.
Shawn Shiftlet from Virginia, also known as WooHooMysteryMan on eBay, a regular on "eBay's Pulse", which features the top 10 most watched auctions.
After seeing some of EZ's graphic design, marketing techniques and web related skills, WooHooMysteryMan had contacted EZas123 with an idea to collaborate and help him sell a Candy Wrapper in a clever way.
They have combined their efforts to bring this idea to life. It sure is a success. With 5 days still remaining, it has already attracted 18,000 visitors and now featured as the #6 most watched auction on all of eBay and slowly but surely climbing it's way to #1.
The whole thing is a humorous, graphic enhanced play on words after two popular hip hop artists: an M&M wrapper with a starting bid of 50 cents.
The surprising part is that the latest bid is at $830. You don't even get the M&Ms inside.
Schwartz, the designer of the auction, also nicknamed EZ is stunned people are willing to dish out the big bucks.
"I've seen people sell pieces of burnt toast for thousands of dollars. It's amazing to see the buying patterns of eBayers. We're just trying to bring a fresh new approach with this collaboration and hope it ups the level of competition and creativity among eBay members for the top spot on eBay Pulse."
The old saying seems to hold true - one man's trash is another man's treasure.
Auction ends August 12th.