Man Selling 6-Year-Old McDonald’s on eBay
How much would you pay for fast food that’s over half a decade old? A local farmer in Ontario, Canada hopes that number is $29.99, since that’s exactly his price on eBay for a 6-year-old McDonald’s cheeseburger and fries. It’s described on the website as “ORIGINAL, plain McDonald’s Cheeseburger and Fries MADE & PURCHASED JUNE 7, 2012.” Dave Alexander bought the products because he wanted to see if the urban legend, that McDonald’s food doesn’t rot, is true.
According to Alexander, the burger is no longer moist and the cheese changed color, but other than that they don’t look too different, especially the fries, which appear eerily similar to when they were purchased. He didn’t have any plans to sell the items, but when he started planning a move, he realized he didn’t want to take the McDonald’s with him.
Back in 2013, a year after Alexander started his experiment, a friend was inspired to see how a homemade burger and fries would do if left out for a long period of time. He said that the identical meal he cooked had transformed in no time, making the perseverance of the McDonald’s ever weirder. Alexander has stressed that the listing is, in fact, real, and he wants people to be a part of this fascinating scientific research.
As of Friday afternoon, the bid is for $58 and there’s still almost a week left. At almost twice the asking price with 6 days to go, it seems that the experiment was a good idea. But he isn’t the first to keep or sell an old fast food product. Check out the video below to see a story about a man who had a hamburger for 14 years…