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Second-hand marketplaces such as eBay and the like can be fantastic spots for a bargain. Also, they can be homes to scalpers and other nefarious ne'er-do-wells, trying to cut a quick and tidy profit from gullible buyers. And right now, there's a bunch of folk on eBay offering - checks notes - biscuits, for extraordinary prices.
As picked up by the Out of Context Pokémon Twitter account, there are currently some... let's call them optimistic sellers trying to pass on pocket monster-themed Oreos for as much as $25,000. Yep, you read those zeroes correctly: twenty-five thousand dollars. For a biscuit, with a picture of Mew on it. Yes, it's ridiculous; and no, it'll never sell, obviously.
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Elsewhere on eBay, there are listings for the same biscuit at the remarkably great value asking price of a grand. Again: nobody is buying at that price. When you actually click to eBay's sold listings, still-sealed examples of the special edition snacks, bearing pictures of the colourful critters and with one of 16 different designs on the edible item itself, have been going for about £10 to £15 or so, for a single pack. Which is still a lot, but so very, very far south of the incredulous prices shared on Twitter.
LMFAOOOOOO people are actually doing this unironically i'm crying pic.twitter.com/SSwCk13EEI- Out of Context Pokemon (@OoCPokemon) September 20, 2021
Oreo does say that some Pokémon are harder to find than others, on these special releases - but 25 grand for a Mew you can eat? Nah, the internet, nobody's falling for that one. Tell you what, though: the advert for these things is really cute, and appears to have been made from Oreos themselves. It's more delicious, indeed, than the deeply average biscuits themselves. Jammie Dodgers, FTW (a little modding there, and you have a Poké Ball - you can have that crossover for free, confectionery makers).
Watch the ad for the Pokémon Oreo crossover below, and please, do not spend wild amounts of money on cookies. That, friends, is a crummy move. (Sorry.)
Featured Image Credit: The Pokémon Company, Mondelez International
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