If you’re looking for the cheapest deals on random junk, eBay is still the place to go. It’s a haven for collectors and trolls eager to drive up bids without actually paying for the item. It’s also a good place to go if you want to see the strange stuff people are trying to get rid of, sometimes successfully. Here are some of those oddities that are (or used to be) edible:
A divine grilled cheese sandwich
One of the most famous examples of eBay’s power, a woman successfully sold a grilled cheese sandwich for $28,000 in 2004. What was special about this sammie? It was shaped like the face of the Virgin Mary and supposedly had magical powers, including immunity from mold.
A state-shaped cornflake
In 2008, two women sold a cornflake shaped like Illinois. The owner of a trivia website bought it for over $1,000 for his traveling museum. He had previously bought a cornflake listed as the world’s largest, but when it was shipped to him, it was smashed. To preserve the Illinois cornflake, he wisely planned on sending someone to pick it up in person.
Justin Timberlake’s French toast
After an interview with a radio station, Justin Timberlake left without finishing his French toast, which looked a little burnt. A DJ snatched it up and put it up for sale on eBay. A 19-year old superfan bought it for around $1,000. When asked what she planned on doing with the breakfast, she said she would most likely freeze-dry it, seal it, and display it on her dresser.
In 1998, McDonald’s briefly offered packets of Szechuan sauce for a Mulan promotion. When the sauce was featured in an episode of popular cartoon “Rick and Morty,” McDonald’s brought it back in 2017. They were overwhelmed by the response and fans got more than little upset when stores ran out. For those who did manage to nab packets, they put them on eBay, where bids rose to over $200. An entire jug sold for over $15,000.