Snow going, going, gone on eBay

by Paul Jay, CBC News Online

The end of the holiday season brings sales galore but didn't provide much in the way of the fluffy white stuff across North america. As usual whenever a commodity is in short supply, some enterprising people tried to find a way to make a buck off it. And since this is the 21st century, the transaction occurred on eBay.

The Associated Press reported that 10 people offered to pay $25 US for snow from Colorado after a couple in the state put samples up for auction over the holidays. The undisclosed quantities of snow hail from two storms dubbed Blizzard I and Blizzard II, the sellers said. A second sale from the same owners has produced a high bid of $38.99.

The resulting flurry of activity also appears to have enticed others to offer their own driveway discards. Perhaps ski-hill operators should consider purchasing it in bulk.