EBay pulls 6-year-old McDonald's burger from its website
'I can't fathom what these people are thinking,' says farmer Dave Alexander
Rural Ontario farmer Dave Alexander's six-year-old McDonald's cheeseburger and fries was going for $150 on eBay when the website pulled it down for violating its terms and agreements.
"We're just stunned," Alexander told As It Happens. "I can't fathom what these people are thinking."
Cheeseburger Part 2<br><br>It was NOT being sold as edible food and restaurant food doesn't come with an expiry date as far as we are aware. So, they are requiring something that is impossible to provide and doesn't exist. This must be corporate pressure.—@RWTFarm
Alexander said eBay told him he cannot sell food without a clearly marked expiry date.
"A six-year-old cheeseburger? You've got to be kidding me that it needs an expiry date," Alexander said.
Alexander, who lives on a farm in Staffa, Ont., north of London, posted the meal on Thursday with a starting bid of $29.99.
He told As It Happens guest host Robyn Bresnahan that he bought it on June 7, 2012, as an experiment to see how long it would last.
"The fries are stunningly good looking. The fries look like they were purchased this morning," he said Thursday.
"The burger itself has darkened a little bit. The bun is about as hard as a hockey puck, but it looks just like it's brand new cosmetically."
Written by Sheena Goodyear with files from Imogen Birchard.