Boston-area man is selling snow online
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 7:05 PM - While Boston authorities scratch their heads over what to do with the record-breaking snow that fell on the city in February, one man has offered a brilliant and cost-effective solution: Sell the stuff online.
ShipSnowYo.com was initially launched as a joke, until people started buying.
According to Time, the site sold around 100, 16.9-ounce plastic bottles filled with genuine Massachusetts snow. For customers, the bottles are frozen in dry ice and shipped around the country for $19.99.
"Over 70 inches [177 cm] of snow have been dumped on the Greater Boston area in the last 17 days. This is your chance to not only own a piece of history, but also help save Boston from #Snowmageddon2015! Every order counts!" the web site reads.
The project is the brain child of Kyle Waring, who tells local media he's working hard to ship orders in a timely process, but the site moderators can't guarantee the snow will arrive in a "fluffy consistency.".
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"Your shipment may arrive as water," explains the website.
In light of this, the site has launched a "premium" product that guarantees snow on arrival.
For $89, customers will get a much bigger dose of snow, six pounds, from Massachusetts packed in a Styrofoam container and shipped overnight. According to Waring, that's enough to make 10 to 15 snowballs.
Waring told Boston Magazine that corporations have been more likely to fork out the $89 for the snow, while "regular" customers tend to opt for the $19.99 bottle.
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