Monday, September 26, 2011
The most outrageous Missoni for Target eBay listing...
Are you sitting down, readers? Because I found this story online this morning that made me spit out my coffee.
Tammy Lyn, of Tulsa, Okla., is listing a pair of Missoni for Target rubber rain boots on eBay for $31,000. The proceeds, she claims, will cover her daughter's first year in college.
"We have lived frugally and have some savings, but like most Americans, it's just not enough to cover college, retirement, and life at this point," she explained. "Missoni mania looked like the perfect opportunity for a miracle."
The boots, a size 10, retailed for $34.99, but as we all know are out of stock in Target stores and on Target.com. Other current listings on eBay for the rain boots range from $60 to $100. Lyn says she bought the boots in a Target store near her home and is hoping to turn them into an instant college fund for her youngest daughter who is a freshman. The "Buy It Now" price - which includes free shipping - is roughly the equivalent of her daughter's college tuition for one year.