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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Melissa and Emily McIntire sisters - The art of creativity
I always enjoy reading about the creativity and success stories of people. Today's post is dedicated to the two McIntire sisters who managed to auction an Illinois-shaped corn flake off on eBay for $1,350. That's $1,350 for a single corn-flake! Initially, when they listed their item, eBay took it off saying that it violated their policy of banning listing of food items. While many other people would have given up after that objection, the McIntire sisters responded by auctioning off a coupon instead of the cereal directly. The catch? The coupon was redeemable for their Illinois-shaped corn flake. All they had to do then was to hold off their excitement as they watched their listing to completion.
"We were biting our nails all the way up to the finish, seeing what would happen," said Melissa McIntire, 23. "There's a lot of relief involved."
The coupon was redeemed by a Texan named Monty Kerr who owns the "TriviaMania" web site. Am sure by purchasing the coupon, he must have generated lot of visitors to his Web site.
"We're starting a collection of pop culture and Americana items," said Monty Kerr of Austin, Texas. "We thought this was a fantastic one."
While the media is currently inundating everyone with the news and fear about recession, people like te McIntires show that smart, creative people will always be able to make money - recession or no recession.

For complete article, see: Sold! Cornflake goes for $1,350
posted by Ruby @ 6:17 AM  
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