We like video games. We like chicken. In fact, a combo of the two can make for a truly cracking night in. This doesn’t mean that we’d ever spend $100,000 on a game-themed chicken nugget, though, and not just because we’ll never be able to afford such a thing in our lifetime.
Amazingly, someone has just purchased an “Among Us shaped” McDonald’s chicken nugget for the low, low sum of $99,997.00 (so around £70,500). It popped up in an eBay listing that – until it saw monstrous success – we would have described as ‘pushing it’; amazingly, 184 bids later, it’s found a (very rich) buyer.
Perhaps part of the selling point is that the “Authentic Among Us shaped Chicken McNugget” was supposedly pulled from a fancy BTS combo meal which is exclusive to particular territories.
The story gets even better, though. As the bidding war was taking place, the seller took the time to update the listing with additional notes. The first reads, “Item will be frozen and then air sealed to ensure freshness with secure shipping method.” You wouldn’t want a soggy, defrosted, $100k nugget in the post, would you?
A later note mentions that the official Xbox Twitter account had made a joke about Szechuan sauce. “Jokes on them,” the seller says. “I have Szechuan and at buyer’s request will ship some with the nugget.” An image depicting a box full of Szechuan sauce was added to the listing for proof.
Will the buyer really go through with it? Something tells us probably not, but we’re sure you’re as gripped to this fascinating tale as we are. Wow.
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