We love to see current events being moulded into a fun auction and one Nelson member did just that by listing one 'endangered' single-use Pak'nSave plastic bag.
The tongue-in-cheek listing quickly caught the attention of Kiwis around the country and had 51,000 views and 1,739 watchlists in less than 6 days onsite.
The 'native species' was a 'piece of immaculate memorabilia' according to the seller and the bag included the Pak 'n Save barcode 'to verify the authenticity of the item'.
Kiwis jumped into the discussion and asked the seller a hundreds of questions about the item.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an auction inspired by the phasing out of single-use plastic bags. In August last year, an Auckland member listed 200 single-use plastic bags to help Kiwis survive ‘Bag-Ageddon.’ The listing had 59,400 views and sold for $101.
We get an auction like this isn't everyone's cup of tea but we like it because it's topical and is having fun with an issue everyone is talking about.
Love it or hate it, you have to admit the seller has provoked more discussion around the phasing out of single-use plastic bags and we salute their creativity.
Otago Daily Times - 'Endangered' Pak'nSave bags selling for $20 on Trade Me