One of these days, the live TV interviews of people sleeping out at Target to be the first to buy the Cities 97 Sampler CD will include the question, “How long do you think it will take you to post it on E*Bay?”
This year’s sampler, which certainly appeared to be worth sleeping out for, sold out in three hours, according to the Pioneer Press.
About 300 of them are already listed on E*Bay, where the market appears to favor a $45 charge. It retailed for about $26.
That still leaves plenty of people who intend to keep the CD, since the station made 33,000 of them and will donate the $800,000 in profits to charity.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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