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Nov 16, 11:06 PM · from the mouth of John

...Diana Duyser put the sandwich up for sale last week, drawing bids as high as $22,000 before eBay pulled the item Sunday night. The page was viewed nearly 100,000 times before being taken down.

An e-mail Duyser received from eBay said the sandwich broke its policy, which “does not allow listings that are intended as jokes.”

But, Duyser, a jewelry designer who has bought and sold items on eBay for two years, insisted this was not a laughing matter.

“How could eBay do this to me?” Duyser said Monday, hours before the online auction was supposed to have ended.

On Tuesday, the Web site allowed bidding to resume, with the top offer reaching over $16,000. Bidding is scheduled to end Monday.

Company spokesman Hani Durzy said the listing was mistakenly removed because officials doubted whether Duyser could deliver the product.

“After looking at it a second time, there’s nothing to indicate that the seller isn’t willing to give up this cheese sandwich to the highest bidder,” he said. “We’re going to allow it to stay up.”

In mocking response, two similar items were posted later—grilled cheese sandwiches bearing the images of the Virgin Mary’s used chewing gum and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Duyser thought eBay would be the best place to show off the sandwich, made on plain white bread with American cheese. It was cooked with no oil or butter.

Duyser, 52, said she took a bite after making it 10 years ago and saw a face staring back at her from the bread. She put the sandwich in a clear plastic box with cotton balls and kept it on her night stand.

At first, she was scared by the image, “but now that I realize how unique it is, I wanted to share it with the world,” Duyser said.

The sandwich, she added, has never sprouted a spore of mold.

 

Comment [4]

  1. Bryan responds with:

    great, jesus on a cheese sandwhich, this is why I don’t like organized religion. They were the first to start big business :P
    God doesn’t hate gays, he hates jews. Cartman even said so.
    · Nov 16, 11:39 PM
  2. Sarah responds with:

    You are the Sandwich Lady!
    Go Go, the Sandwich Lady!
    Come on, the Sandwich Lady!
    · Nov 17, 12:58 AM
  3. Jake responds with:

    Yeah I heard about that the other day, it’s so bizarre, especially the claim that it is still fresh. Well maybe not fresh… but at least hasn’t sprouted mold or anything.
    · Nov 17, 03:29 PM
  4. Jim responds with:

    Ehh, I can believe it. If the bread dried out fast enough, it wouldn’t have had a chance to mold. If she used some cheapo Kraft cheese or something that’s actually produced by refining oil, it probably wouldn’t have molded either. I’ve actually seen that Kraft stuff do that before. If you leave it in the sun and let it dry fast enough, it won’t go bad. If she really kept this thing stored properly with cotton and all that, I’m sure it’s possible.

    I shat last night and it looked like Jesus on the cross, so I preserved it and I’m hoping to get a few hundred thou for it in a month or two.

    Any takers?
    · Nov 17, 05:28 PM
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