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Funny = Money

Being remarkable pays off.

Check out this hysterical listing on eBay for a pack of $10 Pokemon cards that sold for $142.51.  Why? Because the description was so fun, real, and entertaining that people wanted to help the seller.

The page has 179,000 visitors, 101 comments, 800+ people tracking the auction, and 53 bids.

Most important: This one silly listing is sending huge numbers of visitors to the seller’s other auctions.

Thanks to Jeremy Epstein for the tip.

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I’m selling a bunch of Pokemon cards.  Why?  Because my kids sneaked them into my shopping cart while at the grocery store and I ended up buying them because I didn’t notice they were there until we got home.  How could I have possibly not noticed they were in my cart, you ask?  Let me explain.

You haven’t lived until you’ve gone grocery shopping with six kids in tow. I would rather swim, covered in bait, through the English Channel, be a contestant on Fear Factor when they’re having pig brains for lunch, or do fourth grade math than to take my six kids to the grocery store. Because I absolutely detest grocery shopping, I tend to put it off as long as possible. There comes a time, however, when you’re peering into your fridge and thinking, ‘Hmmm, what can I make with ketchup, Italian dressing, and half an onion,’ that you decide you cannot avoid going to the grocery store any longer. Before beginning this most treacherous mission, I gather all the kids together and give them “The Lecture“.

“The Lecture“ goes like this…

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