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Gorilla-shaped Cheeto has sold for $99,900

Posted on Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 | Comment icon 24 comments

The gorilla-shaped snack sold for an insane amount on eBay. Image Credit: eBay / valuestampsinc
A Cheeto shaped like Harambe - the primate shot at Cincinnati Zoo - has sold in an online auction.
It seems that people will buy just about anything these days, as evidenced by the 132 bids on an eBay auction for a Cheeto this week which ultimately sold for an absurd $99,900.

The auction had been listed several times before and ended with no bids, but when the sale unexpectedly went viral online on Sunday, the number of prospective buyers shot up.

The Cheeto is allegedly shaped like Harambe, a silverback gorilla which was sadly put down at Cincinnati Zoo last year after a small child fell in to the enclosure.

The sale of the snack has since prompted an influx of auctions for other Cheetos shaped like everything from Superman to Donald Trump.

Whether any of them will fetch as much as the Harambe Cheeto however remains to be seen.

Source: CNET.com | Comments (24)

Tags: Gorilla, Cheeto, Harambe

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #15 Posted by paperdyer on 8 February, 2017, 20:28
Why a Gorilla?  Why not a fireman sliding down a pole or even an old pole dancer.  If you rotate the picture 90° counter-clockwise it could be a bear walking. But over 90 grand?  Some people have way too much money.  If they want to waste it, they can give it away, preferably to me!
Comment icon #16 Posted by xYlvax on 9 February, 2017, 2:28
That's it, i'm quitting my job and selling animal shaped cheetos for a living.
Comment icon #17 Posted by UFOwatcher on 9 February, 2017, 14:49
No way do I believe this is real. It's gotta be a fake bid.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Still Waters on 9 February, 2017, 16:26
Here's more info about the listing - Here's the eBay auction - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gorilla-Hot-Cheetos-RARE-One-of-a-Kind-Cheetos-Harambe-Gorilla-/172504352676
Comment icon #19 Posted by coolguy on 10 February, 2017, 3:54
There a sucker born every min
Comment icon #20 Posted by Captain Risky on 10 February, 2017, 4:13
Does anyone even look at cheeto's before eating them...I know I don't. 
Comment icon #21 Posted by Captain Risky on 10 February, 2017, 4:19
More like a professional stoner that can see imaginary shapes in his munchies. Apparently the pay's good.
Comment icon #22 Posted by psyche101 on 10 February, 2017, 4:33
Nyuk nyuk nyuk ........
Comment icon #23 Posted by quillius on 14 February, 2017, 16:20
reckon the seller will be left feeling a little cheet(o)ed when they do not receive the money
Comment icon #24 Posted by Silent Trinity on 23 February, 2017, 13:06
My grandmother use to say "A fool and his money are easily parted"....now I know why......

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