water is hot on market
Haydock Freedom ENC Freedom Staff Writer
just got weirder!
Belmont man who on eBay sold water from a cup that Elvis drank
from in 1977 for $455 Saturday is now auctioning a one-day
appearance of the cup on what would be Elvis' 70th birthday.
Jones said he got so many requests to sell the Styrofoam cup
during the water auction that he saw an opportunity.
about five people have seen the cup so it will be a big event
if it came out," Jones said. Elvis would have turned 70 on
Jan. 8, and Jones figured people would hold events marking
is asking for a minimum bid of $300 plus two roundtrip airline
tickets to the destination, local transportation and hotel
lodging, security for the cup and an adequate display area
that includes a locked display case. The auction lasts through
2:30 p.m. Sunday.
person who bought the water also inquired about the cup, he
said. "They asked me what would I take for it," he said. "Everything
has a price." So far, the one-day cup appearance has not garnered
any bids. "I figured hey, someone might have a restaurant
or big event," Jones said, adding that he wouldn't mind a
weekend out of town answering questions about the cup.
the Virgin Mary grilled cheese was going to be at Carolina
Place Mall wouldn't you go see it?" he asked. "This one is
the long shot." Jones' reference to the Virgin Mary goes back
to the auction of a cheese sandwich that a seller said looked
like the biblical mother of Jesus.
Spot/News, Source: The Free Press, 30 Dec 2004)