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1,090,000 fruit pies in eBay auction

LONDON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Online bidding for more than 1 million frozen fruit pies sitting in a British warehouse reached $680 Monday with nearly nine days left in the eBay auction.

Pressplay Ltd., a British company specializing in the sale of surplus goods, said the 1,090,000 fruit pies, which collectively weigh 76 tons, were originally bound for the supermarket chain ASDA but they went to eBay when the order was canceled, the Daily Mail reported Monday.

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"This is quite possibly the most bizarre and largest thing we have ever had to sell," said Luke Schonenberger, e-commerce manager for Pressplay. "Most of us think it will make people laugh and it will be a 10-day auction and we're hoping for a bit of a bidding frenzy."

As of Monday evening, there were 47 bidders.

The winning bidder must independently arrange for transporting and storing the pies, the auction says.

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