Connecticut man pays $200 for snow from Colorado |

Connecticut man pays $200 for snow from Colorado

LOVELAND, Colo. ” In move that could spawn dozens if not hundreds of listings on eBay, three snowballs from Loveland have sold on the popular Internet auction site for $200.

Chris Hansen, a firefighter from Milford, Conn., told the Coloradoan via telephone Monday that he bought the snow for his daughters ages 12, 14, and 16.

With the region experiencing unseasonably warm weather, Hansen said his daughters got everything they wanted for Christmas except snow.

Hansen went online and found the listing by Mary Walker of Loveland, who put on the auction block her yard full of snow from two monster storms that dumped more than 4 feet along the Front Range. Walker, who said her listing was meant as a joke, initially refused to accept Hansen’s money, but he insisted. Hansen was a winner among 100 people following three days of bidding.

“This couple that put the snow on eBay made people smile globally,” Hansen said. “All over the world they’re talking about these snowballs. I thought it was a cool thing they did.”

Now Walker is trying to figure out how to ship the snowballs 2,000 miles to Connecticut, without melting.

Hansen said he plans to freeze the snowballs until his family decides what to do with them.

Walker has said the money will go buy a snowblower.

As of late Tuesday, at least one other eBay listing offered Colorado snow, while another was offering Nebraska ice.

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