Would You Pay $400 For A Bee’s Nest?
I've seen some funky things on Facebook Marketplace since it began. Just a few months back, I wrote about a woman selling her bras on Facebook Marketplace. And at the time, I thought someone would have to get pretty creative to outdo selling your unwanted under-garments online to the highest bidder.
Then recently, I saw a post from someone in Jay, Maine trying to sell what looks like a stinging insect nest hanging in their garage or barn. I never would've thought to sell such a thing, but I am beginning to re-think my stance on it. This particular post shows a man looking to get $400 for this nest. $400!! I thought to myself, is there even a market for people who would want a nest like this?
When I searched on Marketplace specifically for insect nests, I found one in Salisbury, MA for $40. Maybe one of these two has a typo. Are they realistically $40 or $400? I mean, I could drive all the way to Massachusetts, treating my car to Premium gasoline, stop for dinner on the way home, sporting my new bee's nest, and still be up about $250. So, I'd be likely to take the nice day trip.
But again, why would you want to buy an old bee's nest anyway? Where would you put it? What would keep it from just fraying apart over the years and disintegrating? I guess they are pretty cool to look at, but with my luck, it would not be nearly as dormant as I'd like. I'd probably end up with a car full of mutant bees that never die, and would just sting my face til I ran off the road and crashed into an even bigger bee's nest.
Ultimately, it's up to you to decide. I'm not judging anyone who would want one of these nightmare makers, but my lord, definitely make sure there's nothing still buzzing around inside. Until then though, I'm just gonna keep looking for crappy drums and old records on Marketplace.