A Californian farmer who purchased an inflatable pig on eBay this week for just $50 thought he had a bargain until the porker was posted to him in a shocking state (that's the pig - not California!).
Peter Pork from Saddleback Ranch in Palm Springs was going to use the giant hog to advertise his pig-rearing business. Because the animal was the length of two double-decker buses, it could be seen from 2 miles away. The neon Pink plastic pig was advertised in a one-day only auction on eBay yesterday. Under the 'Weird Items' section, it was described as 'Giant inflatable hog in need of slight repair'
Pork told In Seine News this morning;
"I was trawling eBay the other night and spotted this weird item, I couldn't believe my eyes and called my wife; "come and look at this Beki!" At the time, the bidding for it was only $10 and there was 1 hour to go so Beki says to me "You've always wanted a big one, haven't you? If you wan it, go for it. If there are holes in it you know how good I'm at sowing - just look at those darned dungarees I bought you when we were married 20 years ago? Still good as new now and will easily last another 20!" As the minutes ticked by the bidding crept up… first $20, $25 $30 and I have never made a rasher decision. I thought "What the hell and put $50 on it."
"Guess what? I won it!" he smiled
"But when it came in a big semi this morning all in shreds, Beki said "Looks like you bought a right pig in a poke -no use wallowing in self pity now!"
"But guess what? This was an inflatable swine used by Roger Waters former member of the famous Pink Floyd at their Coachella concert at the weekend. The hog had blown away and had a $10,0000 reward on his snout and so it looks like I've made $9,950 profit."
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