A limited edition glass bottle of original recipe Irn Bru is currently being listed for a whopping £1,700 on eBay.
Oh, and the bottle just so happens to have the word “Fanny” printed on the side of it.
The bottle comes from a promotion that ran in Scotland back in 2013 to tie in with a popular TV ad for the soft drink at the time.
The eBay listing describes the drink as a “limited edition collector’s item” which comes in at a hefty 750 ml. The bottle is intact and unopened and described by the list as being “in excellent condition.”
It’s difficult to determine quite why the bottle is being sold for quite so much though.
Part of it may be down to the fact that the Irn Bru recipe is about to change.
Plans for the introduction of a new sugar tax on soft drinks means the manufacturers are set to change some of the key ingredients behind Scotland’s best-selling drink.
It also comes in a glass bottle which might add…something to the value. Not much, but a bit. It’s about four years out of date too.
Then again, it may have more to do with the fact the bottle features the word “Fanny” on the side of it. It’s both childishly amusing and also extremely rare as a result.
Should the listing be taken that seriously though? After all, we’ve had plenty of comedy eBay auctions pop up online in the past.
One rare version of the new polymer £5 note was selling for up to £60,000 on the auction site a few months back.
In another instance of online auction fans losing their collective minds, an old 5 GB Apple iPod capable of storing up to 1,000 songs racked up bids of nearly $100,000 on the website.
This “Fanny” bottle of Irn Bru is unlikely to scale those kinds of heights but loaded wouldn’t rule out someone stumping up the £1,700 to own it just yet.
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