10-30-2005, 01:20 AM #1
MRE's (Meals Ready To Eat) For Sale on eBay
U.S. Investigates Sale of MREs on eBay
WASHINGTON - Uncle Sam has tried to feed millions of hurricane victims this year with Meals-Ready-to-Eat, or MREs, only to fear that some of them have become Meals-Ready-for-eBay. The government is looking into whether eBay sellers in Gulf Coast states are trying to profit from military foodstuffs handed out for free following hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
Representatives for eBay, the online auctioneer company, say it is impossible to prove that any of the meals were meant for hurricane victims. They note that MREs can be bought in camping stores and Army-Navy surplus outlets.
But at least some of the MREs advertised on the Web site are being sold from Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and other Gulf states, and are individually packaged with a disclaimer that clearly notes: "U.S. Government property — Commercial resale is unlawful."
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Last edited by Buzz Mills; 10-30-2005 at 12:28 PM.
10-30-2005, 01:36 AM #2Former Member
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I've eaten those, and they're really not bad. I was on a tour of Fort Hood and that was our lunch for a chamber of commerce function. Kinda cool how everything is in a box even the heat to warm them up. I think I had the noodles and beef.
10-30-2005, 12:17 PM #3
The news programs have all picked up this story, so maybe we will see some action taken. With so much aid provided so quickly, I wouldn't doubt that certain individuals ended up with trailer loads of the MRE's, if not more. I'll wager that, as the news of an investigation spreads, the number of ads on eBay will drop quickly.
MRE's For Sale on eBay
10-30-2005, 12:54 PM #4Originally Posted by SadieMae
I was at Ft Hood from late '89 to mid-'95 (except for a short interlude called Desert Storm, of course...)
10-30-2005, 02:01 PM #5Former Member
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If you need something to wash that MRE down with ~ this guy is selling a cup of tea
Cup of tea for sale A man is selling a cup of tea on the internet.
Billy Gibbons, from Audlem near Nantwich, Cheshire is set to make £12.50 from the sale on eBay.
According to The Sun he said: "I was drinking tea and wondered if anyone would like to share it with me.
"The original tea I made has gone off but if someone wants to buy another one I will make a fresh brew and send it by flask."