GoldenPalace.com Pays $1,209 for Pope's Hat Doritos Chip

23 Mar, 2005, 00:00 ET from GoldenPalace.com

    SALEM, Mass., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- GoldenPalace.com, the eBay-happy
 Internet casino most famous for their purchase of the Virgin Mary Grilled
 Cheese Sandwich, has raised the stakes with an even cheesier purchase -- an
 unbelievable $1,209 for a Nacho Cheese Doritos(R) Chip that resembles the
 Pope's Mitre, otherwise known as a really tall hat.
     After seeing the chip in his bag of Doritos, the seller decided that it
 would be unfair to not share it with the world. Following the recent trends of
 auctioning religious memorabilia, the chip was immediately ushered to a
 late-night photo session and then posted on eBay.
     Incredibly, the chip received 34 bids to propel it to just over $1000
 before GoldenPalace.com jumped in to win the auction. During the course of the
 auction, the Pope's Hat Doritos Chip eBay page received over 41,000 visitors
 and the seller has even created a separate website, http://www.PopeHatChip.com
 to capitalize on the popularity of this eccentric item.
     "We believe that this chip, like the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich,
 is another perfect example of American pop culture," said Richard Rowe, CEO of
 GoldenPalace.com. "In all honesty, the chip's resemblance to the Mitre is
 phenomenal. We felt that it would make a prefect addition to our collection.
 It will fit in perfectly with all our other eccentric acquisitions."
 
 

SOURCE GoldenPalace.com
    SALEM, Mass., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- GoldenPalace.com, the eBay-happy
 Internet casino most famous for their purchase of the Virgin Mary Grilled
 Cheese Sandwich, has raised the stakes with an even cheesier purchase -- an
 unbelievable $1,209 for a Nacho Cheese Doritos(R) Chip that resembles the
 Pope's Mitre, otherwise known as a really tall hat.
     After seeing the chip in his bag of Doritos, the seller decided that it
 would be unfair to not share it with the world. Following the recent trends of
 auctioning religious memorabilia, the chip was immediately ushered to a
 late-night photo session and then posted on eBay.
     Incredibly, the chip received 34 bids to propel it to just over $1000
 before GoldenPalace.com jumped in to win the auction. During the course of the
 auction, the Pope's Hat Doritos Chip eBay page received over 41,000 visitors
 and the seller has even created a separate website, http://www.PopeHatChip.com
 to capitalize on the popularity of this eccentric item.
     "We believe that this chip, like the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich,
 is another perfect example of American pop culture," said Richard Rowe, CEO of
 GoldenPalace.com. "In all honesty, the chip's resemblance to the Mitre is
 phenomenal. We felt that it would make a prefect addition to our collection.
 It will fit in perfectly with all our other eccentric acquisitions."
 
 SOURCE  GoldenPalace.com