“I always look for a funny shape in the supermarket, which I then share on Instagram,” Ivo tells Hart van Nederland. Recently he found a piece that looks very much like a camel.
He decided, on the advice of his sister, to put the spicy carrot on Marktplaats. ,,You can earn money with this”, she had said to Ivo, after she had read about Kim from Nuenen who had earned 420 euros on Marktplaats with her chip.
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The ginger camel hasn’t been sold yet, but bids are pouring in at a rapid pace. The highest bid is currently at 1 million euros – of which there will probably be a lot of joke bids. Still, Ivo has already made plans for when he sells the carrot; he will then buy bitcoins for his two-month-old niece, so that she can make a profit on it later.
In the meantime, there has been a real trend on Marktplaats since the ginger camel and the guinea pig chip. More people are offering chips and ginger pieces in all sorts of wacky shapes, hoping to earn some nice cash. For example, there is a ginger seahorse, a ginger dachshund and a heart ship for sale on Marktplaats.