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This Man Is Selling Boston's "Historic" Snow For $89 And People Are Actually Buying It

Kyle Waring wanted to get the snow out of he decided to ship it.

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The relentless snow have prompted some to refer to the aftermath as carnage...

The carnage of #boston winter 2015. This after more than a foot has already melted


And crappy by others.

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According to the website:

"This is your chance to not only own a piece of history, but also help save Boston from #Snowmageddon2015! Every order counts.

"Note: We will not ship snow to any states in the northeast! We're in the business of expunging snow!


"We were joking around and decided to send some snow to our family in Florida," said Waring, a product manager at GSN Games in Boston.

But the idea caught on and Waring said people were really interested in purchasing the snow.

He now ships snow to at least two to four customers a day. Waring said most of the customers are from Boston who want to export the snow out of their city and to their friends and families from warmer places like the West Coast, Utah, and Colorado.

"A lot of the packages are addressed to kids," Waring said. "My understanding is people are sending it to kids who have never seen snow before. This is their first chance to play with it."

Waring said he has refunded some people who might not have anticipated that the snow would arrive as water, but the product does includes a "before" picture of the snow prior to transit and is packed with dry ice to preserve it for longer.

The snow in sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in tin foil and placed in a 1.5-inch-thick styrofoam container that is shipped overnight.

While 6 pounds might not be enough to go skiing or sledding in, Waring said it's enough to build a nice little snowman, or use it for iced coffees.

All four of the snow boxes sold out within 24 hours, reported.

Waring said people have sent in special requests for snow from the historic Boston Common garden and from Cambridge.

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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