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People are paying $89 to have ‘historic’ Massachusetts snow shipped to them

Posted at 12:00 PM, Feb 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-25 12:15:00-05

MASSACHUSETTS -- A Massachusetts man is making money off of the "historic" snowfall in his state this winter.

According to Boston.com, Kyle Waring is selling 6-pound packages of snow on his website ShipSnowYo.  The cost?  $89, shipping included.

“I put the snow in a plastic bag, and put that in tinfoil,” Waring told Boston.com's Allison Pohle. “Then I put that package in an insulated container that’s an inch and a half thick, and ship it overnight. It’s sealed tight in Omaha steaks packaging.”

Waring started out selling 16.9-ounce bottles of snow that became water by the time they reached their destinations.

He tells Boston.com that he can get snow to anywhere in the U.S. in 20 hours, but his website says he won't ship to any states in the northeast.

"We're in the business of expunging snow!" his website says.

The 6-pound package can make roughly 10-15 snowballs, he claims.  He told Boston.com that he's sold at least four of the 6-pound packages so far and expected to sell all 10 of the ones he prepared on Monday.

It's unclear if he sold all the 6-pound ones, but the ShipSnowYo Twitter account posted this early Wednesday morning:

If 6-pounds of snow just isn't enough, Waring also started shipping a 10-pound package for $119.

The Boston area received about 70 inches of snow in a 17-day period earlier this year, according to Boston.com.