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$89 For 6 Pounds: Mass. Man Sells And Ships Snow From His Yard

Why blow it away when you can sell it and ship it away? (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Why blow it away when you can sell it and ship it away? (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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A Massachusetts man has found a way to profit from the several feet of snow in his yard: He's shipping it to people in warmer climates for the bargain price of $89 for 6 pounds.

Kyle Waring, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, got the idea while shoveling snow earlier this winter and launched ShipSnowYo.com.

At first he shipped 16.9-ounce snow-filled bottles for $19.99, but he found the snow melted by the time it arrived at its destination.

So he came up with a new plan, selling 6 pounds at a time. He tells Boston.com even if the snow melts a little by the time it arrives, the package can still make 10 to 15 snowballs.

He's also started offering 10-pound packages for $119.

He says he'll keep selling until people stop ordering.

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