Thamesmead 'one in a billion' perfectly round egg on eBay sale again

Mark Cameron, 45, found a perfectly round egg in his carton.

Mark Cameron, 45, found a perfectly round egg in his carton.

First published in Greenwich news News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

IT MAY have started out as a bit of a yolk, but things have now got serious for the Thamesmead man auctioning his perfectly round egg.

Forklift truck driver Mark Cameron came across the "one in a billion" find in a carton of free range eggs bought at a Morrisons store near his Whinchat Road home early on December 2.

After he put it up on eBay starting at 99p, bidders egged each other on and pushed up the price to more than £430 before the auction site removed it just four hours before the end of bidding on Sunday evening (December 16).

Mr Cameron was told it could not be transported to a winning bidder from abroad because of laws on shipping food produce so he is planning to relist it at 6pm today (December 17) open only to bidders from the British Isles.

The 45-year-old is keen for a portion of the winning bid this time around to go to a charity of the victor's choosing when the auction finishes at 6pm on Saturday (December 22).

He said: "I didn’t know it would take off like this.

"With the second listing anything could happen to be quite honest."

To get your hands on Mr Cameron's miracle egg search for 'Round Chicken Egg 100% Real' on eBay.

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11:49am Mon 17 Dec 12

handymanchris says...

Article pubished at 1101.
Ebay checked at 1148.

Not trace.

Eggcellent article!

No yolk about it, this story is far from smashing.
Article pubished at 1101. Ebay checked at 1148. Not trace. Eggcellent article! No yolk about it, this story is far from smashing. handymanchris
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2:04pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Have your say says...

No need to ruffle your feathers handymanchris im sure it will be on there soon and you can get eggcited about it then. You could even bid on it but be prepared to 'shell' out lots of dough for it, but you'd better do it quick as I reckon there will be a 'scramble' for it. Unless you chicken out that is.
No need to ruffle your feathers handymanchris im sure it will be on there soon and you can get eggcited about it then. You could even bid on it but be prepared to 'shell' out lots of dough for it, but you'd better do it quick as I reckon there will be a 'scramble' for it. Unless you chicken out that is. Have your say
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2:05pm Mon 17 Dec 12

phanmale says...

And effectively, it's its 3rd listing, after the seller pulled the original listing to mention it had appeared in a Newsshopper article!

Bored now..
And effectively, it's its 3rd listing, after the seller pulled the original listing to mention it had appeared in a Newsshopper article! Bored now.. phanmale
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8:47pm Mon 17 Dec 12

handymanchris says...

Have your say wrote:
No need to ruffle your feathers handymanchris im sure it will be on there soon and you can get eggcited about it then. You could even bid on it but be prepared to 'shell' out lots of dough for it, but you'd better do it quick as I reckon there will be a 'scramble' for it. Unless you chicken out that is.
;)

Gotta love the puns!
[quote][p][bold]Have your say[/bold] wrote: No need to ruffle your feathers handymanchris im sure it will be on there soon and you can get eggcited about it then. You could even bid on it but be prepared to 'shell' out lots of dough for it, but you'd better do it quick as I reckon there will be a 'scramble' for it. Unless you chicken out that is.[/p][/quote];) Gotta love the puns! handymanchris
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12:12pm Tue 18 Dec 12

the wall says...

phanmale wrote:
And effectively, it's its 3rd listing, after the seller pulled the original listing to mention it had appeared in a Newsshopper article!

Bored now..
Is that why they done it? Do you the egg man did he tell you this?

If you are that bored then why comment? Is this the only news report you have made a comment on?
[quote][p][bold]phanmale[/bold] wrote: And effectively, it's its 3rd listing, after the seller pulled the original listing to mention it had appeared in a Newsshopper article! Bored now..[/p][/quote]Is that why they done it? Do you the egg man did he tell you this? If you are that bored then why comment? Is this the only news report you have made a comment on? the wall
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12:41pm Tue 18 Dec 12

the wall says...

Soory that should read : Do you know the egg man, did he tell you this?
Soory that should read : Do you know the egg man, did he tell you this? the wall
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12:44pm Tue 18 Dec 12

the wall says...

phanmale wrote:
And effectively, it's its 3rd listing, after the seller pulled the original listing to mention it had appeared in a Newsshopper article!

Bored now..
Are you on ebay ....

http://www.ebay.co.u
k/sch/phanmale/m.htm
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[quote][p][bold]phanmale[/bold] wrote: And effectively, it's its 3rd listing, after the seller pulled the original listing to mention it had appeared in a Newsshopper article! Bored now..[/p][/quote]Are you on ebay .... http://www.ebay.co.u k/sch/phanmale/m.htm l the wall
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2:21pm Tue 18 Dec 12

phanmale says...

No, I don't know the egg man but if you compare the original listing to the second, you'll see what I mean.
I commented on the other articles about the egg (as well as others) too, just there comes a point where the article could have been updated instead of making it extra news - I hope the chosen charity does well out of it.
And yes, I do sell on eBay, not that it's relevant to this article or any eggs just as is the fact that I wrote my opinion just like you always seem to have your own opinion on other news items.
No, I don't know the egg man but if you compare the original listing to the second, you'll see what I mean. I commented on the other articles about the egg (as well as others) too, just there comes a point where the article could have been updated instead of making it extra news - I hope the chosen charity does well out of it. And yes, I do sell on eBay, not that it's relevant to this article or any eggs just as is the fact that I wrote my opinion just like you always seem to have your own opinion on other news items. phanmale
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4:28pm Tue 18 Dec 12

the wall says...

phanmale wrote:
No, I don't know the egg man but if you compare the original listing to the second, you'll see what I mean.
I commented on the other articles about the egg (as well as others) too, just there comes a point where the article could have been updated instead of making it extra news - I hope the chosen charity does well out of it.
And yes, I do sell on eBay, not that it's relevant to this article or any eggs just as is the fact that I wrote my opinion just like you always seem to have your own opinion on other news items.
You're jealous, the feeling of resentment towards this seller comes out in all your posts. Suck it up buttercup and move on.
[quote][p][bold]phanmale[/bold] wrote: No, I don't know the egg man but if you compare the original listing to the second, you'll see what I mean. I commented on the other articles about the egg (as well as others) too, just there comes a point where the article could have been updated instead of making it extra news - I hope the chosen charity does well out of it. And yes, I do sell on eBay, not that it's relevant to this article or any eggs just as is the fact that I wrote my opinion just like you always seem to have your own opinion on other news items.[/p][/quote]You're jealous, the feeling of resentment towards this seller comes out in all your posts. Suck it up buttercup and move on. the wall
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11:39am Wed 19 Dec 12

ucoudd says...

Can we all please stop for a moment and think about the poor chicken that laid this egg.
Can we all please stop for a moment and think about the poor chicken that laid this egg. ucoudd
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