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'Rare' McDonald's nugget listed for wild price

In a cost-of-living crisis, spending hundreds of dollars on a cold, single nugget seems off. But plays like this have paid off for Aussies before.

A woman holding an Australia shaped chicken McNugget next to the Facebeook marketplace listing.
A Sydney woman has listed a 'very, very rare' chicken McNugget online. (Credit: Facebook) (picture alliance via Getty Image)

A ‘very, very rare’ nugget has been listed for sale online for the astronomical price of $800.

It’s not a gold nugget, but a chicken variety from McDonald’s.

That’s over 100 times more expensive than a $7.30 six-pack at the fast food giant - and the seller has attributed its value down to the nugget’s unique shape.

It somewhat resembles Australia, minus Tasmania, and absolutely doesn’t fit the four standard shapes - bell, boot, ball or bone.

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In a cost-of-living crisis, a cold nugget would be an odd investment to make.

The average Aussie household is spending $199 on groceries each week - which makes this nugget "worth" four weeks of food.

The nugget has been listed for more than average Aussie's weekly rent of $588.

The legitimacy of the advertisement is unclear but Yahoo Finance has contacted the seller.

But it’s not the first time a play like this has paid off.

An Australia shaped McNugget.
The listing claims the nugget is shaped like Australia. (Credit: Facebook) (picture alliance via Getty Image)

Last year, a Queensland man put up an ad for a ‘rare’ double chicken nugget for $12,345 and actually sold it.

It may sound impressive but he did not sell it for the advertised price, however a radio station got involved in the “joke” post and purchased the nuggie for $250. Still a decent run for the frozen homemade variety.

The man said he had fielded legitimate offers online for up to $400 so there could be value in slinging up a joke post to see if it lands.

In 2021, Doritos paid a 13-year-old $20,000 for her bold entrepreneurial spirit after she listed a puffy corn chip on eBay for 99 cents, which soon ballooned to $5,000.

We will let you know if we hear anything back about the rare nugget - or if the Sydney seller has had any legitimate offers.

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