Saturday, June 1, 2013

Cooling Their Heels: Only in New Yawk

For sale in NYC: Fridge with morbid history

 Jun 01 2013 02:26PM CST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a fridge big enough for a family of four.  In fact it has a separate compartment for each family  member.
New York's Office of General Services has turned to eBay in an attempt to sell a huge, steel morgue refrigerator now located at a Manhattan psychiatric hospital.
Bidding on Saturday afternoon was up to $475 for the four-drawer unit, but that price doesn't include delivery. Buyers have to be willing to remove the fridge themselves from the Manhattan Psychiatric Center.
Office of General Services spokeswoman Heather Groll tells the New York Post ( ) that the ad is no hoax.
She says the agency does get unusual surplus items to sell from time to time, including barber chairs from prisons and police cars, but she doesn't recall a previous sale of a morgue cooler.
The auction runs through June 6.

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