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Instagram star and Kyle and Jackie O staffer sells a Tupperware container of ‘rare Sydney bushfire smoke’ for $72

A former junior producer for The Kyle and Jackie O Show claims to have sold a Tupperware container full of ‘rare Sydney bushfire smoke’ on eBay for $72.

Sydney has been intermittently blanketed by smoke in recent months due to the ongoing bushfires in New South Wales.

Pedro Cuccovillo Vitola, who is also a popular Instagram personality, listed the quirky item for sale earlier this week and was surprised to find a buyer.

  

Really? Pedro Cuccovillo Vitola, a former producer for The Kyle and Jackie O Show, claims to have sold a Tupperware container full of ‘rare Sydney bushfire smoke’ on eBay for $72 

The smoke captured by Pedro had blown over the city from a huge fire at Gospers Mountain in the Hawkesbury. 

‘Easiest $72 I’ve ever made! Just sold a container full of Sydney bushfire smoke! I’m basically an entrepreneur,’ Pedro announced on Instagram on Tuesday.

He later told Daily Mail Australia: ‘People sell cans of fresh air from New Zealand, so I thought, ‘Maybe people are interested in bushfire smoke?”

'Rare': Pedro listed the quirky item for sale earlier this week and was surprised to find a buyer

‘Rare’: Pedro listed the quirky item for sale earlier this week and was surprised to find a buyer 

‘When it sold, I was really surprised! I didn’t expect it to sell at all! I’ll be shipping the item this week,’ he added. 

In a statement to Daily Mail Australia, eBay revealed that they have since blocked the sale. 

A spokesperson said: ‘We do not allow listings that could enable individuals to profit from tragic events or disasters. This listing is in breach of our policy and the sale will not be completed.

‘While we take every step to be vigilant against listings that break our rules, eBay is Australia’s largest online marketplace with 1.4 billion global listings and 40,000 Australian sellers. 

‘We encourage members of the community to let us know if something doesn’t look quite right.’

Smoke will continue to linger in the Sydney basin for at least three more days, experts say. 

Two million hectares of NSW has been burnt since July in more than 7,000 fires, with authorities calling it the ‘most challenging bushfire season ever’.

Sydney has been intermittently blanketed by smoke in recent months due to the ongoing bushfires in New South Wales. Pictured: The Sydney Harbour Bridge on November 21

Sydney has been intermittently blanketed by smoke in recent months due to the ongoing bushfires in New South Wales. Pictured: The Sydney Harbour Bridge on November 21

Pedro went viral last month after buying his ‘bikini-obsessed’ fiancée, Patty, a swimming costume with his face printed across the front to stop men flirting with her at the beach. 

He previously worked as a junior producer for The Kyle and Jackie O Show – Sydney’s most popular FM breakfast program – before resigning in March.

Pedro landed the role in October 2016, despite having no industry experience, after winning a ‘World’s Best Job’ competition. 

Media career: Pedro (right) previously worked as a junior producer for The Kyle and Jackie O Show - Sydney's most popular FM breakfast program - before resigning in March

Media career: Pedro (right) previously worked as a junior producer for The Kyle and Jackie O Show – Sydney’s most popular FM breakfast program – before resigning in March

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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