For Sale: 'Used' Morgue Fridge

New York state has a chilling eBay listing
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2013 10:20 AM CDT
This slightly used morgue refrigerator could really tie the room together.   (eBay)

(Newser) – That special someone who has everything most definitely does not have this: New York's Office of Mental Health is hawking a "used" but "fully operational" morgue refrigerator, and the New York Post highlights the rather grisly listing it has posted on eBay. It's a Norlake Scientific 4 Drawer Morgue Refrigerator from a Manhattan psych ward, and the Post helpfully calculates that it can hold something on the order of 2,000 beer cans (beer cans, not soda cans). “Every once in a while, we get an unusual item—and this would be that,” says a spokeswoman for the Office of General Services, which gets rid of state surplus items like police cars and scrap metal. Two caveats, per the ad: “Buyer must dismantle unit to remove from room," and buyer is responsible for cleaning the unit. Bidding as of this writing is up to $860; the auction ends Thursday. (Read more morgue stories.)

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