Aside from the Stingray-shaped paperweight thing and pictures inside, the shoebox-sized kit has some value to Vette enthusiasts; a special limited edition kit by Chevrolet sold in a charity auction for $4,300 on Wednesday. The ten up for sale have bids ranging above $300, which seems like a lot for a cardboard box, foam and USB drive.
I know we worship the entrepreneurial spirit in this country, and people have sold auto show press kits for years; there's a few people who seem to do little but collect them for sale online. But if you respect yourself as a journalist, selling swag you got for free as part of your job lies beyond the redline.
That said, I'm sure there's someone who can't wait to use their Vette kit for a guest appearance on "Pawn Stars."
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