An account on the online shopping website eBay was suspended after it was known that it was selling beard hair for people ‘to put in their food so they can get free meals’. The bizarre scheme was the brainchild of students Jordan Morris and Liberty Papworth so that they could fund their university degree show.
Morris, who is a student of Creative Advertising at Bucks New University, advertised the beard hairs for £2.50 a pop. He even advised people to put them in their food before complaining to get a free meal.
The following description – which is now deleted – was posted by the students to give prospective customers a good idea about the product.
Ever had a meal you wish you didn’t have to pay for? Ever wanted a meal that you couldn’t afford? We have the answer!
My beard hair provides the ultimate get out clause. “Oi waiter! What’s this fucking hair in my meal???” “Oh I’m so sorry sir, it doesn’t look like one of ours, I’ll get it sorted for you.”
A short while later after you’ve finished your meal…
“We are so sorry for the incident sir, we’ve fully refunded your meal and give you a complimentary voucher to come back again if you wish."