Bids on LeSean McCoy’s 20-cent terrible tip receipt up to $99,900 on eBay (photo)
With an already astounding 142 bids as of Tuesday morning, the receipt from a Philly burger joint that documents how Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left a paltry $0.20 tip on a $61.56 tab currently has a top bid of $99,900 on eBay … with four days remaining in the online auction. Who knew cheapness — or evidence of a legitimate gripe — could generate such interest?
McCoy found himself in the middle of a comical media firestorm last week after Johnny Up, the proprietor of PYT, a burger and booze joint in Philadelphia, took responsibility for how the image of the receipt was disseminated on social media. Up also put McCoy on blast in a lengthy Facebook post, intimating that McCoy and his party were rude.
The Eagles running back remained relatively silent on the topic until speaking with reporters regarding the tipping controversy on Thursday, when he stated that shoddy service was the reason behind his stiffing of the server, saying, “The 20 cent tip was kind of a statement. I didn’t do anything wrong and if I had to do it again, I’d do it the same way.”
And now it looks like the PYT staff will reap the surprisingly significant financial dividends of the eBay auction of the receipt, as all proceeds supposedly will go to the restaurant’s employees.
The individual who is holding the auction represents himself as a friend of Up in the listing description:
The item up for Auction is the controversial $0.20 Receipt for Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean “Shady” McCoy’s meal at Philadelphia Restaurant, PYT.The aforementioned receipt has caused quite the media buzz amongst social media/news networks/celebrities along with many others.Not only do you get to keep a memento of weird current events/social media history but you also get an autograph from incredibly talented Philadelphia Eagles running back, LeSean McCoy!!!As to how I came into possession of this item:My good friend Tommy Up has left this receipt in my possession in order to ensure something positive comes out of this somewhat negative action that has recently taken place.With your help we’ll be able to leave the largest tip possible to all PYT employees for their hard work and dedication.The only thing we would like to ask on your end is for the winner to write a personalized note or card to the PYT staff, which we give to the staff along with the winning bid/tip. (We want to give credit where credit is due)Happy Bidding!!!
Between this auction and Charlie Sheen’s pledge on Twitter last week that he would pass along a $1,000 tip to the allegedly wronged — — depending on whom one believes — server, PYT had quite a bit of promotion generated by the interest in the story, not to mention that the staff stands to benefit quite nicely, financially speaking.
The fact that there are folks offering up ridiculous sums of money for the receipt does make one thing abundantly clear, though: There are a lot of people who have waaaaay too much money, man. Sheesh.