Holiday Gift? The MTA Will Sell You Used Trash Can For $300

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Holiday Gift? The MTA Will Sell You Used Trash Can For $300
The MTA is selling “Memorabilia & Collectibles” (read: “used garbage”). Would your significant-other like a $300 tatty refuse canister or a $500 beat-up two passenger bus seat for Christmas?

The MTA is all about “giving” this year. They’ve been giving us delays, headaches, and now, they want to give us their old junk, and no, not for free.

Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? Why not treat the love of your life to $500 tired old subway seat? Nothing says “I love you” like second-hand trash fodder, am I right?


The subway seat is just a drop in the ocean of sad old transport paraphernalia taken from our buses and subway cars. You can check out the full list of items for yourself here.

Try as hard as we can, we simply can’t find “cheaper MetroCards” or “reliable subway cars” on there.  Here are some of the gems you CAN find though:

Grabholds & Stanchion poles – $25

THEIR DESCRIPTION: This handy structure is what you use to hold on to as the subway takes you to your destination.

OUR DESCRIPTION: Break out that Hand Sanitizer, NYC! Ever wonder where that nasty skin rash came from? Now you can own it!

Reuse Canister – $300 


THEIR DESCRIPTION: Authentic, unique, and probably one of the most useful items in every home, work or office now can be yours. Hurry and grab this rare item which is available in limited quantity.

OUR DESCRIPTION: Ever wanted house guests to wipe their feet on the OUT of your apartment? Then why not buy this tatty old trashcan for $300… god knows, you wouldn’t want to fritter away that cash on anything frivolous like food or shelter.

Two bus passenger seats: $500



THEIR DESCRIPTION: For a limited time, you can add this rare collectible from MTA NYC Transit buses to your collection! Plush 2 passenger bus seats!

OUR DESCRIPTION: Ever sit on a New York City Bus and think “Damn, I’m comfy right now”? No, neither have we. Now you can take that discomfort and invite it into your home for $500.

So, if you’re looking for an exclusive item you’ll be explaining away to your friends as an impulse purchase in a couple of weeks, then check out the MTA’s sales page HERE.

Featured image source [Wikimedia Commons]


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