updated 03/04/2014 AT 2:20 PM ET
•originally published 03/04/2014 AT 1:00 PM ET
But there’s good news for collectors with more modest incomes: A Seattle man claiming to be Kurt Cobain’s old roommate is selling the late musician’s skis on Craigslist, all for the slightly low price of $800. (The poles are not included.)
“I used to live with Kurt Cobain back in the ’90s and I have been holding a bunch of stuff that he left in a box when he moved out,” the poster says. “He owed us rent and said he would get the box when he came back and give us money, but he never came back.”
“Then when he was famous, he never really talked to us again.”
Why is he selling now? Alex told Q13FOX that the box of Cobain’s possessions had ended up at his parents’ house, where it stayed for more than two decades. Now his parents are moving, and he thought it was time for some spring cleaning.
“I remembered I had this stuff,” he told the network. “[Kurt’s legend] has never been as big a deal to me as he is to kids. I was just a friend of his, you know?”
UPDATE: As feared, the post was a hoax. According to Revolt TV, the stunt was the work of Sub Pop receptionist Derek Erdman, a Seattle prankster with a long history of fooling the media. Including us, this time.
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