Queensland schoolboy selling a ‘rare Woolworths plastic bag’ he has kept in a frame for three years

Savvy schoolboy attempts to sell a rare Woolworths bag he kept in a frame for three years after the supermarket banned single-use plastics to raise money for a suit

  • Schoolboy trying to raise money for his senior formal suit by selling ‘rare’ bag
  • Decided to keep plastic bag when supermarket giant banned single-use carriers
  • Now decided to try selling it in an attempt to raise $300 he needs for his outfit
  • Brisbane student said he ‘needed some extra money’ and thought it would be fun

A savvy schoolboy has tried to raise money for his senior formal suit by selling a ‘rare Woolworths plastic bag’ on Facebook Marketplace.

High school student Casey, from Moreton Bay in Brisbane‘s north, decided to keep the bag as a keepsake when the supermarket giant banned single-use plastic carriers in its stores in 2018.

The Deception Bay High School senior student has now decided to sell the bag online in a bid to raise the $300 he needs to buy his end-of-year formal outfit.

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A Brisbane high school student has tried to raise money for his senior formal suit by selling a ‘rare Woolworths plastic bag’ online

‘I needed some extra money and I thought it would just be fun and a good laugh,’ he told 4BC.

He said he had looked at suits online ahead of his formal at Brisbane’s Stamford Plaza hotel and all of them had been around the $300 mark.

The student though said he may consider waiting a while longer to sell the bag so it gains even more in value.

‘Maybe in a couple years time it might actually be worth something!’ He said.

Deception Bay High School student Casey, from Moreton Bay in Brisbane's north, decided to keep the bag as a keepsake

Deception Bay High School student Casey, from Moreton Bay in Brisbane’s north, decided to keep the bag as a keepsake

Casey said an art gallery had already offered to help him raise the money he needed.

‘Thrillhouse at Camp Hill [in Brisbane’s inner-east] has offered me $100 to showcase the artefact in their gallery,’ he said.

‘They were wanting to raise money for my suit.’

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