If you were one of the thousands of "Gilmore Girls" fans who faithfully stood in line for coffee at one of the Luke's Diner pop-ups yesterday, then you may still have in your possession a valuable collectible: Your cup and its accompanying Luke's-branded sleeve. Some enterprising and/or greedy fans -- depending on how you look at it -- are now trying to cash in on the event, selling their Luke's swag on eBay for some pretty wild prices.
Eater uncovered a bunch of listings on the resale site from pop-up attendees trying to pawn off the cups on those who couldn't make it to one of the 250 locations nationwide. Prices range from $19.99 to $99.99 (yes, really), though with the cheaper item, if you want to buy it now, it'll cost you $48.99 (plus $4.99 shipping).
One listing may be worth the price, and that's a Luke's sleeve that's allegedly signed by Luke himself, actor Scott Patterson, who hopped behind the counter of a California coffee shop on Wednesday to hand out some cups. While there's no way to know for sure if that's really Patterson's autograph, at a current bid of $53, it's at least a cheaper option than the Luke's apron up for sale (worn by one of the baristas at an unnamed pop-up location), which is currently running $250.
It's not entirely surprising that some folks would want to take advantage of desperate "Gilmore" fans who weren't able to participate in this week's fun, and it sort of makes us feel icky. But then again, if you actually pay $99.99 for an empty (and in some cases, used) paper coffee cup just because it has a Lorelai Gilmore quote on it, you really have no one to blame but yourself.
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