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#822078 --- 06/06/08 12:35 PM Would this Watermelon fit your BBQ budget?
Strawberry Jam Offline
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June 6th, 2008
Black watermelon goes for more than $6,000
Posted: 04:53 AM ET
TOKYO, Japan (CNN) — There’s nothing better than a sweet, juicy watermelon on a hot summer’s day, right?

But what if you had to pay six grand for it?

A marine products dealer in Japan plunked down a record $6,125 (650,000 yen) Friday for a black Densuke watermelon — grown only on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.

Premium melons regularly go for eye-popping amounts there. Only three years ago, someone shelled out about $3,000 for one
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#822371 --- 06/06/08 11:42 PM Re: Would this Watermelon fit your BBQ budget? [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Here's a picture:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydish/2008/06/does-a-densuke.html

Wish I had 6 Grand to waste on a watermelon, LOL!

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#822547 --- 06/07/08 11:41 AM Re: Would this Watermelon fit your BBQ budget? [Re: HondiF]
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I think I would be going around catching seeds in a bucket people were spitting out!

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#822607 --- 06/07/08 01:56 PM Re: Would this Watermelon fit your BBQ budget? [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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That would have to be one EXTRAORDINARY watermelon!
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#823542 --- 06/09/08 12:55 PM Re: Would this Watermelon fit your BBQ budget? [Re: HondiF]
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Originally Posted By: HondiF
Here's a picture:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydish/2008/06/does-a-densuke.html

Wish I had 6 Grand to waste on a watermelon, LOL!


From the above link:

"...Here’s the real kicker, though. The watermelon is a bargain compared to the $23,500 recently paid in Japan for a pair of Yubari cantaloupes, the AP reported, adding that melons are a luxury item commonly given as gifts...."

Holy smackers! $23,500 for a "pair of cantaloupes" and a plastic surgeon wasn't even involved!

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#823671 --- 06/09/08 06:32 PM Re: Would this Watermelon fit your BBQ budget? [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Speaking of melons SBJ, I need another pic. When are you coming up this summer?? I do hope it is warm again. Can we say "halter top"?
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#823781 --- 06/09/08 09:59 PM Re: Would this Watermelon fit your BBQ budget? [Re: Buddy]
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idiots!!!!
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#823985 --- 06/10/08 11:56 AM Re: Would this Watermelon fit your BBQ budget? [Re: Gio]
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Originally Posted By: Gio
idiots!!!!


Who?

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#824004 --- 06/10/08 12:44 PM Re: Would this Watermelon fit your BBQ budget? [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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I guess he ain't into melons??? Now that is an idiot.
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#824016 --- 06/10/08 01:08 PM Re: Would this Watermelon fit your BBQ budget? [Re: Buddy]
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LOL. And I don't like halter tops anymore. ;\)

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#824068 --- 06/10/08 02:36 PM Re: Would this Watermelon fit your BBQ budget? [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Don't tell me you bringing back the tube top?? I prefer your plunging neckline. My wallpaper, and I enjoy the view.
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#824435 --- 06/11/08 11:14 AM Re: Would this Watermelon fit your BBQ budget? [Re: Buddy]
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I haven't worn a tube top in years...lol. I have one tucked in my drawer somewhere...next to my unworn bikini. A few more weeks of my abdominal exercises and...maybe.

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#824522 --- 06/11/08 02:01 PM Re: Would this Watermelon fit your BBQ budget? [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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I am looking forward to the bikini too.
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