Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax Man Selling Thousands of Rubber Ducks: 'I Think They Work Well'

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax Man Selling Thousands of Rubber Ducks: 'I Think They Work Well'

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Man selling thousands of rubber ducks

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HALIFAX - If you're looking for thousands of lightly used rubber ducks, you're in luck -- a Halifax man has a deal for you.

David Hayes is offering a floatable flock on Kijiji for $1,400.

"I have for sale or rent 3,000 small yellow floating rubber ducks," the advertisement reads. "I think they ... work well."

Hayes said in an interview this is his first crack at rubber duck sales, but said the market for the bath-time toys is bigger than one may think.

"If you want to be amazed, go on Google and just Google 'rubber ducks," he said. "There's pages, and pages, and pages of them. It's all over the world."

Rubber duckies don't come cheap, Hayes said, but he's not looking to turn a profit.

"This isn't a money-making thing," he said. "It's not a business."

The retiree said he's just trying to recoup his costs after purchasing the roughly four-centimetre birds for a charitable duck race -- a fundraising event in which people bet on rubber ducks to be let loose in the water, and the first to pass the finish line wins. …

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