"But I've thought about taking this idea and running with it for other seasonal items," Kyle Waring says. "Maybe I'll ship some fall foliage"

By Alex Heigl
Updated February 25, 2015 12:00 PM
Credit: Josh Reynolds/AP

When life dumps historic amounts of snow on you, you can either buckle under the pressure or rise above.

Kyle Waring, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, is rising above. As New England reels under layers and layers of icy doomsome of its residents slipping into madness no doubt familiar to fans of H.P. Lovecraft, another famous New Englander – Waring is turning precipitation into profit with his site ShipSnowYo.com.

Waring’s site will ship you “historic snow” from Winter Storm Neptune, overnight. Formerly, patrons of the site received bottles of melted snow (or as it’s more commonly known, “water”), but now, Waring promises to ship six pounds of still-frozen snow (via Omaha Steaks packaging) anywhere in the U.S. within 20 hours. The six-pound package costs $89 (down from $99), whereas the 16.9-oz. water bottles (112 of which were shipped) cost $19.99.

Waring sold four packages within 24 hours, and prepared another 10 for Monday. “It seems to be corporations paying for the $90 product as a funny gesture, where the $20 one is regular consumers,” Waring told Boston.com. (Waring also launched a 10-pound package for $119 this week.)

“At this rate, it’s going to be July until the snow melts,” he continued. “But I’ve thought about taking this idea and running with it for other seasonal items. Maybe I’ll ship some fall foliage.”

In an unrelated note, you can feed a child in Africa for 10 days for $10.