STILLWATER (AP) -- The cabin featured in the movie "Fargo" is for sale -- wood chipper not included.
Kidnappers hide out at the cabin in the Coen Brothers' 1996 dark comedy. One of them meets a gruesome end in a wood chipper.
In the movie, the cabin is located near Brainerd, in north-central Minnesota. But in real life, the cabin is north of Stillwater, in the eastern part of the state.
The owners, Rich and Ann Cummings of Stillwater, are auctioning the cabin on eBay. The couple, who recently purchased the acre-and-a-half property, say they want to make room for their new lakefront home.
A number of people had suggested the couple try auctioning the cabin on the Internet, Rich Cummings said.
"Someone said maybe someone will give you $3 billion for it," he said. "There are some real movie fanatics out there."
The 1958 cabin measures 18-by-36 feet. It has no running water, indoor plumbing or insulation, and whoever buys it will have to move it by the end of the month.
As of Wednesday morning, the high bid was $2,025. Cummings would not disclose what his minimum required or "reserve" bid is. The auction was scheduled to end at 9:51 p.m. CDT Wednesday.
On the Net:
eBay Web site: http://www.ebay.com ("Fargo" cabin is eBay Item No. 1529573828)
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