Personal Finance: I'll leggo my Eggo...for a price.

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Michelle Singletary
Thursday, November 19, 2009; 10:12 AM

The ways people try to make money never cease to amaze me.

Recently, the Kellogg Co. announced there will be a nationwide shortage of Eggo frozen waffles until next summer because of production issues. According to a report by the Associated Press, the public is already noticing near-empty Eggo shelves on the freezer aisle at many grocery stores.

And you know what that means, folks? The opportunists are already trying to cash in. There's talk on Twitter and Facebook that people are trying to sell their boxes of Eggos on eBay. Sure enough they're a few people trying to profit from the shortage. One person is auctioning off a box of waffles for $49.99, another for $65. If you are a bargain shopper, you can grab a box of blueberry Eggo waffles from one seller for 99 cents. Last I checked, there were no bids for any of the sellers.

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Celebrity Cash

There are some celebrities in the news trying to make a buck.

A California judge has stopped one of Jennifer Lopez's ex-husbands from distributing hours of home video footage the singer-actress claims includes sexual situations.

Two years ago, Lopez won $545,000 in damages and attorney fees in another lawsuit that blocked the same ex, Ojani Noa, from publishing a tell-all book. In that case, she alleged that Noa was trying to hit her up for $5 million not to publish the book.


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