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The State Of America: Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Passes Are Getting Scalped

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When Olive Garden started selling their "Never Ending Pasta Pass" on Monday that would give 1,000 folks across the nation a chance to eat unlimited pasta, salad and breadsticks for seven weeks straight, we laughed at the thought of it. However, after they sold out in 45 minutes, we remembered that this is America, dammit. And it looks like there's now a whole black market for these passes on eBay, where they're being sold at high prices as if they're Coachella tickets.

The passes went on sale online at noon yesterday, and the golden ticket-holders would get to carbo-load nonstop from Sept. 22 to Nov. 9. When the $100 passes sold out, Olive Garden basically told their fans of their fine Italian establishment not to cry, and that they'll be posting ways to win passes on social media.

By why wait around like a chump on social media hoping to win a pass when you can buy some overpriced ones on eBay? As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 53 auctions and sales going on for the passes, ranging from $140 to $499. One dude is even selling not one, but two passes for a total of $600 know, date night.

So, if you're dedicated enough and want to fill your belly with all the cheese ravioli and fettuccine alfredo your heart desires, well, here's your chance. America, fuck yeah.

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