Want to Medal In Major Spending? The Team USA Opening Ceremony Sweater Costs More Than $7,000 on eBay

02/12/2014 at 06:01 PM ET

Team USA Olympic Ralph Lauren SweaterPascal Le Segretain/Getty

We’re about to hit the halfway mark of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, and it’s no surprise that the Ralph Lauren Opening Ceremony cardigans are already sold out on the company’s website. But if you’re eager to cheer on Team USA in the official garb worn by the athletes, you can still get your hands on the patriotic topper … under one condition: You’re willing to drop some serious cash.

How much cash? Thousands of dollars. The brightly patterned sweaters — which are meant to represent “classic Americana patchwork quilts and sweaters,” according to the company’s EVP David Lauren — are selling on eBay for a much greater amount than their retail price of $595 (and we thought that was a hefty pricetag!). One listing on eBay has a “Buy It Now” price of $7,495.00. So far, 21 offers have been made, but no one’s nabbed it yet. Other sellers are pricing the sweaters from $1,000 and up.

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And while the cardis certainly are eye-catching — and they definitely look warm — that’s a lot to shell out if you’re not making Shaun White-style endorsement dollars. What do you think? Are you a fan of the sweater? What’s the most you’d pay for it?

–Brittany Talarico

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Jessica on

I mean wouldn’t **

Carrie on

Love the sweater. It is quite unique in its own way. I would be willing to pay around $300 for this sweater. Where are you ever going to find another??

bsquared41 on

Personally? I wouldn’t pay 20 bucks for it. Not my style at all.

Laughing on

Ofcourse they’re selling. People throw some really good ugly sweater parties at Christmas and this would certainly win.

mtm on

I’d sell mine too! They look like they belong on the Christmas Ugly Sweater list! A clean-lined, more sophisticated walking coat would have been a better representation of the U.S.

Tugs on

Love the US team but that sweeter is not the best that Ralph Lauren has to offer. Actually the sweater is pretty ugly, would never wear it.

Notafan on

They are absolutely hideous! Ralph, go back to
fashion school!

j on

Ugly!!!!! – sorry – but really? These are waaaay too busy. Designed by Ralph Lauren but nobody told him ‘whoa – these are freakin’ ugly! back to the drawing board!! The country should be represented by something classy – and this is NOT classy! All you see is a hot mess – not the amazing athletes. Just my opinion…..

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