10 weirdest things sold on eBay
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Last month, representatives of eBay in Russia said that the most famous auction in the world has finally officially "spoke" in Russian. The main slogan of the company: "If you want to buy something - you can buy it on eBay." It really sells everything or almost everything. Sometimes there are real masterpieces. We bring to your attention the ten most unusual things ever sold on eBay.
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Modern Western parents like to joke on the topic “if you behave badly, I will sell you on eBay.” But one of these jokers from Germany went further and actually created a lot with his son. The initial bet is 1 euro. Reason for selling - child is too noisy. The harsh German authorities were not imbued with the non-standard sense of humor of the unfortunate father and took the child to the guardianship authorities, and the parents began an investigation with charges of child trafficking.
2. City in Texas
The entire 13-acre town, complete with houses and a tavern, was put up for sale on eBay in 2007 as most of the residents left and the desolation needed to be put on hold. Bidding went well at first, but bids never reached the reserve price of $2.5 million. Therefore, after the end of the auction, the land and buildings were sold as separate lots.
3. Ghost in the bank
An American put up an old dusty jar for sale, claiming that it contains a ghost, and that he wants to get rid of this wealth, as it scares him. Information about the auction was leaked to the media around the world and eventually the bank was sold for $50,000. The fate of the buyer of the miracle jar remains unknown, but the resourceful seller was more than pleased with the result. Still would! He simultaneously got rid of a frightening ghost and made very good money.
4. Advertising space
Money, of course, is a useful thing, and everyone earns it as best they can. But has it ever crossed your mind to sell your forehead as a platform for advertising? An enterprising Nebraska resident put up a bid offering to place a company logo or website address on his forehead for a period of 30 days. It would seem like a sure way to get rich, but the maximum bet was only $322. Which, in general, is also good.
Selling organs is already a much more extreme way to make money. However, it also has its own market. A desperate Florida man tried to sell his liver on eBay, but because selling organs in this way is illegal, the auction was closed as soon as it was leaked to the press. At this point, rates have already reached 5.7 million dollars!
6. Sandwich of toast with cheese
You would probably rightly think that it would have to be some very special cheese sandwich, even unique, for it to sell for $28,000. And you will probably be right. Although, judge for yourself ... The uniqueness of the sandwich was that when toasted, the face of the Virgin Mary appeared on the toast! It can really be seen on the “holy” toast, if you squint, look at a certain angle and strain your imagination.
7. Brussels sprouts
Many Europeans have plenty of Brussels sprouts left over after Christmas dinner, but not many people think of selling them on eBay. The Briton exhibited just one frozen "ball" of cabbage on Christmas Day 2005, and indicated in the description that all proceeds from the sale would go to charity. He managed to raise £99.50 for a fund helping third world countries.
8 Jet Fighter
Cars and boats are often sold on eBay, but the lot with the F18 fighter was a surprise even for a battered auction. A California man bought the plane from a scrap yard and put it up for sale with a starting price of $1 million. The US government was not happy about the prospect of such a deal and insisted that the fighter must not leave US soil. Unfortunately, the aircraft was never sold, and its further fate remained unknown.
9. Wedding invitation
Sometimes it can be difficult to find someone with whom to go to a wedding together. Satellite problems also arose for one resident of London, who decided to try to capitalize on this not the most pleasant situation. Thanks to eBay and her own resourcefulness, she went to her brother's wedding to her boyfriend, and also raised £535 for her charity mountain expedition to support diabetics. The identity of the buyer was not disclosed.
After his marriage fell apart, a man living in Australia named Brit decided to start life over again. To do this, he did not come up with anything better than to sell his old life on eBay. The lot included a house, a car, a job, and even meeting his friends. After the end of the auction, he set himself 100 new goals to achieve. Among them were, for example, diving with sharks and a pilot school. As a result, the film company Disney bought the film rights to his story, and the ex-wife, for sure, is still biting her elbows.