In June of 2008, a man by the name of Ian Usher decided he wanted to take eBay to a completely new level. Did he want to sell his car? Nah. Did he want to sell his HOUSE? Nah. Ian wanted to go to the furthest extreme he could. He wanted to sell it ALL and start fresh! So, what else would anyone else do except put their entire LIFE up for sale on eBay?! That's exactly what Ian chose to do. Every single aspect of Ian's life was put up for auction, which included his three bedroom house in Western Australia, all of the contents of his him, including his car, motorcycle, Jet Ski, and parachuting gear.
There were many other aspects of Ian's life that were also included in the auction, but his auction came to a rather lousy end when it sold for a mere $384,000. [Source]
In October of 2008, an anonymous person decided to take a $5.49 billion dollar debt that Iceland owed to Russia and put it in his own hands. What was his idea for repaying that debt? Put Iceland on eBay, of course! The seller claimed proceeds from the auction would be used to reduce the debt owed to Russia. The auction quickly reached
$17.28 million in just a couple of days. The bidding came from a total of 26 anonymous bidders who bid a total of 84 times.
“Located in the mid-Atlantic ridge in the North Atlantic Ocean, Iceland will provide the winning bidder with a habitable environment, Icelandic Horses and admittedly a somewhat sketchy financial situation,” the notice read.
The auction attracted some bizarre questions from bidders’, which included: “Do you offer volcano/earthquake insurance?” “Is it possible that my payment will be frozen?” and “Will you accept C.O.D. as a form of payment?” [Source]