The 10 Most Bizarre eBay Auctions

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8Ghost

Matt Weber: August 28, 2013 | 180,228 views
Just when you thought 2008 was a bizarre year for eBay auctions, a man by the name of Martin Fawcett wanted to up the ante. Sick of his best friend, Martin decided it was time to put him up for auction. Oh, did we forget to mention that this best friend that he was putting up for auction is a ghost? Yep, that's right, Martin Fawcett auctioned off a "ghost" that came with his "home" which was a glass jar. In the description on eBay, he writes: “He enjoys being let out occasionally but please ensure to put him back as when left out for too long, he begins to get anxious. Twenty minutes a time is sufficient. I have not yet given him a name, so you can call him whatever you want, although he does giggle when I call him Casper."

Unfortunately for Fawcett, on the 6th day of the 7 day auction, eBay removed the auction. After inquiring, Fawcett discovered that eBay removed the auction because their policies state that intangible items who existence cannot be verified on receipt of them, such as ghosts, souls, or spirits, cannot be sold on the site. [Source]

7New Zealand

On May 2011, a man from Brisbane, Australia put New Zealand into auction. The starting price was a penny. After 6,000 hits and 22 bids later, the prize raised to $3,000. Even though it may seem funny, some people aren’t amused. Foreign Minister Winston Peters quoted: “I don’t think it’s fun. I think that kind of nonsensical stupidity, I’ll leave to the tabloid media.” Before the country could be sold, eBay closed the auction and rendered it invalid. The man trying to sell New Zealand would not appear on camera but says he has been to Auckland once and did not think much of it.
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