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.