Online marketplaces like eBay and Amazon are great for finding items that you wouldn’t usually find in your local supermarket. Specialty ingredients for exotic recipes can often be found online, as well as useful kitchen items you wouldn’t think to purchase on your own (ever heard of a palm peeler?). In recent years, college students have abandoned their local bookstores in favor of the cheaper textbooks available to them online, and many companies are pushing to place their products on the Internet. But aside from the exotic, the useful, and the convenient, sometimes you come across objects that are just downright wacky. Below you’ll find 5 of the craziest things ever sold on eBay:
1.) A Town
The small town of Bridgeville, California was sold on eBay in 2002. The town’s population is a mere twenty-five people, and it’s been up for sale three more times since 2002.
A person once sold water that was said to have come into contact with none other than Elvis Presley. The water allegedly came from a plastic cup the King was sipping at a 1977 concert in North Carolina.
When Britney Spears shaved her hair off back in 2007, the event was highly publicized. But what ever happened to her shorn hair? I guess the world will never know; while the hair was listed on eBay for $1 million the listing was eventually taken down.
3.) One Cornflake
An English university student sold a single cornflake on eBay, perhaps in an effort to pay for his tuition? Unfortunately for him the cereal sold for only 1 pound.
4.) An Entire Life
After his divorce, Ian Usher listed his “entire life” for auction on eBay. The package included his house in Perth, Australia, belongings, introductions to his friends, and a trial at his job. There’s a happy ending to this story. The man became £192,000 richer and used the money from the sale and his publicity to purchase a small island.