By Mikel Beck
eBay has become the hotspot for people to sell strange items.
Over the past few years, where eBay has grown from a virtually
unknown web site to the leading online auction marketplace in
the world, some very odd items and services have been offered
up for auction on the site. Strangely enough, many of these
strange items have sold for thousands even tens of thousands
dollars. A few of these items have sold for six or seven
figures as well. eBay does have a policy that it takes down
auctions that it sees as not legitimate, but still, it allows
many of these strange auctions to take place. In fact, these
strange auctions have become part of the culture in America as
they appear in Late Night Television shows, comedic sketches,
and in thousands of websites and Internet blogs.
The most recent strange auction that was covered on a National
scale and fetched a very high price was when a mother found an
old lunch box with a cheese sandwich more than a decade old on
which mold had formed in the shape of the face of Virgin Mary.
The item was put on eBay and sold for $28,000. That’s right,
old moldy sandwich with the shape of a religious figure
$28,000 on eBay. Many people have offered other strange
services like becoming a fan of a certain team, while others
have sold themselves for a week or attempted to sell their
families (I am not making any of this up. Some people really
go to far lengths to make some money.)
I always find it very interesting when some item that many
would disregard as worthless fetches thousands of dollars. It
is truly mind boggling. Each day, tens of thousands of items
are placed on eBay and as of late, it is a growing trend to
and sell all the worthless junk you can imagine on the web
buy spinning the sales pitch to make the item sound one of a
kind or very rare and valuable.
Some of the more recent items that were placed on the web site
include a x-ray of the stomach of a duck which seems to have
alien inside (sold for the whopping price of $9,600), a French
fry in the shape of the Nike logo, and a guy willing to bang
his head on a door until he was unconscious for a certain sum
Just note, if you are planning on selling a strange item on
eBay, it will not automatically make you thousands, the market
is now becoming saturated and many auctions do not sell. The
more strange and shocking your auction is, the better chance
has of being sold on eBay.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands of
other very, very strange eBay auctions going on right now and
hundreds more are added daily. Use our eBay product search
engine to find some of the strangest items ever sold on eBay.
Just type in the term for an item you wouldn’t expect to be
sold over the Internet, like "hot dog", and see what you get.
About The Author: Mikel Beck is the owner of
www.ListedWrong.com, which is a search engine that
allows you to search eBay for listings that have misspellings.
He can be reached by e-mailing email@example.com