Wednesday, 12 April 2017 09:14

These are the 10 most expensive items sold on eBay - and some are bizarre


Whether it’s your grandma’s coat or your son’s old toys, the chances are someone, somewhere, will buy it.

The online marketplace eBay is a great place to sell almost anything.

But if you want to get a reputation as a trusted seller, you need to invest time in it - not to mention putting aside money for posting the sold goods.

There's plenty of instances of weird, bizarre and eye-watering sales sums on the site.

Here are just 10:

Ian Usher sold his 'life’ for £192,000

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English traveler and writer Ian Usher, from Barnard Castle, Durham placed a “life for sale” listing on eBay in 2008 following a rocky marriage that ended in divorce.

His life was subsequently bought by an unknown buyer.

The Durham native then described the move as an “inspired madness, complete foolishness, or just some sort of mid-life crisis.”

He reportedly used the money to make a “fresh start”.

Usher started - and completed - bucket list which took two years of traveling.

He published two books, 2008’s A Life Sold and 2013’s Paradise Delayed.

A baseball card sold for $1.1million

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A 102-year-old baseball card, originally released in cigarette packs, shows ‘The Flying Dutchman’, star Honus Wagner.

It was expected to fetch $1.5million, but still made it into seven figures.

Only 200 Honus Wagner baseball cards were issued by the American Tobacco Company as Honus himself asked to halt the production of the cards because he was against smoking and did not want his fans to associate him with the firm.

Gigayacht sells for $168 million

Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich.

Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich.

The Gigayacht - designed by Frank Mulder - is not only the most expensive boat ever sold on eBay, it is also the most expensive item on the site.

The gargantuan vessel is 405 feet long and features two VIP suites, a children’s cabin, guest cabins, a gym, movie theater, spa, elevator and helicopter pad.

The buyer? Roman Abramovich.

Lunch with Warren Buffett sells for $2.6 million

Warren Buffett, one of the most successful billionaires on the planet, sold his lunch-time for $2.6 million back in 2010.

Mr Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist.

He is considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world, and as of March 2017 is the second wealthiest person in the United States with a total net worth of $78.7 billion.


Shoeless Joe Jackson’s Baseball Bat – $577,610

Joseph Jefferson Jackson nicknamed "Shoeless Joe", was an American star outfielder who played Major League Baseball in the early 1900s.

He is remembered for his performance on the field and for his alleged association with the Black Sox Scandal, in which members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox participated in a conspiracy to fix the World Series.

Since then, Jackson's guilt has been fiercely debated with new accounts claiming his innocence beckoning Major League Baseball to reconsider his banishment.

In 2001, Joe made the news again when his bat, named Black Betsy, was sold on eBay for more than $577,000.

Ferrari Enzo sells for $1 million

Only 399 Ferrari Enzo supercars were made, making it one of the rarest cars ever made.

In 2004, one was placed on auction on eBay.

The winner was a Swiss man, whose $1 million bid for the car was just $55 higher than the second highest bidder’s offer.

    A town sells for $1.77m

    Bridgeville, California was sold on the auction side 14 years ago.

    The town is an 83-acre property and consists of 8 houses, a post office, a cafe and only 30 residents.

      ... and another town sells for $2.5m

      Just a year previously, the small town of Albert, in Texas, sold for a whopping $2.5 million.

      The ghost town is 16 miles (25.7 km) southeast of Fredericksburg and 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the Blanco County line in southeastern Gillespie County, Texas, United States.

      The town was a stop on the Fredericksburg-Blanco stage route and in 1967 became a stop on the President's Ranch Trail.

        War-proof bunker reaches $2.1m

        In the aftermath of 9/11, realtors Gregory Gibbons and Bruce Francisco purchased a property in New York, where they constructed a luxurious house with an access to an underground bunker designed to be doomsday proof.

        Both men settled for a $2.1 million offer after they listed it on eBay.

        Gulfstream II sells $4.9 million

        Sold by Tyler Jets in 2001 to an Africa-based charter flights company, this jet is designed to seat 12 passengers in comfort and luxury.

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