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    hey..i am thinking about writing an english speach about dumb things u can buy off ebay...

    anyone willing to tell me what they have seen or someplace that may have dumb things listed on it..


    i was going to post this in barracudas post but i hate to take over someones post


    thanks

    Brad
    thanks for you imput

    Brad

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    The only thing I can think of at the top of my head is a piece of bread with Virgin Mary, Mr.T, or Chuck Norris on it.

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    lmao!

    Chuck Noris, hahaha!

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    From Wikipedia:

    From * In June 2005, Karolyne Smith sold the right to permanently tattoo an ad on her forehead to GoldenPalace.com for $10,000.
    * In May 2005, a Volkswagen Golf that had previously been registered to Cardinal Josef Ratzinger (who had been elected Pope Benedict XVI the previous month) was sold on eBay's German site for 188,938.88. The winning bid was made by the GoldenPalace.com online casino, known for their outrageous eBay purchases. [4]
    * In 2004, a Seattle man posted pictures of himself wearing his ex-wife's wedding dress. In more than one way, the seller received much more than he expected. While he initially admitted he was selling the dress to earn some money for Mariners tickets, the bidding got into the thousands of dollars, and the seller actually had received a number of marriage proposals from viewers.
    * In September 2004, the owner of MagicGoat.com sold the contents of his trash can to a middle school language arts teacher, who had her students write essays about the trash. [5]
    * There was at one point an auction for the first ride on Kingda Ka, the tallest roller coaster on Earth. The winning bid was $1691.66, and the winner rode in the front seat. [6]
    * A Sydney man pocketed AUS$1,035 after auctioning a piece of Nutri-Grain resembling ET, in Dec 2004.
    * A 50,000-year-old mammoth. With a minimum bid set at US $250,000. Max was put up for sale in 2004 by his Dutch owner due to lack of space and sold for 61,000. A bargain considering he was one of the five best and most complete mammoth skeletons in the world, consisting of 90% of his original bone material.
    * The owner of Cockeyed.com sold advertising space comprising a single pixel on its homepage for 21 days for $100 [7].
    * An incomplete package of diapers, bought and opened in the 1980s, raised more than $700US for the Children and Families Ministry at a United Church in Victoria, British Columbia (Canada).
    * Water that was said to have been left in a cup Elvis Presely once drank from was sold for $455. The few tablespoons came from a plastic cup Presely sipped at a concert in North Carolina in 1977. [8]
    * In July 2004, an empty McDonald's Happy Meal box was put up for auction for $1.00
    * In July 2005, a European seller auctioned off an Opel Speedster that was said to be baptized.
    * In August 2005, A Seller auctioned off a potato chip that was said to look like Jay Leno.

    ~ Brett

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    Remember the Grilled Cheese sandwich with the Virgin Mary on it? That went on ebay for tens of thousands of dollars. By an odd series of coincidences, that sandwich came to my office for a while. I snapped a pic of it with my nepenthes (to make it on-topic for the forum.) Here it is:



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    That's awesome! I made a Wikipedia post when that happened. I see you had a Golden Palace frame for it. How did you guys get it for a while [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] ?!

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    It's kind of a long story, but a guy here in the office is friends with a guy from Golden Palace Casinos who was involved in buying things like this for publicity. The sandwich was on display at the Ripley's museum here in San Francisco. But the exhibition ended before the Golden Palace guy could come pick it up, so my co-worker picked it up and kept it here for a few days. It was pretty funny to see it in person.

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    thanks guys/gals..keep them coming..and in case u havent hear/seen it yet..check out the EBAY song..

    http://tinafolsomphotography.com/ebay_song.html

    thanks

    BRad
    thanks for you imput

    Brad

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