You Bought What on eBay?





By Kylie Gilbert

Ebay is widely known as one of the easiest and most useful sites to  buy and sell whatever it is your heart desires.  However, if you spend some time perusing the site, you’ll quickly find that the scope of items available covers a wide range.  Obviously many people turn to eBay for useful items they’d like to find for cheaper than in stores.  And of course there are also items that serve purely entertainment purposes like collectibles that can sell for significant sums.

However, separate from these categories you also have the just plain strange.

Take for example this heart shaped potato chip.  I’ve got to admit, it’s probably worthy of a Facebook upload, but… really? Someone saw that thing come out of the bag and thought immediately of the profit margin they could make on their potato chip? Clearly food is popular with others as well. For 99 cents, this “Amazingly normal piece of toast!!!” can be yours.

If food isn’t your style, you can also check out more creative items for sale like this hole.  Yes, you heard me.  This imaginative seller boasts, “item is in excellent condition you can put this hole any where you want, it doesn’t matter if you fill it in, fix it, block it up or try to remove it, it always comes back just in a different shape and place you will always have this hole for as long as you live.”

In addition to the plain silly, there are also items that are baffling for their sheer cost. Take for example this $21 million dollar painting from an Italian artist.  Or, for the same price you can buy this domain name.

Celebrity focused items are also huge on eBay.  This painting of Peyton Manning can be yours for just $2.5 million or for $800 you can start the bid on an Abercrombie and Fitch t-shirt ‘suspected’ to have been worn by Justin Timberlake.  In the past, items previously worn or used by celebrities have sold for thousands.  Britney Spears’ old chewing gum went for a whopping $14,000 several years back.

It turns out that as long as eBay is out there helping countless individuals make normal transactions everyday; there will undoubtedly be some ridiculous items out there as well.

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