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15 weirdest eBay auctions of all time

We all know there are some strange people out there in the big bad world. With this in mind, we take you through 15 of the oddest auctions eBay has ever had to offer.

  • eBay is a site where wonderful things can happen. It is a place where you can locate that little bit of memorabilia that you just can't find anywhere else, and it is be a place where you can find bizarre objects that will appeal to extremely, ahem, niche markets. We take you through 15 of the weirdest eBay auctions of all time.

    15. [[xref:http://cgi.ebay.com/Autographed-Air-Guitar-/250645237036?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item3a5b9ecd2c|Autographed air guitar]]

    This is an item that has popped up a number of times in recent years, but not too many offer an autographed air guitar! The question of who autographed this "unused, unopened, undamaged item" is likely to be answered after you win the auction — starting bid $15.

  • 14. [[xref:http://www.surfersam.com/articles/ebay-auctions.htm#4|"Wedding Dress Guy"]]

    American Larry Star was so disillusioned by his marriage break-up that he not only sold his ex-wife's wedding dress on eBay — but he modelled the dress as well. Spreading his 'size 12' frame around the world, the dress sold for US$3850. Not a bad result, unless you're the buyer of course.

  • 13. [[xref:http://cgi.ebay.com/Luciano-Pavarotti-Plaster-Mold-his-Left-Leg-/200478198490?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ead6e8ada|Pavarotti leg mould]]

    Going for one cent (although asking for around 25 dollars in shipping fees) this is the only plaster mould of Luciano Pavarotti's left leg — which was produced at a medical device company.

  • 12. [[xref:http://cgi.ebay.com/ONE-US-DOLLAR-BILL-WHATS-WORTH-/260613159071?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cadc1389f|One US dollar bill]]

    The yanks really have thought of everything haven't they? Putting to the test the true value of a dollar, this auction offers a one US dollar bill at a starting price of 99 cents. Quick, get in now and save a cent! The only downside is that the bill may vary from the provided picture.

  • 11. [[xref:http://www.whattheheck.com/ebay/efriend.html#DESC|A loyal friend]]

    Those in need of a caring, reliable good listener need look no further. For only $1500 you will win someone who will always be there for you... for three months.

  • 10. [[xref:http://www.dizzy-dee.com/weird/the-10-weirdest-things-ever-sold-on-ebay|The meaning of life]]

    Does God exist? Why are we here? These are the unknown questions that a fellow claimed to have the answers to when he put them up for auction. It turned out to be the deal of a lifetime, with the winning bid going just $3.

  • 9. [[xref:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/6189173/The-10-weirdest-eBay-auctions.html|Dead fairy]]

    This apparent mummified corpse of a "fairy being" was found while wandering through a yard sale. Peter Pan must not have clapped loud enough to wake this fairy up.

  • 8. [[xref:http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/15-Weirdest-Auctions-Ever-Sold-On-Ebay/161932|The Internet]]

    It really has all been thought of. Offering the World Wide Web in its entirety, this bargain of an auction began at only $1 million — when its true value is worth in the trillion-dollar region. Hopefully potential 'buyers' knew this was a gag.

    Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/monoglot/ (Creative Commons).

  • 7. [[xref:http://www.whattheheck.com/ebay/nsync.html|Justin Timberlake's French toast]]

    Back in his N*SYNC heyday, Justin Timberlake caused an eBay frenzy when a supposed "uneaten" piece of his French toast went up for sale. If only there was proof that it really was him who hadn't eaten that toast (wait, what?) — which came with fork, plate and extra syrup.

    Image credit: [[xref: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mulan5/| http://www.flickr.com/photos/mulan5/]] (Creative Commons).

  • 6. [[xref:http://cgi.ebay.com/Christopher-Columbus-False-Teeth-/200478163433?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ead6e01e9|Christopher Columbus' fake teeth]]

    Where do we start with the problems here? Not only has Columbus been dead for over 500 years, but the accompanying photo has the seller wearing said fake teeth — which a child happened to find it on an ocean's edge — before a disclaimer tells you "no refunds on used items, especially false teeth". Like we said, so many things wrong here.

  • 5. [[xref:http://reviews.ebay.com/TOP-5-STRANGEST-THINGS-EVER-SOLD-ON-EBAY_W0QQugidZ10000000011731589|New Zealand]]

    National rivalries never die. An Australian citizen decided to put the home of Lord of the Rings and Flight of the Conchords, New Zealand, up for sale in 2006. The auction reached $3000 before being taken down due to violation of eBay policy. Oh well.

    Image credit: [[xref: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalleboo/|http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalleboo/]] (Creative Commons).

  • 4. [[xref:http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/15-Weirdest-Auctions-Ever-Sold-On-Ebay/161932|Virgin Mary grilled cheese sandwich]]

    We all know about this one. A family from (yep, you guessed it) the US discovered that a grilled cheese sandwich of theirs looked suspiciously like the Virgin Mary. While we could go on about everything that is wrong with that chain of events, we will just leave you with this: the partially bitten slice sold for US$28,000.

  • 3. [[xref:http://www.whattheheck.com/ebay/cleanpee.html|Clean Fresh Urine]]

    Starting at $100, this auction offered drug- and alcohol-free number one from a female specimen. The downside is that it cannot be used for drug testing ("not for illigal purpose", apparently).
    Image credit: [[xref: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinlau/|http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinlau/]] (Creative Commons).

  • 2. [[xref:http://www.whattheheck.com/ebay/humor.html|Sense of Humour]]

    It's a safe bet that you'll need a sense of humour to find this funny. Under pressure to rid themselves of their sense of humour, this seller offered a 10 per cent discount to the wining bid. It finally sold for 10 dollars, but not without some silent chuckles.

  • 1.[[xref:http://www.whattheheck.com/ebay/dignity.html|Dignity]]

    What a way to round out this countdown, with a somewhat ironic auction for the seller’s dignity. The winner received a sheet of paper that says “My Dignity” on it, accompanied by the seller's signature. Dignity was cheap this time around, going for just over $10 yet again.

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