Saturday, January 20, 2018

The most bizarre things ever auctioned on eBay


The first Brazilian aircraft carrier, Minas Gerais , was built by the British during World War II, but was not ready in time to participate in the fighting. It was lent to Australia between 1952 and 1955, under the name HMS Vengeance , and sold to the Brazilian military in 1956. When it came out of operation in 2001, it was the oldest aircraft carrier in the world.
Enthusiasts and collectors petitioned to turn it into a museum, but it did not work out: the 16,000-ton vessel was sold to an anonymous one and went hand-in-hand until it appeared on eBay in 2004 , with an initial bid of $ 7 million . The announcement was not approved by the site, which prohibits the negotiation of war material. The user, a broker who serviced by maine_gold , ensured that there was no explosive, missile or hunt on board.

Remember the distant year of grace 2007, when Britney Spears shaved her hair? Well, do not think the pop diva's wicks went to waste: the beauty salon in which the act was consummated in California took the tuft and put it on Ebay, with an initial bid of $ 1 million. The BBC, meanwhile , said part of the proceeds would be donated to charities - and that the hairdressers would send the buyer a blue lighter and a can of Red Bull that the singer forgot in the waiting room.

In February 2016, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was put on auction for $ 100,000 after stating during a speech that he would be able to sell himself to raise funds and improve the country's economic situation. "By God Almighty, if I could sell myself, I would have done it," he said on state television . Freight was free. The item description included: "Marshal, Ph.D., decent state of conservation, current bid $ 100,301."


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