|Tinkerbell hadn't aged well...|
Thankfully, someone else stepped in and started bidding at the last minute so I never got it. It's probably a good thing, with my propensity towards not thinking things through, having a tool that can permanently mark your body wouldn't have been the best idea. Who knows what I would have doodled on my own arm just to see if it worked!
But I do love reading about the really strange auctions. Like the guy who sold a mummified fairy corpse! I have to admit, it certainly looked legit from the pictures ... you know, if I wasn't a grown up who knew that fairies don't actually exist (and somewhere Tinkerbell drops dead). It turns out it was a model made by a prop maker for an April Fools prank a few years back. He did a good job on it!
|Here comes the ... bride?|
Or there's the guy who sold his ex wife's wedding dress after what we can assume was a rather bitter divorce. I actually remember when this one was happening, and I watched the updates the guy made to the auction as he made them. There are claims that he was just hamming it up to sell the dress for a better price, and I've no doubt they're right, but it's still a hilarious read! Go read them if you have the time, you won't regret it.
Then there was the person who was selling a dolphin that he'd supposedly caught while net fishing and was keeping in his swimming pool. This one I'm assuming was a joke, but the questions prospective buyers posted and this guy's answers were snarky and fun to read.
|That's one creepy girl!|
There seems to be a real market on eBay for selling wacky stuff to people who just buy it for the novelty factor. Perhaps that should be my new hobby! Selling cursed things! I could buy a bunch of old second hand jewellery from the local op shop, make up some stories about how they used to belong to Lady Bothomthwaite who died mysteriously in a fox hunting accident, and who now haunts her long lost trinkets! I'll make a mint!