Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sold to the lady with a weird sense of humour...

Tinkerbell hadn't aged well...
People certainly sell some weird shit on eBay.  Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that they do!  There's nothing more amusing than wandering through the eBay listings and finding everything from the quirky to the utterly bizarre.  I remember I once almost bought a tattoo gun on there once, for no other reason than it was sitting at $20 and it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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!
But I think my favourite was the haunted painting.  It was just a creepy looking picture!  I remember reading the story and thinking how spooky it looked.  I wondered if anyone would actually bid on it, but I guess it was a pretty good marketing method because it ended up selling for over a thousand dollars.  Was it haunted?  Who knows!  But I don't remember ever reading about the new owners being found dead in mysterious circumstances or being driven to the point of insanity and having to be committed, so if it was we can assume they were friendly ghosts.

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!

24 comments:

  1. I clicked the link of the Dead Fairy corpse and read the wiki article! People still believed it was legit after he admitted making it? What!? ... then again, maybe thats how real fairys die... some artist makes a fake fairy dead body and one really dies. Sad if you think about it, he killed a fairy and doesn't even know it!

    The guy selling his wifes wedding dress is very funny! Revenge is sweat! But also a formal affair!

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    1. I admired his dedication in wearing the dress for the photo. He could have had a friend model it, or just left it on the hanger, but no he took one for the team.

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  2. Okay, the wedding dress one makes me want to go hug that guy. Too funny. I have never seen the funny stuff on eBay 'cause I'm always on there looking for something specific. But I am addicted to the Best of Craigslist site.

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  3. I think I may have to go through my closets and see if I have any weird stuff to sell on e-bay!

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  4. Any kind of foodstuff with a blurry image on it of Jesus or the Virgin Mary is worth big bucks on eBay too.

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    1. I love the guy with the wedding dress! He needs a blog!

      And I would never buy a mummified fairy, how dumb. I would only buy a live one :)

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  5. i was chuckling all through this read. so funny. yes weird, but sometimes that is the funniest stuff of all = weird. lol!!!!

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    1. Absolutely! That's the best part about the internet, the abundance of weirdness.

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  6. I haven't heard of any of these!!! That dolphin thing is crazy, if it was legit! You can't keep a dolphin in a pool and then sell it. Is that even legal??? lol

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    1. I can only hope that it was fake, but the questions and answers were a hoot!

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  7. I am laughing out loud at the tatoo gun you missed out on...I'm still laughing, and my daughter wants to know why. No, I am not explaining this: she's 12. Maybe when she's 16 and we're on Ebay looking for our own tatoo gun.

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  9. I've heard of people selling air guitars on ebay before. If you're dumb enough to buy one of those, you deserve to lose the money.

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    1. You mean the air ukulele I bought last week was a con? But I've gotten so good!

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  10. Yesterday whilst working out, Eddie sweat a perfectly shaped heart on his chest. I told him that next time he needs to try harder and sweat Jesus. When this happens I will sell his shirt on ebay and become a millionaire.

    And that's my growing old plan.

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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    1. Oh, if you're going to pimp Eddie out for your become-a-millionaire schemes, better off selling advertising on his body or the right to rename him or his soul or something.

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  11. I want the mummified fairy corpse. I'd frame it like it was a signed figurine or something. And your idea of selling weird cursed things is actually brilliant. All you need is an offbeat picture and a backstory. If you want to try it, I would love to help. Find any old weird piece of garbage and we can come up with a reason why it's possessed or mystical. Of course you don't need me, it would just be fun.

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    1. We should definitely do that! Let me find something "appropriate" and get back to you!

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  12. Reason no1 I don't go on ebay. I would buy a tonne of shit.

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    1. That's reason number one why I probably shouldn't.

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  13. That picture does not look real at all. I might find it spooky if I found myself alone and intoxicated. Everything has an eerie feel to it when I am drunk.
    Is the little boy supposed to be Frankenstein's monster?

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  14. I LOVE to look at the weird and unusual auctions on Ebay. I got on a "haunted" porcelain doll kick once and bought about 15 of them. After successfully creeping out my entire family I was forced to get rid of all but one. She's made a permanent home in the top shelf of my closet. I still have to wonder if one of these days she will be so pissed at me as to seek revenge when I'm least expecting it.

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