This would be exciting to read. Take on your imagination cap and without scrolling down; guess the names which you think can be the most expensive things ever sold on EBAY.
Well, let’s see how far your imagination worked. Here we go.
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10. ‘Shoeless’ Joe’s Baseball Bat : Sold @ $577,610
A baseball bat known as as “Black Betsy” was 32 inches in length, weighing 48 ounces, made of hickory used from 1908 to 1920 by former Major Leaguer “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. It was auctioned on eBay in 2001 for $577,610 which makes it to be the world’s most valuable bat, old by his nephew.
In 1920, Jackson and seven other Chicago White Sox players were suspended from professional baseball after they were alleged to have thrown the 1919 World Series in what came to be known as the “Black Sox” scandal (despite a court later acquitting him of any involvement in the affair), it ended his career. “Black Betsy” was the only bat he never discarded.
9. Enzo Ferrari : Sold @ $1 Million
Let’s get the stats first; there are only 399 Enzo Ferrari supercars on earth. So when one showed up on eBay in 2004, it was clocked for over $1,000,000. The price tag had set a record for being the most expensive item to be ever sold in Europe in an online auction site. The winning bidder was apparently someone from Switzerland, who won the bid by just $55.
In Dubai, where being in debt is considered illegal, police recently confiscated an Enzo that formerly belonged to a British citizen who had left the car behind after fleeing the country. Cops seized the vehicle after it had out in the sun for nearly 20 months and collected roughly around $27,000 in an unpaid traffic tickets. The Dubai police plans to auction the car, which is currently valued at $1.6 million.
8. Navy F/A-18A Hornet : Sold @ $1.03 Million
In 2004, Mike Landa listed a McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet, a supersonic combat aircraft, with a starting price of a little over one million of US dollars. This may sound like a steep asking price but when compared to the $29 million the government would have paid for it when it was new, it seems like a good bargain. The fighter jet was sold disassembled so that it could be shipped to the highest bidder. However, Landa was not only selling the jet and for an extra $9 million he was willing to throw in some extras including the bomb racks.
7. Honus Wagner baseball card : Sold @ $1.1 Million
If you found yourself with $1.2 million that you have to spend on eBay in one day, what would your top choice be? A private yacht or anpersonal jet perhaps? Neither of these options appealed to Brian Seigel, who in 2000 chose to cough over a million dollars on a T206 Honus Wagner baseball card. Just for your information,Honus Wagner is one of the alltime great players in baseball.
The card, featuring Pittsburg player Honus Wagner, dates from 1909, and not only is it very rare, only 200 have ever been ever distributed to the public (packaged with American Tobacco Company cigarettes), and today only 57 copies existswhereas this card in particular was owned by LA Kings owner Bruce McNall and Canadian ice hockey.
6. Town of Bridgeville, California : Sold @ $1.77 Million
You got that right; this whole town of Bridgeville was sold on eBay in 2002. I am not really sure how were the rules at that time and how did this deal work out , but it’s true the town Bridgeville, California was the first town to be sold and during the time it had about 30 residents with 83 acres with 8 houses, a café and a post office. Unfortunately, Bridgeville even though it had spectacular views didn’t turn out to be a very good investment. It was sold again in 2006, but for just $1.25 million.
5. Atlas F missile base : Sold @ $2.1 Million
What could make a better rural retreat than a decommissioned missile base? The cold war era bunker, built by the Defence Department to house intercontinental ballistic missiles, to be able to withstand a direct missile hit was sold for $2.1 million. Back in 2002, not long after 9/11, real estate developers Gregory Gibbons and Bruce Francisco had what they thought was a brilliant idea: buy an old missile silo/nuclear bunker from the United States Air Force and convert it to a luxury home with a luxury chalet above ground and another fully functional luxury home below ground. Of course, they valued the silo home at $18 million, but something unexpected happened and the missile base was only able to collect a mere $2.1 million in a bid sold on eBay. This was because the market for missile silo homes wasn’t as strong as they thought it was. Or maybe people weren’t worried about nuclear terrorist attacks in the middle of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.
4. Albert, Texas : Sold @ $2.5 million
Albert, originally Martinsburg, is a ghost town 25.7 km southeast of Fredericksburg and 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the Blanco County line in southeastern Gillespie County, Texas. It has a population of four and was put on eBay for sale in 2003. As strange as it may sound, it was eventually purchased by Austin resident Bobby Cave, only to be posted again on eBay four years later. Cave’s 2007 asking price for the town of Albert, Texas was $2,500,000. The town was sold to Brandon Easley, the newly elected town manager, but the transaction took nearly two years to complete with the signing amount being the same. CNN reported that someone in Italy was the winning bid for $3.8 million in the online auction for an unpopulated, one-house Texas town.
3. Power Lunch with Warren Buffet: Auctioned @ $2.6 million
Warren Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American acclaimed businessman, real estate investor, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th and 21st centuries. His is the current CEO and the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, an American multinational conglomerate holding company.
How much do you think a lunch date with the world’s third richest man would raise for charity? Hold on before thinking of a number. In 2010, an anonymous bidder spent a whopping $2.6 million for a power lunch with Warren Buffet. Every year Buffet auctions the lunch meeting to raise funds for a church in San Francisco and their work feeding the hungry. This charity auction regularly becomes the most expensive items to be auctioned on eBay.
2. Gulfstream II : Sold @ $4.9 Million
When a Gulfstream II sold on eBay for $4.9 million back in 2001, it was the most expensive item ever purchased on the auction website. This total has since been topped, but it is
highly impressive considering the fact that thateBay was just born then.
Of course, this wasn’t some charity auction. The luxurious Gulfstream II was worth shelling out loads of money. The luxurious Gulfstream II private jet, which seats 12, was sold by a business plane vendor to a charter-flight company based in Africa. Surprisingly, they were even ready to propose over almost 45 million to Tyler Jet, the owner of the plane.
1. Giga-yacht : Sold @ $140 Million
This 405-foot in length, th Giga-yacht from the builder Frank Mulder was sold in 2005 at a staggering price of $140 million making it one of the most expensive item sold on Ebay. The yacht had 10 multi-level suites, large panoramic windows, eight guest cabins, a salon, a cinema room, a workout room, an office, and a helipad with a garage made it an amazing vessel to set sail in style. The helicopter added that extra cushion to reach even the remotest of the areas on the world map.
Surprisingly the man who bought this piece preferred to stay anonymous, but one can surely conclude that the person would be a sheikh or a super-rich villain who would buy such a piece, which has a built in helicopter garage to carry on with his devil plans.