Allegedly, there is a mom in New South Wales, Australia who is punishing her daughter for lying about having a sleepover when instead she and her friend hung out with older boys. Also, the girl has a “self righteous and lippy attitude.” You know, teenagers.
Anyway, this mom’s chosen punishment is to allegedly sell her daughter’s four tickets to a One Direction concert on Friday, October 25th in Sydney via eBay. ”I hope the scowl on your bitchy little friends faces when you tell them that your dad and i revoked the gift we were giving you all reminds you that your PARENTS are the ones that deserve love and respect more than anyone,” the mom supposedly wrote. “And your silly little pack mentality of taking your parents for fools is one sadly mistaken.” Keep reading »
“Is your pet guinea pig tired of wandering around the house unarmored and vulnerable? Do they get picked on by other guinea pigs? Has your guinea pig ever wanted to go with you to a Renaissance Faire but had nothing to wear? Fear not! A solution is here!”
This is the text of an eBay listing for the majestic suit of guinea pig armor and matching helmet shown above. Apparently the suit was handmade for the guinea pig in the photo, Lucky, who unfortunately passed away before he was able to use his armor for anything other than a couple photoshoots. His owner is now auctioning off Lucky’s outfit to the highest bidder, and donating all proceeds to Virginia’s Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue. The current winning bid? Over $8,000. Yes, seriously. Lucky’s legacy will live on for quite some time. [eBay via Digital Spy]
Itching to relive the winter wonderland of the past few months? Well, if you’ve got $10 million dollars and a really big cooler, a guy in Rotherham, UK, will happily sell you an “unassembled snowman,” aka a big pile of snow. But hey, if that’s too rich for your blood, you can also take a gander at a cheaper, similar snow-portunity. A guy in Kent, UK, is also selling an “unassembled snowman.” Here’s his listing… Keep reading »
Ho, ho, ho! Merry Ugly Christmas Sweater Season, everyone! We scoured eBay and Etsy to track down 10 of this year’s ugliest offerings, and boy did the ugly sweater gods deliver. Click through to check out the embroidered, light-up, glue-gunned, glittered, puff-painted festive monstrosities!
This is a public service announcement: if you’re in need of any kind of spell, potion, psychic reading, or enchantment and prefer to procure your magical products via an online auction site, you best place your bids before August 30th. Why, you ask? Well, eBay just updated the seller guidelines in the paranormal and metaphysical categories and banned the sale of potions, spells, and psychic readings. The new rules take effect on August 30th, which means less than 10 days until you’re cut off from your favorite potion Power Seller. I would suggest trying your local neighborhood witch or wizard, but I’m not sure if they accept PayPal. Maybe it’s time to DIY your own potions? There’s bound to be some good recipes on Pinterest… [Mashable]
I’m adding this one to my list of favorite eBay auctions along with the fart in a jar and the antique anti-masturbation device. Brandon Tudor of Illinois was auctioning off bird poop that resembled Michael Jackson. When a bird shat on his windshield, Brandon claims the likeness to the late po(o)p star became obvious “after it hardened.” The full listing reads:
“Everybody has potato chips or burned crust images of the Virgin Mary… But only you will have your very own bird shat image of Michael Jackson!!! A bird pooped Michael Jackson on the windshield of my car. -Your purchase will include full windshield including bird poop image. -Are you a collector of rare and unique things? -Are you obsessed with Michael Jackson and want that unique piece no other collector will ever have? -Does his spirit live on? -The questions are endless… -Don’t get out bid on this one of a kind collectors piece!!!”
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I believe I have discovered the saddest eBay auction ever. Albuquerque woman, Lori N., was auctioning off her “slightly used soul” for $2,000. Formerly a freelance writer, Lori’s life changed completely after being hit by a drunk driver five years ago. She was in a coma, and suffered a stroke, many broken bones, a collapsed lung and lost one of her breasts. She figured since her body was shot, she might as well market her soul. For bidders on Lori’s soul, she wanted to make it clear that what she would deliver is the “opportunity to save [her] soul.” Along with the purchase will come a “certificate detailing the white and black marks on [her] soul.” A spiritual car facts of sorts. But what she’s truly hoping for from this auction is not money, but the chance to make contact with someone else’s soul. Keep reading »
As if we needed any additional reasons to adore the extremely adorable Carey Mulligan, here’s one more: the starlet placed her Met Gala dress on eBay yesterday, with all the proceeds from the auction going to Oxfam America. The custom Prada dress (constructed of silver and gold metal paillettes, if you recall) began at the modest price of $500 and is currently at $1,050, but considering the listing doesn’t close until the 19th, there’s a good chance the bids are going to skyrocket. Of course, I don’t know how many people could actually fit into Carey’s teeny-tiny gown, but how amazing would it be to hang that shit up in your house? It’s almost as good as going to the Met Ball yourself. Almost. Pssst — Carey, I know you’re all about keeping your private life private and I respect that, but girl, we want to see your damn wedding dress! [Racked]
I’ve never been much of an eBay shopper; in fact, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve bought something on the e-retailer. But two of them have been in the last year — and both were brand new J. Crew items. Maybe this isn’t a secret, but it sure as heck was to me — it turns out, there’s a ton of brand new, with tags, J. Crew items being sold on eBay. Why? I’m not entirely sure. I do know that I was incredibly happy with both of my purchases: 1) a winter coat I coveted after seeing it in a movie and 2) a pair of round-toe pumps that I got for $40 less than the retail price. In fact, if I’m coveting anything currently being sold at J. Crew — and, let’s face it, I always am — I check eBay to see if anyone is selling it at a markdown. Plus, eBay is also a great place to check for past favorites that you wish you had snatched up. Here are six awesome J. Crew items you can score on eBay right now.
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, I used to be quite the vintage clothing huntress. Finding a kickass sale with a few good finds in my size gave me an unbelievable cheap thrill. Every weekend, I’d wake up early and drive to whatever estate sale promised a cache of clothing. One day, I entered a room at an estate sale and saw a woman who was picking up items of clothing indiscriminately and shoving them into bags. Keep reading »