They say, “Everything has a price.” That old adage has never been more obvious than with the news of a recent auction on eBay. CNN reports that a Cheeto (yes, the cheese-dusted snack) resembling the late gorilla Harambe, allegedly sold for $100,000 on the bidding site.(Image: eBay)
The verified seller’s page does, in fact, show a curiously shaped Hot Cheeto, which sold for $99,999 on February 7. It’s speculated that the Cheeto is of the Xxtra Flamin’ Hot variety.
There have been quite a few oddball transactions in eBay’s 21-year history. Here are nine more of the strangest things ever sold on the site:
1. An Entire Village
A small Tuscan village in Italy, Pratariccia, went up for auction in 2012. Its bid price was $3.1 million. The village was practically a ghost town covering 20 acres and consisting of 25 buildings.(Image: iStock/StevanZZ)
2. The Hollywood Sign
It’s as famous as any movie star; the iconic Hollywood sign, with its white letters, nestled into the Hollywood Hills. In 1978, the original sign was replaced. The original was sold on eBay by a Hollywood producer for $450,400.(Image: Los Angeles, United States – January 10, 2016: Close-up of the famous Hollywood Sign. Credit: iStock/rodolfo_salgado)
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