The 9 Strangest Things Ever Sold on eBay
Black Enterprise Magazine Summer 2019 Issue

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8. The Country of New Zealand


In 2006, an Australian placed the entire country of New Zealand on eBay with an opening bid of a penny. According to an article from, the man who put the country up for sale had written in the eBay ad that the country had “very bad weather” and “the dodgiest America’s Cup win ever.” The ad was quickly removed by eBay, with a spokesman assuring the public that New Zealand was not for sale.

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9. Princess Beatrice’s Hat


Princess Beatrice’s unusual hat stole the spotlight at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011. The hat became the subject of countless memes and even had its own Facebook page. The hat was put up for auction and sold for a little over £81,000 British pounds (currently, a little over $101,000 USD).

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