Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, as Birmingham radio DJ Tim Shaw found to his dismay. Interviewing glamour model Jodie Marsh on his radio show, Shaw announced on air as a joke that he would leave his wife and children for the model. His wife didn’t see the funny side, and promptly advertised her husbands’ black Lotus Esprit valued around £25,000 on eBay at the buy it now price of fifty pence. Mrs. Shaw’s action was vindicated when her husband issued a formal apology on TV and later bought back his Lotus for £5,000.
Diane Duyser, from Florida sold her grilled cheese sandwich that appeared to have the face of the Virgin Mary on it. The item was purchased by Golden Palace for $28,000! In Salem, Massachusetts, the Chadwick family opened up a bag of Doritos to discover a chip that perfectly resembled the Popes’ Mitre. The same online casino purchased this cheesy artifact for $1209!
This lot comprised a complete window and frame from the sixth floor room of the Texas Schoolbook Depository, from which Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy on November 22nd, 1963. Apparently, the owner of the Book Depository had the iconic window removed after souvenir hunters began to remove pieces of it following the assassination. The window, along with documents certifying its authenticity was eventually sold to an anonymous bidder for $3,001,501.
Lastly a Brazilian company claimed to have invented the first ever UFO detector. Rather than present their invention to experts as a scientific breakthrough they decided to stick it on eBay. A buyer did forked out $135.03 to buy it. It is not known whether the item worked due to a serious lack of UFOs no doubt.
What weird stuff have you seen on eBay? I am going to sell my Pukka Pie boxes. I am sure they will be collectors items one day.