What do you think are the most expensive items on eBay?
Or do you want to find out about the most expensive items on eBay that cost a fortune?
Why don't you sit back as we unveil the list of the most expensive items on eBay? But before we go to that, here's is a little note on what eBay is all about.
As most of us know (if not all), eBay is one of the forerunners as long as online commerce is concerned. This site makes it possible for individuals to sell and buy anything from anywhere at any time. And yes, one can also trade items on eBay.
According to statista.com, eBay's revenue in 2017 was $9.567 billion as against $8.979 billion in 2016, with the majority of this revenue generated from the transaction fees made in the marketplace.
In the year 1995, eBay began its operations, and since then, it has been a platform where many ridiculous and costly items are sold. According to independent.co.uk, one of the weirdest, fanciest and funny items sold on eBay is the grilled cheese sandwich, which had the Virgin Mary's face. This said sandwich was sold for the whopping amount of $28,000 in the year 2004. Funny enough, the woman who made this grilled cheese sandwich said it had magical powers, and for more than a decade, it was untouchable by mold.
Other strange items people have put up on eBay for sale include a "retained rubber duck," a "ghost in a jar," and as well as the "meaning of life," which is worth $3.26 as revealed by the sale in the year 2000.
In 2000, a chewy (chewing gum) spat out by Britney Spears was bought by one of his fans at a whopping amount of $14,000, not to mention the British girl who offered her virginity for sell so she could raise enough money to take care of her college education. A kind buyer later helped her out by giving out the money to her without availing the offer.
Although most of the listing on eBay does not deal with lots of money, there are rare items sold at costly prices. Most of them are scarce comics books, unique collectibles, and as well as expensive supercars. And you'd be shocked to know how much these items cost as they attract massive spenders.
To summarize, here is a table highlighting the most expensive items on eBay alongside their cost and year of purchase.
|ITEMS FOR SALE||PRICE||YEAR OF PURCHASE|
|GIGA YACHT||$168 MILLION||2006|
|GULFSTREAM II||$4.9 MILLION||2001|
|LUNCH WITH WARREN BUFFETT||$4.6 MILLION||ANNUALLY|
|THE CRYPT ABOVE MARILYN MONROE'S||$4.6 MILLION||2009|
|ACTION COMICS NO 1||$3.2 MILLION||2014|
|ALBERT EINSTEIN LETTER||$3 MILLION||2018|
|THE TOWN OF ALBERT||$2.5 MILLION||2003|
|2003 ENZO FERRARI||$1 MILLION||2004|
I think it's time to go over to the list of the most expensive items on eBay in detail.
The yacht is the number one (1) on our list, and it is the most expensive item to be sold on eBay. This beauty was modeled by a naval architect known as Frank Mulder.
Roman Abramovich bought it at a tremendous amount of $168 million. Roman is a Russian billionaire who also belongs to the oligarchy and is also known for his business investments in the United Kingdom (UK). The deal was sealed up with the 4yacht brokerage firm, which is based in Florida.
The yacht comes with a lot of features, and they include;
Roman Abramovich saved a lot of money by purchasing the yacht at $168 million as it was being sold at the price of $196.5 million.
The Grumman Gulfstream II was manufactured in the year 1966 in the United States as a private jet. It then became famous for businesses and is still used today for the same purpose.
In 2001, the Grumman Gulfstream II was signed up for sale on eBay by Tyler jet based in Texas. This was later purchased by a charter flight based in Africa at the whopping amount of $4.9 million. The aircraft comes with luxurious installations for 12 passengers.
It will be nice to note that the eBay site's aviation category has had many aircraft listing, and most are owned by celebrities like John Travolta (Hollywood star) and John F. Kennedy (the former president of the United States).
Warren Buffett, one of the wealthiest men on planet earth, participates typically in the fundraising for Glide foundation based in San Francisco. This he doses by way of auction where the winner gets to have lunch with one of the wealthiest businessmen. As of 2019, the bid made for this was $4.6 million against the previous $3.5 million records.
The annual lunch meeting proceeds are channeled for a good cause. Warren Buffett has been able to make over $25 million using these lunch auctions.
The Smith and Wollensky steak house located in New York City (which is also known to donate a considerable amount to charity) is the ideal place for the lunch though this could change based on what the auction winner wants.
In 2009, the crypt just above Marilyn Monroe was purchased with a massive sum of $4.6 million. The seller, Elsie Poncher, sold the crypt, found in a celebrity cemetery located in Los Angeles, so she would be able to pay off the mortgage she owed.
The auction started with the sum of $500,000, and before closing, it had about 21 bids. This crypt was purchased in the year 1954 from Joe DiMaggio, a baseball star and Monroe's ex-husband, as they were divorcing by Richard Poncher.
The first-ever action comic book was released in the year 1938, and among the other comic books, action comic is the most soughed. It is well known because it was where Superman made his first appearance to the public.
It's believed that around 50 copies of the prototype comic books still exist and are still in good shape. However, in 2014 the Superman's action comics no. 1 sold for a whopping amount of $3.2 million.
The bidding started with the sum of $1 million, and within a short period, it grew higher and higher as 13 bidders were struggling to end the deal.
There was a total number of 48 bids from these 13 bidders as the bidding kept going higher from $2.5 million to $2.6 million then to $2.7 million before reaching $3,207,752.
The comic book was later sold at the whopping price of $3,207,852 as the lucky winner bid increased in the last few seconds of the auction.
Albert Einstein is a well-known physicist who is known for research works. However, Einstein also wrote on some other kinds of stuff. And one such publication, where he wrote about God and religion, was signed up for sale on eBay in 2018.
His work got many bids, after which it was sold at the amount of $3 million.
The town of Albert is a small town in Texas that has only five residences.
This little town has an ancient history as it played an essential role during the president's ranch trail when it served as a hub and served as a stop to the Fredericksburg-Blanco stage route.
The owner, bobby cave, acquired the town of Albert with the sum of $216,000. He spent quite a fortune restoring and tiding Albert's town by fixing the restrooms; tractor shed, dance hall, the three-bedroom house, the pavilion, and constructing a tavern that opens on weekends.
Bobby cave, who is an insurance broker in 2003, sold the town of Albert and made a whopping amount of $2.5 million.
This is one rare car produced in the year 2003 named after the company's owner Ken Okuyama, an Italian carmaker modeled the Enzo Ferrari.
Only 44 of the Enzo Ferrari were produced and of which all were sold at the price of $659,330 initially.
In 2004, the Enzo Ferrari was signed up for sale on eBay, and the winner of the bid was able to acquire the car with a whopping amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000).
Other items have been listed on eBay that cost a fortune. Most of them include;
As already mentioned above, eBay is one of the leading e-commerce sites out there where you can get anything you want at any time. And it turns out that eBay is filled with diverse sorts of things and all kinds of people turn out for deals on eBay, even millionaires and billionaires.