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Top 10 Weirdest Things Ever Sold on eBay

From half-eaten potato chips to haunted dolls, these weird offerings might surprise you.
Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Scott Olson
Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Scott Olson

Top 10 Weirdest Things Sold on eBay

SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 22: A sign is posted in front of the eBay headquarters on January 22, 2014 in San Jose, California. eBay Inc. will report fourth quarter earnings today after the closing bell. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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eBay is a big online store where you can find all sorts of things, from normal stuff to bizarre ones. People have not only put up listings for strange items but have sold them, too. Imagine things like only half-eaten chips or dolls that are said to be haunted! These are the surprising things you can stumble upon while browsing eBay. It's like entering a special world where you never know what you might find—some things are practical, and some are just plain strange. So, dive into eBay and explore these 10 unusual items.

1. Potato Chips

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Image Source: Pexels | icon0 com

In a really strange turn of events, someone put a half-eaten bag of potato chips up for sale on eBay. The idea that this was done for charity purposes does not make the situation any less weird. The idea of buying snacks that someone already took a few bites from might seem weird, but it shows how unpredictable online shopping can be. This incident shows that online markets can be full of unexpected twists, where even the most unusual items find a place to be bought and sold.

2. Crown Royal Bags

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Image Source: Etsy

eBay witnessed an unusual purchase involving Crown Royal's iconic bags. Renowned for its distinctive and velvety purple drawstring packaging cradling the prized liquor bottles, these bags have become a cultural icon. In a recent eBay sale, a set of six of these bags was bought for $50. However, it's worth noting the peculiar care instructions associated with these bags – they are labeled as dry-clean-only items. Made from low-quality flannel, laundering them could lead to shrinkage. 

3. Dreadlocks

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Image Source: Pexels | Kaone Makoko

Surprisingly, dreadlocks have found a place in eBay's market, selling for over $200. Recently, an NFL player named Takkarist McKinley's dreadlock was sold on eBay, and the bids went up to a whopping $11,000. This shows us how online markets can be surprising and how much sports fans and collectors are willing to pay for items that mean something special to them. Fans are ready to do a lot to own something that connects them to their favorite sports stars, even if it's just a simple dreadlock.

4. Toilet Paper Roll Tubes

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Image Source: Pexels | Anna Shvets

Believe it or not, there was a peculiar trend on eBay where people were selling cardboard tubes from toilet rolls, and even more surprisingly, there were actual buyers. These tubes were being advertised for various purposes like arts and crafts, gardening, and even as treats for pets, particularly hamsters. Numerous listings popped up, with sellers looking to make some extra cash from what many might consider waste. A set of 16 tubes was purchased for $10, while a package containing 130 tubes and 18 kitchen roll centers fetched a price of $50.

5. Expired Camera Film

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Image Source: Pexels | Markus Spiske

While seemingly obsolete, expired camera film possesses a special charm for vintage camera enthusiasts. In a recent eBay transaction, a roll of expired film sold for $45. However, there might be color shifts or light leak issues, but some people enjoy these effects. Beyond sentimental value, collectors view these expired film rolls as not only capturing moments in time but also as valuable additions to their collections. 

6. Fart in a Jar

Money in a tip jar in a Taos, New Mexico, coffee shop includes | Getty Images | Photo by Robert Alexander
Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Robert Alexander

In the eccentric world of eBay, a standout listing involves selling a fart in a jar. This bold concept of auctioning a bodily function for amusement is both bewildering and entertaining. One individual was selling these jars for $1000 each, making around $20,000 in total. It's fascinating how people have such unique preferences, eventually leading to profitable outcomes for those who sell them. 

7. Gold Grills

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Image Source: Pexels/ Photo by: spxChrome

A recent eBay sale of bespoke gold teeth grills caused quite a stir on the internet. The upper and lower pieces fetched a remarkable $400, sparking curiosity about the authenticity of the gold. Checking seller ratings and reviews can provide insights into the reliability and trustworthiness of a particular seller. Moreover, gold jewelry prices can vary depending on factors such as the type of gold, design complexity, and brand reputation. Buyers should beware of scammers and compare prices across different sellers to ensure a fair deal.

8. Cow Manure

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Image Source: Pexels/Pixabay

Surprisingly, cow manure has become a marketable item on eBay. Although the platform does not permit the sale of certain items, including live animals and waste products, people have been listing them in the category of organic fertilizers or soil amendments. The reason behind a buyer willingly purchasing such waste remains a mystery. This is just another example of unexpected commodities that find eager buyers on eBay, where one person's waste becomes another's valuable fertilizer.

9. Vintage Tampons

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Image Source: Pexels/ Karolina Grabowska

With a pack from the 1980s selling for $24, vintage tampons have become an unusual yet sought-after item on eBay. Sellers list these items as collectibles, showcasing packaging and designs from bygone eras. Some buyers, collectors, or enthusiasts are drawn to the historical aspect, examining how menstrual products evolved. While eBay provides a platform for such sales, it's not without controversy. Some people question the ethics of selling used hygiene products, even if they are no longer usable. 

10. Haunted Dolls

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Image Source: Pexels/ Pixabay

On eBay, haunted dolls are often priced at around $50. Listings detail the spirit's life, death, and personality. Some claim to move objects, make sounds, or communicate telepathically. Entrepreneur Kat Blowers, who sells haunted dolls on Etsy, puts each doll through an intensive one-to-three-month investigation, using tools like EMF meters and lucid dreaming sessions. Ethical sellers prioritize investigations and caution buyers about potential dangers, emphasizing the dolls aren't for entertainment. Despite skepticism, the haunted doll market continues to boom.