crime
People are Buying Cloned Cars on eBay and Being Conned out of Thousands

Cloned cars are a thing, they say, and they're being offered for sale on auction site eBay, where buyers might end up purchasing something that's been stolen and therefore lose all their money when the police and original owners turn up to get it back. Read More >>

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‘£80,773’ Harambe Cheeto Is Everything Stupid About the Internet

A little over a week ago, seller valuestampsinc posted a listing on eBay for a Flaming Hot Cheeto vaguely resembling Harambe. On Monday, this inevitably became a viral story due to its exorbitant price—the final, winning big is a whopping $99,900 (£80,773). Read More >>

ebay
Ebay Is Finally Doing Something About Counterfeit Goods

When I was 18 years old, I bought a baby Louis Vuitton handbag off of eBay. It was about $300 (£246) and light blue. I loved it. Then, the zipper broke and when I took it to the Louis Vuitton store to get repaired, the snooty sales girl informed me that it was counterfeit. Eighteen-year-old me was incensed, humiliated, and embarrassed, but I learned an expensive (if important) lesson: Don’t buy designer goods off of eBay. Read More >>

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Virgin America Create Shoes That Recreate the Experience of Flying First Class

The odds of winning a pair of Nike’s amazing self-lacing Air Mag sneakers are slim, but Virgin America’s custom First Class trainers, which turn you into a walking ad for the airline, could be a decent consolation prize. You just need to outbid everyone else who’s interested, since there’s only one pair in existence. Read More >>

internet
Why Do People Want Thousands of Pounds For Disney VHS Tapes on eBay?

If you do a search for “Disney VHS” on eBay, you’ll find plenty of 1990s Disney movies to choose from. You’ll also notice something strange: a lot of people are asking for a tonne of money. Literally hundreds of people are asking for more than $1,000 (£771) per tape for everything from Beauty and the Beast to The Little Mermaid. Dozens more are asking for over $10,000 (£7,716) per tape. One person is asking for $1.5 million (£1.15 million) for 12 Disney tapes. What’s going on here? Read More >>

wtf
eBay is a Waking Nightmare of Amateur Trump Art

Have you ever wondered what Donald Trump might look like as a baby doll? Wonder no longer. Because you can pick up just such a monstrosity on eBay. In fact, you can pick up a lot of Trump-themed art on eBay. And it’s just as horrifying as you’d expect. Read More >>

gaming
That Fake Nintendo NX Controller is Selling for $10,000 on Ebay

Remember those pictures of the alleged Nintendo NX controller that did the rounds online a couple of months back? It turns out they were fake, with the source of the ‘leak’ admitting to using his Photoshop skills for evil shortly after enraging unimpressed gamers the world over. Read More >>

toys
Hasbro Made a Wonky Version of Mr. Potato Head to Help Reduce Food Waste

Picky shoppers only choosing the most perfectly-shaped and blemish-free produce at supermarkets has led to a tremendous amount of food waste. To illustrate how not-so-perfect fruits and vegetables are still perfectly edible, Hasbro has created a misshaped version of Mr. Potato Head to serve as a spokesperson. Read More >>

apple
Got an Old iPod Gathering Dust? It Could be Worth Thousands Now

LIKE THEY DID BACK THEN, am I right, am I right? Seriously though, if you have an old iPod knocking around and you fancy making a quick buck, you might want to cleanse it of your old, Daniel Bedingfield-dominated ‘Chillax’ playlists and stick it up on eBay. Read More >>

wearables
The Unannounced New Google Glass is on Sale on eBay and Nobody Knows Why

The Google Glass timeline is a bloody confusing one, and it’s just become even stranger. After suddenly pulling its original high-tech piece of eyeware from the market last year, it quickly emerged that the company was working on a follow-up headset, which sounded very similar to the first. Read More >>

politics
Messiah Jeremy Corbyn’s Used Coffee Cup Sells for £51

Jeremy Corbyn -- possible political saviour and hero of many left-wing social media echo chambers -- has moved up into the higher echelons of the celebrity world since storming the race to become the next leader of the Labour party, with things the Special One has touched now offered for sale as mementos of His time among us. Read More >>

money
HMRC Wants Your eBay Records, in Case You’re a Charity Shop Junk Millionaire

Us little, ordinary people who try to augment our pathetic incomes by selling junk on the internet for pennies are the latest target of the HMRC, which says around £5.9bn per year is lost in tax revenues by people earning on the side online and not declaring it. Read More >>

history
The Fitness Wearable So Dangerous it Was Supposed to Be Destroyed

One of the first-ever fitness wearables was so dangerous it was banned by the US government for causing miscarriages and hernias. The line between “convenient exercise device” and “ornate torture tool” was thinner back in the 1950s. Read More >>

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Bristol Stag-Do Lads Auction Off Spare Place Using eBay

Ben Kolb, from Bristol, was due to get married but disaster struck: one of his friends had dropped out of his stag-do, leaving a place to fill on the inevitably drunken night out. So what to do? Luckily his brother and best man, Alex Kolb, had the bright idea of putting the place up for grabs on eBay. And remarkably – it sold. Read More >>