Christmas shopping is always tough this time of year. Time’s running out, and you still haven’t got your loved ones that perfect, unique gift. If you’re still scratching your head, and you got them a pony last year, you might want to consider eBay. The auction website has seen a bunch of truly strange things up for sale over the years, from possessed bath toys to Hollywood icons. So if you’re looking for inspiration, check out our list of some of the best and strangest things that have ever been up for sale.
1. Britney Spears’s Hair
The internet is full of people looking for a quick buck. And when Britney had her mini-meltdown back in 2007, shaving off her luscious locks, the owner of the Californian salon where it happened thought they were on to a guaranteed winner. They put the hair up for a cool $1m (as well as some half-drunk Red Bull and a lighter), but sadly eBay pulled the auction before it went too far.
2. A 10-Year-Old Half-Eaten Sandwich
Sold for a staggering $28,000, this was no ordinary grilled cheese sandwich. The owner had stopped eating it at the time when he discovered that there was an image of the Virgin Mary grilled into the bread. 10 years later, he decided to put it up for auction, and the rest is disgusting and very unsanitary history.
3. A Liver
Here’s one way to beat the organ traffickers: sell off your body parts before they do. That’s what a man in Florida thought when he listed his own liver for an insane $5.7m. Although it does raise the question: don’t you need that thing? Apparently eBay thought so too, and canceled the auction just as he was preparing the ice bath.
4. His Life
Most of us have had a terrible day (or three), so we can totally understand Ian Usher when a really, really terrible one (his wife left him) made him decide to put his life up for auction. Everything must go, etc. The auction changed his life forever when he made $300,000, traveled the world, and became a bestselling author and speaker. We’re betting he didn’t regret that sale.