In case you were wondering if the title was correct, yes, there were bags of actual air, supposedly from one of Adele’s concerts, selling on Ebay. Not only were they selling, they were also selling for some pretty decent money, with one bag receiving a bid of £1500 before the big bosses as Ebay stepped in to diffuse the situation, and quickly removed the listing. (Nice try). On one particular listing, the ‘air’ was supposedly from one of Adele’s Australia concerts and it was trapped inside what can only be described as a large sandwich bag. Once Ebay removed the listing for nothing other than ridiculousness, the seller then re-listed the item. Because the item was now a thing, and has already caused a significant amount of scandal, she now had a lot more to go with. The listing title now reads; ‘The Original legit Adele live air bag (ebay removed my original listing).’ Unfortunately, this time round has not been so much of a success and the current bid stands at around £9.50.
Adele has been recently touring Australia and, as usual, tickets were like gold dust, which could perhaps explain why people are willing to purchase air from the event (?). Anyway, in case you weren’t there, we can fill you in on some of the action. One night Adele welcomed a drag queen on stage, another saw her shouting at a security guard for telling fans to sit down (who needs health and safety when you have Adele anyway?) and there were even reports that in order to conceal herself from fans until the very last moment, Adele was being wheeled to her venues in a box – are we missing something or are tour buses with blacked out windows not the in thing anymore? Apparently, the box is wheeled right into the venue and many just mistake it for a piece of kit being wheeled around, little do they know, actual Adele is sitting inside. I wonder where that box is now and how much I could get for it….
Other ridiculous things you can buy (and sell) on Ebay…
Believe it or not, if you are looking for something particularly unique, you can actually just search ‘weird stuff’ in the search bar of the ebay home page because this is a real category, that actually exists. However, this is only for the very brave amongst us. You have been warned…
Golf ball removed from the inside of a snake…
Yep. A few years back, there was an auction that was selling golf balls that had previously been removed from the inside of a snake. As legend has it, the golf balls were being used to encourage hens to lay eggs, when the snake got into the hen house, mistook the balls for eggs and ate them. Yup. It is thought that the golf balls were put on Ebay in an attempt to raise money for a new wildlife hospital. So, all’s well that ends well!
A Haunted Rubber Duck
According to the owner of said duck, the bath toy had the power to possess children. Presumably wanting rid as soon as possible, the seller declared in the item’s description that he would not take any responsibility or answer any questions about the duck once the item had been shipped. In the end, curiosity got the better of someone, and the item sold for $107.
One single Cornflake
Complete with measurements. This was basically a guy seeing if he could sell a Cornflake on ebay, just cos. The Cornflake unsurprisingly had no takers at first but then someone bid 1p (presumably, again, just for a laugh) and apparently it all kicked off from there. After a couple of days, the cornflake sold for a massive £1.20. It seems that he managed to sell it just in time as Ebay were suddenly on the case, asking him to withdraw the sale of the Cornflake unless he could provide a ‘best before’ date.
The Meaning of Life
Way back in 2000, a man from North Carolina claimed to know the meaning of life and decide to share his knowledge with the world, by selling it on Ebay. The meaning of life did only sell for $3.26 which makes us question its accuracy slightly…
Britney Spears chewed a piece of bubblegum and spat it out at a Wembley concert in 2000. The woman that caught the bubblegum sold it on Ebay for a whopping $14, 000.