Town Sells On eBay For $1.8 Million

from the suckers dept

eBay must be positively ecstatic about all the free publicity they got all last week when the town of Bridgeville tried to sell itself online. Newspapers all over the world, needing any story to fill their pages, filed multiple stories covering the town which had failed to sell for $700,000 via conventional methods. However, by going up on eBay, the owners believe they’ve found some sucker to pay $1.8 million for a town that even they admit is a “fixer-upper”. Now, I don’t mean to be picky, but the “town” is 81 acres. That’s not a small piece of land, but it’s hardly what I would consider a whole “town”. This just sounds like a large piece of property that someone just overpaid significantly for. It still waits to be seen if the bids are legitimate or (like so many high profile auctions) complete garbage.

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