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Top Ten Craziest and Weirdest Things That Ever Sold on eBay

"Ghost in a Jar", sold for over $55,000

"Ghost in a Jar", sold for over $55,000

If you read my hub on the "Top Ten Items to Buy on eBay" then you already know I've been a HUGE eBay fan for quite a while.

If your lazy (like me), you can buy just about anything you want, save yourself a trip to the store, and usually find the best deals around.

It's just as easy to Sell your items on eBay, and people sell just about anything you can think of (anything legal that is).

I've seen some CRAZY items for sale over the years on eBay, and in this article I'll showcase my favorite top ten craziest, strangest, and weirdest items ever sold on eBay!

1. Ghost in a Jar. (Header Pic). This jar, which was found in an abandoned cemetery, was sold by the seller who found it so the ghost would stop haunting him! Selling Price -- $55,922...

Pulled from the building, the window and frame that Lee Harvey Oswald used.

Pulled from the building, the window and frame that Lee Harvey Oswald used.

2. Shooters Window. The actual window and frame allegedly used by Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused shooter of late president John F. Kennedy. Reportedly the most valuable window in the world, this window sold on eBay for over 3 million dollars!

3. The entire town of Bridgetown, California, sold twice in three years on eBay. The asking price? $1,800,000. Ever dream of buying your own town? On eBay you can!

Ian Usher -- Starting over with some coin in his pocket

Ian Usher -- Starting over with some coin in his pocket

4. A Man's Life!! Ian Usher was so fed up with his life that he decided to sell it on eBay. He sold his car, his house, his job, and introduced the buyer to his friends!

Hey, was it worth it? He pocketed just over $200,000 and got a fresh start!

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One corn flake -- $1350.00

One corn flake -- $1350.00

5. A Corn Flake shaped like the state of Illinois. This one boggles my mind... This one Corn Flake sold for approximately $1350.00 . If Only I had paid attention to my Corn Flakes. Who knows how many "states" I've eatin!

6. The Meaning of Life. Speaking of Life, someone figured it all out and decided to sell his secret on eBay. Unfortunately it only sold for just over $3.00. Do you see how TV distracts us! Why buy the meaning of life when American Idol is On! (Great bargain for the buyer).

Um, yeah, me no want to play right now ducky....

Um, yeah, me no want to play right now ducky....

7. Haunted Rubber Ducky. The picture speaks for itself. The owner claims his toddler became irate, almost "posessed".....(sound familiar?), and continuously threw this toy ducky across the room.

Fortunately for the seller he was able to sell it off to the next poor soul for over $100.00!

8. Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Don't eat that sandwich!! We can sell it on eBay! And they did, for $28,000.

Probably the most expensive grilled cheese sandwich ever.

Probably the most expensive grilled cheese sandwich ever.

The Jesus toaster

The Jesus toaster

9. Jesus Toast. The Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese sandwich sparked a phenomenon, Jesus Toast immediately followed and has been sold by hundreds of sellers. Other items included Jesus Toast t-shirts, coffee mugs, and more. The trend became so popular that one ingenious seller has successfully invented and marketed my last item on this list.

10. The Jesus Toaster. For $19.95 you can have Jesus smiling back at you every morning on your breakfast toast. Its actually quite nice, would make for good conversation with dinner guests.

Comments on August 07, 2016:

Like my mother always said there's a sucker born every minute!

Royce on April 04, 2015:

Yeah you're very welcome man.

Jeff Boettner (author) from Tampa, FL on April 04, 2015:

Hi Royce S,

Crazy Roight? I spent some serious time trying to come up with my own big seller........Thanks for stopping by!

Hi THomas,

Agreed! Thanks for stopping by!

THomas on April 02, 2015:

Surprised no one mentioned that dumb "I Gotta STD" shirt. Now that was crazy.

Royce on January 12, 2015:

Haha awesome list!

Jeff Boettner (author) from Tampa, FL on October 16, 2014:

Hi Mick027,

My thoughts exactly. I'd be happy for 50 bucks and a large coke Slurpee for my life right now...

Mirjan Stojanovic from Belgrade on October 15, 2014:

A Man's Life is a winner! Fresh start and $200.000 is a good deal. Don't know how much is worth what he sold but sometimes a real restart is a great choice!

iguidenetwork from Austin, TX on January 03, 2014:

What a laughtrip! I wonder if people actually fell for these things and bought them... and the prices are not that really cheap! :))

Jeff Boettner (author) from Tampa, FL on October 07, 2012:

@Suzie: we'll find out, I'm seriously going to do this and hub about it ;)

@Kimberly:I know I sound like a broken record but eBay freakin rocks. Start out with something little, like a houshold item, once you have a feedback greater than ten, sell some stuff. P.S. -- haunted corn flakes make awesome conversation topics at halloween parties!

Thanks for checking my hub out :)

Kimberly Vaughn from Midwest on October 07, 2012:

Great hub Jeff! I am astounded by the things that have sold on ebay. I have really never used the site myself but I guess I am going to have to check it out.

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on October 07, 2012:

LOL . . . . I'm going to keep an eye out for a map of Ireland!! I just cannot imagine who would buy a cornflake on ebay!!! I am still laughing!

Jeff Boettner (author) from Tampa, FL on October 07, 2012:

Thanks SuzieHQ :). I am actually looking for my next eBay itme to sell right now. I need a corn flake that looks like a state, preferably either Florida or California. Then I will "prove" its haunted by letting it sit out on the counter overnight on Halloween. It will speak to me, telling me horrible halloween stories as I dream, and I will be "forced" to sell it to some poor unsuspecting soul on eBay, for approx. 5k.

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on October 07, 2012:

Hi Jeff,

What a seriously interesting hub. I cannot believe these items sold, a coenflake - seriously??? Toast as Jesus?? Quite hilarious reading!

VU, funny and more,shared on!!

Jeff Boettner (author) from Tampa, FL on September 30, 2012:

Thanks internpete :), the thought has crossed my mind a time or two. Maybe a "Haunted Corn Flake that looks like California" . We joke, but seriously, I might find myself digging through a box of cornflakes one of these days :).

Peter V from At the Beach in Florida on September 30, 2012:

What a fun hub to read. This makes me really consider finding a few items, calling them haunted, and then selling them on ebay. Knowing my luck, they probably wouldn't sell. Voted up!

Jeff Boettner (author) from Tampa, FL on September 05, 2012:

Ha! Exactly. I can't imagine how many thousand dollar corn flakes I have eaten over the years. I think I just saw one that looked like elvis the other day, wonder what that was worth? Thanks for commenting :)

flashmakeit from usa on September 04, 2012:

Why would anyone buy a corn flake shaped like Illinois for that amount of money? I need to start selling thing on eBay.

Jeff Boettner (author) from Tampa, FL on August 13, 2012:

@donnah75 -- thanks for the feedback :) I was thinking the same thing, I wonder how many thousand dollar corn flakes I have eatin over the years?

@Rochelle Frank -- Thanks for the feedback :), I've thought about the Jesus toast, I don't think (just my opinion) that's its sarcastic. It's a little funny, but not offensive (again but just my opinion) I think it could be taken either way. I'm willing to bet more christians buy the toaster then not. hmmm, might make a good hub to research. "who is buying this toaster?" (he sells thousands of these per month I believe)

As far as your grandfathers hand made street clock at Knott's Berry Farm (I was there once, was fantastic), that sounds like a Very interesting story. Going to read up on it on my lunch break, thanks for sharing!

Rochelle Frank from California Gold Country on August 12, 2012:

Some pretty weird items-- especially the Jesus items. I wonder if He would approve.

The wierdest item my son ever found for sale on eBay, was the handmade street clock my grandfather built in the 1930s.

He noticed that it was no longer at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park ,CA-- and went looking. Found it on eBay for an asking price of $25,000.

Donna Hilbrandt from Upstate New York on August 12, 2012:

My husband and I were just wandering through eBay and talking about the crazy and expensive things for sale there. I should clearly pay closer attention to my cereal in the morning. Great hub. Voted up and sharing.

Jeff Boettner (author) from Tampa, FL on July 29, 2012:

Thanks Teach Computers :), yeah sometimes I think about selling my life, don't think I would fetch 5 bucks though lol. I can't believe the toaster guy doesn't ship to the UK? Thought he was shipping everywhere. Thanks for the comments!

Daniel Sanderson from Behind a Firewall on July 29, 2012:

The guy who sold his life and the Jesus toaster are awesome ;p Even been on eBay to see if they ship to UK.. They don't :(

Jeff Boettner (author) from Tampa, FL on July 16, 2012:

Thanks hawaiianodysseus! I have spent years trying to find my niche, I spent months looking for vintage red-lined Levis (only to find out later that most of the good-will stores are smart, and when they come across such items they auction them off themselves!!) I never did find that niche, but I do love eBay nonetheless. I see you have found yours, Ill check your eBay store out! Thanks again for the comments!

Hawaiian Odysseus from Southeast Washington state on July 16, 2012:

Good morning!

Thanks for following, and after reading this amusing Hub of yours, I'm reciprocating.

As an eBay seller still trying to find his groove, I gotta admit I've wanted to find my very own slice of pizza. It's made for some interesting times at the dinner table or in the restaurants when others have wondered why I was staring at my food. (If you've ever seen Russell Crowe in that great movie, "A Beautiful Mind," it's kinda like that guy looking for mathematical patterns.)

The closest I ever got--and it's a far cry from being weird or strange--was listing a Beatles lunch box for 99 cents and watching it sell for $767. If it's too good to be true, it usually is, and...sure enough...the buyer reneged. Aw, shucks! Back to looking silly in pizza parlors!

Aloha! Thanks for sharing. Voted up, awesome, interesting, and useful!

Jeff Boettner (author) from Tampa, FL on July 08, 2012:

hahaha, jenubouka you need to list those legos on eBay immediately :)

jenubouka on July 08, 2012:

ha! love your list; gives me some inspiration to look around my house and start slangin some junk. In fact, I have about 20,000 "possessed" legos that have the same effect on my son as that duck...

Jeff Boettner (author) from Tampa, FL on June 30, 2012:

Thanks shiningirisheyes :), Thanks for reading my hub!

Shining Irish Eyes from Upstate, New York on June 30, 2012:

I love weird stuff like this. I am always fascinated by the ridiculous and the stupid!!!!!

Window Pain on June 23, 2012:


"I just wonder what these people do with these things after they bought them."


After the appropriate ridicule from family and friends, they probably hide these reminders of their stupidity. Or, if they're truly impervious to shame they could put the Jesus grilled cheese sandwich on a gold neck chain and wear it to impress the girls at the Jesus is Lord Revival Tent.

Window Pain on June 23, 2012:

I've never eBay'd in my life, but you inspired me to check my cat's litter box. Sure enough she pooped exact likenesses of the entire Addams Family, then she coughed up 'Cousin It' to complete the set!

Jeff Boettner (author) from Tampa, FL on June 23, 2012:

Thanks Julie :)

Thanks Crystal Tatum :) , yep the corn flake was a definite shocker.

Crystal Tatum from Georgia on June 23, 2012:

A corn flake shaped like the state of Illinois? Seriously? Some people have more money than they know what to do with, apparently. And I'm a bit jealous of the guy who sold his life - I don't think I could get that much for mine!

Blurter of Indiscretions from Clinton CT on June 23, 2012:

Wow. Just wow. People amaze me everyday. Very entertaining hub! :)

Jeff Boettner (author) from Tampa, FL on June 23, 2012:

Hi Lipnancy :), I've been a huge fan of eBay since it's inception and an active member for many years. I even went to an "eBay Live" event in New Orleans in 2004, where I met some of the top sellers on eBay at that time. I even saw Meg Whitman. I never found my "niche" as a seller, (not yet anyway), but I still check out eBay on almost a daily basis. When I saw the "Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese" sell, my jaw dropped. Then I watched the whole Jesus Toast phenomenon spring to life, and finally, this one ingenious seller has made his own toaster and is making a decent living selling them..all over the world. eBay amazes me. So does HubPages :)

Nancy Yager from Hamburg, New York on June 23, 2012:

@bockshiner Especially the food items, they must go rancid at some point.

@ howlermunkey. Very interesting hub. Where in the world did you get this information?

Jeff Boettner (author) from Tampa, FL on June 23, 2012:

HA! excellent question bockshiner and perhaps a good follow up hub? :)

bockshiner from Dallas, TX on June 23, 2012:

I just wonder what these people do with these things after they bought them.

Jeff Boettner (author) from Tampa, FL on June 23, 2012:

Good question self absorbed, not yet, :)

Thanks againsttheodds, yep it's fun to see some of these things sell for what they do.

againsttheodds on June 23, 2012:

Interesting to see some of the crazier side of Ebay.

self absorbed from Canada on June 22, 2012:

No magic beans?

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