April 10, 2005 |
People looking for mementos of Pope John Paul II have been thronging area religious-supply stores and online sites. EBay had more than 12,000 Pope John Paul II items listed for auction or sale earlier this week, including "collectible bobble-head" dolls in the $10-$20 range and a piece of toasted bread that "bears a miraculous image of the Pope" with a starting bid of $930. Most of the papal products available online and in stores, however, are more traditional, such as copies of books by and about the Pope, signed pictures of John Paul II, and videos on the Pope's life and message.
October 12, 2005 |
Maybe Britney Spears wanted to keep her jewel-encrusted bra for herself. Who knows? The onetime teenybopper singer in low-slung jeans has pulled that bra from Internet auction site eBay. The sparkling undergarment was one of dozens of wardrobe items and other personal belongings that Spears put up for bid on eBay to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims. Bidding had surpassed $60,000 before Spears pulled it. In a message posted on her official Web site, Spears, 23, told fans she was "concerned that some of you might be confusing this bra with something that it's not. " OK, so maybe it's true Spears fans' elevators don't go all the way to the top floor, but a bra is a bra, right?
November 20, 2002 |
Bidding for one of Eminem's boyhood homes has surpassed $667,000 on eBay. Bidding opened at $120,000, and by yesterday evening, the high bid had topped two-thirds of a million dollars. "It's just amazing the response we're getting," said Sebastian Lucido, a lawyer who bought the Warren, Mich., house with Roland Fraschetti, a Macomb County commissioner and real estate developer. Eminem's uncle, Todd Nelson, sold the house this month for $45,000 to Lucido and Fraschetti.
November 5, 2010 |
Three friends face the possibility of serious prison time after pleading guilty yesterday in connection with a scheme to sell stolen merchandise on eBay. U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick set sentencing for February. Under preliminary advisory-sentencing guidelines, the three defendants, all of whom pleaded guilty in federal district court to wire and mail fraud, could potentially face 41 to 51 months in a federal lockup. Authorities said Evan Appel, 34, of Northeast Philadelphia; Nathan Allen Kriegler, 43, of Holland, Bucks County; and Ryan Pollack, 34, of Abington, Montgomery County, conducted fraudulent transactions with 19 retailers from March 2008 to January 2010 using shell companies.
April 10, 2005 |
Bill Kerwin 3d wanted $800 for a set of antique dental tools that was used on a New Bedford whaling ship in the early 1800s. He was thrilled when the set sold for $1,440 on eBay last week. "I'll probably buy more bushes," said Kerwin, 69, a Medford retiree who enjoys gardening. But first, he would mine his basement for more stuff. Kerwin is a client of Auction Mojo, a drop-off shop that opened in a Marlton strip mall last fall to help people finesse sales on eBay, one of several such businesses in South Jersey.
March 29, 2011 |
Michael Rubin's mom didn't like the idea of her 12-year-old son starting a ski shop, so he did what most savvy kids do - played his parents against each other. "I went to my father, who said he would be supportive as long as I did well in school," Rubin said in a 2008 interview. Wonder what the family is thinking now that Rubin, 37, a Villanova University dropout, stands to earn a cool $126.1 million when eBay Inc. closes its $2.4 billion deal for GSI Commerce Inc. That's the King of Prussia company Rubin grew from his ski-store business.
January 6, 2001 |
Eagles and Giants fans turned eBay, the online auction house, into a virtual scalping site for tickets to tomorrow's playoff game at the Meadowlands, although the company agreed late yesterday to shut down any illegal auctions. Kevin Pursglove, a spokesman for San Jose, Calif.-based eBay, said the company had reached an agreement with the New Jersey Attorney General's Office to remove any postings that violated the state's antiscalping law. New Jersey law prohibits the resale of tickets for more than $3, or 20 percent, above the face value, whichever is greater.
June 13, 2001 |
Who says John Chaney can't keep up with the times? Go to eBay.com for the next three days, find the MOTORS section, and there will be a listing for a "mint condition 1995 BMW 840ci, owned by Basketball Hall of Fame coach John Chaney. " With it, sure enough, is a picture of Chaney and the BMW that he is selling. Through early last evening, the best of 12 bids had been for $22,100. "It's like a $70,000 car!" protested Chaney, who claims to treat the car better than he does his Temple players.
May 25, 2001 |
Next time you're scanning the online auction sites - looking for a Rolex watch, a diamond tennis bracelet or even a rare coin for your collection - you could be helping the state clean out its attic. State Treasurer Barbara Hafer announced yesterday that unclaimed property would now be sold on the Internet auction site eBay. "Every day is like a treasure hunt, but we're running out of room," Hafer said, banging an oversize auctioneer's gavel on the podium at a news conference in the Treasury Department's underground, art deco-style vault.
August 20, 2007 |
Some of us wouldn't pay 50 cents for an eggplant. But right now on eBay the asking price for a single slice is $1,000. Of course, this isn't any ordinary disc of eggplant. It's the one that spelled GOD. A week ago yesterday in Boothwyn, Felicia Teske was in her kitchen, cutting a seemly ordinary pear-shaped purple vegetable, when she noticed that its seeds formed the letters G, O and D. (They also seemed to form an extra little O, but it's sort of floating above the other O, which might be GOOD - or not. Or maybe it's a halo.