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Weird ebay auction of the day

Old 07-28-06, 06:26 PM
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Weird ebay auction of the day

Squash balls

A friend of mine grew it so if it is against the rules, go ahead and delete it. (It's his auction, not mine)

So far all of the bids are from guys at work messing around today.

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Old 07-28-06, 07:41 PM
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If you are lucky, that casino that likes to buy crap like this will see your auction.

It can't be any worse than the time I saw dryer lint sell for money on Ebay.
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Okay, that made me snicker.
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Old 07-28-06, 08:32 PM
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Is your friend part of the Blue Man Group?

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Old 07-28-06, 09:48 PM
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I think he had the white balance wrong or something.

Or he just has blue balls.
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Old 07-29-06, 09:50 AM
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I see you're the current high bidder Mr. Base. You must really like your friend's balls.
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Old 07-29-06, 10:46 AM
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I got in a bidding war with a guy at work, but I've hit my max. I'd really like to teabag a few guys at work with the squash nuts.
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Re: Weird ebay auction of the day

Someone tried to sell a dead whale on eBay.

Frustrated by a lack of help from the government, a town on Newfoundland’s west coast tried to auction off a sperm whale carcass on eBay.

The gigantic dead mammal washed up in Cape St. George a week ago, Mayor Peter Fenwick told Canada.com. In Newfoundland, animal carcasses are the responsibility of the municipality they wash up in, even if they’re 12 metres long and weigh 25 or 30 tons like this one does.

Disposing of a dead whale is no easy task and whether its buried, towed out to sea or sliced up to preserve the bones, it requires equipment and funds the town just doesn’t have. Although Fenwick said he’d like to preserve the bones, “it’s just not within our financial capability.”

That’s when he turned to eBay.

“Since we weren’t getting much help from either the provincial or federal government, and we were told that it’s our responsibility, we decided that this was probably the most efficient way to get rid of it,” said Fenwick.

Bidding started at 99 cents and was past $2,000 by the time the auction was taken offline. Although quite accurately placed in the “really weird” category, the auction violated eBay’s rules which state “items made from marine mammals regardless of when the product was made” are prohibited.

However, that was only one of the wrinkles in Fenwick’s plan. The second came in the form of a call from the federal government on Monday afternoon.

“I received a call from the federal department of the environment saying that you’re not allowed to sell any parts of sperm whales, even if they’re dead,” said Fenwick.

“So I said, ‘Oh that’s very good, I’m glad to hear that, now can you send somebody over here to get rid of it for us?’”

They said they could not.

“They’ve got to sort it out somehow. The uncertainty means it just sort of sits there and rots,” said Fenwick.

“I don’t know if you’ve ever seen a whale that’s been rotting on the beach for a couple of months — actually sometimes you can’t see it for the clouds of flies around it — but you can smell it for about a mile.”

A sperm whale carcass sits on shore in Cape St. George, N.L., in this recent handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Michael Fenwick)
The whale is currently half-submerged in cold Gulf of St. Lawrence water so it’s not too foul at the moment.

The lack of aid from the provincial and federal government when it comes to big, stinky carcasses is a familiar story for two towns north of Cape St. George — Rocky Harbour and Trout River. Blue whales carcasses washed up in both towns and, also lacking the funds to tackle the problem themselves, the local councils were at a loss. Lucky for them, the Royal Ontario Museum has stepped up to help remove the whales and preserve their skeletons.

Cape St. George is hoping to attract interest from a museum or other organization that wants the sperm whale’s bones for display.

“If we’re not allowed to sell it, we’re willing to drop our 99 cent price down to a zero,” said Fenwick.
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Man Tries To Sell His Girlfriend On eBay And Is Surprised When People Actually Bid On Her


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Interesting. Two whale auctions. Right after the other.
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I have made a lot of money selling my bottled farts on ebay. I am thinking about quitting my day job, and making this my new career. Nothing beats farting all day long and getting paid for it.
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Closed thread for another unnecessary bump of an old thread, again without comment.
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