Interesting Auctions

Here we showcase some of the more interesting auctions posted on TradeMe. The media loves a great bogus auction and these have all been featured on the evening news at some point. Unfortunately auction pictures are automatically removed from the listing after 45 days. Be sure to read question and answer section at the bottom of each auction!

Time Machine
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/Other/auction-36725938.htm

Cigarette
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Antiques-collectables/Tobacco-related/

1x 60 Second Hug
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=25682983

Helen Clarks Childhood Car
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Home-living/Lifestyle/Other/auction-25682983.htm
http://www.infonews.co.nz/news.cfm?id=3210

Streakers Bikini
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Other/auction-59664487.htm

Tanas Handbag
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Sports-memorabilia/Rugby/Other/
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=29&art_id=qw1149456962588B262

Iceberg
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Antiques-collectables/Other/auction-78238512.htm

Virgin Mary Pebble
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=124098849
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4340735a4560.html
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4249309a6427.html

Red Paperclip
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=31231669

Smoker Habit
http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/health/5858.html

Speeding Ticket
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4321522a6510.html

Film Studio puts stardom up for sale
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4336322a11.html

Removed Auctions

These were popular auctions that unfortunately are no longer accesible. TradeMe had to remove them from public view for various reasons. All we have now are the memories....

Australia
One of the most amusing auctions to date. A user attempted to auction Australia the country. With well over 200,000 page views, this was one of the most popular TradeMe auctions.

Optus B1 Satellite
When SKY TV had a malfunction with their Optus satellite hundreds of thousands of customers were without their TV for over 24 hours. The auction is not available to view anymore. It was posted by Ben Gracewood. It may be of interest to read about Ben posting the auction on the Geekzone Forums:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=48&TopicId=7237&page_no=4