Auction Of The Day

September 18th, 2007at 11:49am Posted by Eli

Granted, it’s not new, or even refurbished:

Hidden among the porcelain fox hounds and Burberry tablecloths on sale at eBay.be this week was an unusual item: ”For Sale: Belgium, a Kingdom in three parts … free premium: the king and his court (costs not included).”

The odd ad was posted by one disgruntled Belgian in protest at his country’s political crisis which reached a 100-day landmark Tuesday with no end in sight to the squabbling between Flemish and Walloon politicians.

(…)

Six placed the advertisement on Saturday, offering free delivery, but pointing out that the country was coming secondhand and that potential buyers would have to take on over $300 billion (euro220 billion) in national debt.

(…)

EBay was happy to take Six’ advertisement.

”It was a really fun listing made by a Belgian,” Peter Burin, PR manager of eBay Belgium. ”This person, in a very funny way, reminded the Belgians what a great country Belgium actually is and it would be a shame to sell it.”

However, the company decided to pull the add Tuesday after receiving a bid of euro10 million ($14 million)

”We decided to take it down, just to avoid confusion,” he told APTN.

Oh well. I guess you’ll just have to contact the seller directly if you’re interested.

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Weirdness


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