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Weirdest thing you have ever bought off of Ebay or Craigslist etc.

I ask this question because I bought a dog off Craigslist, which was the weirdest thing I have ever bought online. Post yours.

FireBAT5 years ago
A 1978 Goldwing motorcycle. 45 "Somewhat used" electric R/C airplanes. A fake Tiffany "Turtleback" lamp. My wife's 120-year-old Platinum and Ruby engagement ring (we had it appraised at 4x what I paid for it). 25 pounds of Potassium Nitrate and 20 pounds of powdered Sulfur. 150 pounds of magnesium plate for $23, plus I had to drive 1 1/2 hrs to pick it up. A Big Trak with Transporter trailer, which was working until UPS CRUSHED THE BOX and broke it! (I resold it for parts) Weird things I've sold on Ebay- Two MSA firefighting SCBA (Air Packs) A 1995 Chevy Astro Van with wrecked steering (the buyer didn't pick it up). 1987 Honda VF500 Interceptor front fairing. 22 embossed "Rolling Rock Beer" advertising signs that I found in the trash (and sold for $340). 14 iPods that I bought on Ebay, Broken, repaired them, and "ReBayed" them. (I made up that term a few years ago- to ReBay is to buy something on eBay, then resell it on eBay for more than the purchase price.) That's only a fraction....
do u have any other firefighter equipment?
Sunbanks6 years ago
A CD. Because that's the only thing I've ever bought off the internet.
Thornburg (author)  Sunbanks6 years ago
Your a wild one.
Oh yes.
I got an Ocarina and a unicycle from ebay, and a didgeridoo from amazon.
Thornburg (author)  Weissensteinburg6 years ago
Haha, are you any good at unicycling
It's been a while since i've ridden last, but i'm OK. Nothing fancy, but I can ride it.
I've been looking at unicycles on ebay lately... I wanna get one.
bumpus Sunbanks6 years ago
I'll sell you one for $35.
Sunbanks bumpus6 years ago
Hmmm.....
I 100% recommend it.
Seconded, I have one, and can only ride about 10 feet...
I didn't buy this online (I bought it in an oddity store), but it's the weirdest thing I've ever bought. A jar with a preserved shark floating in it.
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Thornburg (author)  Spl1nt3rC3ll6 years ago
That is pretty strange.
Yep. Now I just need to replace the cheap foam base with a nice wooden one.
There's a pets section off craigslist, how is that weird?
Thornburg (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
I don't know, it just sounds different. You don't normaly buy animals off the Internet.
If it got shipped to your house, then that is pretty strange.
Thornburg (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
They kinda did, they dropped her off at my house.
Thornburg (author)  Thornburg6 years ago
But not like UPS or anything.
LOL. Yeah, duh, of course, hahaha. Hmm, it's not that weird, they probably just are moving and they can't bring the dog or something, it's not really that weird.
Thornburg (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
Lost it because of foreclosure, close enough.
Kiteman6 years ago
Is a five-inch parabolic mirror "weird"?
Thornburg (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
Kinda.
bumpus Kiteman6 years ago
I bought a 8" one... "I don't have a problem!"
Kiteman bumpus6 years ago
What do you use it for? I haven't had much Sun to try mine for burning yet.
bumpus Kiteman6 years ago
Thats exactly what I used it for, then Mr. Parabolic Mirror met Mr. Sidewalk... :(
Kiteman bumpus6 years ago
And all the King's glaziers,
And all the King's opticians
Couldn't put Mr Mirror back together again...

:-(
bumpus Kiteman6 years ago
'Tis a sad story...
gmjhowe6 years ago
3 saws
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