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What not to sell and funny things to sell at ebay

Updated on November 29, 2010

What not to sell and funny things to sell at eBay

What not to sell and funny things to sell at eBay. How many of you are buying and selling at E-bay? E-bay phenomenon of selling and buying is widely accepted now. Whereas before it was just a venue for selling of unique and antique memorabilia, now you can almost buy and sell anything at eBay.

Who would think that the empire created by the Chairman Pierre M. Omidyar a French born Iranian-American entrepreneur in 1995 will succeed as it is now? And who would think that online buying and selling will click?

Ebay is also accepting affiliate online marketers to expand their sales.

What not to sell and funny things to sell at ebay

I have listed some of the funniest E-bay sale I read and heard of:

1. My virginity, anyone?

Have you heard of the woman college student woman from California who was trying to sell her virginity to the highest bidder? Unluckily for her, eBay didn’t allow her to do it. The justification of the woman was that she needed the money to pay her college tuition fees, so instead of being devirginized in another form without any compensation she chose to try to sell her virginity to the highest bidder. Of course many people most specially the press reacted to this one because many are debating whether this is correct or not, at least morally.

What not to sell and funny things to sell at eBay

Is virginity a commodity at all? What was the reaction of her parents, even though they wouldn't approve of it, the woman is already twenty one at that time at that time. Is it morally wrong to do this? Well, there’s no law against it so it was up really to the eBay management whether to approve it or not, but they didn’t approve it.

Who knows next time you can sell your spouse to E-bay?

2. How about someone in the news before who was trying to sell his kidneys? Whew scary but it is true. I think it isnot allowed to do this and it is against the law. I know for a fact that people in other countries do this.

3. An Australian man offered to to sell his identity to anybody including all his possessions plus he promised to teach the buyer how to become ME he said.

4. How about the fingernails of serial killer Norris?

5. I dont know if somebody bought the hair of Elvis Presley already either.

Owner and Chairperson of E-bay,Pierre M. Omidyar a French born Iranian-American entrepreneur and his wife
Owner and Chairperson of E-bay,Pierre M. Omidyar a French born Iranian-American entrepreneur and his wife

What not to sell and funny things to sell at ebay

Now let us go to the stuff which you cant sell on eBay? You can sell anything but not everything they say, so, here are some of the list which you cannot sell at E-bay:

  •  They don’t allow sale of animals, how much more endangered species.
  • They are very strict on imitations and copyright, you cant sell anything which don’t have copyright on them like CDs etc. Until you can prove the copyright, then you are allowed to sell items. This covers things which can be downloaded or e-books. If you show the proof that you are the sole owner or you have the copyright, then you can sell them otherwise they are very strict on this.
  • You cannot also sell tickets which you are not authorize to sell, like concerts or games etc. This is tantamount to scalping, if you are not the authorize seller.
  • They don’t allow anybody to sell some memorabilia of famous stars if you don’t have proof of ownership. I think signatures and faces of famous people are allowed to be sold but you need to show a proof that the person whose signature has approved of the sale.
  •  And lastly, they don’t sell, guns, bombs or deadly weapons, this is obvious, some terrorists might take advantage of it and then might use it to kill people. Licensing and legality issues are some problems to contend with.

There you go, those are the funny things that people tried to sell at eBay. I hope this hub helps you with regards to the list on the things that are not sold at eBay.


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    • PegCole17 profile image

      Peg Cole 

      7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      I sold an old street sign that said "Bus Stop" for over fifty dollars. Can you believe that? It was a plank of wood. Wow. Also sold two cars there with good luck. Those things are not as strange as the ones you listed here. Crazy. Good one, prettydarkhorse.

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from US

      hi bonnie, you can actually sell anything on eBay, Thanks for your nice compliments, Good day to you too, I seem to like you now, Maita

    • bonny2010 profile image

      bonetta hartig 

      8 years ago from outback queensland

      Wonder if I could sell australian kangaroo feathers, or maybe the horns of a buffaroo - probably not, but would be better than the fingernails of a seriel killer,or somebody's kidneys (probably defunct) - selling ones virginity - you're gotta be desperate - good read guess its my lucky night cause I sure enjoy your hubs...have a nice day.

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      thanks myownworld, miss you in the forum anyway....hope to talk to you again soon there.

    • myownworld profile image


      9 years ago from uk

      LOL...great hub pretty! you really are one hard worker...writing so fast and so well! your 'presence' on hubpages is such a joy! keep smiling...and writing...! xx

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      hi Dohn, yes youre correct. any form of prostitution is wrong indeed, I am still thinking of that black card, did you get the number of that man? hmmm

    • dohn121 profile image


      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Sheesh! The things we do to pay for college! Were it that she actually succeeded, it would be one heck of a story for the grandkids! It makes sense for Ebay to prohibit what it does. I just believe that any form of prostitution is unethical :D Your thoughts?

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      hi carolina muscle, that made me made my day now....

    • carolina muscle profile image

      carolina muscle 

      9 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Funny!! I wonder if someone would want my gym socks.. LOL!!

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      hi, thanks for dropping by, the thing is E-bay management didnt allow it, well five million is big.....something to think about really hmmmm

    • needful things profile image

      needful things 

      9 years ago from Poland

      Virginity for sale. Well if she reaches like 5 million bucks... that's something to consider. Morally wrong or not... that's something to think about. I still buy in eBay sometimes. But As seller and buyer in eBay it lost something along the way. Amazon is still Amazon... :-)


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