EBayer Sells Herself As Ferrari Accessory

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She must have seen the Center for Media Research report that eBay was the #1 auto sales destination on the Web before she placed her Ferrari Enzo – and herself – on the auction block. It’s not because she needs the money; she needs a husband as rich (or richer) than she is.

The Reuters report was terse and vague, and word around the Net is that nobody’s been able to locate the eBay page where the 26-year-old German woman had started the bidding at $1.6 million. It’s not uncommon for a Ferrari Enzo to sell for over a million dollars, so “Leila” herself sets her worth at half a sports car.

“Only a millionaire could afford such a car,” she told Reuters. “I want a man who doesn’t like me just for my money.”

UPDATE: A faithful reader provided the link to Leila’s listing. It doesn’t seem to mention anything about her coming with the car. But she is kind of a Betty.

From the information provided at the bottom, translated from German:

All bidders must be prepared to provide a passport copy and proof of sufficient cash as soon as the bid is made. Meetings with accepted bidders can be arranged.

eBay in the past has been very adamant about not selling yourself on their auction site, or your kids, or your immortal soul; you can’t beg for money either. But technically, this isn’t prostitution, even if the listing exists. And it would be a big commission, too. Do a search for an Enzo at eBay Motors, and you’ll notice only accessories, gear, and collectibles – but no cars.

Big ticket items pop up on the site from time to time. In 2000, a Honus Wagner baseball card, baseball’s most valuable card, sold for $1.265 million. Yesterday, lunch with Warren Buffet cost some sucker over $600,000.

Whether or not it’s technically kosher to sell your love along with your Ferrari, whichever lonely tycoon takes her on may not be able to use the new Google Checkout to do it. Shortly after rumors began to surface that Google was developing such a payment service, eBay changed its policy so that new services without a “substantial historical track record” would not be allowed.

We reported on this possibility in October of last year, when the rumor mill was still calling it “Google Purchase.” Sorry, Andy, Marketing Vox was a little late on that one.

Of course, in October, eBay said the change in policy had nothing to do with the rumors because, as spokesperson Hani Durzy put it, “As far as we know, Google does not currently have a payments product, and we can’t comment on something that is mere speculation.”

Not that eBay would do would do anything to cut Google off.


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