Auction Articles

Lennon Letter to Clapton Up For Auction

Entertainment memorabilia auction house Prifiles in History this week announced that the personal correspondence of several famous musicians will be up for auction on December 18 in Los Angeles. 300 of the “most important” items from a collection of over …

Wizards Are No Longer Welcome On eBay Wizards Are No Longer Welcome On eBay

You can buy just about anything on eBay. If you want it, somebody will surely have it. There are certain things, however, that you can’t sell. The auction site has put a stop to things like organ sales after people …

Bonnie and Clyde’s Guns Are Going Up for Auction

If you’re a history collector with a slant towards criminals and organized crime, then you may be interested to know that two handguns owned by notorious robbers Bonnie and Clyde will be up for auction this September. The firearms are …

Kenny Rogers Home Sells for $2.5 Million
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Kenny Rogers home, which was to be sold at auction on Tuesday, was suddenly pulled off the block with very little explanation, according to Online Athens. Instead of watching the property disappear into the hands of the highest bidder, Rogers …

George Washington’s Constitution Up for Grabs Next Week
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George Washington’s copies of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, both of which are 223 year-old, are scheduled to hit the auction block at Christie’s next week. The documents, which are bound in a book containing notes by the …

Elvis Presley Crypt to Be Auctioned Off This Summer

Elvis Presley crypt inside Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee will soon be tossed upon the auction block, allowing fans of the legendary singer to own a piece of the man’s history. Those hoping to get their weird little hands …

9,000-Year-Old Mask Up for Auction This June
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A 9,000-year-old mask from the Neolithic area is scheduled for auction this summer at Christie’s. The item, which is one of the oldest objects to ever see the sales floor at the prestigious auction house, is constructed of limestone, and …

Vial That Once Held Ronald Reagan’s Blood Up for Auction

Owning a piece of a former president has never been easier. If you have roughly $14,500 just lying around your home collecting dust, then you may be interested in owning a vial that once contained United States President Ronald Reagan’s …

Tyrannosaurus Skeleton Goes On Auction Block
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A Tyrannosaurus skeleton is going up for auction in what is probably the coolest auction in the last 65 million years. Up for auction is a Tyrannosaurus Bataar, a smaller cousin to the legendary Tyrannosaurus Rex. According to the official …

Marilyn Monroe’s Never-Before-Seen Photos To Be Auctioned
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Legend of the silver screen and global icon Marilyn Monroe has managed to remain a mystery to almost everyone since her death in 1962, despite the fact that she was one of the most photographed women in the world at …

167 Liquor Stores Up For Auction Online 167 Liquor Stores Up For Auction Online

It won’t be on eBay, but this online auction is getting much attention in the Pacific Northwest. An online auction was launched yesterday for 167 state-run liquor stores in Washington State. Thanks to voters who passed the initiative last November, …

Man Finds 26K in Safe Bought on eBay Man Finds 26K in Safe Bought on eBay
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Canoga Park, California eBay seller James Labrecque always states in his auctions that “WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET,” all-caps. Well, in one of his recent auctions, $26,000 was included in what the buyer got. A Bartlett, TN eBay …

Interview: Here’s Why Open Auctions for 2G Spectrum Are the Best Option

The war in Washington over wireless spectrum is really beginning to heat up as policymakers and the FCC aren’t seeing eye to eye. The issue is commonly referred to as the “spectrum crunch” since wireless networks are quickly becoming overloaded.

eBay Contrasts: Infographic eBay Contrasts: Infographic

Popular buying/selling/auction site eBay recently released an infographic detailing the contrasts between those who have and haven’t used the site. The information and the details are pretty surprising to read. According to eBay’s blog, the site used what is referred …

Vendalism.com Is The New Free Alternative To eBay Vendalism.com Is The New Free Alternative To eBay
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When one wants to buy or sell something online, the first things that tend to come to mind are eBay or Craigslist. Out of those two, only Craigslist is free to list items for sale and lacks the tools that …

eBay Humor: The Car or the Wife? eBay Humor: The Car or the Wife?

Divorces can be brutal undertakings, as is to be expected when lives change so dramatically. They can also be adventures in financial creativity, as people scramble to hold onto what’s dear to them. Unfortunately, sometimes the loss in a divorce …

Skype Could Be For Sell, Would You Buy?

eBay has been busy announcing changes and fueling speculation around others. According to the WSJ the online skype-logomarketplace is going back to its roots as an “internet flea market” , as well as moving away from the retail model that Amazon owns and concentrating more on PayPal.

eBay Purchases More Companies

When auction revenue falls, eBay decides to bank on payment processing and online classifieds. eBay is buying online bill pay service Bill Me Later and two other companies which are based in Denmark.

Israel.com: Bidding Starts At $5.5 Million
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Moniker.com plans to part with a number of domain names at auction on May 23rd. One of the domains will be Israel.com, with the highest starting bid in the group.

Should You Buy A Twitter Account?

It’s been a mildly interesting weekend.

One of the interesting things that happened was a TechCrunch article that described Andrew Baron selling his Twitter account

It was the weekend, and I was looking for some quick amusement value, so I jumped into the auction on eBay.  Things got really interesting from there.

Google: We Really Tried To Get 700MHz License

Now that FCC requirements on not discussing the wireless spectrum auction have passed, Google disclosed a little information about the process and their participation.