Today we are featuring ten of the highest priced items (over $20K) sold on eBay last week. We have decided not to include cars, as they tend to skew this list a lot higher.
#10 – $21,500 – When is a pen mightier than a sword? When it makes our high-priced list, of course. Take a look at this Montblanc set of two fountain pens:
The pen is described as follows:
Crafted in 750 (18K) White Gold,
This Limited Edition features an 18K gold nib (M) with rhodium plated inlay
Cap made of Lapis Lazuli
The Blue Sapphire and Olive Wreath
I know I would be a better writer if I owned one… certainly a richer one.
#9 – $21,972.70 – “Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can….” This is the first historic appearance of the Amazing Arachnid, in this very nice copy of Amazing Fantasy #15:
Yes, I am kicking myself for throwing away my copy when I was a kid too!
#8 – $22,500 – Do you remember those piano lessons as a kid? Do you remember your excuse for not being perfect? “Mom, it’s not that I haven’t practiced, it’s because the piano is no good!” Whoever bought this Steinway Grand Piano has absolutely no excuse.
#7 – $27,000 – If this seems like a lot to pay for an ordinary scrubber, you’d be right. But this is a walk-behind scrubber (which vaguely reminds us of R2D2):
This refurbished scrubber has had many parts replaced, including new pad drivers and gold-encrusted squeegees. Just kidding about the gold-encrusted part.
#6 – $31,600 – Fender bender? Hopefully not this one, a rare 1957 Fender Stratocaster:
#5 – $35,000 – A roach coach by any other name is still a mobile food truck:
The “Eat at Griff’s” sign made me speculate that maybe eBay’s very own eBay Radio DJ Griff Griffiths had started something new. Happily, that is not true, you can still find him on eBay Radio every Tuesday and Thursday. Click here for more details!
It is a bargain because the seller notes it is a $300K value. Whether you can afford a $39K watch is another matter altogether
#3 – $41,100 – The Greeks wrote “If you are truthful you will have as much gold as you want.” So what does that say about the buyer of this one kilo Johnson Matthey gold bar?
And does that make the seller less truthful?
#2 – $63,500 – Sometimes we just scratch our heads in wonder. In this case, we wonder what a Machining Center Profile Elumatec Model SBZ-130 (2003) is, exactly, and why is it worth $63K? Hopefully by next week someone will let us know, in the comments below. We didn’t bother including the photo – it just made things more confusing.
#1 – $265,000 – No, this number is not a mirage, but it does refer to one. Some lucky buyer acquired this incredible 2005 Prevost Parliament Le Mirage XL II for a mere quarter of a million dollars (OK, just a bit more).
This no reserve beauty has all sorts of cool features, including a queen bed with a mirror on the ceiling, instant-on hot water, washer/dryer, and much more. You can read the entire listing here, or click the photo above. You have to wonder what one of these things goes for brand new…