Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Oy vey...eBay!

Well, just when you think you've seen it all -- you know, the Virgin Mary in a grill cheese sandwich, Mickey Mouse in a Yukon gold potato, or the auctioning off of a human kidney -- eBay goes and flashes us another stroke of seller genius.

As you know, my next series, GHOST HUNTRESS (out in May 2009!), is about teenage ghost hunters so my friends send me anything and everything related to hauntings and huntings and spirits. The latest is from the fabulous Kristen Painter.

Check out this latest auction on eBay: Spice Rack Haunted by Spirit:

It looks like a normal spice rack. Harmless. Standard. However, the current owner claims...

I purchased this spice rack at an old thrift shop a few months back and ever since paranormal and unexplainable things have been occuring. The first strange thing that occured was the sound of an elderly woman humming in the kitchen as if to entertain herself while baking, banging of pots and pans have also been heard. Spices I had set on the spice rack have rearranged themselves over night as if the individual haunting this spice rack didn't like how I had them place. Whenever I'm in the kitchen I also feel like someone is watching me. I'm not sure of the history behind this spicerack but i'm pretty sure the person it belonged to sure loved spending time in the kitchen. Trying to sell it in hopes that the spirit haunting my kitchen will follow along with the spice rack once belonging to them in there physical life. Serious inquiries only please.

Thing is...there are 17 bids up for it and it's risen $50 since I discovered this yesterday. Why would you want that?!

Don't 'cha just love eBay? What's the strangest thing you've seen on eBay?

Marley = )

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The Golfing Librarian said...

I grew up playing the Cello, and then Bass. Every once in awhile I get the itch to get a fretless bass guitar. While going through the listings on "E-Pray", (Send $2,000 to someone and pray they send you some thing back!) I stumbled upon a listing for a bass that had the neck literally severed from the body of the guitar. The headline said "Great for beginners!" HUH?

stephhale said...

Ooh, creepy. I don't think I'll be bidding on that. I did get some killer shoes and a purse on eBay last week though. :)

TinaFerraro said...

Okay, I think I need to find more time in my life...and stronger glasses for my computer eyestrain...because I feel a new compulsion coming on, searching eBay for crazy items. Thanks for this, Marley!

Anonymous said...

how do they know it's haunted? shouldn't you burn it or something?

Wendy Toliver said...

Whoa. Very weird!

Anonymous said...

Thyme, Basil, Oregano $3

a bunch of little jars $ 13

one haunted spice rack...priceless

For everything else (paranormal) there's Ebay!