7 Most Expensive Things Ever Purchased on eBay
Okay – so not just any lunch. After all, buying a simple lunch on eBay would be an odd thing to do, and it certainly wouldn’t qualify as one of the most expensive purchases in eBay history. Lunch with Warren Buffett, however? That’s a different story.
For charity, Buffett auctioned off the opportunity to dine with him for an afternoon. In 2010, that privilege cost a modest $2.6 million. There is no word on what was served for the multi-million-dollar lunch, but here’s hoping it wasn’t overcooked.
While it might seem on the face of it that $2.6 million is a ridiculous price to pay, remember that this is Warren Buffett we’re talking about. If the buyer asked the right questions and took enough notes, that investment may have been made back by the end of the year simply by listening to the Oracle of Omaha.
The market of buyers for a private jet is obviously quite small, and sellers frequently need to tap the global market before they can track down someone willing and able to pay top dollar. Such was the case back in 2001 when Tyler Jet placed a Gulfstream II on eBay for sale. The Gulfstream name is instantly attached to luxury and quality, so there was no doubt that the auction would fetch a pretty penny.
That it did. At the time, this was the richest transaction ever completed online, with a total tab of $4.9 million being agreed upon for the jet.
Classic Comic Books
If there’s one group of collectors who are just as serious about their hobby as baseball card enthusiasts, it’s comic book collectors. This is a group that’s willing to pay big dollars for rare pieces, and that fact was highlighted clearly by a 2014 auction.
Action Comics No. 1 went up for auction, which is a comic that marks the introduction of Superman. This item is extremely hard to find, and it is estimated that there may only be three left in great condition. When one hit the internet for sale, it was never going to go cheap, and the final price wound up at $3.2 million.