Man Attempts to Auction Off the Earth
Much more valuable than your Crayola collector’s tin, a Japanese man is attempting to auction off the Earth on Yahoo Auctions. Even weirder, at the time of this writing, the auction has 2,772 bids, with the current price sitting at 9,912,356,678 Yen, or about $123,472,279, with four days remaining.
The auction initially started at $0.86, but has since caught fire. We assume the winner isn’t actually going to pay hundreds of millions of dollars, but this is pretty fun nonetheless.
The auction is full of amusing (or terrifying, depending on how you view it) little tidbits. In the product description, the seller claims that God gave him the planet, so it’s now his to auction. The seller asks bidders to consult the shipping method. The item description also says the seller requires bidders to give him a letter of purchase intent so he knows the bidders are serious about purchasing the item. The planet is listed as an authentic item, and unfortunately, there is no return policy.
The items’ Q&A section is also quite amusing, with bidders inquiring about what kind of shape the back of the item is in, as there’s no picture. Another asks if the item comes with a reset button in order to return to the past. One bidder asks if the winner of the item will become a god upon successful purchase, and the seller responded simply by saying no.
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This article originally published at Geekosystem