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You Can Now Buy Soil from Justin Bieber’s Hometown

Shut up and take my money! Ebay seller thatsridonculus offers a vial of dirt from Stratford, Ontario–the hometown of Justin Bieber. It’s now priced at a mere $39.99! And that’s just the beginning. Think of the potential resale value! Link -via Daily of the Day

Taxidermied Squirrel Riding a Rattlesnake

Yeeeeeeehaw! We’ll saddle break this wild rattler if it takes all week! It pains me to admit it, but this masterpiece of taxidermy is not a product of Texas. eBay seller azhotstuff-2008 of Congress, Arizona recently sold it a buyer of obviously refined tastes. Link -via Blame It on the Voices

11 Dolls the World Could Have Done Without

1. Full House Dolls Image via eBay seller zap-1 2. Fran Drescher Talking Doll Image via USMarketDB.com 3. Blossom Dolls Image via Etsy seller Angela Miller of Angela’s Vintage Shop 4. Family Matters Steve Urkel Doll Image via eBay seller bellavintage 5. Rosie O’Donnell Doll Image via eBay seller wrightsvillebeachseaglass 6. The Drew Carey Show Dolls Image via eBay seller 9859roberth 7. [...]

Uh-oh: Starbucks Reports Pumpkin Latte Shortage

You may want to sit down, guys: it’s pumpkin season in Starbucks land, but some stores are reportedly overwhelmed with demand and have run out of pumpkin spice syrup before the next shipment arrives.  Starbucks says there’s no overall shortage of the key syrup ingredient, but notes that some stores suffer setbacks because of less frequent [...]

Sneakerheads: A Brief History of Sneaker Collecting

For many of us, buying a pair of sneakers is a chore. But for a sneaker collector, there’s no greater joy than a fresh pair of kicks. Here’s a look at this growing subculture, whose members are proud to call themselves “sneakerheads.” From B-Boys to Sneakerheads Sneaker collecting got its start in the late 1970s [...]

eBay to ban sales of spells and hexes

The online auction giant has announced that it will no longer permit the sale of magical items. From September onwards eBay will be cracking down on “…

eBay Bans the Sale of Magic Items, NeatoShop Still Wizard-Friendly

Do you need a magical potion or spell? eBay is not the place for you. Starting this Fall, it’s banning the sale of magic items: The following items are also being added to the prohibited items list: advice; spells; curses; hexing; conjuring; magic; prayers; blessing services; magic potions; healing sessions; work from home businesses & information; [...]

Man Sells His Whole Life on eBay

Some people use eBay to unload their junk, but 29-year-old Shane Butcher is using it to sell his entire life, including his video game stores, cars, and even his two houses and everything in [...]

11 Toys Worth More Than My Car

I drive a 2000 Hyundai Elantra with its factory original tape deck. It’s in “fair” shape — low miles but a lotta dents. MSRP for this thing was about $12,000, and Blue Book value is now around $3,500. Let’s take a look at some literal children’s toys that cost more than my [...]

Animatronic Hillbilly Band

Due to “changed business model,” the animatronic hillbilly band seen here is for sale. They move mechanically in synch with a music CD. You can see the band in action at YouTube. All four musicians can be yours for $5,000 at eBay. The fake porch is extra, pickup only. Link -via Metafilter