Friday, June 14, 2013

Buying Ghost On EBay...!

If you have ever been shopping on EBay, you know that you can find just about anything. This is a first for me, though!

Just when I thought I had seen it all from EBay, I found this story on Listverse and it proved me wrong!

The Ghost Cane

Would you pay $65,000 for a metal walking cane? Especially a haunted one? The ‘Ghost Cane’ was put on eBay by Mary Anderson, a woman from Indiana who hoped the sale would ease the fears of her 6-year-old son who had come to believe that his grandfather’s ghost roamed the family home. The cane reached 132 bids on eBay and was only accepted on the online bidding site, which usually rejects ‘intangible items such as spirits or souls’ because Miss Anderson made it clear she was only selling the cane so that her son would no longer freak out.

However, she also asked the winning bidder to write a letter to her son telling him that the cane and the ghost were doing just fine. The ‘Ghost Cane’s’ new home is the Golden Palace casino in Antigua where it will take place of pride alongside a grilled cheese sandwich. But not just any grilled cheese sandwich, this sandwich bears the face of the Virgin Mary and was bought on eBay for a cool $28,000.

I've bought a lot of different things from EBay, but nothing like this! For that I say "Thank Goodness!"

Coffee in the kitchen this morning. It's hot and muggy outside, and this time of the year that usually means rain!


Chickenmom said...

Now that is weird! Never bought anything on E-Bay, but I don't think I would start with a haunted cane!
It's cool & wet here at 51 - I'll bring graham crackers and apple butter.

Mamahen said... really can buy anything on ebay! I'm with Chickenmom. I've never bought or sold anything on ebay,and this would not be my first choice. Never had applebutter with grahams but sounds intresting.

Sixbears said...

I've bought a few things from ebay as it was the only place I could locate the items for the right price. Not a big user.

Never bought a ghost cane though.

linda m said...

I have never bought anything on E-Bay. And I will never buy anything haunted. I can conjure up "haunts" just fine - with a little help from Ernest & Julio. Don't need to add to them. Have a great weekend. Sunshine today here.

JO said...

My goodness! The cane looks like wood to me but I have seen some really nice metal art work. Hope the kid stops feeling his grandpa now.

After yesterdays adventure I could use a rest today with good friends and nice hot coffee. Love apple butter.

ladyhawthorne said...

Selling on Ebay for the place I work is what I do for a living, but we offer no haunted items. At least not yet. I've bought a lot on Ebay too but I would definitely steer clear of haunted things.

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
Graham crackers and apple butter sounds good to me!

I like EBay pretty well. You never know what you'll find!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Momahen...
Like I say, you never know what you may find!

Thanks for coming over this morning!

Hey Sixbears...
The prices are pretty good, if you can catch an auction with free shipping and that's close to being over.

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Linda...
The kind of haunts you are talking about are a lot easier to deal with, I reckon!

I'm glad you have some sunshine!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Jo...
Sometimes you have to take an extra step for the kids.

Thanks, sweetie, for taking the time to come by this morning!

Hey Ladyhawthorne...
Sounds like you have an interesting job! You have an Itsy store as well, right?

I appreciate the visit today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Way back when E-Bay was not so huge, we bought and sold on it. Actually we sold a lot more than we bought. Now, if we want to get rid of stuff, we would set up at the flea market. That only takes a weekend.

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
Certainly the flea market is a great idea for you. It's not that far and you are familiar with it.

A good flea market is always fun, too!