Pahokee, Florida (IP) - A new trend or fad has developed on ebay wherein wealthy folks are selling expensive items for next to nothing on Ebay.
Jimmy Buffet recently bought a house for $290,000 and put it on ebay's "buy it now" feature for $34.50. An alert buyer who was the first to run across the auction bought the house. The buyer had been going through hard times and the ability to buy the house at such an affordable price saved him from immeasurable hardship.
Another buyer was able to buy a new Chevy van for $15 on ebay's "buy it now" feature and this buyer too had been undergoing financial difficulties and the van was a real life saver.
The two examples given here are only two out of thousands of instances of extreme generosity on the part of wealthy folks who have so much money that they might not be able to spend it all in their life times. The beauty of this phenomenon is that the sellers are also paying the taxes on these items.
The trend has been called a fad by some but one thing that the thankful buyers can agree upon is that they are very grateful for their good luck. Part of the deal involves a written agreement that the buyer will not turn around and "flip" the item for financial gain.
The whole thing proves that rich folks are not just out for themselves and are nowhere near as greedy as many would have thought.
There are rumors circulating saying that Doctors and Dentists and other highly skilled professionals will start selling a limited amount of services on the cheap to lucky buyers using ebay's "buy it now" feature. This could actually save lives. The government is getting in on the act and will provide tax write offs for the folks giving such generous gifts via the internet.