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  • No doubt many of our viewers during the year from hell made a lot of purchases online,

  • but we very much doubt many of you went much further than spending a few bucks on some

  • cheesy nachos or acquiring a new pair of sneakers.

  • Can you imagine hitting thatbuybutton when the thing you are purchasing costs millions

  • or hundreds of thousands of dollars?

  • As you are about to find out, some ultra-wealthy people have bought the craziest things online,

  • acts that frankly make us at the infographics Show feel very, very poor.

  • 20.

  • A $325,200 helicopter You're going to see a couple of cars on

  • this list as well as some planes, but this is the only helicopter you will hear about.

  • In 2018, someone sold a Robinson R-44 Raven II Helicopter for $325,200 on eBay.

  • You'd think eBay would be a strange place to go when you are in the market for a helicopter,

  • but as you'll see, a lot of strange things have gone down on that platform over the years.

  • 19.

  • A $375,190 piano This was not just any piano, but one that

  • used to belong to arguably the world's most iconic pop star, Elvis Presley.

  • The King of Rock & Roll's Knabe White Baby Grand Piano was expected to go for over a

  • million but in the end, it sold for just over $375,000.

  • 18.

  • A $399,000 life Disturbingly, one of the cheapest items on

  • this list is someone's life.

  • It could actually be the best thing on the list, but we'll let you decide after you've

  • finished the show.

  • The year was 2008 and an Englishman living in Australia named Ian Usher was having a

  • bad time of it.

  • He'd just been divorced and was feeling pretty down.

  • That's why he put his whole life on eBay.

  • Up for grabs was his house, his car, his motorcycle, and just about all of his other worldly possessions.

  • On eBay, he wrote, “I have had enough of my life!

  • I don't want it anymore.”

  • Someone bought it for over almost $400,000.

  • It worked out for him, too.

  • With the cash, he traveled all over the world and ticked off quite a few things on his bucket

  • list.

  • He even appeared in a Hollywood movie.

  • He eventually ended up buying a small island off the coast of Panama where he now lives

  • with his new lover.

  • He's written two books so far and Disney has bought the movie rights for one of those

  • books.

  • Maybe you should try putting your life on eBay.

  • 17.

  • A $400,000 ticket This isn't the most expensive sports memorabilia

  • on this list by a long way, but it's the most expensive card in the game of football,

  • that's American football to you Europeans out there.

  • It was the Tom Brady 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Trading Card.

  • The card was signed by Brady, who some people say was the best quarterback of all time.

  • That's one of the reasons the card was sold for so much.

  • If only you could get your hands on OJ Simpson's gloves.

  • We imagine they would go for big money.

  • We won't mention all expensive sports memorabilia on this list but will tell you that a Michael

  • Jordan 1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Card went for $350,100 in 2019.

  • That's a lot, but people have paid a lot more for pieces of cardboard.

  • 16.

  • A $503,300 bottle of beer This story is quite unbelievable.

  • A man in Tulsa, Oklahoma, bought a bottle of Allsopp's Arctic Ale in 2007 for just over

  • $300.

  • This guy was quite smart, knowing that the original seller had put it on eBay with a

  • spelling mistake.

  • He'd postedAllsop's” with one “p” not two “p's”

  • The item came with a note from a Boston attorney who wrote that the bottle of beer had been

  • specially made for an 1852 polar expedition.

  • The new owner then did some research and discovered that the beer had been made for Sir Edward

  • Belcher, a man who went in search of a crew that hadn't returned home from its own Arctic

  • expedition.

  • This bottle had a history.

  • He then put the bottle back on eBay with the title, “Museum Quality Allsopp's Arctic

  • Ale 1852 Sealed/Full - Rarest Historic Beer in the World.”

  • He explained some of its history, too, and that's why someone paid so much for it.

  • 15.

  • A $535,499 watch Luxury watches often go for big money on eBay,

  • but from what we can see, the most expensive watch ever sold on the platform went for $535,499.

  • That was a Patek Philippe Grand Complications Watch.

  • 14.

  • A $577,610 baseball bat The bat in question was once owned by the

  • player nicknamed Shoeless Joe Jackson.

  • He got that name for once playing without shoes due to the fact he had blisters on his

  • feet.

  • He was one of the best players of all time, but his name is tainted somewhat from accusations

  • that he accepted a bribe to throw the World Series in 1919.

  • In 2001, his nephew put his Black Betsy bat on eBay, after which it was bought by the

  • owner of a marketing company.

  • It now sits proudly in that man's office.

  • 13.

  • A $936,000 comic book In 2017, All Star Comics #8 sold for almost

  • one million dollars.

  • As you'll see, this isn't even the most expensive comic book ever sold online, but

  • it's the most expensive which has a woman starring in it, which superheroine graced

  • this expensive comic book?

  • Why none other than Wonder Woman.

  • The comic was introduced in 1941 and it was the first time Wonder Woman made an appearance

  • 12.

  • A $1 million car From 2002 to 2004 Ferrari only made 399 Ferrari

  • Enzos.

  • In 2004, someone posted one for sale on eBay and car enthusiasts all over the world started

  • bidding.

  • The car was sold to a guy in Switzerland, and he only bid $50 more than the next guy.

  • It was actually a very wise purchase.

  • We went window shopping online just now and saw that they are now going for two to four

  • million dollars.

  • As you'll soon find out, this was not close to the most expensive car ever sold on eBay.

  • Just for you car geeks out there, we realize some other cars have been sold online for

  • similar prices, but we don't want to make a list full of cars.

  • That would send people to sleep.

  • 11.

  • A $1.1 million bottle of booze History was made early in 2020 when a bottle

  • of whisky went for the most cash ever at an online auction.

  • Whiskies have sold for much more at brick and mortar auction houses, but when a European

  • bought this bottle of “1926 Macallan Valerio Adami 60 year oldwith the click of a button,

  • he broke the Internet record.

  • 10.

  • A $1.1 million painting Ok, so artwork sells for ridiculous prices

  • all the time, but not many people are willing to put their hand in their virtual wallet

  • when they can't even see what they are buying up close.

  • During lockdowns this year, the auction house Sotheby's said it had broken its record for

  • the most expensive piece of art it had ever sold online.

  • The painting was the work of an American artist named George Condo and the name of the painting

  • isAntipodal Reunion”.

  • Other paintings in the same auction sold for a lot, but not anywhere near as much as this

  • painting.

  • 9.

  • A $1.2 million baseball card A few decades ago, when people smoked in the

  • office, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, and basically anywhere other than church and in

  • the operating theater, things called baseball cards could be found in packets of cigarettes.

  • What the smokers back then didn't know is that some of those cards in years to come

  • would be sold for crazy amounts of money.

  • At the beginning of the 20th century, one of the best players was a Pittsburgh Pirates'

  • player named Honus Wagner.

  • In 2000, someone paid a whopping $1.27 million for a card displaying the face of Mr. Wagner

  • after the card appeared on eBay.

  • It is the Holy Grail of baseball cards.

  • It is the Mona Lisa.

  • There's nothing else like it,” said the auctioneer who sold the card.

  • The American Tobacco Company only ever made 50 to 200 of these cards.

  • Most of them probably ended up in the trash, but those that survived have sold for hundreds

  • of thousands and millions.

  • The costliest card sold for $3.12 million in 2016, but that wasn't an online sale.

  • 8.

  • A $2.06 million town Maybe you fancy yourself as the type of person

  • that would like to buy a town, just like the fallen fictional family that bought Schitt's

  • Creek.

  • In 2007, a town called Albert in Texas was posted on eBay by its owner, Bobby Cave.

  • A few years earlier, he'd bought the town for $216,000.

  • When he bought it, the place was pretty much a ghost town.

  • Cave invested close to $500,000 in the town and he managed to turn things around a little,

  • and so when he put it on eBay in 2007 he asked for $2.5 million.

  • He got some offers, but they fell through.

  • Then a mysterious Italian said he'd pay the price.

  • That happened, and Albert switched hands.

  • It was up for sale again in 2009 for $883,000.

  • Right now, Albert has a population of 7.

  • A town in California called Bridgeville has changed hands many times and seems to have

  • cursed at least one of its owners.

  • That town once sold on eBay for $1.77 million, but the deal didn't go through in the end.

  • 7.

  • A $2.1 million house for the end of times Back in the day during the Cold War, quite

  • a few people were worried that nuclear bombs would fall on them.

  • That's why some folks started building houses replete with underground bunkers.

  • One of those houses was built on a former missile silo based in New York State's Adirondack

  • Mountains.

  • That was back in the 60s, but then in the 90s someone paid $55,000 for the plot and

  • built a luxury house above the bunker.

  • That bunker, which had in part once served as a launch center, was fitted out with bedrooms,

  • a bathroom, a living room, and a kitchen.

  • To preserve the look of the place, the 3-foot thick walls were all kept, as were the escape

  • hatch and huge security doors.

  • The property was posted on eBay in 2002.

  • This is how it was described, “The complex, accessible via its own private paved airstrip,

  • offers the optimum level of security and privacy available today.”

  • The person that bought it wanted to remain anonymous, but reports state they purchased

  • it in the interest of safety.

  • 6.

  • A $3.2 million comic If you bought a copy of Action Comics #1 in

  • 1938 it would have set you back 10 cents.

  • In 2014, a man in the U.S. named Darren Adams put his pristine copy on eBay for sale and

  • he started the bidding at 99 cents.

  • Within hours people had bid over a million.

  • It finally sold for $3,207,852.

  • It's thought that there are under 200 of these comics still floating around in the

  • universe.

  • Adams is actually the same seller who sold the Wonder Woman comic you already heard about.

  • He once told the media that the comics had originally been collected by a mom and pop

  • store owner who'd decided to keep them all in perfect condition after he'd bought them

  • during World War Two.

  • Ok, now we're at the top five.

  • Things are about to get crazy.

  • 5.

  • A $3.26 million car The most expensive car ever sold on eBay was

  • a 1959 Ferrari California Spyder 250 GT CS.

  • When it was sold in 2010, it came as a bit of a shock to some people as it went for far

  • more than any other cars have ever been sold on the platform.

  • 4.

  • A $4.6 million lunch Has anyone ever asked you the question, “If

  • you could have lunch with anyone alive or dead who would it be?”

  • We are guessing not many of you would choose the American business tycoon Warren Buffet,

  • a man who's very much alive at 90-years-old.

  • It seems for one person, old man Buffet might have been one of his choices.

  • That's because in 2019 he paid a whopping $4,567,888 to have dinner with Buffet.

  • That's quite a lot of cash for food and company, so let's hope it was an excellent

  • buffet...

  • Excuse the gag.

  • The man who paid the cash was a 28-year-old who'd made his money in cryptocurrency.

  • Within 48 hours of the offer being on eBay, people had bid millions for the lunch to be

  • served at New York City's Smith & Wollensky restaurant.

  • The steakhouse has a good reputation, and in view of what the guy paid for the sit down

  • with Buffet, $50 for a 14 ounce Filet Mignon isn't that expensive.

  • Buffet later told the press that the winners of this prize always feellike they've

  • gotten their money's worth.”

  • Maybe it pays to share a bottle of wine with the 6th richest person in the world.

  • We should add that someone paid $2.6 million in 2010 to eat with Buffet, and millions have

  • been spent in other years.

  • 3.

  • A $4.9 million plane In 2001, a charter flight company based in

  • Africa made a splash in the media when it bought a rather dated Gulfstream II on eBay.

  • Some media said it was the largest purchase ever made online at the time, but as you'll

  • soon see, that wasn't true.

  • The plane was listed on eBay by a Texas-based firm called Tyler Jet, but we can't tell

  • you much about the company that bought it.

  • If you go to eBay today, there are quite a few planes for sale, but most of them look

  • like they've seen better days and are nowhere near as costly as the Gulfstream II was.

  • 2.

  • A $40 million dollar plane U.S. billionaire Mark Cuban appeared in the

  • Guinness Book of World Records in 1999 after making what was at the time the biggest online

  • purchase ever.

  • That was yet another Gulfstream plane.

  • Cuban said that buying a plane was his all-time goal, for the reason that he values time over

  • anything else.

  • This guy grew up in a working-class family, but he had a good head for business.

  • At age 12 he was making cash selling garbage bags and after that, he went into selling

  • coins and stamps.

  • A few years later, he was making money moving newspapers around.

  • Fast-forward a few years and this guy had made a ton of money in the technology business,

  • and that's around the time he bought the jet.

  • He later got into the movie business as well as appearing on reality TV.

  • His other great love is sports, and he's spent quite a bit of cash on sports teams.