Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles 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 that “buy” button 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 posted “Allsop'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 old” with 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 is “Antipodal 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 feel “like 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.