Town Auctioned On eBay For Sale Again

83-Acre Bridgeville, Calif., Lists On Market For $1.3M After Former Buyer Commits Suicide

Let the bidding begin. (a silent auction)  Who wants to start at 1.3  
I have 1.3,  do I see 1.3 1/4 ?  – I have 1.3 do I see 1.3 1/4, going, going
I have 1.3 1/4,  do I see 1.3 1/2? – going, going, going
I have 1.3 1/2 do I see 2? going, going
Going, I have 1.3 1/2 going once, twice, do I see 2 going once, twice
Do I see 2 1/2, I have 2 going once, twice SOLD for 2. 
Who me?  No, no, oh no, I wasn’t bidding, my nose was itching. 

Well I’m sure the bidding certainly wouldn’t go like that even if it were at a regular auction site but I’ve often wondered if something similar to that has ever happened.

BRIDGEVILLE, Calif., July 1, 2007
Source: cbsnews.com

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own little island somewhere like you have heard of or seen pictures of.

Well if you are one of those people but would prefer to invest in a piece of land that is easier to get to you just might want to check out this piece of land that is about 83 acres and as a bonus already has a little town built on it. 

Yep, you could be the proud owner of a whole town located no less, than in the state with Hollywood stars and celebrities. 

Click here for photos of Bridgeville.   (from foxnews.com)

The town, which was once a hub for a local stagecoach route and a stop on the Pony Express, includes eight houses, a post office, and a cafe.

For a mere $1.3M you can start the bidding at eBay www.ebay.com/bridgeville

Although this site gives a description it appears that the listed seller no longer has an account with ebay for some reason.  Also it shows the starting bid is at $1.750M which I believe it would have been when it was listed the first time instead of for this new auction. 

It has a nice description of the town, at least of what is was previously like so I imagine it has deterioated since then.  None the less it still is interesting to read.

World’s oldest car for sale

Steam-powered 1884 car will be auctioned at Pebble Beach in August

By Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNNMoney.com staff writer
POSTED: 4:20 p.m. EDT, June 28, 2007

Looking for that second vehicle and looks or speed isn’t top priority, then I would suggest you head out to Pebble Beach, Calif. in August to bid on this steam-powered baby that still runs. 

You might want to run fast I can see Jay Leno drooling as this is a must have for him.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — A steam-powered car, billed as the oldest car in the world that still runs, will be sold in a Pebble Beach, Calif., auction in August.The car was built in France in 1884, about a year before Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz of Germany built their first experimental gasoline-powered cars. (The two were working independently of one another.) Henry Ford, the man many Americans mistakenly believe invented the automobile, built his first car 12 years after this one.

For history, description and full story see CNN.com