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

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

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

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.