BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : NOVEMBER 20, 2000 ISSUE
BUSINESS WEEK E.BIZ -- NET CULTURE

Pushing the Limits


Online auctions have opened the door to trading items that might have never 
been sold in public marketplaces. Online auctioneers believe in protecting the 
right of people to sell whatever they want in cyberspace, though some citizen 
groups want limits. Here's a sampling of what has been sold on eBay in the past 
year:

                                                NO.
ITEM                            DATE          OF BIDS   HIGH BID

Drug-free urine                 2-19-99         10      $123.00

Dead kitten                     6-30-99          5      $150.00

Testicle                        9-12-99          0      Asked $500,000

Vial of dirt from serial        9-27-99         18      $20.50
killer John Wayne Gacy's
crawlspace, where he
stored his dead victims

KKK hood                        9-14-00          6      $74.95

Pedophilia video                9-27-00          2      $16.77

Woman's dirty panties           10-2-00          5      $21.67


DATA: EBAY.COM


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