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    June 20, 2014

    Lou Reed's Old Stuff Is For Sale on eBay

    It was Brian Eno who made the oft-repeated remark that, while the Velvet Underground's first album didn't sell that well in its early years, "everyone who bought a copy would go on to open an eBay account." Or something. (That may not be exactly right.) But, anyway, good news for OGVU devotees, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Coachella Ticket Prices Are Skyrocketing

    If you don't have tickets yet for the first weekend of Coachella -- which starts this afternoon -- don't bother. As you can see from the SeatGeek chart above, prices on the secondary market (places like Stub Hub and eBay) are absolutely out of control right now See also: Music Festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Supreme Foamposite Sales Show How Secondary Market Dominates Sneaker Trade

    Retail prices are meaningless in the sneaker scene these days. Only way you pay retail for a pair of fresh, high-demand Jordans or Foamposites or SB Dunks is: 1) stand outside the sneaker store for at least several hours--several days in some cases; or 2) get lucky and snag them online in the five m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    These Bands Took Fan Landers' Advice: Did It Work?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Vagina Onion Ring Could Be Yours For $9,100

    If you look at two onion rings fried together and instantly think "vagina," you've got a problem. If you're willing to cough up more than $9,000 to buy two onion rings fried together that kinda look like a vagina, you've got a disease for which there is no cure: stupidity.For sale on eBay right now ... More >>

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    April 28, 2012

    Mission Chinese Food Is Auctioning Preview Tickets on eBay

    Mission Chinese Food, the scrappy, much-loved San Francisco restaurant with a built-in charity model, recently announced it was bringing its "Americanized Oriental Cuisine" to the Lower East Side. Today, in an admittedly weird move, the team is auctioning tickets to its NY preview party on eBay. Bid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Under the Toque: Bagel and Lox Creations, Art Installations

    Mario Batali and artist Jim Dine teamed up to make a super fancy, limited-edition cookbook up for auction on eBay with a minimum bid of $1,200 a copy. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Lunchbox Fund. [Eater] For the annual conference of the International Academy of Culinary Professionals, chefs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Mega Millions Jackpot Swells to $540 Million: What Not To Do With The Money

    The Mega Millions Jackpot has grown to $540 million. If you didn't know, that is a lot of money -- said to be the highest lotto prize awarded ever in a multi-state game. Of course, even if you bought a whole bunch of tickets or joined an office pool to increase your chances of success, you probabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    It's Not Too Late to Buy This 6-Foot Rick Perry Chia Head

    ​Necessity is the mother of invention, and we need a 6-foot terra cotta flower planter that looks extraordinarily like Texas Governor/wannabe presidential nominee Rick Perry. It is for sale on eBay for $4,500 (local pick-up offered in Blanco, Texas). "The outline of his hair is surprisingly ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Brooklyn Photographer William Wadman, Other Artists Pitch In for Vermont Flood

    Hey, check out this great Norman Rockwellesque photo illustration by Brooklyn photographer Bill Wadman. He's selling limited editions as part of heART, an art sale to raise funds for victims of the Vermont flood. Go to the eBay page of the fundraiser to see this and other items for sale.

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2011

    Heidi Knowles, Washington State Mom, Tries To Sell Baby in Taco Bell

    ​ A mom tried to sell her baby for $500 in a Taco Bell in Vancouver, Washington last week, joining a long tradition of people attempting to sell their children in down-market chains. 36-year-old Heidi Knowles approached a woman at the restaurant and tried to hand her her baby boy, making it clear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Before You Die, You See The 0.0: Three Possible Treatments For Pitchfork-Related Thrillers

    NB: This is not how bloggers generally dress.​Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Duplass brothers—the siblings behind last year's cutesy indie Cyrus—were shopping a script for a thriller in which the mother of a recently deceased indie rocker seeks vengeance on a bl ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011
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    March 2, 2011

    Get Over a Breakup Quick by Auctioning Off Your Ex's Stuff Nude

    ​Crying, talking, actual therapy -- all are highly overrated, eye-puffing, and frankly, rather boring. The best way, the 2011 way, to get over a guy? Take sexy photos of yourself auctioning off your dirty ex's stuff, and then set up a website with which to sell those items via eBay. Everyone w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Old Staten Island Ferry for Sale on eBay!

    ​If you've ever wanted to own a piece of Staten Island history, now is your chance! The Herbert H. Lehman ferry boat is now for sale on eBay. It was built in 1965 for a cost of $42 million and the starting bid is only $500,000. What a bargain! It was retired from service 4 years ago and has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Hosni Mubarak For Sale on eBay

    ​Hosni Mubarak, the embattled Egyptian dictator, is for sale on eBay with bidding still at the low, low price of $90.00 at the moment, with only 12 bids in. From Art Threat comes news of the odd auction, which says that "100% of the final sale price will support Oxfam America."

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    New York State Made $1.3 Million on eBay

    ​That's right. Our great state, saddled with debt, started a little business on the side, selling junk on internet auction site eBay, according to a report in the Daily News. The Office of General Services is in charge of the peddling and spokesperson said they are "very pleased with the progr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Is Banksy's Identity for Sale on Ebay?

    ​"If you win this auction I will mail you a piece of paper revealing the true identity of "Banksy": This according to Ebay seller daigroandujo, who leaves us public folk only six more days to elbow our way to the prize of an English man's privacy. Perhaps the morning trudge from bed to bathroo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    The 9 Most Hideous Thanksgiving-Themed Tchotchkes

    ​Happy Thanksgiving! Time to be thankful you don't own any of these items. Here, we've identified the 9 Thanksgiving-themed tchotchkes that frighten us the most. (Sorry to the creators of said items, but we are thankful that you possess the genius and home craftsmanship/manufacturing prowess t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Greg Boehm Talks Japanese Barware, Prohibition Style Overload & New York's Illicit Booze Underground

    seriouseatsGreg Boehm: Your gateway to New York's booze underground.​Fork in the Road's weekly Behind the Bar interview usually features a bartender, sommelier or self-professed (eye roll) mixologiste. But many a craft bartender in the city would be hard pressed to do their job without the ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Rachael Ray in the Nude, Floating in the River Evoo

    ​ It's no Paula Deen pot roast doll, but this classical (and classy!) nude painting of Rachael Ray by Alex Gardega is up there with foodie gift idea no-nos.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Own a Piece of Your Favorite Chef: Slow Food NYC Auctions Tools of the Trade

    What would you give for this man's jacket?​ Some people throw their underwear onstage at Tom Jones (or Guy Fieri). Others stand in line for hours to get a copy of their favorite cookbook signed. If you're a die-hard fan of some of the chefs this city has produced, now's your chance to own a pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Mastering the Art of French Bidding

    ​Mastering the Art of French Cooking, it was reported earlier this week, has hit the bestseller list for the first time since it was published 48 years ago. Thanks largely to Julie & Julia fans who've rushed straight from the multiplex to the bookstore, Julia Child is acquainting a new gen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    PBA Cards Auctioned Online for Mythic Ticket-Repelling Powers

    ​Perusers of eBay may from time to time find an auction of cards signifying membership in the New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association. No seller seems to be stupid enough to say the cards are for getting special treatment from the police, and some offer warnings like, "These cards sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    OMG Are You Ready For the Michael Jackson Memorial?

    The Staples Center mayhem -- allegedly featuring the remains of the deceased -- is just hours away! The New York Post does some fine journalistic double-dipping, proclaiming "JACKO GHOULS EYE PROFITS OF DOOM" while announcing you can watch the memorial on their web site! Charles Foster Kane would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Breaking! iPhone Nude App Disabled

    The Washington Post -- who, we must admit, has been all over this story -- now tells us that the Hottest Girls nude iPhone app, which we reviewed earlier, has been pulled off, so to speak, the market. "In our tests, we could still locate the app via the iTunes link," they say, "but were unable to pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Crash of '08 Memorabilia Now Bolstering Economy

    The recently fashionable practice of hawking disgraced ponzi-meister Bernie Madoff items on eBay has spread to most of the other firms which have tanked in recent months.Why people would want items commemorating vast, endemic fraud and even worse bumbling is beyond us. But, we did a search, and, hey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Toast You Can Believe In

    Perhaps you would like this inspiring piece of toast for your very own? The eBay bidding war is at $207 right now. [eBay via Gawker]

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    "Free" is a Good Word to Have in a Headline

    Want a free ad at SUBWAYblogger? They're doing one of their periodic offers: send an email to and they'll send you code and instructions. While supplies last. This, too, has to do with free stuff online, but we're not sure how we feel about it: apparently eBay is gunning for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    Jesus Pan. Really?

    Mmmm, holy.

  • Voice Choices

    June 24, 2008

    Vinyl Mania

    Eleven hours, one big-ass record store

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    Oscar Winner's Penis-Painting Beau Strikes Out

    A portrait by Sandro Kopp Tilda Swinton has two lovers and an Oscar! The younger of her two paramours, Sandro Kopp, is a talented artist whose price hopefully will go up now. As a reader points out, these very genital works by him didn’t exactly go through the roof, bid-wise, on a New Zealand ver ... More >>

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    January 18, 2008
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    December 26, 2006

    Perfect From Now On

    New Year's resolutions, many of which are likely to be broken by the time you read this

  • Music

    September 26, 2006

    Too Drunk to Blog

    Rare/obscure punk rockers find new life online

  • Screens

    June 13, 2006

    Talk Therapy

    A penny for your thoughts? aims to be the eBay of personal opinion

  • NYC Life

    April 18, 2006

    Hermès Bag for $200?

    Rules for protecting yourself on eBay

  • NYC Life

    April 11, 2006

    Kicks—in the Flesh

    Sneaker heads unite in Chelsea

  • Music

    May 24, 2005

    Post-Bop Shopping

    For fans in general and collectors in particular, a crucial social locus enters the virtual age

  • NYC Life

    March 15, 2005

    Made in Morocco

    Stash the rocker belts, it's time to go Bohemian

  • Screens

    March 8, 2005

    Adults Gone Wild

    U.K. slut site makes the supposedly open-minded U.S. look like a puritanical Allahcracy

  • NYC Life

    February 3, 2004

    Add to Cart

    Fashion Shopping Online

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    July 2, 2002
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    June 11, 2002
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    May 8, 2001
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    December 5, 2000
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    August 1, 2000
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    May 16, 2000

    We Hear and eBay

    Proving Money Says Just One Thing: Submit

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    August 24, 1999
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    June 15, 1999
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