Auctions archive

  • Craigslist embroiled in sex trafficking scandal
    Online

    Craigslist embroiled in sex trafficking scandal

    By 10 August 2010

    Two sex workers have accused online auction website Craigslist of "facilitating sex trafficking" in an open letter to The Washington Post. The letter was run as a half page advert and called for the site's Adult Services section to be shut down. In it,...

  • Ferris Bueller Ferrari replica goes to auction
    Cars

    Ferris Bueller Ferrari replica goes to auction

    By 5 April 2010

    The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Less than 100 were made. And that's probably why John Hughes and his team made a replica version for Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and it's now up for auction at Bonhams. Despite not being an original Ferrari, this fine...

  • NES game sells for $41,300
    Gaming

    NES game sells for $41,300

    By 2 March 2010

    A ultra-rare NES game titled "Stadium Events" has sold for more than $40,000 in an eBay auction. The NTSC title, which is unopened and factory sealed, attracted 115 bids before a winning figure of $41,300 was settled upon. The reason for the rarity and...

  • WoW auction house coming to iPhone
    Gaming

    WoW auction house coming to iPhone

    By 3 February 2010

    World of Warcraft creator Blizzard has announced that soon you may be able to access the game's auction house from your mobile phone. In a post on the official message boards, the company admitted that they may charge for the service. Blizzard poster...

  • Toddler accidentally buys mechanical digger on auction site
    Online

    Toddler accidentally buys mechanical digger on auction site

    By 22 May 2009

    A New Zealand couple got the "shock of their life" after their 3-year-old daughter accidentally bought a $NZ20,000 (£8,000) mechanical digger from auction website Trade Me without their knowledge. "The first I knew about it was when I came down and opened...

  • No one wants hell.com for a million bucks
    Online

    No one wants hell.com for a million bucks

    By 30 October 2006

    An internet domain name auction held last Friday failed to attract the bidders its sellers were hoping for. Hell.com was expected by domain asset management provider Moniker.com to be hot property, and had a $1 million reserve on it, but didn’t sell,...