First they tried to sell a Harrier Jump Jet (naturally decommissioned) only to have it won by a seven year old boy who clicked the Buy-It-Now button on his father’s eBay account. Naturally reluctant to re-mortgage the house to buy a plane the guy begged forgiveness on his child’s behalf.
Having missed out on a £69,999.00 sale they relisted the item as an auction. Then just, as the press coverage of the seven year old buyer rocketed the price skywards to a dizzying £94,000.00 from 80 bids and over 140,000 page views, eBay themselves bombed their listing and removed it from the site.
Apparently being very apologetic, eBay explained that a Harrier Jet falls foul of their strict policies in regards to the sale of military weapons. Even though the jet was stripped of all it’s weapons and many other components including the engines, sadly it’s still not allowed on eBay.