Al­ways cash in on celebrity waft­ings – you never know when they may go off

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - STUB - Emily Long­worth

Last week, one en­tre­pre­neur­ial mas­ter mind be­gan auc­tion­ing a Zi­ploc bag la­belled “Air from Kanye Show” one Bay at a start­ing price of $5.Some­how the bid­ding reached $60k within a week. Re­mark­ably, this was be­fore metham­phetamine was accidentally le­galised, which would have made the bid­ding higher.

Af­ter be­ing a sleep at the gavel for a few days, eBay mod­er­a­tors fi­nally re­moved the item and all of its car­bon copy repli­cates which mul­ti­plied in its wake. This was in spite of the seller’s dis­claimer that “I am the first one to sell this item all the oth­ers are liars”. It’s good to be re­minded that there are still some de­cent and hon­est air sales men out­there.

More celebrity air to be suc­cess­fully auc­tioned in­cludes Brad Pitt & An­gelina Jolie’s breath in a jar. This sold forthe bar­gain price of $530, af­terthe seller “caught” it him self when the cou­ples as hayed past him at a red car­pet pre­mier. Hear gued the prob­a­bil­ity of it con­tain­ing their breath mol­e­cules, an un­ex­pect­edly sci­en­tific ex­pla­na­tion from a man whose pri­mary skill seems to be wav­ing open glass jars in the faces of celebri­ties.

Brit­ney Spears’ dis­carded wad of gum (cer­tifi­cate of au­then­tic­ity un­avail­able) fetched $14k, roughly the same as her dis­carded preg­nancy test (re­sults un­avail­able). Then her2007 public break down upped the value of her aban­doned junk, and a Cal­i­for­nian sa­lon sold off locks of her hair for roughly $1m.

Most ad­mirably, one Aus­tralian lad nearly sold the en­tire na­tion of New Zealand one Bay for three grand. Un­for­tu­nately NZ’s for­eign min­is­ter stopped the auc­tion, and re­port­edly un­in­vited Australia to his birth­day party.

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