August 7, 2012
Shane Butcher is auctioning off "the American Dream," or at least a video game enthusiast version of it. Via one of the most unique eBay listings one can come across, Butcher is selling his chain of three video game stores, called R.U. Game?, his two homes, cars and almost all earthly possessions. The retail chain of the three Florida stores, which deal in new and used games and accessories, is the centerpiece of the listing, which has an asking price of $3.5 million, along with an immediate $10k good faith deposit required of the winning bidder.
November 15, 2011
Ronn Wade gingerly picked up the package wrapped in a simple white sheet and placed it on an examining table before slowly unwrapping the layers. And there it was. The mummified remains of a small child that had disappeared from University of Maryland School of Medicine years ago. With one look Wade knew it was part of the famed Burns Collection, an obscure set of medical mummies once used for dissection and the training of medical students and...
November 11, 2011
The 200-year-old mummified remains of a small child are making their way back to the University of Maryland School of Medicine after an absence in which they were posted for sale on eBay and languished for almost five years in a Michigan police evidence room. The effort to identify the mummy's home and return it was aided by a Port Huron, Mich., police lieutenant, a couple of astute Michigan anthropologists and the curator of a mummy collection originally assembled by a convicted 19th-century Scottish grave robber.
August 8, 2011
A former Howard County public schools IT technician was sentenced to two years in prison for stealing and reselling more than $200,000 worth of computers, computer parts and software, according to the county's state's attorney's office. Tina Marie Eiser, 39, of the 900 block of Jay Court in Glen Burnie, was sentenced Friday for a theft scheme where she ordered computer equipment for the school system and sold it on eBay. Eiser was also order to pay $210,000 restitution to the school system.
April 5, 2011
Economists believe that they can set a rational price for almost everything, so a few are trying their hand at crabbing. A team of economists from the University of Maryland, working with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, has devised an intriguing program to use $3.5 million in federal funds to buy back and retire seldom-used commercial crabbing licenses that have been issued to watermen working the Chesapeake Bay. The state has...
March 31, 2011
Shopping on eBay can have its advantages. Has a beautiful dress been moved to the sale rack in your favorite mall store, but they --- and all the others nearby --- are sold out of your size? Check eBay! After a friend tells you she called every location of a particular home decor chain on the Eastern seaboard last year but still failed to find the Christmas ornament she wanted, what do you do? Look on eBay! Feeling a bit nostalgic for that toy you coveted as a child but never got or want to introduce members of the next generation to a game you played nonstop when you were a kid?