6 Unbelievably Expensive Things for Sale on eBay Right Now

The timeless website features some odd and overpriced goods.

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Updated July 18, 2024
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The sheer genius of the eBay platform is that one person’s trash can be another buyer’s treasure.

Of course, most eBay listings are pretty tame — such as textbooks, electronics, and collectibles. But every so often, you can find some pretty wild things on the site.

Following are some of the most unbelievably odd and overpriced goods listed now on eBay. Maybe this list will offer inspiration for things you can sell online to make some extra money.

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Factory-sealed E.T. Atari game

Courtesy of eBay Ebay-Factory-sealed E.T. Atari game

Released in 1982, this E.T. Atari game sends out old-school vibes, but with a decidedly modern price: $39,999.99.

Most folks will find this far outside their budget. But if you’ve got $40,000 lying around, swoop in and buy this notoriously bad — and famously discontinued — game now. 

Plenty of people will be only too eager to bring over snacks and indulge in a little nostalgia with you.

Donald Trump board game

Courtesy of eBay ebay Donald Trump board game

There aren’t many gifts perfect for both Trumpists and anti-Trumpists, but the 1989 Milton Bradley board game “Trump — The Game” fits the bill.

It’s a perfect get-together game for people who enjoy roasting — or reveling — in all things Donald Trump.

This brand-new Trump game is sealed and in mint condition. And it better be — the seller is asking $40,000.

For this particular listing, the sale benefits a charity, so you don’t have to feel frivolous when buying it. Swiping this game is an amazing act of do-goodery.

Queen Elizabeth II platinum jubilee Barbie

Courtesy of eBay Ebay-Queen Elizabeth II platinum jubilee Barbie

This Queen Elizabeth II limited-edition Barbie doll is perfect for any collector waxing nostalgic for the bygone years of monarchial rule — or just playing Barbies.

Unboxed, the Queen will lose her pristine state — not to mention significant market value — so you might want to keep her packaged and upright, especially given the doll’s $68,704.54 price tag.

But in any condition, this Queen Elizabeth doll is a definite conversation starter. It’s perfect for small talk over tea and scones.

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‘Cool Hand Luke’ movie poster

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You’ll love everything about this classic 1967 “Cool Hand Luke” movie poster, which is pretty spectacular — including its $112995 price.

It’s actually one of the more practical extravagances you can buy on eBay. While many collectibles need to be carefully stored away in hutches and attic boxes, this poster is an object you can hang on your wall and enjoy every day.

Hermes dog bed

Courtesy of eBay Ebay-Hermes dog bed

Many people could never justify a $1,888 bed for themselves. But when it comes to their pets, the sky's the limit.

This Hermes dog bed is the ultimate luxury. The bucket-style basket is made of oak wood, crafted by expert French barrel makers. The mattress is a machine-washable cushion, with one side made of genuine lambskin.

Ceramic bobbleheads dolls of the Beatles

Courtesy of eBay Beatles ceramic bobbleheads dolls

This is the perfect gift for just about anyone — because everyone’s at least a low-key Beatles fan.

You can buy this bobblehead set of the Fab Four at the bargain price of $2,699.99. The original packaging is all intact, and it ships to anywhere in the U.S.

Priced at nearly $3,000, Beatlemania ain’t cheap. But with its sticking power, Beatles gear could be a smart money move.

Bottom line

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Bargain hunters love eBay, but it’s also fully stocked with opulent wares. They appeal to the inner gold digger in all of us.

Even if you don’t have an extra $50,000 to purchase an Atari game, it’s still fun to comb the listings. So, enjoy what you see, but avoid wasting money by steering clear of actually purchasing any of these items.

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Stacy Garrels

Stacy enjoys writing about fintech, consumer deals, the side hustle economy, and random tomfoolery. She's personally tried more than 100 different gigs, including being an Uber driver for one afternoon.