that the seller isn't willing to give up this cheese sandwich to
the highest bidder."
- Hani Durzy, spokesman for eBay, referring to half of a 10-year-
old grilled cheese sandwich whose owner claimed bore the image
of the Virgin Mary. The item drew bids as high as $22,000
before eBay pulled the item hours before the online auction
was supposed to have ended, claiming the sandwich broke its
policy, which "does not allow listings that are intended as
jokes." On November 16, the Web site allowed bidding to
resume, with the top offer reaching over $16,000. Bidding is
scheduled to end November 22.
Submitted by: Bob Bruhin
Nov. 17, 2004