The internet is a giant collection of the odd, the strange and the completely weird (not to mention the WTF-inducing). That being said, eBay is the place where random oddities are auctioned off on a daily basis. In the past, shrunken heads, lawn-mowed grass and even a subliminal message maker (!) have been sold on this website; though many of these claims are debatable. Nevertheless, a current listing spotted by Gizmodo has a giant cracked glass stair from an Apple store up for sale.
eBay user heylookitskibbs picked it upafter the store replaced it. Why? Because he figured that one day he will be able to sell it on eBay for a whopping $2500.
It’s from Apple Fifth Ave. in NYC. They have a huge spiral staircase you can see here: http://images.apple.com/retail/fifthavenue/images/fifthavenue_gallery_image4.jpgThey replaced it with a new one after a customer dropped a snapple bottle on it and cracked it. I picked it up before it could be thrown out over a year ago, figuring it’s a collectible. When these are new, they cost 10K to buy from the German glass-makers. So, since it’s cracked I figure it’s worth at least $2500, considering the steps are all custom ordered.
Can’t pay $2500? Well, the starting bid is $700, so you can get it for less via the auction. Happy buying!