When it comes to ludicrous eBay listings, money talks – specifically money of the rare coin and note variety.
A couple of weeks back loaded reported that several batches of the brand new £1 coin were being sold for as much as £200 each on the popular auction site, despite some suggestions that the denominations in question were utterly worthless.
But now another listing has gone viral after one intrepid eBayer posted a very special version of the newly-released plastic £5 note.
Much has already been made of the new fivers already online – one guy even discovered he could play his vinyl collection using one.
However, this £5 note is very special.
Posted by Piotr Sobczuk, from Telford, Shropshire, the new polymer note was put on eBay with a starting price of £1 but has already risen to over £60,000.
Why, you might ask? Well, because of the serial number AA01 444444. The presence of the serial code AA01 means the fiver in question is one of the first to have been printed by the Bank of England.
Of course, the entire thing may end up being a little too good to be true – another eBay user who found a note with the serial code AK47 racked up bids of around £80,000 before revealing the whole thing was a wind-up.
At the very least, however, this should have people taking a closer look at the new £5 notes before handing them over at the till. You never know…
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.