I have a friend who got his motorcycle on eBay, and it worked out pretty well - I guess some car dealerships put stuff up on there? I wasn't sure about his decision to get a helmet on there, though - I don't think they have Carfax for helmets.
If a dealership puts a car up on e-bay, especially a relatively "expensive" one (i.e. more than a few thousand bucks), it often makes sense to get in touch with them outside of e-bay and make an offer. They are likely to cut you a bit of a deal, since if they sell it through e-bay they have to pay commission to e-bay, but if they sell it directly, they don't have to. I've had a couple of friends who have done this.
Always ask for the VIN of the vehicle, though, and run it through carfax.
I have bought quite a bit of baseball memorbillia crap - most of which I have since sold, and my digital camera on ebay. 90% of the time I have had good luck but no real odd purchases either. I did see once while looking around at a thumb drive that a huge % of those things, and others as well, are fake. There is a section on ebay about items that are frauds more often than not.
Leno has odd ebay items on periodically too and has the audience guess as to whether or not it sold. Some people will bid on anything, its like a gambling disease!
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