New Zealand: eBay Pulls Sale of New Zealand
Published: May 13, 2006
New Zealand is not for sale, though somebody in neighboring Australia is trying to sell the nation of four million to the highest bidder on eBay Australia. With a starting offer of just one cent, brisk bidding quickly raised the price to $2,330 before eBay pulled the plug. "Clearly New Zealand is not for sale," an eBay Australia spokesman said. He said 22 bids had been made before the company acted.