Far Stranger than the Strangest of eBay: Web Site Launches Full Scale

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The auction site of eBay is known for some of the strange and bizarre items that come up for auction, but what if there was a web site devoted solely to the strangest and most bizarre of these items?

I just wanted to say thank you for always taking part on my auctions and for posting me on your site. Keep up the good work and I love your site

The auction site of eBay is known for some of the strange and bizarre items that come up for auction, but what if there was a web site devoted solely to the strangest and most bizarre of these items? These were the early thoughts of Nick Puopolo and Sarah Hughes, who started a web site to spoof eBay. Their site, http://www.wayoutauctions.com was started in September of 2005, and less than a year later has gone from mostly a blog with odd commentary to a full fledged web site with some of the strangest auctions to be found. Their efforts have not gone unoticed and most recently have been invited to join the prestigious National Lampoon Humor Network.

Need 37 empty cigar boxes? How about a half eaten muffin from New Orleans or an empty Snickers wrapper? If it seems amazing to you that these items are even up for sale, how about the thirteen people fighting on the bidding for them? The web site enjoys thousands of visitors every day and its amazing growth is being celebrated by the co-founders with several weeks of special giveaways that involve the customary free t-shirts and drawings for an Apple I-pod that will last until 09/08/2006. If you want to find a door that looks like Jesus or a Mel Gibson bagel look alike, this site is the place to check out, whether or serious collecting of the odd and bizarre, or just out of curiosity and fun.

Amused web surfers are not the only ones happy with the web site. Even the vendors who put their auctions up on eBay have expressed thanks to Puopolo and Hughes. “I just wanted to say thank you for always taking part on my auctions and for posting me on your site. Keep up the good work and I love your site,” writes Globatmommy. The future looks very bright for http://www.wayoutauctions.com and for Puopolo and Hughes, though for now they will celebrate their success and the strong and swift popularity their site has achieved.

For Information:

Contact: Nick Puopolo

Location address:

P.O. Box 3087

Wakefield, Ma. 01880

http://www.wayoutauctions.com

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