You can check it out here if you like: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5599463479&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1
Here’s the rundown. A super super rich 20 year old is liquidating her inheritance, and selling it in one bulk lot on Ebay. This includes a house, a car, a bank vault with two separate mystery entries, and lots of other stuff.
Now I heard her on the radio on Thursday which is what prompted me to come check this out. I listened to the interview and there were things that just set off warning bells as this being…well…too good to be true and thus, probably not.
Let me list a few of them off:
She claims that she’s just not into material possessions and yet the entire purpose of this scheme is to garner enough money to fund her new lifestyle.
If her true goal is to get money for funding these desires,
Why would her parents go along with this scheme? Their propety is right now on the market at ten cents on the dollar. Let’s say she truly did just want the cash. The family is, by her own admitance, multi-millionaires. Surely there is someone in their employ, or someone they know, who could handle a transaction as large as this garnering the most amount of money possible. But no, she puts it up on EBay. And if she gets, say, $200,000? How long is that going to last her?
Take for instance the bank vault. Her mom hand selected a gift for this kid worth $1000 every single year for the kid’s entire life. And now, she’s willing to sell the entire vault, sight unseen. Isn’t that just about the biggest slap in the face to the mom? Again, why are her parents going along with this?
She wants this money because she finally wants to be independant. What? She’s selling things she’s never earned and doesn’t even own to garner her independence from her parents.
She writes in the listing “For security purposes, photos may or may not be of actual items.” Does this include the house? Is there even one?
And to top it off, her parents aren’t even dead yet. This is her inheritance, not her actual property. What proof do we have that she has the legal right to flat out give it to the winner?
Maybe it’s legit. Really, maybe it is. Maybe she’s bored and rich and doing this for shits and giggles and a little bit of fame. But something about this whole thing seems…off.
What do you all think?