Friday, October 27, 2006

Lucille Ball's Dried Up Lemons Sell For $152 on eBay

From Daily

They were just some dried up lemons once owned by Lucille Ball, but Sean Lindsay was able to sell them on eBay for $152.

In Tinley Park on Thursday, the Monee resident was trying to persuade visitors to the Chicago Southland Chamber's Expo & Conference he could turn their lemons into lemonade.

An exhibitor at the 21st annual business-to-business event, Lindsay touted his home-based business, iSellYourItems, as the Southland's "first mobile eBay consignment business."

Rather than taking items to an eBay drop shop, Lindsay drives to customer's homes to pick up goods and then sells them, for a fee, on the popular online auction site. It's been his full-time job since April.

The customer with Lucy's lemons had picked them up at an estate sale. Lindsay started the bidding on eBay at 99 cents.

"They were just four little dried up lemons," he said. They sold for $152.50.