Some mighty strange items have been auctioned off on eBay — a thousand pulled-off soda can tabs, a few locks of Brittany Spears’ hair and a Dale Earnhardt Jr. car in the shape of a Diet Mountain Dew can.
But some fishermen say this one ranks right up there near the top. Someone is auctioning off the location of the world-record bass.
For $1,200, the seller offered to reveal the name and location of the lake where this supposed world-record bass was seen, plus the bait choices that could be used to catch that fish.
“The fish itself has been rumored to be worth millions,” the anonymous seller said in a description of his listing. “I do not have the rods and reels to catch this fish, so I am wiling to sell the information of where it can be found.”
Skeptics say the listing is questionable. First, they say, how can anyone tell how much a fish weighs just by looking at it? Also, how could anyone guarantee the exact location of such a fish?
Someone must have bit. The eBay website indicates that the listing sold for $800.
To coin a fishing phrase, there’s a sucker born every minute.
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