Several years ago, a local realtor got some great publicity by trying to sell the town of Bridgeville on ebay. She did get a buyer off of ebay, although ultimately that deal fell through. But the publicity did garner a buyer in Bruce Krall from Orange County. Now, after some renovation, and some soaring property prices, the town is back on ebay with a starting price of $1.75 million, more than twice the orignial sales price. As of this posting there are no bids.
What’s interesting about this auction is that the seller is offering to donate some of the sale proceeds to the Humboldt Area Foundation. You can read the letter from Peter Pennekamp, Ex. Director of HAF regarding this donation promise.