A Collection of Some of eBay’s Most Expensive Purchases of 2017

By: eBay News Team

Power Lunch with Warren Buffet and Kurt Cobain memorabilia among 2017’s most expensive sales on eBay.

Whether you’re new to eBay or a seasoned connoisseur of buying and selling, eBay helps every person find their version of perfect, no matter what it is. That said, perfect can sometimes come with a price tag. Out of the billions of items listed on eBay this year, we’ve compiled a list of some of the company’s most expensive purchases in 2017.

eBay hit record highs in annual profit for its sellers this year. The select group of highest-priced transactions is led by eBay’s annual Power Lunch with Warren Buffet. Bringing in a sum of $2.679M, all proceeds from lunch with the billionaire investor went directly to GLIDE, a charity with the mission of breaking the cycles of poverty and marginalization.

Like GLIDE, several other charities profited from eBay’s unwavering bidders, including Trafficking Hope, the Starkey Foundation and Transition Projects.

Other purchases which made the list span a six-figure Rolls Royce coupe, a nearly $1M comic book and a signed Ryan Adams Harmony Buck Owens guitar.

Intrigued? Here’s a look at some of the most expensive (and jaw-dropping) purchases on eBay in 2017:

1. Power Lunch with Warren Buffet for $2.679M

100% of proceeds went to GLIDE

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  2. All-Star Comics (Collectibles – Comic Book) for $936,223

A portion of proceeds went to Trafficking Hope

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3. Elvis Presley’s 1912 Wm. Knab & Co. Piano for $375,190 (Collectibles & eBay for Charity)
A portion of proceeds went to the Starkey Foundation

3 Elvis White Piano v34. 2015 Rolls-Royce Other Base Coupe 2-Door for $274,888 (eBay Motors)

4 2015 Rolls Royce Other Base Coupe 2 Door

5. 1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 PSA 9 MINT for $234,201.86 (Collectibles – Trading Cards)
*Image is similar, not the actual listing image

5 1952 Topps Willie Mays 261 PSA 9 MINT SIMILAR IMAGE

 6. Rolex Day Date Special Edition Platinum Meteroite Diamond 18956 – watch chest for $185,650 (Fashion - Watches)

*Image is similar, not the actual listing image 

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7. 2016 Cat 926M Wheel Loader Diesel Rubber Tire Tractor Wheel Loader Cab AC & Heat for $137,500 (B&I)
*Image is similar, not the actual listing image

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 8. 6.55ct Diamonds Earrings Radiant Studs FY Flawless GIA GRAFF Inscription for $103,000 (Fashion – Jewelry)

*Image is similar, not the actual listing image

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9. Sparton Nocturne the Holy Grail of Art Deco radios 1934 for $95,001 (Home & Garden)

9 Sparton Nocturne the Holy Grail of Art Deco radios 1934

10. New Hermes Birkin Vert Emerald Emraude + Fuchsia Bicolor HSS 30 Crocodile for $88,000 (Fashion – Handbags)
*Image is similar, not the actual listing image

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11. Kurt Cobain’s Hagstrom Blue Sparkle Delux Guitar for $75,000 (Collectibles & e4c)
*A portion of proceeds went to Transition Projects
 

11 Kurt Cobains Hagstrom Blue Sparkle Delux Guitar

12. Great Britain 1893 Gold 5 Pounds PCGS PF64 DCAM S-3872 for $78,681 (Bullion)

12 Great Britain 1893 Gold 5 Pounds

13. Ryan Adams' Harmony Buck Owens Acoustic Guitar + Signed Original Lyrics for $63,200 (e4c)
*100% of proceeds went to the ACLU

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14. Peter Max “Liberty” Original Painting on Canvas for $38,500 (Art)

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Data is from eBay purchases globally from 1/1/17 - 12/10/17.