The World’s Most Interesting Purchases

By: Kari Ramirez, eBay News Team

We pore through eBay data to highlight a collection of some of the most expensive items sold in 2016.

With more than a billion listings, eBay helps its shoppers find the perfect items, everything from brand new to vintage to one-of-a kind.

This past year, we’ve met some records, highlighted by our annual Warren Buffett Power Lunch,which sold for $3.4 million, with 100% of the proceeds going to Charity. And, with a car or truck selling on mobile every five minutes in the U.S., eBay is the destination if you’re looking for a unique car that’s sure to turn heads in the office parking lot.

Without further ado, here are some of the most interesting & expensive items – sorted by category – that sold on eBay in 2016. 

  1. Power Lunch with Warren Buffet for $3.45M (eBay for Charity)warren buffett
  2. Lamborghini: Aventador 2-door Convertible for $659,800 (Motors)lamborghini 2
  3. 2014 Kubota KX080 (Excavator) for $85,000 (B&I)excavator
  4. Patek Philippe Grand Complications Calatrava Pilot 5524G for $64,995 (Watches)watch
  5. Tiffany & Co. Platinum Round Diamond Solitaire Ring 3.09ct I VS1 Clarity for $60,000 (Jewelry)diamond 2
  6. 37 - 1oz 2016 American Gold Eagle Bullion Coins for $48,996 (Bullion)gold
  7. 2016 Ironman World Championship Slot - 2016 Entry for $45,300 (Sports Tickets)ironman
  8. Four Carolina Panthers Lifetime Season Ticket Ownership Rights & Lot 1 Parking for $43,500 for (Sports Tickets) panthers 3
  9. Hermes Meil Brown Shiny Crocodile POROSUS 35 cm Palladium Birkin Handbag for $38,000 (Handbags)handbag 2
  10. Magic the Gathering Cards lot collection for $32,201 (Toys)magic
  11. 2016 Freedom Concession Pizza Trailer for $31,00 (Concession Trailers) trailer
  12. 1979 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Wayne Gretzky Rookie RC #18 BVG 9.5 GEM MINT for $29,701 (Sports Trading Cards)gretzky
  13. Leroy Neiman Original Oil "the Skateboarder" for $29,000 (Art)painting
  14. Superman #1 for $27,950 (Comic Book)superman
  15. Boy Scout Air Scout Ace Type 1 - named group 6406EE for $27,211 (Collectibles/Historical Memorabilia) boy scout