9 weird products eBay shoppers have bought during lockdown

Posted: 29 July 2021 3:17 pm
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Australians are buying some pretty weird stuff to get through lockdown.

eBay is a great, one-stop shop for all your lockdown needs. Whether you need to stock up on toilet paper or replace your face mask, there are plenty of options to suit a variety of budgets.

We recently went through the anonymised data for our eBay shopping portal to see what readers have been buying during lockdown. Most of the purchased products are what you would expect, including P2 face masks, digital thermometers and rubbing alcohol. (One clever shopper also snapped up a 621 in 1 Retro game console which is a great antidote to lockdown blues.)

However, there were also some baffling buys on the list that have left us scratching our heads. Here are 9 of the weirdest things Finder readers have purchased from eBay over the past 30 days.


Resin Human Skull ($14.55)
Resin Human Skull ($14.55)

Somebody in Australia snapped up this resin human skull statue for $14.55. We hope it helps them through these trying times.



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Windows 95 Video Guide on VHS ($87.91)
Windows 95 Video Guide on VHS ($87.91)

In 1995, Microsoft roped in the acting talents of Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry to sell its new Windows operating system. The resulting video recently sold on eBay for just shy of $90. One man's trash, etc, etc.



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Ugly Christmas Sweater ($25.99)
Ugly Christmas Sweater ($25.99)

It's perfectly acceptable for fashion standards to slip during lockdown. But this is clearly taking things too far.



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Stork Shaped miniature scissors ($7.99)
Stork Shaped miniature scissors ($7.99)

Have you ever wanted to own a pair of absurdly small scissors shaped like a stork? Somebody in lockdown did. To be fair, we think these are designed for babies' toenails but it's still an unusual purchase.



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BDSM Bondage Kit ($19.99)
BDSM Bondage Kit ($19.99)

We're not here to kink shame anyone, so let's all salute whoever purchased this complete bondage kit. It comes with free lubricant and free shipping.



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Tokyo 2020 Olympic ASICS Baseball set ($148.89)
Tokyo 2020 Olympic ASICS Baseball set ($148.89)

There's nothing weird about wanting to buy commemorative Olympic pap, it's the biggest sporting event in the world, after all. But why baseball?



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BTS Festa D-Day Calendar ($133.98)
BTS Festa D-Day Calendar ($133.98)

BTS are all the rage right now. The K-pop boy band has been spruiking everything from Louis Vuitton to McDonald's meal deals. One hardcore Aussie fan recently snapped up a promotional calendar from the US for over $100. Each to their own.



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Mini Waffle Maker ($19.95)
Mini Waffle Maker ($19.95)

Look, we get that loads of people live alone. But why would anyone choose a waffle maker that can only make a single waffle? That's just nuts that is.



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Wearable Vibrating Panties ($14.99)
Wearable Vibrating Panties ($14.99)

Well, that's one way to while away the hours during lockdown we guess.



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