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    Anyone wanna buy an Island in the South Pacific?

    I swear, you can find anything on E-bay. Did anyone else see this?

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/...ory?id=1953745

    eBay: New Zealand Not for Sale

    eBay Rules That New Zealand Not for Sale, Pulls plug on South Pacfic Nation's Auction

    SYDNEY, Australia May 12, 2006 (AP)— New Zealand is not for sale, despite somebody in neighboring Australia trying to offload the nation of 4 million to the highest online bidder.

    With a starting offer of just one cent, brisk bidding for the prime chunk of South Pacific real estate quickly boosted the price to $2,330 before eBay pulled the plug on the auction this week.

    "Clearly New Zealand is not for sale," eBay Australia spokesman Daniel Feiler told the New Zealand Press Association, adding that 22 bids had been made before the company acted.

    "It is mostly household items we have for sale, but there are the occasional quirky items put up," he added. "We have a look at them and if they are OK we leave them, but if it is something that can't be sold, we take them off."

    The trader has not been named, but apparently was unimpressed with the country he was trying to sell.

    The rivalry between the two countries is intense and in his advertisement the man said New Zealand had "very ordinary weather."
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    Re: Anyone wanna buy an Island in the South Pacific?

    I would buy one, only if I could have that tarzan man as the package deal. !!

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    Re: Anyone wanna buy an Island in the South Pacific?

    LOTR geek speaks up:

    If one were to purchase the island of New Zealand, would that mean that one would own all of it's contents and inhabitants? Would one then own WETA and Peter Jackson and be able to rule over them demanding that they make a companion film of The Hobbit and perhaps film more scenes from the LOTR books that were not included in the theatrical or extended cuts? Well?

    One was just wondering....




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    Re: Anyone wanna buy an Island in the South Pacific?

    Yah I was thinking about calling the thread 'Middle Earth for Sale???'
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    Re: Anyone wanna buy an Island in the South Pacific?

    Of course if you have a few extra several thousand to a few extra million just laying around...

    http://www.privateislandsonline.com/

    http://www.tropical-islands.com/

    http://www.escapeartist.com/Internat..._For_Sale.html

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