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Detroit goes on sale at eBay, cheap

run-down-detroit-pic-getty-878093040If you’ve ever wanted to own a city, now may be your chance.

Someone put the city of Detroit up for sale on eBay, for a whopping $7.50.  So far, there’s no bids.  Wonder why…

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Here’s the listing on eBay:

This is your chance to own a piece of America!

Known for producing some of America’s finest automobiles like the Chevy Vega and Ford Pinto, Detroit was once home to a bustling industrial and manufacturing economy.

All it needs now is a little TLC (and approximately 3 trillion dollars). In addition to owning a little slice of Michigan, your purchase of Detroit gets you:

  • An honorary Detroit Pistons championship ring from 2004
  • That cool Chrysler commercial with Eminem
  • A statue of Robocop that might get built
  • The 1,297th ranked educational system in America
  • Justin Verlander
  • Unlimited use of the phrase, “Detroit Muscle”
  • The complete catalog of Motown Records albums including Diane Ross, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. You know, ‘baby makin’ music

BUT WAIT….

There’s more!

Buy within five days of this listing and get Flint, Michigan for FREE! A bonus worth more than $75!

Bid with confidence, folks. This one won’t last long.

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Obviously, this is a joke, but ya gotta admit, it’s good.

The seller issued a warning, however:  “Highly damaged, missing residents and defective infrastructure.”

Unfortunately, eBay notes: “This listing was ended by the seller because there was an error in the listing.”

Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up…

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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