Iceland for sale — collect in person
Iceland is for sale — on ebay.
It has great scenery and wildlife but the financial situation is in need of repair and a buyer must collect in person.
Bidding started at 99 pence but had reached 10 million pounds ($17.28 million) by mid-morning on Friday.
Globally renowned singer Bjork was “not included” in the sale, according to the notice, but there were nonetheless 26 anonymous bidders and 84 bids.
“Located in the mid-Atlantic ridge in the North Atlantic Ocean, Iceland will provide the winning bidder with — a habitable environment, Icelandic Horses and admittedly a somewhat sketchy financial situation,” the notice reads.
Bidders’ questions included: “Do you offer volcano/earthquake insurance?”, “Is it possible that my payment will be frozen?”, “Is this the tip of the iceberg?” and “Will you accept C.O.D. as a form of payment?”
— By Carolyn Cohn