You Get What You Pay For
Thanks to eBay, a lot of people have made a healthy profit by cleaning out their basements and attics. On the other hand, collectors have gone broke submitting winning bids to own these rare items. We've found some of the most shockingly high prices paid for otherwise common items, not only on eBay but from professional auction houses, too — take, for instance, a video game that just sold for a record-breaking $1.56 million. In some cases, a company made a one-of-a-kind item designed to fetch top dollar, but most of these are collectibles that grew in value naturally.