Worldwide some 200 million people buy or sell 1 billion items eBay every year, trading $2,000 worth of goods every second. More than a million people trade on eBay as a full-time job. And while the eBay auctions are best known for finding bargains there also have been some very expensive items sold on eBay.

  • A Gulfstream Corporate Jet

    It seats 12 and was bought by a charter flight company based in South Africa for $4.9 million.

    (spixpix@Flickr)
  • A 1909 Honus Wagner Baseball Card

    In mint condition.  Considered the most valuable baseball card of all time.  It sold for $1.65 million.

    (IslesPunkFan@Flickr)
  • A Town - Bridgeville, California

    Eight houses, a small diner and a post office on 83 acres of land. It sold for $1.7 million dollars.

    (davidsilver@Flickr)
  • A Former U.S. Missile Base

    It was built during the cold war in Saranac Lake, NY. The missiles are long-gone, but the missile silo is still in tact. With walls that are 3-feet thick it was built to withstand a nuclear attack. An anonymous couple bought it for $2.1 million.

    (ekai@Flickr)
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson’s Baseball Bat.

    Jackson used it during his 13-year pro career and hit .356 with it. He called it “Black Betsy.” That bat sold for $577,610.

    (JohnSerb@Flickr)
  • Golf With Tiger Woods

    One round of golf with Tiger Woods: $425,000.

    (Getty Images)