FIRST ON myGC: AUSTRALIAN Big Brother winner Tim Dormer had almost auctioned off his wisdom teeth for $100,000, until eBay classed it as a violation of their service.
The reality television star decided to list his teeth on the website for fun, after having them surgically removed on Thursday afternoon.
Dormer took to Twitter and Instagram to advertise his auction.
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“While I lay here in pain, thought it would be funny to put my removed wisdom teeth on eBay,” Dormer tweeted. “Bid away weirdos.”
Dormer published the listing on the popular website at around 6pm on Thursday.
Within minutes, dozens of fans had placed their bid and by 6.50pm, bidding had surpassed $50,000.
The last and 109th bid of $99,955 was placed at around 8pm before the listing was identified as a violation of eBay’s Human Body Parts and Remains policy and subsequently removed.
Dormer was issued with an email, advising why his listing was removed and auction cancelled.
“After reviewing your eBay account, it appears that you have violated eBay’s Human Body Parts and Remains policy,” the email read. “You listed a human tooth.”
“We realize you may not have been aware of this policy, but eBay does not permit human body parts to be listed on our site.”
“Examples of prohibited items include, but are not limited to; organs, bone, blood, waste, sperm and eggs,” eBay said. “Please, do not relist the item.”
“Whoops,” Dormer tweeted. “Apparently you’re not allowed to sell body parts on eBay. Shame, my wisdom’s went for nearly $100k, sheesh imagine what I could get for a kidney!”