The $700 Billion Rabbit Hutch

Recall the surprising news that banks can't account for how they are using first tranche of the $700 billion federal bailout fund? Well, luckily, Freakonomics blog reader Gannon Hubbard found the answer: a $700 billion rabbit hutch on Amazon!


See also: The $700 Billion T-Shirt

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I worked in Amazon's customer service department for almost 4 years ~ i'm sure the price was just an input error, and it's actually very easy to fix from amazon's side. I tried to find some of the other gems we came across in customer service, but most of them are gone now ~ like the $2 million "land cruiser" (with $1 shipping!) and the Ace Hardware store for 5 million. There are lots of strange things on amazon, like whole skinned rabbits (seriously, in the gourmet foods section), Caskets (just search "casket" and a whole slew of them appear), and my favorite, Bondage Duck (search B000Z4KQNC ) ~ working for Amazon, i learned that they really DO sell everything.
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