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16 Unusual Items For Sale on the Government’s Version of eBay

Handy Polygraph Chair

Occasionally it can be fun to peruse the oddities that the general public accumulates and ends up selling on craigslist or eBay. Or, as it turns out, if you'd like to get a little weirder than that, you can hit the U.S. government's answer to eBay, G.S.A. auctions. Its full name being General Services Administration, the entity's mission as stated is to provide “the best value in real estate, acquisition and technology services to the government and the American people."

Goodies like the one pictured above can be found for sale: a polygraph chair. Absent that bulky, results-non-court admissible piece of machinery, just imagine the possibilities for those two roomy armrests!


Coastal Park, Elizabeth City, NC

But that's not all, shoppers. Pictured above is another tempting parcel one can purchase for a mere several million: the Coastal Park area of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Located on this piece of land are 82 apartment housing units, basketball courts, a tennis court, a playground, a gazebo, and according to the ad, tons more room on which to build recreational facilities. But just one catch: everything's liberally coated with layers of lead-based paint. Which may or may not even represent a problem to you as a consumer! What myriad opportunities. 

So whether your interests run toward Gucci watches that look like they've survived multiple mob wars, boats, planes or more screwdrivers than you can shake a large box of screwdrivers at, don't hesitate to scope out more government swag at mental_floss.  

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