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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 12:16 pm

eBay is afire with Australian political hotness:

In an Australian first, eBay is offering 10 unique political experiences with the nation’s best-known pollies – and all in the name of charity.

Let’s see how they’re doing after one week …

Item: Watch cricket with John Howard. Bids: 11. Current high bid: $4,050, from ajavius.

Item: Hit golf balls with Mark Vaile. Bids: 11. Current high bid: $2,175, from julzlia.

Item: A romantic evening with Julia Gillard. Bids: 9. Current high bid: $2,325, from galeda2005.

Item: Compete with Kim Beazley for food. Bids: 4. Current high bid: $1,825, from verzp.

Item: Watch football with Peter Costello. Bids: 2. Current high bid: $1,525, from ajayvius (same chap who’s bidding for the Howard cricket date; must like sport.)

Item: Wander around the forest with Bob Brown. Bids: 1. Current high bid: $3,000, from gregb4138.

Item: Hang out with Simon Crean, Alexander Downer, John Anderson and Natasha Stott Despoja. Bids: 1. Current high bid: $2,000, from verzp (same dude who wants to chow down with Beazley.)

Item: Feast on sustainable produce with Peter GarrettBids: 0.

(Via Sandra Lee, whose column has obviously provoked bidding; earlier numbers weren’t quite so zesty.)

UPDATE. We have a bidder for Garrett! Congratulations, kjohnson2003!

Posted by Tim B. on 06/18/2006 at 11:15 AM
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