In my forays into auction land
, I have discovered it has become a new way of political activism: eBayctivism. You use auctions to raise, or support, an issue you're interested in. For instance, the title of this item says it all BOTH BUSH AND KERRY HAVE A WHOLE LOT TO HIDE!
& OUR CASTRATED MEDIA LETS'EM HIDE IT ALL !
. I'm not too clear as to what is it he's selling, maybe a chapbook. What is clear is that the auction, and its listing, is by itself a political statement. This one
requests bids for a video, but is a quite colorful exposition of, well, animated gifs.
The fact that you actually have to pay to post an offer in eBay only makes this more weird. Is it more effective than posting it in a GeoCities web page? Maybe so... at least some people like me link them.