Film maker Max Lanman created a commercial to sell his girlfriend’s 1996 Honda Accord, nicknamed “Greenie,” that has more than 141,000 miles on it. It was a real looking spoof ad that sent online bids for the car up into thousands of dollars above its listed value. The value for the Honda is listed as $1,432 in Kelley Blue Book.
Lanman listed the car on eBay for $499 and quickly saw bids skyrocket past that.
The bids got up to $150,000!
EBay canceled Lanman’s listing “due to concerns around illegitimate bidding,” the company told ABC News.
"We've since worked with Mr. Lanman to re-list the item and we've put additional measures in place to ensure a successful auction," eBay said in a statement. "Mr. Lanman is a talented filmmaker and we're pleased that the eBay platform brought us together. We're hoping to work on some creative video projects with him in the future."