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eBay, the notorious online auctioneer, has created a bit of a stir with its recent offerings. Three people had separately put unborn babies under the virtual hammer. eBay has now taken down the postings which are thought to be hoaxes. One couple, claiming to be a pair of law students, offered an unborn baby boy due later this month. This drew a bid of over $100,000. The prospective 'parents' could also contact the seller to request the couple's IQ test results. This flurry of attempted slave trading follows hot on the heels of a man who offered to sell a kidney. eBay officials belive that this offer was also a hoax, but it attracted bids of up to $5.6 million. eBay officials said that the kidney sale could have inspired this latest round of silliness. Selling children is illegal, but eBay would not say whether there was an official investigation being carried out. ®

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