Feeds

eBay paper Vulcan hits £1m

Aviation bidding madness

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

For those aviation enthusiasts who would like to own an Avro Vulcan but feel that they simply do not have a sufficiently large garage in which to hangar the beast, there is a more manageable alternative currently available on eBay for the modest sum of £1m+.

It's fair to say that even the most space-starved plane-spotter will be able to find a corner for this example of the type - complete with wings and original Cold War camouflage scheme. The details are as follows:

Having scoured my bedroom for something to sell on ebay today as it is free listings for 0.01p-0.99p, i have reluctantly decided to sell my hand made Vulcan Bomber XL-391 Paper Airplane.

I thought that this would be an ideal time to sell it, what with all the press publicity going on, with the real one up in Blackpool.

I have not actually tested if the plane can fly, i will leave this to the lucky winning bidder.

The tail fin of this plane is not actuallty properly attached, the winning bidder will have to refix this themselves. I can provide help with this simple task.

Please note that this is a one-off so could become very valuable in years to come.

Happy Bidding !!!!

Now, £1m is a lot of wonga for a paper plane, but that's nothing compared to the £7m bidding frenzy recently provoked by the sale of the real thing. Earlier this week, bids for Vulcan XL391 reached this heady figure before eBay regained control of the situation and scrubbed the bogus bids. With roughly 24 hours to go before the auction closes, an offer in excess of £11k is required to secure a piece of aviation history. ®

Bootnote

Thanks to reader Devin Giddings for his plane-spotting efforts.

Related stories

For sale: Vulcan bomber, one belligerent owner
German flogs Saddam's left leg on web
Star Trek flat: yours for $1m

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich
New 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.