Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/09/05/ebay_steve_irwin/

Buy Steve Irwin dead on eBay!

Google search result outrage

By Lester Haines

Posted in Policy, 5th September 2006 11:22 GMT

Online tat bazaar eBay has a penchant for slipping plugs for itself into your Google search results page, invariably offering to sell you whatever you type into the search field, regardless of plausibility.

Reader Jeremy Hooks wonders if on this occassion it hasn't gone a pitch too far:

Buy Steve Irwin dead on eBay

Hmmm. For the record, there's a few bits of Steve memorabilia knocking about on eBay UK, but mercifully no sign of the bloke himself or indeed the stingray which provoked his untimely death. ®