The costly console (a standard Pro model, by the way, normally retailing for $299.99) was purportedly signed by Palin at the Wasilla Governor's Picnic on July 24, 2009 (just two days before Palin's resignation). And if the price is right, the listing claims "you can own this 60GB, perfect-condition, one-of-a-kind item before her expected run for president of the United States of America in 2012." Well played, eBay lister, well played.
Got loads of spare cash and a profound love of all things Sarah Palin? Then feast your eyes on the Holy Grail: an Xbox 360 autographed by the former Governor of Alaska herself, which just hit eBay with a starting price of -- hold on to your pipelines -- a cool $1.1 million. And that's not including the obscene $75 shipping flat rate.
Is the item authentic? The included photo, depicting the owner presenting an Xbox to Palin, seems pretty convincing. But as always with eBay, caveat emptor is a good watchword.
The Palin Xbox is just the latest in a rash of pricey game merchandise to hit the auction blocks, although it's certainly the most expensive. Last month a collector shelled out $17,500 for a rare NES game, while back in May, a pair of Xbox-themed sneakers sold for over $4,000.
Want to buy some Palin paraphernalia but not in the mood to shell out a million plus? Try some of these less-pricey items:
- Signed autograph MLB baseball ($399)
- Signed autograph Newsweek magazine ($119.99)
- Signed autograph Time magazine ($199.99)
Pfft, I wouldn't pay that much for Palin herself. NGL, I'd sell celeb merchandise if it was really worth it. I got 2 signed Twilight series books just waiting for the next high tide of frenzied fans, lol.