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.
Max listed the car on eBay for $499 and quickly saw bids skyrocket up to $150,000!
EBay canceled Max’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."
Now, he and his girlfriend are engaged!
Keep making those commercials Max!