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End-of-Days Watch: New York Apartments on eBay

Fancy a bright two-bedroom on East 3rd Street? Better place your bid now.

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    End-of-Days Watch: New York Apartments on eBay
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    The logo of Internet auction house eBay glows at the company's German headquarters April 24, 2006 in Kleinmachnow, Germany. Germany is among eBay's biggest markets.

    We knew brokers and owners were resorting to increasingly creative tactics to move the city's stagnating sales listings - from pie at the open house to free wide-screen TVs with a signed contract - but we're not sure quite what to make of the East Village two-bedroom that's on eBay for $350,000. (Yep, we remember the shiny half-mil FiDi condo that hit the auction site last October, but it didn't have any takers.)

    At this writing, the E-Vill apartment has one bid! And Curbed, who alerted us to the story, notes there's a Hell's Kitchen pad on eBay, too. One commenter flags eBay's fine print for real estate listings (nutshell: bids in these auctions are not binding, unlike most of the merch for sale via the site), but even without the cockamamie "who's going to buy an apartment on eBay?" angle, the idea that brokers are looking for new channels to woo buyers is telling. (And that East Village two-bedroom does look pretty sexy.)