Trade Me's most viewed items of 2017

Trade Me's most viewed items of 2017
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Trade Me has shared some of the most weird and wonderful things listed on the auction site in 2017, which captured Kiwis' imagination. 

The most viewed item was a retro McDonald's playground set, which was eventually sold to a campground in Twizel and attracted more than 100,000 views to the page.

Part of the retro playground set
Part of the retro playground set Photo credit: Supplied.

 

The second-most viewed listing was for an engagement ring, which the lister was "selling to buy a ute", after his girlfriend rejected his proposal. The Christchurch lad was moving on quickly, commenting that he could always "trust a ute to love him unconditionally".

Trade Me's most viewed items of 2017
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One of the cheekier entries was posted after the opening game of the British & Irish Lions rugby tour and was for a "a Lions try", saying it was in "unused condition" and as rare as "a good French ref".

Another memorable listing was for a 2.4 metre high portrait of Helen Clark, which even grabbed the attention of the former PM herself, selling for $1804, with the proceeds donated to a women's refuge. 

One of the more inventive offerings, which tragically wasn't sold, was for the world's first "Spa-boat" or "Spoat".

Trade Me's most viewed items of 2017
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Another art piece worth an honorable mention was a doodle by Ed Sheeran, entitled 'Super Ginge", which sold for NZ$10,000, with all the proceeds also going to charity.  

Trade Me's most viewed items of 2017
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"Millions of items sell on Trade Me every year, but it is the weird wonders or ordinary items with extraordinary back stories that always take out our most-viewed listings of the year," said Trade Me spokesperson Millie Silvester. 

If you want to pump up your views on Trade Me, Ms Silvester suggests doing a "great job with your description" and bring a "healthy dose of humour to the Q&A". 

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