Taobao, a Chinese version of Amazon and eBay, has a reputation for selling pretty much everything.
The company brought “everything” to a new level this week when it sold a Singapore-registered oil tanker for $11.8 million, according to Xinhua.
The ship was auctioned off by the Guangzhou Maritime Court on Taobao’s Paimai auction platform. The auction attracted 33,000 views and received 19 offers from six bidders before it finally went to Malta-based Natalia Shipping.
The Varada Blessing, which is the name of the ship, was put up for auction for the third time last December after failing to sell twice.
The plus side of buying a ship online? You don’t have to worry about shipping fees 🙂