A naked eBay seller accidentally exposed herself on the auction site, but the no-knicker-wearing user became an overnight celebrity with a ton of cash to boot. The nude eBay seller joins a legion of others who mistakenly posted their unmentionables on the Internet while selling widgets.
In a Jan. 16 updated report, Huffington Post noted that a resident in Oxfordshire, England, who has an eBay username of sugartit_2, is behind the naked eBay seller auction photo.
If her story is legit, it goes that the woman uploaded a photo of a dress she wanted to part with titled, "ASOS yellow Skater Dress 10," with a starting bid of £15.99 or just about $25.44 in U.S. dollars.
Here's where the blooper comes in: While all eyes are on the sleeveless party dress, a bonus not included in the item description appears just off to the left of the image.
Apparently, sugartit_2 must have been commando just before hanging the dress on back of the door for a snapshot and forgot about the power of the mirror.
For the untrained eye, you'd miss the bottomless woman wearing nothing but a black bra, who obviously doesn't know she accidentally exposed herself in a big "whoops" moment.
However, the naked eBay seller may be the smartest person in the closet, ehem, room and pulled off a very clever marketing strategy to add value to her precious dress.
"It's so embarrassing. It is such a dizzy, stupid thing to do and now the whole world's seen me in the nude.
"I put it on eBay last Saturday morning and realized straight away so ended the sale. But what I didn't realize was that people could still it on the site.
"I reported it to eBay and they took it down, but by then it had gone viral. My boyfriend Andy thinks the whole thing is hilarious," the nude eBay seller said about the matter.
Ordinarily the yellow dress would have fetched no more than $100 at best on retail. However, for all her troubles and the frenzy created behind the nude seller on eBay, the item sold for over £153, 911 or a whopping $245,334 in American dollars. How's that for an eBay photo fail?
The naked eBay seller joins a legion of other users of the site, who've accidentally uploaded nude images of themselves.
Selling tip: Beware of mirrors, CD cases and other shiny things nearby when taking pictures of an auction item. Here's another: When taking snaps, do it fully-clothed.