British singer James Blunt was once so addicted to online auction site eBay he sold his sister.
The You're Beautiful hitmaker came home one time to find his sister Emily crying because she couldn't get to a funeral in Ireland in time.
So Blunt came upon the idea of putting her up for auction in the hope of finding someone who could help her get to the funeral. And his ploy worked - Emily is now getting married to the man who 'bought' her.
He explains, "I came back to the flat where my sister was staying and she was crying because she couldn't get to a funeral in Ireland. The planes were on strike, the ferry was out of season, and there were no trains.
"I ended up whacking it on eBay: 'Damsel in distress seeks knight in shining armour! Desperate to get to a funeral in southern Ireland, please help!' The bids flooded in and the guy who won had a helicopter.
"He flew her to the funeral. That was three years ago. This summer they're getting married.
"That was the stupidest thing I've ever sold on eBay - my sister."