Question: When would someone pay $102.50 for a pair of hard-used pink rubber flip-flops? When the proceeds are earmarked for victims of Hurricane Katrina, of course. And also when the gray footprints embossed in the sandals belong to new mama Britney Spears.
Yes, folks, People reports that Spears is auctioning more than 300 personal items on eBay in support of the Mississippi Hurricane Recovery Fund; with the bidding slated to wrap on Oct. 8, items (as of 9:15 a.m. Tuesday) included a lightly used jewel-encrusted bra ($9,100), a two-piece sectional sofa ($1,005), and a “I have the Golden Ticket” T-shirt ($330, like the one she wore to the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory premiere, left), and a black Roberto Cavalli gown ($825). All of the items are accompanied by ”a letter of authenticity from [Britney’s] legal counsel” and the promise that they’ll come ”from Britney & Kevin’s home to yours.”
By the way, bargain-conscious PopWatchers need not fret: There’s still deals to be had, including a rumpled white T-shirt currently trading at $3.58, an old wristband for $15.50. Just stay away from the ”huggable teddy.” He’s mine. Got it? Now tell us: Which item are you bidding on?
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