For the past two years, an Xbox 360 purportedly signed by Palin has wasted away on eBay. CNBC noticed that the Sarah-signed console reappeared online in late 2009 after it popped up that August. The reserve price started at $US1.1 million.
The seller was David Morrill, who drove from his home in Edmonton to a then-Governor Palin’s picnic in Wasilla. A picture of Palinsigning the Xbox 360 appears on what’s apparently the Alaska Governor’s Picasa Web.
“I pushed and shoved my way to the front of the line,” Morrill wrote on eBay. “I told Sarah Palin that I had travelled 3 days to see her, she asked my name and said that the XBOX 360 was the most extravagant thing she had ever been asked to sign.”
Morrill claimed it was “one of the greatest thrills” of his life. Such a big thrill, he’s been trying to pawn off the console on eBay for a cool million. (A bit about Morril: the Canadian enjoys rocking out the Daft Punk on his harp.)
Spotted by Reddit and political site Wonkette, the console was apparently still up on eBay as of yesterday for an auction ending on January 18. It had zero bids (currently, however, the item is not available).