Albert, Texas: Mint condition, 13 acres, low reserve!!!


A man in Italy bought the small Texas town of Albert on eBay for $3.8 million on Friday. That’s awesome. I wish I had my own town. Lucky jerk. Good for him, though.

Nobody currently lives in the town, but there’s a bar that’s open on the weekends. Go figure. The town is about 13 acres large and includes "a pavilion, an 85-year-old dance hall, a tractor shed, a three-bedroom house, plus peach and pecan orchards."

That actually sounds like kind of a good deal for $3.8 million even in light of the fact that the reserve price was set at only $2.5 million. Apparently this is the second town to be sold on eBay (Bridgeville, California was the first).

Buyer in Italy snaps up Texas town on eBay [AP/CNN]