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Thu May 30, 2013
New Jersey Man Tries To Auction Off A Place In Heaven
Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 12:51 pm
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne, reporting there is no heaven on Earth, at least according to eBay. Seller Ari Mandel, formerly Orthodox Jewish, figured he'd done lot of good deeds and never worshipped false gods, so he would be a shoe-in for heaven. His offer on eBay reached $100,000 before the auction was shut down for violating eBay's policy against selling intangible things. This is MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.