Zimbabwe’s Money Worth More As eBay Novelty Than As Actual Money

From The Huffington Post:

“Amid Zimbabwe’s mind-boggling hyper inflation, a new 100 billion dollar bank note has more value as a novelty item on eBay than on the streets of the capital.

The note, launched this week, is worth enough to buy a loaf of bread – if you can find one on Zimbabwe’s depleted store shelves. Meanwhile on eBay, the bill was on offer for nearly US$80.”

The strangest story I have heard is that ATMs won’t spit out enough money to fuel the car to drive up to one. On the other hand, this was probably the only way I’m ever going to be a millionaire – I recently got a 500 billion $ note off eBay…

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