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By now, we can’t even sing T-Baby’s “It’s So Cold In The D” without getting a bit choked up. Less than a week after the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, a user on EBay decided to joke with everyone in the universe by actually offering the city up for auction. Their description of the once booming auto town? “Highly damaged, missing residents and defective infrastructure.”

In the full listing (which either sadly or thankfully) is closed, the seller ranks numerous “good things” people who purchase the city will get such as Justin Verlander, the complete collection of Motown Records from Stevie Wonder to Diana Ross, a honorary championship ring from the 2004 Detroit Pistons, a potential Robocop statue (!) and the 1,297th ranked educational system in America. Yes, Detroit.

How much did bidding go for before it was closed? The top bid was $7.50.

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