Although the fate of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is not clear yet, all things somehow connected with the Iraqi leader are considered at the eBay Internet auction as priceless exhibits of future collections. At least, this is what the auction sellers say when they offer over 1,000 exhibits on the Iraqi subject for sale.
Iraqi national currency is the most popular lot of the auction. A dinar with the image of the Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein can be sold for $40 at the auction, while the exchange rate in Iraqi currently makes up 2,500 dinars for one dollar. The seller insists that this very dinar with Saddam's image which is sure to go up in price as soon as the Iraqi war over.
An autograph by Saddam Hussein is the rarest lot at the auction. Participants of the Internet auction are ready to pay over $200 for a photo with an autograph of the Iraqi president. And this is at the time when it is still one week before the auction.
The supply meets the demand quite wonderfully: about 1,000 people searched for Hussein on the eBay website. People wishing to compile a unique collection may buy T-shirts with image of the Iraqi president or a video-tape with his speech. This can be done any time.
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