Monday, November 2, 2009

La-Z-Boy Motorized Chair - On eBay

I read about this awhile ago. A Minnesota man pleaded guilty to driving his motorized La-Z-Boy chair while drunk. The chair was powered by a converted lawnmower and had a stereo and cup holders. It was kind of pathetically amusing, but I soon forgot about it.

My friend Jeff sent me this eBay link the other night. It appears that the town of Proctor, MN, seized the La-Z-Boy and is now auctioning it on eBay.

So what, you say? Well, as I write this (Sunday 11/1/09, 10:30 PM) the high bid for the famous La-Z-Boy is up to... $41,100.00! Forty-One-Thousand-One-Hundred-Dollars!! These are probably real bids, too. The current high bidder has a 181 feedback rating. The second high bidder has a feedback rating of over 1900!

The eBay listing is written somewhat tongue-in-cheek:

This is a unique vehicle located in Proctor Minnesota. The vehicle has been obtained from a DWI forfeiture and has not been restored. Engine: Briggs and Stratton Model # 19070 Type: 5641 with electric start. Transmission type unknown and is sloppy. The vehicle has front lights, rear tag light, radio, cup holder, rear roll bars and other custom options, missing the seat cushion. Curb weight of vehicle is unknown, length is 52” and width is 45”.

To put this all in perspective (as best I can), right now the following cars are available on eBay...

2005.5 Audi S4 - Buy It Now Price $22,500.00
2007 BMW Z4 3.0 - Buy It Now Price - $25,950.00
1994 Ferrari 348 Spider - Buy It Now Price - $38,777.00
1970 Jaguar E Type Roadster - Buy It Now Price - $29,950.00
1971 Detomaso Pantera (w/ 39000 miles) - Buy It Now Price - $34,900.00

You get the idea. You could buy a lot of really great cars for $41,100.00 or less. A few people have decided to buy a recliner on a lawnmower frame instead. Go figure.

Click here to see the La-Z-Boy listing.

(I have to admit that the Nitrous bottle on the back is pretty amusing.)

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