J.D. Salinger's Toilet for Sale on eBay

Posted on August 18, 2010

You could own J.D. Salinger's toilet! The listing on eBay for J.D. Salinger's toilet says, "Here's an item you won't come across everyday!" The listing also promises that the toilet will come to you "uncleaned and in it's original condition when it was removed from Salinger's old home."

The asking price for the commode is $1 million. It is unclear why anyone would want to pay anywhere near that much for it. The listing tries to entice buyers by suggesting that Salinger may have thought up some of his stories while sitting on the toilet. The listing says, "Who knows how many of these stories were thought up and written while Salinger sat on this throne!"

Actually, we do know the answer to this question. The toilet was made in 1962, which is after Salinger published most of his novels and stories. The Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951.

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