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In 2008, Jacques Guillet spent $152,500 on a Staten Island ferry, with the intention of turning it into an NYU dorm. That didn't work out so well, since he couldn't find a place to park it, so like any regrettable purchase, he put it up on eBay for about half of the price. Nobody bid, and he's still trying to pawn the thing off—one of the prospective buyers is a Jewish wedding promoter. [Treehugger]