Mad dash for Olympic memorabilia
Think the Olympics is over? Well think again. There's a whole new race underway which is the most competitive yet...
Ready? Set? Go! The starter gun has been officially sounded on the London 2012 auction where fans are racing against each other to grab a piece of Olympic history and capture the essence of a sizzling summer of sporting action.
Beach volleyball rakes, warm-up bibs and shuttlecocks are among the thousands of items being put on sale by LOCOG as they try to retrieve some of the money back it cost to host the Games.
If you have a spare £4000 stuffed down the back of the sofa, then you can get your hands on a 6ft sculpture of Wenlock, one half of the 2012 mascots, complete with an engraved map of London.
The most expensive item sold so far is an Olympic torch signed by Tour de France winner and gold medallist Bradley Wiggins which fetched a mere £13,000. Authentic sideburns not included.
what do you think?
And in 6 months it will go out in the trash. Remember the C&A closing sale where people were buying even the signs that said "C&A" - how much of that memorabilia ended up in the trash after 6 months? People are buying garbage and that makes me question whether the recession is a media invention.