In this economy, there are tech companies who are being sold on eBay.
Take Open Box Technologies, with about 100 paying customers. Founded in 2005, it raised $2.5 million, and later run out of cash. Now it has gone up for auction on eBay, along with its white-label video publishing platform SesameVault. Starting bid is $500,000.
(Update: No one made a bid. Company says it used this action as a lead generation mechanism, and it got six potential acquirers.)
However, this is not the first case. In 2006, web calendar firm Kiko put itself up for sale on the auction site, and was bought by Tucows for $258.000.
Less prominent businesses are also on auction.