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Man finds his own car for sale on eBay

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Bill Lewis said someone else put his Ford Torino GT up for sale on eBay after he posted it on Craigslist.

GRESHAM, Ore. – Bill Lewis held on to his 1969 Ford Torino GT convertible for 35 years.

He bought it on a whim in 1979.

“I thought it was pretty cool,” he said. “I thought, yeah, I like this. I’m gonna keep it.”

Thirty years later, Bill has decided cash is better than cool. He decided to sell the car on Craigslist for $7,000.

But it showed up for sale on eBay.

“That’s my car and my garage, but not my listing,” Lewis said.

Someone else put Lewis’ car up for sale on the auction site, where it sold for $9,000.

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Ebay released the following statement to KATU News:

We are investigating this situation, but as a policy, eBay does not allow sellers to list items without the intention of selling them. Additionally, our images and text policy prohibits sellers from using images that they did not create themselves unless they are authorized to do so by the owner, its agent or the law. We are looking into this particular situation and will take appropriate action based on our policies.