For Sale on Ebay: 1 U.S. Senate Seat for Illinois
Ebay listing, current bid $2,000,000 (LISTING HAS BEEN REMOVED BY EBAY).
Description: With this seat, you will be 1 of 2 people who represent the state of Illinois in the Senate. You will have great power with this. You can create laws, take money from lobbyists, or create earmarks to buy virtually anything you want, even really expensive telescopes. You can even bail out failing businesses. Use this seat to jumpstart your bid for the US presidency.
Update: Andy Roth at the Club for Growth blog estimates the value of a Senate seat at about $6 million.