Bidding Starts At 99p: Non-League Basingstoke Town Put Themselves Up For Sale On Ebay

Chris Wright

6th, December 2016

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Image: Basingstoke Town/Ebay

With their long-serving chairman due to step down at the end of the current season, the clock is ticking for Basingstoke Town to secure themselves new owners.

However, finding themselves stuck for new investment, the Southern Premier League side have decided to take the initiative and float themselves on Ebay.

Indeed, bidding began at just 99p on Tuesday afternoon and has already reached the £30,000 mark in the space of 61 bids.

Former Basingstoke director Simon Hood, the man responsible for setting up the auction listing, told BBC Sport:

The world needs to know the club is for sale. If we don’t find a buyer, nobody knows what’s going to happen to the club. It could just disappear.

It’s a club with a very long tradition and what better way to keep that going than to let the world know it’s for sale?

The auction is set to last one week before closing on 13th December – after which, the club have promised to “thoroughly vet and check” the winning bidder.

Before you go submitting your cheeky flutter, it’s perhaps also worth noting that Basingstoke are currently harbouring total debts of around £2million.

Think twice before you go a-sniping.

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  1. Anon says:

    I will bid purely for the sweet sweet nectar points.

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