New Delhi: For people who want to skip the long queues outside ATMs and bank branches to get the new Rs 2,000 currency notes, e-commerce website eBay is the alternate option. It is selling a 2000 rupee note online.
According to the Time of India, eBay started selling Rs 2000 note for Rs 3,500. Payments can me made via credit or debit card. But more interestingly, the report states that eBay is offering the notes that start with ‘786’ for Rs 1.51 lakh! The report quoted US-based eBay as saying that it does “not exercise control” on what is listed by independent sellers on its website. “In India, people are ready to pay a premium for goods that sport numbers with religious significance such as vehicle number plates, mobile numbers or even residential addresses,” said a New Delhi-based astrologer, who did not want to be named.
It is to be noted that last year, Madhya Pradesh High Court had issued legal notices to eBay and others for selling notes.