New Jersey Man Tries To Auction Off A Place In Heaven

There is no heaven on earth - at least, not according to eBay. The site shut down an auction for a spot in heaven. The auction reached $100,000 before it was closed for violating a policy against selling "intangible things."

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne, reporting there is no heaven on Earth, at least according to eBay. Seller Ari Mandel, formerly Orthodox Jewish, figured he'd done lot of good deeds and never worshipped false gods, so he would be a shoe-in for heaven. His offer on eBay reached $100,000 before the auction was shut down for violating eBay's policy against selling intangible things. This is MORNING EDITION.

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