Drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott (HELLYEAH, PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) is selling his Mitsubishi WS-65815 65" big-screen TV (pictured below with its owner) on eBay. According to the description on the auction page, "The TV is working but could use some alignment and adjustments, but it does work fine. Vinnie just decided he wanted to upgrade to a new system. It comes with the remote and anything else we can find with it." The post adds, "Vinnie will be happy to autograph it for you to provide proof of his ownership. It is too big to ship, so unless you arrange for it to be picked up, crated and shipped it will be for local pickup only in Arlington, Texas (right down the road from the new Cowboys Stadium!)"
The auction ends on March 10 at 1:08:11 PST.
In a July 2010 interview on Detroit, Michigan's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station, Vinnie stated about his unusual habit of putting strange personal items up for sale on eBay, "Let me tell you something... If you're anybody — not just me, but anybody — and you can put an oven that doesn't work at all on eBay and sign your name on it and sell it for 1200 bucks and somebody will drive from Seattle to Dallas, Texas to get it, that's pretty cool.
"I found a cell phone that was a Motorola cell phone — back in the day it was the size of a walkie-talkie...
"I've got this dude named Videobob that's kind of always dreaming things up. He goes, 'Let's put that thing on eBay.' I sold that thing for six hundred dollars.
"It's not about the money — it's not like I can't afford to buy my own coffin when it's time to go, you know, but it's about the 'nut' factor.
"I've got something else I'm about to put on there, too. Well, I've got two things — I've got one barbecue grill I'm about to put on there, and it works just fine — but I've also got my 1993 Mitsubishi 3000 [car] I'm gonna put on there. Probably the 'Blue Book' [value] on it [is] 700 dollars, but I guarantee you I'm gonna get about 12 grand out of that thing."
Regarding his previously announced plan to sell his toilets from his newly purchased house in Las Vegas, Vinnie said, "The toilets are definitely going on [eBay].
"When I bought that house in Vegas... That house was built in 1986 and apparently people were smaller back then. I took [the toilets] all out, put them in the garage [and] got new ones, but those are going on eBay. And I will autograph those — there's three of them — and I guarantee you those will probably go for $1500 to three grand apiece."
He added, "It just pays for me and [HELLYEAH guitarist] Greg's [Tribbett] drinking habits."