Sale of '867-5309' phone number pulls in almost $200K

Jun 25, 2008
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Remember Jenny? The number was a big deal back then,
so much so that phone companies throughout the U.S. got
rid of it. But nowadays? IDK...
What do you think are the
chances of a non-paying bidder here? :whistle:


Sale of '867-5309' Pulls in Almost $200K on eBay

If Jenny wants her number back, she's going to have to cough up some serious cash.

A New Jersey disc jockey could be walking away with $186,853.09 after the conclusion of an auction on eBay for the telephone number immortalized in the 1980's classic "867-5309/Jenny".

The winning buyer, an anonymous eBay user with a "Power Seller" rating, only made two bids on the number, which is attached to a Vonage Voice-over-IP line.

The seller, Spencer Potter, a disc jockey from Weehawken, New Jersey, has claimed that the New York-area number is one of the last working versions of the number available in the U.S. Because of the popularity of the song, released in 1981 by the band Tommy Tutone, many area codes no longer support the number.

Potter and eBay spokespeople did not return requests for comment on the sale or on the identity of the buyer.

Potter said in interviews that he put the number up for sale when he decided to sell his business and move to New York. The sale turned him instantly into a celebrity, drawing coverage from the New York Times, CNN and other media around the world.

Potter told the Times last month that he hoped to make enough off the sale of the number to spend two months backpacking in Europe. If he collects the winning bid, he may want to raise his sights just a little.
The eBay sale also included Potter's DJ business, which is essentially just the phone number itself and the company name, A Blast Entertainment.

http://www.internetnews.com/ec-news...e+of+8675309+Pulls+in+Almost+200K+on+eBay.htm


FYI: Lyrics 867-5309 (Jenny)


Jenny Jenny who can I turn to
you give me something I can hold on to
now you think I'm like the others before
who saw you name and number on the wall

Jenny I got your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny don't change your number
867-5309, 867-5309, 867-5309, 867-5309

Jenny Jenny your the girl for me
you don't know me, but you make me so happy
I tried to call you before but I lost the nerve
I tried my imagination but I was disturbed

Jenny I got your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny don't change your number
867-5309, 867-5309, 867-5309, 867-5309

I got it, I got it, I got your number on the wall
I got it, I got it, for a good time, for a good time call

Jenny don't change your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny I got your number
867-5309, 867-5309, 867-5309, 867-5309

Jenny Jenny who can I turn to (867-5309)
for the price of a dime I can always turn to you
 

Bags4Me2

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May 13, 2008
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Why can't I find anything to pull in that kind of money! I look at toast for images and never find anything:sad: $200,00.00 for a phone number (LOVE the song, btw) AMAZING! That could pay my medical bills for 2 years! Spinal taps are spensive!