DIY Real Estate With Facebook and eBay

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A man who aggressively advertised an eBay auction of his $3.15 million Bank Street loft (complete with lovely views of the Hudson) on Facebook has received but one offer, from an investment fund that wants him to provide them with a letter of credit for their trading operations. The owner declined, explaining that he was expecting two better offers from a Chinese national living in Nigeria and a sheikh's widow in Angola, both of whom only ask that he lend some assistance with the transfer of their considerable funds. [NYDN via Curbed]