Well, if it could be described as a hilarious act or something else, the effect of demonetisation might have led some people to put on their smart pants and try out new ventures to benefit from such a crucial state that India is in right now.
However, in a bizarre online situation on Wednesday, the newly distributed Rs 2,000 notes by the Indian Government were being sold on eBay India at a hefty premium.
The price quoted for the note was from Rs 3,500 which could be paid for by a credit card or by transferring the amount through an online gateway.
As the offer may look enticing, you may even want to forget the long ATM queues and you might just go online to get your hands on a crisp Rs 2,000 note.
On the contrary, a person with superstitious beliefs might need to dole out much more for notes whose serial numbers have religious significance.
In one instance, a series of five Rs 2,000 notes starting with the number 786, were being offered by a seller on the marketplace for Rs 1.51 lakh.
As such, in India people have a deeper inclination towards their religious belief. They are even ready to pay a premium for goods that sport numbers with religious significance such as vehicle number plates, mobile numbers or even residential addresses.
As the story came into light, TOI reached out to eBay India to enquire about the listing of the currency. A spokesperson for the US-based e-commerce company justified that, as an independent online marketplace and an intermediary, it does not exercise control on items listed by independent sellers on the site.
It was also made clear that no successful transaction for Rs 2,000 currency notes were conducted.
Besides, after the TOI inquiry, the spokesperson said that the company will disable access to the notified listings to avoid any sort of legal hassle.