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"Why buy a house when you can OWN YOUR OWN TOWN!" asks the eBay auction for Wauconda, a small town in eastern Washington. Complete with its own post office, restaurant, gas station and four-acre owner's ranch, this mountain resort near the Canadian border is being sold by Daphne Fletcher, who is "tired and ready to retire". Wauconda's been around for a while. Fletcher says it was a wild west little mining town about 100 years ago and at one time there was approximately 1,000 people in the town.
Each fall as part of Microsoft's charitable giving campaign, people at the company donate products, services and experiences for their fellow employees to bid on. The item that typically fetches the highest bid is a tour of Gates' Lake Washington home for the winner and a small group of friends, guided by Gates himself. After the tour of the 48,000-square-foot complex, which is located outside Seattle, the winner gets to nosh on some appetizers, TechFlash reports.