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    Walt's birthplace for sale on eBay

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    CHICAGO It may be debatable whether a house recently put up for sale on E-Bay is a cultural landmark. But there is no doubt the North Side Chicago house was home to one very special person.
    The four-bedroom, frame house was where Walt Disney was born 105 years ago this week.

    The house was posted yesterday (Thursday) on E-Bay by owners Radoje and Barbara Popovic. Bidding starts at 280-thousand dollars for the home, built in 1893 by Disney's father, Elias.

    The Popovics, who bought the home for 190-thousand dollars in 2002, say they listed the house on E-Bay because they hope to find a buyer willing to do something special with a building of historical significance.

    Born December 5, 1901, Walt Disney lived in the house for four years before the family moved to Marceline, Missouri.
    Here's the link to the listing: Walt's house
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    I'm not really up on market values in Chicago, but I wouldn't pay 1/4 mil for it. I don't care who was born there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwannabeminnie View Post
    I'm not really up on market values in Chicago, but I wouldn't pay 1/4 mil for it. I don't care who was born there.

    Jim said that you aren't a true Disney fan then His words...NOT mine!

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    Well, if we all pitched in....could be get it. Then we could have a DWT home. I'm not cleaning the bathroom. Or the kitchen. Well, I'm not cleaning anything. Never mind!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SnwhtNdwrfs View Post
    Well, if we all pitched in....could be get it.

    Jer???? Is that you?????

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    Could WE get it?


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    You guys crack me up!

    As for pitching in, I've got about 50 cents I can chip in (hey, I just got back from Disney, and I'm lucky to have that much left ) Just make sure to collect it before my next Disney Visa statement comes in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwannabeminnie View Post
    I'll see your 50 cents and raise you 50.
    Let me go see what I can find in the sofa cushions
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    Look under the car seats too. If you come up with more than a dollar that is what I am going to have to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydame2004 View Post
    You guys crack me up!

    As for pitching in, I've got about 50 cents I can chip in (hey, I just got back from Disney, and I'm lucky to have that much left ) Just make sure to collect it before my next Disney Visa statement comes in.

    Good point Pat! I wonder if they would accept Disney Visa rewards?????

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    ... Or Disney Dollars?!!
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    Is it any wonder? I mean have you taken a close look at it? If I'm spending $250,000 on a house I'm going to get a little more bang for my buck. I love Disney, but let's be practical here.
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